Conversation with my 3 year old

(Looking at squigly green lines drawn on a whiteboard)
Me:  What did you draw, Luke?
Luke:  They are rattlesnakes.  They live with us.
Me:  Ooooh, I don't know about that.  I'm afraid of rattlesnakes!
Luke:  It's ok.  Don't 'wuwy'...They are friendly rattlesnakes.
Me:  Oh!  Good!  Whew, that was close.
Luke:  My life is coming true.


Me:  Well, mine too.


Indian Canyon Hike, Spokane

I've always been eluded by the fact that there are so many secret hikes around Spokane that are never spoken of.  I'm assuming most local nature lovers venture to these alluring places, but they have a known interest...not telling everyone about it.
So after a lot of google and local nature photography websites, I found a few gems in the area.  Of course we are always out discovering, but this hike in particular was a new favorite. 
It's a public park about 10 minutes from our house.  It's never come in conversation.
It's a beautiful hike, and felt almost like bushwacking with the lushness of the greenery. It's a trail that curves through the inside of a steep gorge.  A small creek was flowing through the middle.  We had to cross it a few times over logs or rock jumping...with 2 little boys in tow, I might add. 

There should have been a waterfall flowing here, but it was just a trickle.  It hasn't rained here for months.  There is a huge risk of forest fires right now. 

Huge cedar trees were all around the top, which we hiked through before our descent into the gorge. 
 One was eager to lead the way, and the other was squirming to get down...not quite ready to lead the way.  (Don't tell him that.)

There are miles of trails that we have yet to explore here.  I'll let you know what else we find!  I'm excited to come back in the fall or winter, when there is a lot more flow.

Here's a link Washington Trails Association


Washington River Days

River days with my rough and tumble sunshine boys.
These days always end up with wet sandy clothes, red rosy cheeks, hungry bellies, and fun new memories.

 Bald Eagle sighting
 Dirty boys...aka little explorers who love to have fun!

Being in nature, and discovering the world is so much fun to do as a parent.  It's near and dear to our hearts and to share our love and passion with our boys is so fulfilling.  They love being outdoors, climbing trees, jumping in rivers, catching bugs, hitting the trail and just about anything else outside. 


Woodland Park Zoo Seattle

We loved the zoo in Seattle.
Check out this big guy posing for me!


Missing Argentina

I miss these amazing views...
Argentina was such an amazing experience.  I learned so many new skills, and learned so much about myself in the process.

 Bariloche on the coast of Nahuel Huapi
 The cabin where 7-9 of us lived on the side of a mountain
 El Bolson
 Our neighbors
 Rio Azul confluence
 AAh Patagonia
 Bariloche again
 Curious cow
 Rio Azul

 Pointing to our cabin
 2 Day old lamb
 Piltriquitron, my muse
Buenos Aires


A Tribute to Jack Johnson

A Tribute to Jack Johnson
by Adam Fillman

5 Long Days by Adam Fillman

About 2 weeks after we started dating, I left for a family trip to London.  I was there for 5 days.
It was the first time that I was in Europe but desperately wanted to be home.  Love is powerful.

A Tribute to Jack Johnson by Adam Fillman

Its been 5 long days since I felt the woman,
Come and cover my soul she;s been a cookin
Up a dream I know, I feel it too
Wanna shake the world
Wanna shake with you
So shall we go
Well I’ve been lower than a concrete post
But I’m up and up just a flying with the crows
I see the world clearly now
Give thanks to the sun
Give thanks to Pascal
So shall we go
And oh if the world turns to grey
I would come to you to see what you would say
Wont you please wont you please get out your paint and
paint us a sun
Won’t you
Paint us a sun
Wont you please
paint us a sun

It’s been 5 long days
Wont you come on home to me.