The following is a hodgepodge of pictures we’ve taken over the past year. For us, the journey is to be inspired by everyday life. Be proud of where we are, what we do and live as close to in the moment as we can. Live with integrity. To find and experience each place as it is, is all part of the adventure in finding home. This year we lived in 4 states (for the most part) and are very thankful for where our path has led us. We got to spend a lot of time catching up with family, doctoring and working at what we love to do. It was a hard year for goodbyes, and letting go never comes easy. It is then, when the celebrations and beautiful moments need to become focal points all the more. Life is a blessing and a gift. It is filled with moments of doubt, despair and loneliness but also balanced with beauty, joy and bliss. No one said life is easy, actually more people probably agree that it's hard. Always remember no matter how good or bad your life seems to be, that 'this too shall pass'. So breath it in. Experience each moment before you for what it is, for those that don’t get to. Beauty and happiness for us comes in the form of fresh seasonal food, rolling landscapes, stacks of lumber, natural herds, time spent with those we love, views from mountain tops, a community of good folks and a job well done.
Cheers to a heartbreakingly beautiful year, and wishing you all the best and more in 2015!
the love of a madrona
and also that someone else had traveled the path before us to follow. :)
Waldo at sunset
(madrona of the east)
from Ohio to Washington...crossing the plains
(found they were a little too heavy for earrings, but great pendants or window chimes)
Even from a yurt off grid, we made a feast. (or John did) :)
growing up so fast, riding big horses