Photos of the Week

These are actually last weeks photos, but who's counting?  I had to have some time to process all of these since getting back from the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.  And.... I had an insane amount of laundry and sleep to catch up on- so here ya go!

Landscape and Nature Photos from Grand Teton National Park: Grow Creative
Landscape and Nature Photos from Grand Teton National Park: Grow Creative

I have to thank my sister-in-law for this one.  I finally have a picture of me in action!

Landscape and Nature Photos from Grand Teton National Park: Grow Creative
Landscape and Nature Photos from Grand Teton National Park: Grow Creative

Landscape and Nature Photos from Grand Teton National Park: Grow Creative

And the park fox was so obliging....... my first photo of a fox!

fox:growcreative




Photos of the Week

I can't begin to post a fraction of the photos I took at the central California coast over the last week. We were completely enthralled by the beauty of Big Sur, Monterey Bay, and Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Most of the time I felt like I was in fairy tale land. The misty coast and turquoise blue waters are a site to behold. 

17 mile drive in Monterey California
The whales were absolutely incredible! We took a whale watching tour in the bay of Monterey and got very lucky. The whales were very active that day.  There is nothing like seeing them in the wild.  I could have watched them all day long!

Monterey bay

Now we're back home and back to regular life.  It's hard to come back from dreamland, but we missed our son and we have much to do.  I've decided to look into getting some more help for my back pain.  It's been acting up a lot lately. And while facing more painful experiments to find a solution scares me, I know it's the way forward. So here we go! I will be looking back on these photos and memories during my hard times.  I'll always have Monterey!

Photos of the Week

We're back from a trip to Southern Utah. Man, I am missing that gorgeous weather!

We hadn't been on a real vacation in almost a year and that is too long for us.  This one was a short one, but so necessary! We'd go insane without some fun breaks.  

Photos of the Week

Last week my little family took a spur-of-the-moment trip to southern California! I about died from all the green there! 

Every time I visit this part of the country I wonder why I live in the desert instead of on the coast, then we hit traffic and I remember why. It's awesome to visit, but we're happier in a smaller town for normal life.

yucca plant


corona del mar, california beach
This trip had it's fun parts and it's sad parts.  We went to visit my husband's grandmother who will not be with us much longer.  We were so grateful for the chance to see her one more time and to make some more fun memories.  She is the closest thing to a grandmother I have left on this earth so I will be so sad to see her go.  She is a giving and sweet person.