I apologize for being absent for so long. The deadlines got the best of me for the past two weeks. The good news is I'm starting to finally get on top of my deadlines after this week and I'll be back to normal, I hope.
After such a busy week I decided to take my mom and son on a trip to the country while my husband was out-of-town on a business trip. It actually worked all rather well. I got a break from my work, we didn't stay home missing my husband and spent some days in the sun, okay it wasn't always sunny, but it didn't rain and it was so much warmer than Seattle.
This sign seriously makes me laugh every time I drive by it. Really?! Yakima the Palm Springs of Washington?!
It's hard for me to not work while away on a trip, but not having a certain cable to download my images really helped me to stay unplugged while enjoying my time with my family. I think I only opened my computer to register my charge for my phone. Plus now in our day of age we still have our phones that connect us to the outside world. I didn't have the guts to shut that down as I'm addicted to Instagram and coming up with beautiful images is always too much fun.
There were so many wonderful moments during the trip, but one of my favorites was spending the afternoon with some talented photographer friends of mine Michelle and her sister Karen. We had a blast talking at Starbucks, shooting at the arboretum and then we finished our day off with a yummy Mexican dinner. I honestly can say it's always such a blessing when I get to hang out with my photographer friends, they are so inspiring and it's always an honor to rub shoulders with such beautiful women.
The memory I want to keep forever from this trip is when Toddler was climbing up a bicycle to look into a bucket, but dropped his pacifier in it. It was devastating to him, it was also the last pacifier in our house. Now we are managing life without it one day at a time. I guess it's a good way to cut that habit out of his life. Of course there are other memories, but this one is my favorite for sure because I get to tell him this story when he grows up and show him pictures too.
I can talk for hours about our trip, but this blog isn't intended for long posts, but a balance of pictures and words.