week 27/52 camping and her Birthday

We celebrated Addi’s 8th Birthday with adventure and lots of love on a camping trip to the beach and then river.  Below I did what I wish I did after every trip for our family.  I grouped together my favorite video clips to remember our shared happiness during this adventure.  I think it speaks more than my words can here:


week 23/52 Daddy’s home town

After our visit in Seattle we traveled to the eastern part of the state, my husband’s home town of Kennewick, WA. My In-laws have a beautiful vineyard and winery that the kids had a blast exploring. Across from their vineyard is a lovely cherry orchard where the first picture was taken. The group shot was taken at our cousin’s graduation from High School in their beautiful backyard overlooking the city and river that runs through it.  And the image above was taken as we were leaving and she obviously wasn’t happy about it, and I understood that so I let her be.


week 22/52 Seattle

We started our summer vacation with an incredible visit with friends in Seattle before we headed West to visit family in the Eastern part of the state.  They also have 4 children, all in very close age to ours.  12 people under one roof with 8 of those people being 7 and under was a blast!  Maybe it was because they have 4 themselves and they also love the beautiful messes of life that 4 brings or maybe it was the food… yeah, I think the food helped A lot!  Happy tummies make happy people!  My friend Melanie is AHMAZING in the kitchen and has her own blog where she’s constantly sharing and inspiring others to eat heathy and delicious!  You can find her here.

I really should have taken pictures of everything we ate… but when surrounded with good friend and good food, I don’t even think photography should come in the way of that… except while you watch your friend cook:)