I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up ships.



I've been off adventuring. 
I'll update soon!



“I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that - I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep”, and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.” — Hugh Mackay



waiting for boys. always.

rena came to town!

hiked the butte in eugene

new notebooks

shot the shadows on stars show

the honey badger

darby and a dog

dex, sleeping?

op's taking swim lessons!


dex sure missed me on my trip

backpack planning

grady and I on birthday campout

birthday morning

horse races!

back to work with these monkeys

squirrel watchin


gettin our nails did


goodbye grizzz:(

D on the beach

shwoods in the sun

sauvies island

darby is back from australia!!!


one of the coolest gifts ever

river ready


the cutest thing I ever did see

lunch dates


layin in the water

morning at the beach!

follow along : hellolately

take a chance


[par-uh-shoot] noun, verb, -chut·ed, -chut·ing.
a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device for allowing a person, to float down safely through the air from a great height.

“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.” — American Beauty