Angels Rest | Columbia Gorge Hike

This hike is a winding trail (#415) on the western end of the Columbia River Gorge that takes you up to great views. It starts at about river level and quickly climbs up through trees and then over boulders before rising to a bluff above the river.  From the top, you’ll get a spectacular 270 degree view of the Gorge, including many landmarks like…

Powell Butte Rediscovered

So continuing on with the outdoors and landscape theme, here is a post from a mid-week hike with two preschool age boys. The decision to take this hike was based on the need to burn up some pent up energy by all three of us. I was thinking to myself that I needed to find a nearby hike and Powell Butte came to mind….

Hike it baby: the GORGE

We have been blessed with some unusually balmy weather here in the NW and this last Saturday on a whim I joined a couple of friends of mine on a nice easy hike called Dry Creek Falls.  I used to get out and hike a lot more before babies and since then I’ve really slowed down in that department, that is why I’m so impressed…

New Year’s Celebration

Ringing in 2015 with family and friends at the Mitar house 2nd year in a row was a blast. I can’t believe our little one who is 3 was able to stay up past midnight, he had taken a nap from 5-8 pm so I guess that was the key to him being up, his older brother who did not nap was out in…

Strolling Peacock Lane

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them. -Bob Dylan Favorite things about this Christmas time activity: + Beautiful old homes all decked out for the holidays + If it’s dry out, it’s such a short lane that the lights and decorations are best viewed on foot. + Free hot chocolate & Apple Cider (donations are appreciated) + Family time spent…

19th & Marshall & Santa Claus…

Woke up today with a ToDo list as long as my arm and by no means did I think that at 2 o’clock in the afternoon I’d be on the corner of 19th and Marshall doing an impromptu but oh so fun photo shoot. Day started out with some online research/shopping, Christmas being a week away I realize I’m really good at procrastinating. The…

THE ROSCA FAMILY | 2014

A beautiful day amongst a row of rainy days was just what we had been waiting for to get out and capture some memories of this beautiful family. Loved every moment of it, thank you for asking me to photograph you Rosca family! xoxo, B.

THE TRIFAN’S | 2014 FAMILY PHOTOS

How time flies in the blink of an eye…. I remember capturing their Fall photos last year when this little man was but a tiny little baby, now a walking, spinning and grinning little man. This time around was definitely more of a challenge but with great rewards. Capturing the twinkle in his eyes and that grin which is not so toothless anymore, was…

summer time and playgrounds…

I’ve had quite some time off and really enjoyed every minute of it, some things we’ve made sure to fit in is visiting friends and visiting parks and sometimes getting these two to coincide. My good friend has a lovely park near her home and not only is it brand new and in pristine condition but also quite unpopulated. So we really enjoy visiting…

Celebrating the big {50}

Recently I attended my employer’s big 50th  birthday party…. Dr. Howe is one of the two dentists I work with at Mt. Scott Family Dental and since he recently got a new place and was turning 50 all in the same summer, a big party was to be had. Most of us were able to attend and celebrate with Dr. Howe, his family and…

Summer Time {family time}

This summer has been pretty late in arriving to our corner of the world and on top of that I’ve had to work a bit more than I had planned, so every moment I get with my kiddos I try to fill it with fun activities. It’s much harder with 2 kids and one adult, but it’s definitely doable. This weekend our temps have…

Party Time… {R.Smith}

Yesterday I atended a baby shower for a very dear friend of mine. I can’t describe how happy I am for her and her husband and the baby boy they are expecting in September. I pray God will bless her with all that her heart desires and answers every prayer she has according to his plan for their lives. Here are the photos I…

my faves…

yesterday I attended a baby shower  with some of my long time friends, and although I didn’t spend the whole night being the photographer I did take a few photos at the end… here are my faves from the evening:

Our 4th of July Celebration…

in photos…. we spent the 4th with friends and had such a blast. I took my camera and of course got in some shots, some better than others. My son Seth spent most of the evening on the trampoline and today when I was uploading photos to my laptop he saw the ones with the trampoline and he literally tried climbing into my laptop……

Melanie’s Maternity Shoot

This beautiful woman has been my friend for a very long time… I won’t disclose the length of time because it’s too telling, however we’ve been friends since childhood and although life has thrown us some curve balls along the way, our friendship has definitely witstood the test of time. I can trully say I love her now more than ever and am so…

Luke is 4 months today…

My little lamb is growing quickly… now that I am working more I see the changes more vividly than before I miss him so much every time I’m gone, and when we are reconnected it’s so much more tender than I could ever express. Luke at 4 months: we have yet to have our 4 month visit with his pediatrician so I have no…

Salmon Creek Beauty

Sunday turned out to be one gorgeous day (for March) in my neck of the woods, and on a whim I called a good friend to see if she could swing some time for a walk. We both recently had babies and since the birth of our boys we have not had a one on one date, we were past due. I had no…

week 3 -2012 in iPhone Photos

Our week was a very low key one but oh-so enjoyable. let’s take a trip backwards through my little family’s week in iphone photos… 1.15.12 – day of snow- the first of this winter- fun out and about- we spent the morning at my parents then had lunch at my sis-in-law’s and dinner at another sis-in-law. such a fun day. at dinner time the…

sunday recap

Today we had a downpour of snow and it stuck for some time – it was really beautiful. I tried to capture some of it falling but I have no clue how to photograph snow so it was kind of a miss on my part.we: -visited my parents had brunch -visited Chris’ eldest sister had lunch -visited Chris’ youngest sister had dinner we had…

New Year’s Eve +

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” unknown authors Because this was a very wonderfully unique New Year’s Eve…. I want to take a moment and write a post about it. Usually we spend our holidays with…