Joshua Tree


14 January 2017

One of our goals for 2017 is to take advantage of all the great places that are within just a few short hours from us. LA, Joshua Tree,  The Central Coast…  there is so much to experience within a 3 hour radius of Orange County. This was our first time to Joshua Tree and we had a fantastic time. It’s two hours away and between good music and conversation it went fast. 

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That Yosemite Trip…

8 January 2017

As we start striding through the New Year I’m looking at the media on the blog and realizing that there are photos I’ve uploaded that never actually got published. This is such an easy medium for me to enjoy looking at our own pictures — and it’s nice for our parents to feel connected to their lives. I’ve got take a few minutes and bridge the gap I’ve got going here. 


We took scooters with us to Yosemite and it worked out beautifully. I’m always amazed when I take the time to think about how many incredible places are just a few short hours away and yet we don’t make nearly enough road trips. 



IMG_2063Yup, left the camera bag right at this spot. Goodbye portrait lens. I got a short term replacement but I sure do miss that. 




The boys were so thrilled about having a snow ball fight!


Jude Everest, you cool customer!



IMG_2118IMG_1943I used to be pretty religious about doing at least a weekly post especially if you don’t waste time editing pictures and just throw up what you’ve got it only takes a few minutes. Really it doesn’t take long. It’s a great way to track and reflect what’s going on because you can actually see the moments. I highly recommend blogging; even with it being past its peek in popularity. I think writing is so healthy and it’s an opportunity to overview your own life and tap into gratitude for the wonderful experiences you’re having. One of my intentions for the year is develop more gratitude. I try and exercise that muscle but I don’t get into that space nearly enough and it pains me that I haven’t made it more of a priority. It takes focus and time.