A very happy third birthday to the first addition to our family! 🐕 It’s been an adventure ever since we rescued Russ a few years ago + he’s embraced every backroad with us with his tongue hanging out and a smile on his face.⠀ ⠀ Some of our favorite memories from his 2nd year include:⠀ 🌅 Watching the sunrise at the Bonneville Salt Flats⠀ 🏔 Swimming in the glaciers in Montana⠀ 🎲 Getting VIP service at Caesars Palace in Vegas⠀ 🏜 Boondocking in Moab⠀ ❄️ Becoming a snow bunny in Breck⠀ 🌊 Working from the Huntington Dog Beach⠀ 😍 Falling in love with the Oregon coast⠀ 🍵 Hiking up to the tea house at Lake Louise⠀ 🛏 Finding pillows to sleep on anywhere and everywhere⠀ 👶🏼 Warmly welcoming Rosie & Ellie into our home!⠀ ⠀ Here’s to another year of adventure, pillows & ice cream!
And just like that, we have a ONE month old! 💕😭 Welcoming Ellie Grace into our world has been the most transformational and joyous season of our life (even if it also means a lot less sleep!) Every day we’re falling more and more in love with this little blonde haired burrito 🥰⠀ ⠀ And every day I’m falling more and more in love with you, Pete. Watching you step into fatherhood is the most amazing thing. It just comes so naturally to you, you were made for this role. Thank you for loving us so so well.
So now that we’re dreaming up travel plans for our little babe, you KNOW one of the first things we talked about was bringing Ellie up to Banff!⠀ ⠀ To this day, it’s still the most awe-inspiring place we’ve been (yep, I totally cried when we walked up to Lake Louise for the first time).⠀ ⠀ Where else should be on our list?! 🗺
It’s funny... we thought having Ellie would make us want to slow down. Get comfortable. Live with a little “more.”⠀ ⠀ And now that we have her, we feel the complete opposite. We just want to show her the world!⠀ ⠀ She makes us want to travel even more, to trade in having more stuff for sharing more experiences. She’s made us work smarter instead of harder. She’s made us focus on what matters. ⠀ ⠀ In three short weeks, she’d made us finally take action to change our lives and businesses in ways that will give Ellie more - not necessarily more money or more stuff. But more time with us. More experiences. More life. And a whole lot more love 💕
3 weeks in, about a billion times more love⠀ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #elliegracejones #fluffilyeverafter #ourlittlelife #seekthesimplicity #chooselovely #nestingly #slowmotherhood #joyfulmama 📷: @laurenelsasser