Eric and I love to bring out our playful side and re-live our childhood! We love to take advantage of Educator Day at the zoo - what a great deal! I hope they continue this program, since I was shocked at how pricey admission tickets had become. The zoo was filled with families and their children on this sunny Saturday, children and adults oohh-ing and aahh-ing at the wild animals just feet away. What will you discover about yourself when you let your inner child out to play?
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
― Gustave Flaubert
Sometimes you just need to get out of your regular life, your regular routine and do something new. One weekend, we went to Bainbridge Island to explore and play. We shopped, walked around, enjoyed the Farmer's Market, ate lunch overlooking the water, and found a cozy little ice cream shop. It's refreshing to be in a different space, breathe different air, and meet new people. It helps keep a marriage fresh and new as you explore a new place together. And of course, we brought the puppy. :)
Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who have fallen for our country. As I read articles and watch stories on the news, I am eternally grateful to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that I can live a life without fear, violence, or persecution.
I was reflecting on this as Eric, Penny and I went for a hike on Squak Mountain in Issaquah. Being in nature with the ones I love brings a certain peace and stillness to me. Without distractions, I am free to focus on the little things like the beautiful scenery and a lonesome snail.
I hope that everyone can find stillness...today and every day (even if it's just for 5 minutes).
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
I've known Kyle and Bethany for a little over a year now, as I've had the pleasure of becoming their family photographer. I was ecstatic to hear the news that they had gotten married! Best wishes for a happy marriage and life for these two lovebirds.
Photographer. Wife. Mother. Friend. Teacher. Pursuer of becoming the best ME.