06.30.17

We had a CRAZY (long, cold, difficult) winter this year. It snowed and iced several times across several months. It seemed like it would never end. This was the beginning of it so, of course we hurried outside to enjoy the beautiful snow in our own backyard. Little did we know it would snow MUCH more not long after this. They said it doesn’t snow here. Psshhh.. yeah. It always seems to snow or dump weird weather storms when Brian is offshore for work. George is so funny in the snow – it makes him super frisky and he pounces everywhere. You can’t help but laugh! Brady thought it was a good idea to eat the snow off the TRASH CAN. ??? Here are some favorite shots from the backyard.

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2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
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2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,
2016,Boy,Brady,George,Home,Lauren Allen Photography,Portland,backyard,candid,childhood,kid,kids,natural light,playing,preschooler,snow,snow day,weather,winter,

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06.16.17

I’m playing catch up on personal photos and blog posts now that I’m on official “maternity leave/baby watch”.  In November (2016), about a month after I learned I was pregnant and Brian had just come home from a 3 week offshore hitch, we headed to our favorite beach spot for the day. It was one of those great spontaneous beautiful beach days. I’m SO grateful for the proximity we are to the gorgeous Oregon coast (1.5 hours).  We stopped at the cutest little bakery/coffee shop near Cannon Beach called Sea Level. I enjoyed a nice London Fog, Brian had a latte, and Brady a hot chocolate. We also all shared a big cookie with our picnic that we packed. Even though I was feeling a little yucky at times, it was a chilly beautiful beach day.  Once the sun started setting, I nestled up against a nice big piece of drift wood and covered myself in Brian’s jacket while I watched them play (and of course, took pictures.)

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06.15.17

Since it’s now June, I thought it only appropriate to blog about our cutting down of the Christmas tree from last November. :) Finally playing catch up on more personal photos now that I’m officially on “maternity leave/baby watch” for the summer.

This Fall we ventured to a different Christmas tree farm than last year, because they were partnering with our church to give all proceeds to families in need within our area/church. Our adventure was had at Kraxberger Farms. They were very friendly and it was a beautiful place. It was hard to decide which tree to cut down, because honestly they were all so uniform and beautiful looking. I let Brian make the final decision and he and Brady sawed it down and hauled it to the truck. I think George had the most fun – he ran around and greeted everyone and had the biggest “smile” on his face the whole time.

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