Chapter 4: We awoke in a disheveled state after the prior evenings late arrival and frantic dash to get our belongings from the car to the lookout in 40 mph winds. • The sunrise streamed in under the propped shutters and illuminated the interior of the 12’x12’ Alladin L4 ground mounted lookout. This unique lookout cost under $700 and came in a kit in which all pieces were pre-cut to 6’ or less so that it could be horse packed to this remote location. Once numbering over 100, only two of this style remain in Oregon. • It was now a weathered structure, having stood here since 1931 and a national forest service veteran, having spent over 50 years of its existence as an active forest fire detection outpost. • The morning light revealed a significant amount of the surrounding forest had been burned recently. My gaze drifted to the north and the quiet and relaxing experience was broken by the last thing one would want to see from a remote fire lookout... • The smoke rose rapidly, almost too much so to be real. A look in the binoculars revealed that it wasn’t a fire but perhaps something even more unbelievable...a fumarole that had broken open through the earths crust and was now spewing ash skyward? • In hindsight that sounds ridiculous but for a few very long moments I was convinced that something wildly unexpected was happening in front of our eyes. • It was only after the vertical column of particulate matter began to move horizontally that it became clear the the mountain geography and wind direction had created the optimal conditions for a very tight and fast spinning dust cyclone. • All afternoon from our perch we watched these cyclones move around the charred landscape, with as many as five spinning at once. • Swipe 👈 for a regular speed video and time-lapse video of the cyclones. #wideopenspaces
Eyes that pierce right through your heart 🥰 I can’t even pick between these two, so I’m posting both! Usually I looove all the soft colours, and especially here how this little man’s eyes match his mama’s eyes AND dress- but, gosh, how that b&w stops my heart 😍 which one would you pick??
I had my whole life planned out, I thought I really had it figured out...And then you came down to be mine, to make me a momma and my whole life changed. You’ve changed me already in ways I never thought possible. I’m more careful, nicer to myself and more forgiving. I’m thankful. I’m worried, constantly, and I’m in awe of my body. I’m learning everyday. I cannot wait to meet you. To hold you and teach you to be irrevocably, unapologetically yourself. Teach you to simply love; and with you I begin the next adventure. Im ready for the things you will teach me. ❤️ I love you sweet daughter of mine so much already. Thank you for choosing me. See you in a few months. . . 📸: @simply.sb.photography . . . . #girlmom#maternityphotography#charleighgrace#raisethemwild#fullheart
🚨🦖🚨🦖🚨🦖🚨🦖 All the deets on the RTS Sale @wolfeandscamp.dinohoodies this Thursday! Don’t miss it! ⤵️ 😎 Can I get you some OOAK + rare and rawrsome spikes while the shop is on vacation?! You bet jurass-i-can. . RSVP to the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1202642476582837/ . 🦖 And don't forget to tag your dino-loving friends! 🦖 . What are you hoping to dino score?! -------- 🦕 🐉 OOAK dinos and dragons . 👗🌈 Twirly rex dresses (she's baaaaacckkk!) . 🦄 🧜 OOAK Ultraplush purple mermacorn (truly majestic!) . 👶 Baby rompersauruses . 👕 Toddler tee rex . 🤱 Mama/adult tee rex . 🤑 Scary-good special pricing + free shipping on orders of $50+ . 🙌 Free custom tatts with every order! . 📫 RTS spikes ship in 3-5 days . . . #wolfeandscamp#raisethemwild#shopsmall#rawr#dinosaur#dinospikes#themagicofchildhood#justaddimagination#teerex
It was a year ago we started washing our hair in the rivers - then out of necessity and now in gratitude and devotion. I can't tell you what a delight it is to have Mother Mountain and her snowmelt rinse away a hard days work. Turns out "hardship" isn't hard at all. 💧 We only use Young Living products because if it's Seed to Seal, it came from nature, and if it came from nature, nature can reclaim it.
Happy Monday! We took the girls out to a big surprise this past weekend and they seriously lost it. My daughter has met the unicorn before but the look on her face when she sees him never gets old! It’s seriously so magical ✨ . . . . . . . . . #mysavinggrace#babiesofig#chaosmeetslove#babylife#motherhoodsimplified#motherhoodrising#motherhood#simplychildren#liveauthentic#letthembelittle#raisethemwild#thehappynow#simplydelight#dailyparenting#darling#thatsdarling#candidchildhood#motherhoodthroughinstagram#childhoodunplugged#lifewellcaptured#littleandbrave#finditliveit#livecolorfully#sacramentoblogger#sacramento#sacramentophotographer#pursuepretty
For so long I’ve been waiting to see God’s plan for my life. For so long I’ve prayed for this grandiose plan to just arrive. As I was having some quiet time reflecting this morning and writing down what I was grateful for I realized I am living that plan and I’ve been living that plan all along. It didn’t need some grand entrance or be some crazy event - it’s happening as I type this. I watch His hand of faithfulness along this journey. It’s not how I pictured it but I don’t think I ever expected it to be the way I pictured it. Each step of the way, I continue to see His hand - if not in the midst of it, I clearly see it played out behind me. God is good and He continues to be so faithful. #stillirise#madeformore#womenoftheword
Every once in a while we have a little stretch of time that makes parenting feel impossible. The sort of blip that makes me afraid for the sun to come up and the day to start because I just don’t have the energy to be a mom anymore. This time it’s been a week of screaming, back arching fits and level 10 diaper rash and taking beatings when the prince demands the boob. It’s been a stretch of feeling like I’ve created a codependent monster in my quest to build the strongest bond and have backed us both into an emotionally exhausting corner. It’s been a week of counting the seconds until the next time he goes to sleep and cleaning up pounds of food I prepare but he refuses to eat resenting him for having huge swinging toddler emotions in public. ⠀ .⠀ So this morning I just don’t have the energy. At least yesterday I had a wingman. At least on the weekends we can present a united front and navigate it together because lord knows two adult minds are better than one when it comes to wading the murky waters of catastrophic toddler emoting. ⠀ .⠀ But anyway happy Monday 😂
Summer Breeze, makes me feel fiiine This is still one of my favorite blends. It is stimulating and uplifting to the mind and smells like a walk through the forest. It pairs perfectly with this cool, damp June weather https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/702594817/summer-breeze-energizing-perfume
This about sums up our week without dad ⋒ Laughs, gummy giggles, reading books, snuggling up in bed, teething, lots of poop and baths! We did it buddy! Dad comes home from Alaska today and I can’t wait to give him a big ole smooch! It’s going to be a wonderful week!
We had the best day of adventure with my cuz, @piccolinamarino ! A hike in the Gorge, cuddles with baby Kayja and some pretty great imaginative make believe time with Olivia. Thank you so, so much for making the journey out to visit us! 💞
✨So I posted something like this last year, and this is this summer’s version 📝 ✨I have a morning routine so why shouldn’t my children? ☀️ If I can help them learn in any small way to care for their body, mind, and soul BEFORE getting hit with all that comes with screens and social media, I’m in 🙋🏼♀️ Feel Free to use, change, or make your own version that suits your family 💛 ✨Let’s raise some bomb diggity young adults 👊🏽🥰 #raisingrockstars#parenting#famjam#motherhood#jennergy