Lake 22

It isn’t a secret that I suffer from PTSD. It isn’t a secret that hiking is what has taught me how to cope with it. What I haven’t really written about is that I injured my ankle on June 5th severely. This has impacted my ability to go out and explore. I found out I was pregnant just a few short weeks before that.

Today I am 14.5 weeks and have slowly found my way back into my beloved PNW mountains. One of my favorite people picked me up before the sun came up and we went and explored Lake 22. We were the first at the trail head and had the lake to ourselves. It was beautiful and so amazing. We explored the entire perimeter and enjoyed every angle. It was a hard 6.7 miles for myself coming off of torn ligaments, but my ankle held up well!

My heart is full and I look forward to exploring more with my sweet baby growing slowly inside me.

June in Review

June has been… interesting! First off, surprise! I’m pregnant! Like FIVE AND A HALF YEARS LATER?!? LOL! The due date is when my “baby” turns six. So that’s been exhausting. Then secondly, it appears I may have torn a ligament in my ankle. Talk about rotten timing. I’m heart broken. Everyone has been saying it’s how the Lord is slowing me down. Pffft. No, this is how I’m going to get HUGE again. Boo. But alas, I’m trying to make good with an… interesting situation.

Because my mobility is limited I haven’t been able to go out exploring like my heart yearns to do, so when I went out on a walk with a few friends and saw the sun setting, I had to take my camera. I’m so glad that I did!

A Rainbow.

 

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It’s been awhile since I have had the energy to sit on my computer and edit. Editing is one of those things that brings me joy. This trip I went on with my friend and fellow photographer was the weekend before the big one year anniversary of my accident. On this vacation we saw the most miraculous double rainbow. It was beautiful. Unfortunately I couldn’t capture both prisms but I sure am in love with this pano.

This rainbow is a promise of so much more. And you know what, I feel like it was the start of something amazing for me.

I look forward to finding more just like it!

My Calendar is in! Wahoo!

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Hey everyone! I have been working on a project for a while now and it’s ready! I decided to work with The Determined Parents Foundation and create a calendar of my works for a fundraiser! As a para-educator this cause is near and dear to my heart. This foundation helps families that have children with disabilities bridge the gap between insurance and private party costs when seeking out medical help, and so much more! If you’re interested in supporting this amazing cause, or just want some of my work in your house, check it out!

Here’s how to do it!:

It’s a little tricky because the non-profit is a small and local (to me) foundation- but if you follow these instructions it’s pretty simple! 🙂

Click on the link that takes you to the Determined Parents Foundation website. On the top of the page click on the purchase/ donate button. From there you can scroll down and find the calendar. If you buy more than one, choose the option that says $15.00. You will get free shipping! If you choose to purchase one calendar, choose the $15+$5 ($20.00) that includes the $5 shipping fee. When you click on these options you will be taken to the purchasing page where you can add the amount of calendars you would like to purchase.

Thank you so much for supporting me- and helping me to support local children with disabilities.

(Local West side friends and interested parties- I will have calendars on me at all times! I’d be happy to sell you one in person!)

www.thedeterminedparentsfoundation.org