July 20, 2013

Swan Creek

Just a short four-wheeler ride from Todd's parents and grandparents is Swan Creek. Todd has grown up on that creek and in the almost 15 years since we started dating, I've logged quite a few hours there as well. Our time is spent skipping rocks, roasting marshmallows, and sitting by a bonfire listening to Todd's Grandpa Joe tell stories we've all heard a hundred times but beg him to tell again.

Crosbi is finally old enough to really enjoy the creek. It's so fun watching her play in the water, splashing everywhere and getting anyone around her just as wet as she is. 

The light was perfect, so I grabbed my dslr. Some images just can't be captured by a phone. I may be a little biased, but I think these pictures of my girl are just the sweetest. I'm so thankful we have such a beautiful place to sneak away to when we visit family. Crosbi will make many memories on this little creek, I'm sure.


July 14, 2013

Missouri Summer

Crosbi and I are in Missouri this week. It was a little last minute, but we decided to take advantage of my flexible work schedule and hit the open road. This has been my longest non-holiday visit since moving away from my hometown nearly eight years ago. We are always in such a rush when we visit, it has been a wonderful change of pace to just relax, unwind, and immerse ourselves in a slower pace. People do things a little differently in the Ozarks - in the very best ways.

Our week has been filled with visits to the park, breakfasts on the back patio, dinners around the table, and so much more. I feel blessed and thankful that Crosbi is getting such invaluable quality time with my family, and soon with Todd's family when he joins us in a few days. 

While I could write more about our adventures, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.