We've never left home for Christmas before. But, we were easily tempted by a gracious invite from my brother and sister in-law to join them in "the Hole" this year. Our kids are getting older and a destination Christmas seemed perfect. Time with family, time playing with cousins and all the snow and cold we could wish for. We all had a blast- even in our onesie pajamas. Traditions are hard to change, but this one seemed to work favorably. We appreciate their warm and loving hospitality- it was memorable.
Part of our summer adventure vacation was spent with family in Jackson, WY. It was so fun to stay put for one week. The week flew by- but, that just leaves us all wanting more! I was intentional on this trip to capture some of the amazing landscape scenery in new ways. In new light. In early light. In late light. I wanted to play with the mountains at times of the day that I'm not normally up and out with my camera. One of my challenges was a Grand Teton sunrise. I was sweetly and patiently escorted by my husband into the National Park (at 4:30am) to a spot known for it's morning sunrise glory. It was indeed just that! Magically transforming every second as the sun rose on the horizon. This was indeed a fantastic way to start a day.