Summer Camping

Family Camping Trip // August, 2018
Carson, Washington

This summer we escaped our respective cities and met up at Beaver Campground near Carson, WA in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. A first camping trip for the two little ones in our family led to much excitement. Tucked away near the Wind River we had everything we needed… some fresh air, lots of greenery, and a fire pit at our lovely little campsite. We were easily entertained by backyard badminton, banana boat and s’more roasting, card playing and stories around the fire. The weekend was topped off by a night in a field filled with lots of laughter and shooting stars.

Last Summer

Grandpa // July-August, 2016
Newport & Corvallis, Oregon

Last summer is one I will never forget. It's the one where my grandfather passed away. The one where we all came together as a family - to grieve, eat, sleep, laugh, and cry.

My grandfather was 91 years old. He was a Boy Scout, musician, navy veteran, plane crash survivor, engineer, community leader, adventurer and advocate. He was a committed husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Grandpa was a man of few words who led by example. He devoted his life to serving his community and caring for the people around him. I always admired the dance in his step, twinkle in his eye and subtle joke under his tongue.

Below are a few photos from his spectacular life and from last summer.
Here's to you, Grandpa. We will always love you so.