This hot spring was perfect. There wasn’t anyone else but our group there. It was the ideal temperature, size and easily accessible. While I love to find new places to explore, I have a feeling that I’ll be back to this spot some day soon 💫
Photos by @brendinkelly
Disclaimer: I just got word that this hot spring is currently flooded with cold river water as water levels have risen during the winter season
Light trails rolling down the foothills of Oregon's mountains 🌁 Who else loves long drives along the mountainside? 💫 Photo by @chriskpickens#nature
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Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Just wanted to use this opportunity to express my love for my sweet pup @nalathegoldenbaby. She's my best friend, my best adventure buddy who's always down for road trips, who's more comfortable walking on cliffs than me and who's always giving unconditional love and company. I hope y'all show some today💛
What those first look reaction dreams are made of!! Marry someone who makes you smile like that! Lets talk about first looks (where you see your soon to be hubby - right before your ceremony!) What are your thoughts? Would you rather meet your hunny at the alter or have those sweet moments all to yourself?! Honestly, I am a sucker for LOVE in general so anywhere those sweet reactions are happening, I just want to be there to capture them!!
This post is dedicated to the woman and my beautiful friend who is strong but needs to be reminded where strength comes from. .
Darling, you really don’t know how incredible you are. You have a smile that greets everyone with warmth. You have a heart that beats with purpose. You have a mind that is filled with creativity. Your voice carries so sweetly. You walk so gracefully. Wherever you go you let your light shine. Maybe you forgot how incredible you really are, maybe your light has dimmed and instead of smiling you cry, maybe you lay in bed and not wanting to be seen or heard and thinking you’re better alone. I’m here to tell you your creator thinks otherwise. He created you even before you were born, he thought out every detail so perfectly. He shows you everyday how worthy you are. Every flower you pass that makes you smile, the sun shining loving on you with warmth, the songs that make your heart flutter, the people that give you hugs to let you know you’re so important to this world, wherever you go wherever you turn Jesus is with you and wants you to know how much you’ve overcome, how strong you are. He wants to hear everything you want to say. He wants to tell you how much he loves you, that he created this WHOLE world just for you so every time you look around Jesus is giving you a hug with the flowers, sun, rainbows, trees, birds EVERYTHING. You are so strong because you have JESUS with you every step. Don’t ever forget where your strength comes from! Every struggle you go through has a purpose and in Jesus you have the strength to overcome anything. Believe in it darling, believe in Him, believe in yourself❤️ .
I love you all Ladies and hope you know how much I cherish you all. Wish I could hug each one of you and tell you how much Jesus love you. .
На 14 февраля 2019 я устроила дегустацию вина 🤦🏻♀️
Конечно же, являясь обычной девушкой с чепухой в голове, я мечтала совсем о другом ❤️
Я понимаю, что дегустация I LOVE WINE в окружение других любителей вина - лучше чем ничего....
Но менять на свою судьбу я начала с утра... .
Дядя Джон попытался исправить ситуацию, подарил мне букет цветов и попросил угомониться 😄
Что я могу сказать... не сработало 🤣
Поэтому в дело пошла тяжелая артиллерия. Мы поехали в мою любимую винотеку и заказали бутылку шикарного Пино Нуара из Орегона ❤️
Пробовала я его в слепую... Поэтому долго ныла, что это явно американский пино из прохладного региона в старосветском стиле (я думала, Санта Барбара), а я не хочу Бургундию, я хочу фрукты, я хочу праздник 😄
Хорошее вино, если вдруг кто натолкнётся. В Россию не экспортируют, правда. Хотя это реально один из крестных отцов орегонского виноделия. .
И цветы пошли в дело😎 Мы подарили по розе каждой девушке, которая пришла на дегустацию 🌹 .
Как же они были счастливы!
Ведь что нужно для счастья? Всего лишь что-то выше наших ожиданий 😄
“The secret to happiness is low expectations.” И никто из них не ожидал ничего кроме вина, сыров, салями... .
Кстати, кто читал The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz? .
Давно уже попса. Но насколько верно! Согласны? .
February 15th, 1924. A girl was born on a cold Connecticut morning. Her mother had tried really hard to have her on Valentine's Day, but she just wasn't ready to make her debut. So her mother pretended for years that her daughter's birthday was, in fact, on the 14th. She would move west and marry a soldier during World War II in Bend, Oregon. He was a captain in the army, and I've been told that he had the finest head of thick black hair that this girl had ever laid eyes on. She was the head waitress at Pine Tavern. She caught his eye, and he decided to complain about the pie in an effort to meet her. She was offended, and turned down his request to walk her home that night. A few weeks later, from her balcony seat at the church where she fellowshiped, she noticed that same dark head of hair. As she descended the stairs, there he stood. The pie-complaining army captain. This time, she accepted. They were married February 27th, 1944. They had two children, a boy and a girl. Through one of life's many unanswerable tragedies, they would come to raise two of their grandkids, another boy and girl. That young lady, now a silver haired woman, would rarely feel adequate. There were two generations between them and their grandchildren, now legally children as an open adoption had been approved to financially aid these two seniors living on a fixed income. As time passed, it was clear to all who met this unique family, that this was meant to be. The army captain passed away in October of 2007, his beautiful wife left wondering how she would weather life without him. They had spend nearly 62 wonderful years together, and she missed him every moment of every day. As the years pressed on, health issues arose and took the once fiery young women and simplified her body and mind. She passed away on August 8th, 2016, and joined her army captain for all of eternity in glory.
My mother was 92 year old when she left this earth, and today I remember the amazing life she lived and the unmovable mark she left on so many lives. To my mother: I pray you have come to know the gratitude I still possess for all that you did for me, and I love you with all my heart. Happy birthday. 🖤
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