Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Simple Things ♥


 As someone who takes about 300-700 pictures a week (seriously), I am never without a glimpse into my world as I knew it during a chapter in our life. I'm always documenting. Always journaling. Always snapping pictures. Always writing this blog. The things I love and do and care about are perpetually encapsulated in one way or another. I'm basically like an emotastic teenager who constantly scribes away their every emotion. And as much as I'm now visualizing myself as the little brother in "The Wedding Crashers",  it has allowed me to realize something.

I can tell by my stupid smiley face in the pictures. I can tell by the way that my heart feels when I reflect on what just happened and I can tell by the frequency in which these images appear: Being outside and being with my dog may just be one of the loves of my life. It doesn't cost money, it doesn't require fancy outfits or a deluge of surface social greetings. It just requires a dog and the outdoors. Some sun helps. Lotsa husband helps. Some hiking helps. Some beautiful flowers help. Some ocean helps. Some tired dog post-hike cuddles help. But really, it's just enough to be outside, hanging out with another species (who happens to understand what the eff you are saying) against the backdrop of this beautiful earth.

It's the simple things.

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14 comments:

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Love this so much! It just goes to show that you don't necessarily have to be traveling to some exotic location (although they're always a lot of fun too!) to enjoy yourself and make wonderful memories! And you're 100% right, there's nothing better than post hike cuddled with a worn out puppy dog!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

YES! I love being outside with my dogs. I get so much joy just from seeing their scampering. I'm sad that they're getting older and slower now, and can't go for as long.

Pat Hatt said...

That is all one needs indeed. Although I can't say I'd have as much fun in snow as he does.

Marie said...

I love this! It is the simple things in life that bring the most happiness.

Jaclyn said...

Taking pictures is something I have to make a conscious effort with. Kudos to you for being able to snap away!! It really is a great way to remember life and realize how did cherish every little bit.

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Oh man, these pictures are amazing! I really love the picture of him standing in that field of flowers!!!

Hi, I'm Susannah! said...

<3<3<3 Your pictures are beautiful! I love time outside too and am kinda jealous about all your sunshine!

Andrea Nine said...

You're so beautiful and what a precious message!! And you guys are FABULOUS photogs!!!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

awww love all these pictures and this post. not gonna lie, i'm not much of an outdoorsy person. i mean, i like being outside and having the sun on my face, but i would rather be in one place, with a book, rather than hiking. i know i'm in the minority lol. but seriously. pets and people, what more could you want :)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

So much positivity and beautifulness all wrapped up into one post. Nothing like husband time and being outside with the sun on your face <3
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The Siberian American said...

Love this so much! I agree-the little things are the best. I love being outside with my dog and hubby! :)

Emily said...

Oh I love this and the way you described those simple things that make like both fun and beautiful. Fur babies always hold a special place!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I think it's amazing that you take so many pictures and obviously it's worth it too, when you explain it like this! Sometimes the little things can get lost in translation... it's nice to be able to go back and relive them again and again. :)

Zelle B. said...

Such a good post! Sometimes I feel like I take too many pictures, but a fried of mine always points out that you think you'll remember that little moment that made you feel so great, but in reality, you may not years from now! Love all of these moments that you captured!

Zelle
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