Get back to the land

I had a little mid-week free day and took it upon myself to wake up before the sunrise and head to the wilderness. Meeting up with Stephanie, we took a morning drive to Mount Rainier National Forest and soaked in the natural beauty and fresh air. 


As I cozied in at home Joni Mitchell came on in the background (a little wine, candles, some nice wool socks and Joni Mitchell, you can be jealous...) and the lyrics struck me as I scanned through the days photographs. 

Got to get back to the land, and set my soul free.
We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

I consider myself so intensely lucky that I live in a place with such outstanding beauty. Just a short drive up to the mountains and my head is clear, I've unplugged and taken the time to be inspired and relish in the things that matter most.  

The family that plays together...

It's becoming more of a regular thing... and I like it. Cousins weekend! A ridiculous excuses to relax and eat and drink together for a few days in a different location every time. Granted we didn't get every cousin in on it this go around but there are a few babies on the way and I suppose that's a legitimate reason....