I spent 5 days backpacking with one of vito's groups, it was amazing. We hiked all day and set up camp at a different location each afternoon. We saw so many beautiful mountain lakes, heard the kids tell so many funny stories, ate yummy meals, laughed really hard and slept really well.
We were late to bed and late to rise and french pressed coffee in a nalgene bottle each morning.Lindsay is one of Vito's guides and she's awesome. It was super cool having another girl to hang out with.
The adults slept in tents but we had the kids build their own shelters using tarps and rope.We came out of the mountains the last night and camped at green mtn reservoir. The weather was perfect the entire trip. Sunny and warm.
I had such a nice time. And.. had such a nice shower when I got home. :)
I go back to work Thursday, can you believe it, summer vacation is almost over!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, we're having a really lazy Sunday.
Oh! I photographed a wedding last night and have some super fun photos to edit and post tomorrow.
I'm leaving this morning with Vito on one of his WesT StAr trips. I'll be back Friday with lots of pics. I'm excited to be spending some time in the woods with these three (and 10 kids I've never met)Have a good week!
I picked up these really cute super old glass bottles earlier this week. 25 cents each! yeah! And.. bought that vintage doily tea towel for 7 bucks!I also finished this painting for my mom's bedroom. She has a lot of rich warm colors in there and it fits the room just right. Hope you're having a lovely day. Everyone is coming over tonight for dinner. With my brothers and their kids.. we'll have a cabin full of 17 people. Fortunately most of them are under the age of 11 so it doesn't feel as cramped as it sounds. Should be fun. :)
We only have a few days left here and we're really trying to enjoy each minute. Here's a weeks recap in photos..
I spent a morning collecting flowers, branches and grasses to put in vases around the cabin. We spent a morning at the farmers market. I finished sewing a set of cloth napkins to bring home with me.Watched my cute mom make doughnuts.Spent an afternoon starting a few paintings on the deck.I watched my nephew Kale STARE hard at Vito making dinner.. we figured it was the first time he'd ever see a man cook.He was mesmerized. He must have sat there for at least 40 minutes, just watching... at one point he grabbed a rag and started wiping the counter around him. Such a helper :)
We've been doing lots of swimming. (some of my nephews here)We tortured the kids, throwing and dragging them into the water..And each night the cabin has been full and bright... even a few late late night dips in the cold water.
I'm sad the trip will be ending soon. I'm trying not to think about it too much and just enjoy each moment. HaPpy WedNesdAY. :)
Today was another relaxing day with the fam. My brother Josh and I went for an 8 mile loop run early this morning and it was beautiful. Speaking of beautiful.. look at my mom. beautiful inside and out... and.. will be turning 59 this year. We have the same birthday. I hope I look like her when I'm 59.We've been doing a little painting and listening to this fun music...
(brettdennen, I love every song of his)(my new fav.. angus and julia stone) I looooove this picture, makes me want to wear arm warmers.
I came up to visit my family for a couple of weeks. In the mountains, small town, farmers market, fresh pies, long walks, alone time with the fam, quiet, slow.. nice. My dad had surgery a couple of weeks ago and won't be able to walk for a few months so it was perfect timing to come up and have some chill time with him. My parents live in a tiny one room cabin on the water that is absolutely beautiful, so magical. This is only my second day here and it's been so great.. long runs on dirt roads, some baking, sewing, furniture refinishing with mom.. great. Vito gets here Saturday and I can't wait to see him. He's been camping in the woods since Monday and won't be near a phone until Friday. I'm excited for him to be here, and see how beautiful it is here in the summer. It's been really cool and rainy here but it's supposed to warm up the next few days. I'm anxious to take a dip in the water once it gets warmer outside... happy wednesday. xoxo