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Portland: Part 1

9.19.2014


I recently celebrated my 11th wedding anniversary! Yea! I feel like that is such a big deal now a days. Don't you? Jedidiah and I have been so blessed with a wonderful marriage that only gets better with each passing year. This year we decided to go to Portland. We both (thankfully) are more into the exploring and the foresty mountain scene than just laying on a tropical beach like a couple of lazy buns. I personally don't like the beach. I know I'm crazy. I love to see the beach or wander on the sand but to put a bikini on, lay down and tan in the sun...no thank you! I'd die of boredom. Okay rambling!

Anyhoo, our first day was pretty much a wash. We didn't sleep at all the day or night before, so when we arrived we went straight to the hotel and crashed. We did however enjoy a quick 30 min stop at the Saturday market. I was quite surprised with how hot it was. I didn't expect the northern coast to be so warm in September, as hot as 95°F. With the day ending, we tried this amazing restaurant, Laughing Planet! I was wildly pleased with how healthy everything was. It was like a vegan/allergy friendly Chipotle. If it was possible I would have ordered the whole menu. Everything sounded tasty. We were very satisfied with their food. I'd love to take the kiddos here. They had dinosaurs you could play with and the whole place is busy with things to look at.

Next on our list to try was Stumptown Coffee, conveniently located right down the way from Laughing Planet! It was perfect. Several people I know recommended them and they did not disappoint. It was a refreshing change from the coffee we drink in Colorado.

More photos and about our Portland visit next time!

Take Care & Enjoy,
♥ Heather Gwinn



Lazy Summer

8.19.2014

If you have ever had the privilege of meeting Jed, you've probably seen this face too many times.





I'm pretty sure this has been the laziest summer we've ever had. Usually we do a lot of traveling and camping but it seems we haven't gotten as much adventure in this year as I would have hoped. I do look forward to going to Portland next month, this will be my first time going. I'm so excited!! I'm also hoping to take the girls to Canada for their first time this fall. *fingers crossed.* Lately it seems like we have been getting out of the house late and so there isn't always a lot of day light left. Thankfully now that school has started for the kiddos we are getting our butts out of bed sooner! LOL! Is anyone as excited for fall as I am?! I have to admit that I really wish summer would stick around for a while longer even though fall truly is my favorite season.

What I wore:
Cardigan: ModCloth (Similar)  Top: Rue21(Similar)  Belt: ModCloth (Similar)  Skirt: Thrifted  Shoes: Target (Similar, or these, or these!)  Purse: Target (Similar Or this one)

Take Care & Enjoy,
Heather Gwinn



Rocky Mountain National Park

8.09.2014



It was so bright out side with all the snow, Jed could barely see!







I love the mountains. I never tire of them. One of my favorite places to visit is the Rocky Mountain National Park (when I don't have time to leave the state). No matter the season you visit, it is always an enchanting one. These photos are actually from early June but I'm just now getting around to editing them. This particular visit was amazing! The snow was still on the ground in places and the sky was especially blue. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend getaway. Our girls didn't come with us this time. This was a much needed break. Now it's August and I'm already longing for another quick trip. But I suppose everyone needs to unwind from time to time. Is there any place you like to getaway to? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Cardigan: Barracuda Bazaar (Similar) Top: Modcloth (Similar) Skirt: Forever21 Earrings: Etsy
Shoes: (Similar)

Photos by Heather & Jedidiah

Take Care & Enjoy,
♥ Heather

What I Wore: My favorite color of course + family fun

8.07.2014

Somebody doesn't like waiting her turn.
This guy cracks me up!


We haven't enjoyed the outdoors as much as I'd like this summer. It seems that Colorado is making up for all the lack of rain we've missed the past few years. Today, we made sure to take advantage of the rain free day and go for a quick trip to the park. I wish we could have stayed longer but the rain has also brought a TON of hungry mosquitoes! I love this park (America the Beautiful). The playground is unique and easy to watch my kiddos from a distance. It's also a beautiful place to go for a walk or bike ride too.

How has your summer been? Are you ready for fall? I know for once I actually am NOT!

Top: Forever21 (Similar) Skirt: ModCloth (Similar) Cardigan: ModCloth Bracelets: Rue21 (Similar)
Earrings: Forever21

Take Care & Enjoy,
♥ Heather



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