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The stars aligned this weekend. It was a blue bird day, "warm", and low avalanche danger so we headed to the mountains along with the rest of the state! Of course the pack was full of snacks and many breaks were necessary! . . . . #tinybigadventure #iwasbornwild #bornwildchild #wildandbrave #familytrails #snowshoe #outdoorparenting #familyhike #optoutside #winter #toddlersnacks

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Today I ran through downtown and looked in all the store windows and at the yummy restaurants. A part of me wanted the life of enjoying those things. But as I ran out of the area I realized that I do not miss that part of life. . . I've worked hard to create a life of purpose and meaning for us. In order to say YES to the important things you have to say no to other items. So instead of wishing to shop at trendy clothing stores and eat at the popular restaurants I thought about the life I have carefully chosen. Saying YES to taking my toddler hiking in the rain, saying YES to volunteering for yard work with my toddler at his school, and saying YES to working hard to provide for us. And that made me smile during my miles. . . . #optoutside #goals #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #ownyourlife #outdoorculture #snoqualmiepass #chooseyourlife #worktowardyourgoals #motivationalmonday

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This year I'm working on rewarding myself with things other than food. I can always find reason for cake or cookies! What are your favorite ways to celebrate goals? Here are a few on my list this year: °Danger box @dangerboxshop °New hat from @abbypaffrath °Necklace and earrings from @bronwenjewelry °New outdoor clothes from @titlenine Now to start checking off the list!!! . . . . . #optoutside #goals #rewards #outdoorculture #pnwonderland #mountainculture #momboss #womenwhohike #dreambigworkhard

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With winter storms rolling through this week we adventured at a museum this weekend. So much fun! Although I didn't drink near enough water and felt funky. . Then on my long run a large tree branch cracked and fell moments after I ran under it. It hit a car. Not me! Just a reminder that things can be unstable even the day after the storm! . . . #pnwdiscovered #upperleftusa #running #runninghazards #longrun #snowytrees #findyourpark #familytrails #familyhike #sundayrunday #familyadventures #pnwkids

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I always like to make sure we get plenty of play time in during our adventures. It can be easy to get focused on goals but play is essential to enjoying the outdoors. And who doesn't enjoy hours of sledding! . . . . #iwasbornwild #wilderness_kids #wildandtiny #tinybigadventure #tinyandwild #familytrails #familyhike #explorerkids #exploremore #optoutside #adventurekids #childrenofmountains #outdoorfamilies #outdoorparenting #wilderness_kids #wildchild #pnwkids #pnwdiscovered #runwildmychild

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I spent this trip observing and asking all kinds of photography questions. Thankfully I have a very patient dad who described the same concept multiple ways till I got it! (Well sorta got it!) . Also this bridge is a favorite of mine in the winter! So beautiful covered in snow. . . . #familytrails #multigenoutdoors #outdoorfamilies #tinybigadventure #bridges #findyourpark #iwasbornwild #optoutside #pnwdiscovered #beginnerphotographer #winterwonderland #snowshoe #familyhike #hikeeveryday #outdoorculture

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I love the way snow lays on trees. Makes me feel like I've left this world for another. . . . #mountaintheraphy #winterwonderland #snowydays #pnwdiscovered #upperleft #snowflakes #evergreens #findyourpark

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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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