a walk in that golden light

recently, i went for a walk at the park reserve with dear friends of mine....

i always enjoy my time with them...

the kids are all smiles and giggles....

content to walk (or run) the paths....

in that golden light...

it was a beautiful eve...

with a beautiful family....

thank you, once again my friends, for the honor in letting me capture a little bit of you...

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lake vermilion

we might be only slightly crazy....

but two days after returning from our road trip we headed up north to spend time with dear friends....

we rented a lovely cabin on lake vermilion and had a wonderful time...

the kids had so much fun together and pretty much entertained themselves...

it was a nice break from being on the road....

to just sit and enjoy the lake life....

all in good company...

looking forward to the next time already... ;)

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road trip 2017: part two

the last of the vacation photos...

saying goodbye to the grand tetons....

old town in cody, a drive through the bighorns, the black hills, mt. rushmore, and the badlands....

what a trip it was....

many happy memories made....

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colter bay sunset

continuing on with our road trip....

3 nights of it were spent at colter bay campground...

with an amazing view of the grand tetons...

this was probably one of my favorite moments of the trip...

the boys and i spent some time at the lake watching the sunset...

they were content to throw rocks and dip their toes...

all while the sun was setting...

a beautiful pink haze...

with those grand mountains in the background....

bliss....

all good things are wild & free.....

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family road trip 2017: part one


Sitting here tonight, by the fire light
It reminds me I already have more than I should.
I don't need fame, no one to know my name.
At the end of the day, Lord I pray
I have a life that's good.

Two arms around me
Heaven to ground me
and a family that always calls me home.
Four wheels to get there.
Enough love to share and a
sweet, sweet, sweet song.
At the end of the day, Lord I pray
I have a life that's good.
~lennon & maisy

our 11 day road trip out west has now come and gone....

we crammed in a lot but it was well worth it...

and now.....i have to somehow condense about 400 photos.... :)

in this post, you will see a bit of the north dakota badlands, yellowstone river, chico hot springs, entering yellowstone, lamar valley, beartooth mountains, mammoth hot springs, norris geyser basin, old faithful, jackson hole, our Bar J Chuckwagon experience, the grand tetons, and mormon row....with more to come.... ha :)

overall....it was wonderful and it left me feeling grateful....

grateful that the boys soaked it all up and loved it....

grateful that we were able to share a big part of my childhood with them....

to see it through their eyes....

to show them corners of this great big world they have yet to see....

grateful that my parents were able to join....

grateful for the unfailing beauty surrounding us...

life is good...

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4th of july

we spent our 4th of july weekend at the lake....

we had to return home before the 4th due to work but soaked up our lake time while we could...

fun, fishing, and friends....

we love our lake time....

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sparklers at home & watching fireworks from our boat in the marina for the 4th....

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