It’s been a minute since I’ve posted on here! I feel like this summer took forever to get here but it is flying by so fast! Most summers fly by and when they are gone I don’t really have much to show for it. This year I told myself I was going to try and do as much as possible without being overwhelmed. This doesn’t mean extravagant trips that cost alot of money, just new experiences and memories that will last longer than summer.
So far it means lots of time spent in the garden (dirty nails always ❤), comsuming fresh produce daily, homemade blackberry AND raspberry kombucha, a trip to spokane, a wonderful 4th of july spent with family and the great outdoors!
This last weekend we went to Bend oregon to spend time with Ian’s family for his sister’s birthday. We had so much fun and had the best day ever. Near mount bachelor there are so many pretty lakes. Elk lake is gorgeous and offers kayak rentals. We spent some time on the lake kayaking and laughing so so much. It was one of those days where everything was going right because you didn’t care if it went wrong. Smile and enjoy.
I’m smiling now just thinking about it. It was my first time kayaking and I loved it. Ian and I shared a tandom kayak had fun teasing each other along the way.
After getting off the water we had lunch at the lodge on the lake and headed downtown.
This weekend I didn’t have much planned and I didn’t want it to go to waste so I found something to do. There’s a local hiking group on Facebook that organized a hike for Saturday. I met up with the group and we carpooled to andies prairie and then headed towards the trail head. We hiked along middle ridge and had excellent veiws.
The flowers were blooming and the butterflies followed us the entire way. It was truly beautiful and breathtaking. We stopped to eat lunch in the shade and shared stories of travel and education. Two or three of the hikers were retired professors from whitman college and others were alumni along with physicians and immigrants. It was a melting pot of some pretty neat people.
Baxter hiked with me and behaved so well! Everyone loved him and thought he was such a cute dog.
We had veiws of the wallowa’s and eagle cap mountains along with mount Madeline (I believe it’s the mountain out of lagrande). The weather was perfect; cool yet sunny with a breeze. We all made it to the end happy hikers 😊
I was talking to my hair dresser this week about taking the time to do things on the weekends. She has four children and it takes alot of preparation for her family to get out of town. She said she’d rather be tired on Monday than not do anything over the weekend, and that’s my thoughts as well.
My garden has finally taken off so I’ll try and update you guys next week with that! I hope you enjoyed this read! 😊