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We spent a decent amount of time looking at and tasting the ice on this bush. We could have had ice straws if I had broken the water bottle out! Of course eating all solid winter liquid is a wounderful part of childhood.❄ . . . #naturetherapy #getout #optoutside #winterwonderland #icestraw #pnwonderland #pnwlife #everydayoutdooradventure #nature #winter #ice #goadventuretogether #hikingwithkids #pnwdiscovered #lovelifeoutside

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I love going to some of the same places over and over. They become old friends with personality that changes during the year. It was such a short time ago when the colors were red and beautiful! ° ° ° ° #pnwwomen #pnwonderland #paradise #paradiseinn #visitmtrainier #visitpnw #upperleftusa #womenwhosnowshoe #outdoorfamilies #motherswhohike #findyourpark #nps #hiking #winter

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This is the place where I fell in love with the mountains. Snowshoeing opened the door to all my other outdoor adventures. The stillness, temperature, blue sky and white snow drew me in. I could spend every day out here. ° ° ° #pnwwomen #outdoorfamilies #outdoorkids #andshesdopetoo #motherswhohike #womenwhosnowshoe #womenwhohike #findyourpark #nps #mtrainier #mrnp #visitmtrainier #pnwwomen #pnwkids #myt9 #atlassnowshoes #tinybigadventure #upperleft #sheexplores #hikingwithkids #tinybigadventure #mountaintheraphy #outdoorculture #hikingadventures #forceofnature #optoutside #lovelifeoutside #adventuremamas #iwasbornwild

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Was excited to see some red leaves still out during our walk the other day. Getting out for a walk always puts us in a good mood and lowers stress! ° ° ° ° ° #fallhiking #fallcolors #everydayoutdooradventure #optoutside #pnw #hiking #hikingscavangerhunt

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We've been spending a lot of time trying to catch fish! Shortly after this his pants were soaked and he was asking for waiters! I think Santa is bring fishing gear for Christmas! ° ° ° ° ° ° #iwasbornwild #tinybigadventure #optoutside #runwildmychild #familytrails #outdoorfamilies #outdoorkids #fishing #everydayoutdooradventure #unpluggedchildhood #screenfreekids

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I've never learned to fish. But next summer I'll be making a huge effort to figure some things out. In the meantime we'll keep fishing with a stick and a piece of salomie! No fish we're seen on this after hike fishing time. Any tips on where to begin...other than Bass Pro (where I'll be heading!)? ° ° ° ° #iwasbornwild #bornwildchild #tinybigadventure #runwildmychild #familytrails #outdoorfamilies #outdoorkids #fishing #optoutside #pnwkids #fishermaninthemaking #bassproshop

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Mondays are hard. I'm a working mom. Not because I choose to be but because I must. We are often told to live the life we want. To go after our dreams. I'm all for that. But what happens when your dreams fall apart and you can't change some of the pieces. How do you live the life you didn't want? One day at a time. Cherishing every important moment. Working hard to provide a new life and new dreams. Through tears, prayer, and support. I've been on this path for a while. It does get better. One day at a time.

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So thankful we live in a place with beautiful colors, snow in the mountains, that I don't have to shovel a driveway of snow, and that I literally just turned my heat on yesterday!!! Living in Western Washington has it's perks! ° ° ° ° #fallhiking #fallfun #fallcolors #redleaves #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #outdoormoments #slowhiking #littlemoments #publicland #shoulderseason

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We have been so excited about the snow! Best motivation in a while to run up the trail. He was actually telling me to hurry up since I was taking pictures. We played leap frog with an older couple that ended up living close to us. Of course the biggest concern was when we would get hot chocolate and pizza! We only found one😉 ° ° ° ° #childrenofmountains #outdoorfamilies #outdoorkids #visitmtrainier #iwasbornwild #mtrainier #unpluggedchildhood #littleandbrave

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Feeling little in big trees. 🌲 Life has been like being in the forest. So many big decisions and daily life that the sunlight fights to get in. But when you hit the light glimpses of clarity and the beauty of the forest glows. 🌲

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These little feet believe they've been to the top of Mt Rainier and I hope someday they do!

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Half way through the hike the snow started pouring down. It was really pretty. And that's the conclusion of my deep Tuesday evening thoughts 😂 ° ° ° #visitrainier #visitmtrainier #findyourpark #nps #womenwhohike #sheexplores #tinybigadventure #adventuremamas #outdoorfamilies #pnw #upperleft #winterishere #forceofnature #nationalparks #singlemomtravel #mtchicks #mtrainier #motherswhohike

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