Family Time at Alton Baker Park

June 15, 2018

We’ve been focused on getting out of the house and into this gorgeous sunshine a lot more lately, and I’ve been trying my hardest to remember to document OUR life and family time as much as I document it for other people. With Ted graduating, it was a perfect time for us to get out and “go on an adventure” as Macy calls it. Our original goal was to capture some graduation portraits for Ted, but of course we couldn’t do that without also doing a mini session for Macy. This girl is seriously obsessed with the camera – but I’m not complaining!

So we got dressed up and ventured to one of my favorite spots in Eugene, Hays Tree Garden at Alton Baker Park. I love this part of Alton Baker Park because it’s so versatile! The tree garden has a paved path, stone benches, and manicured tree and flower beds, and we spent most of our time there taking photos of Ted in his cap and gown. It bumps up against the more organic and overgrown parts of Alton Baker Park, which is what really caught Macy’s eye. After finishing Ted’s photos we walked along the gravel path as Macy pointed out all the tall trees, ventured into the grass to catch some “cotton wishies” and talked about the different kinds of birds and wild life that live there. We even saw a white herring land in the grass a little ways away from us, which Macy was so excited about! These mini adventures are always a treat for me because it’s amazing to watch Macy observe and take in everything around her, and I love to see how her little brain is learning and making connections. She had so much fun exploring the park, and loved getting to try out her brand new Luna shoes from the Humble Soles (our new favorite shoes for sure!).

These shoes are the perfect mix of practical and dressed up. I don’t have to worry about Macy getting dirty or playing rough in them, but they also go perfectly with her summer dresses, and her bows from Lil Lamb Bowtique (which are a must for keeping her hair our of her face these days). But we also love that the Humble Soles is committed to ethically made products. Each purchase goes to support a fair and livable wage for the Nicaraguan artisans who lovingly handcraft each pair of shoes, and it feels great to support a brand with this kind of mission. Scroll down to see all of Macy’s exploring and hamming it up for the camera!

PS- I set a goal this year to share more of myself and our family in my business, and for the most part I’ve left that to facebook and instagram. But I thought it would be fun to start doing more personal posts on this blog as well. Would you like to see more of our family life and adventures in this space, or do you think I should keep that to facebook and instagram? Let me know your thoughts in a comment below!

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