2018, hold my coffee.

We always start the New Year off with an adventure.  This time we attempted to see Snoqualmie Falls from the Salish Lodge but was welcomed with a blast of mist, fog, and complete whiteness instead. We had a little more luck hiking to the bottom (as you can see!).

And we always make time to play…

…and get mushy.

So if the man agrees to a sweet shot, you don’t say no.

I also tried a new type of photography style…a little more dark and moody to match the cold weather and Ara’s face, ha! And then realized how it’s getting harder and harder to get them to cooperate.  Because just like that! they were done.

I don’t know about you, but 2017 left me exhausted trying to do it all.

And sometimes you just need to go out with unkempt hair, breathe in life just to wake up the wrinkles, and hit the pause button in this crazy rat race called life.

And we are looking forward to the adventures of this New Year! ❤️

alder lake love.

yesterday, we enjoyed one of the prettiest lakes we’ve ever boated on: alder lake, wa.

gorgeous views of mount rainier, pristine waters (but freezing, lol!), and sensational sunshine!!!

i didn’t even care if we caught any fish.

i was just thrilled to hear the little ladies laugh and giggle, getting their feet wet. (ara swam only minutes at a time, ha!)

nana and papa enjoyed basking in the sun.

and daddy navigated our charming boat, named “leroy”.

alder lake 01

summer, we will sorely miss you…