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scenes from our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake

bits of our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things over the weekend we headed to one of our very favorite nearby hikes – Todd Lake. I always describe this hike as magical because it’s just that. exciting for all ages, especially kiddos.

this time of year the wildflowers are in full bloom, which Wolf adores. and what’s even more exciting is that there are thousands of tadpoles in the lake. they’re illegal to take home, but plenty of fun to gently poke at and scoop into little hands to be put back into the water safely. we all wore our Tevas and waded around in the water which was a blast. next time I think we’ll take out bathing suits, at least one for Wolf since he was soaking wet by the end of the hike.

I definitely recommend Todd Lake to any newcomers or visitors to Bend. the views are outstanding and the hike is one of the best around.

bits of our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things bits of our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things bits of our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things bits of our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things bits of our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things bits of our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things bits of our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things bits of our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things bits of our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things
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wolf : 0652 + epic snow

unruly things : wolf 0652, photo by Alyson Brown

we had snow this weekend, of seriously epic proportions.  as the snow kept piling and piling up outside, I kept giggling to myself and thinking, is this real?!  over all I think we got around 25 inches.  that’s over 2 feet, you guys!  it was mind blowing.  and boy did we take advantage of it!!

we built a snow cave, rode on the neighbors snow mobiles, busted out the ski attachment for Wolf’s bike, went sledding, hunting for buried toys in the backyard, made snow angels.  it was SO fun.  I felt like a little kid all weekend, giddy with excitement!

now the snow is melting and the roads are a slushy mess.  but it was so much fun while it lasted.

unruly things : wolf 0652, photo by Alyson Brown unruly things : wolf 0652, photo by Alyson Brown unruly things : wolf 0652, photo by Alyson Brown unruly things : wolf 0652, photo by Alyson Brown unruly things : wolf 0652, photo by Alyson Brown unruly things : wolf 0652, photo by Alyson Brown
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we’re here!

bend

hi friends!!  we’re in Bend and even though we’ve only been here a week, we’re loving every minute of our new life.  the sunshine – oh the sunshine!!  the mountains!  and of course – my new job as a stay at home mom extraordinaire.  which I think is pretty amazing so far.  our place is above and beyond what we had before in Portland.  huge backyard {hello summer bbqs!}, giant kitchen and a vast living space.  we need a few things like a tv stand, cocktail table and rug, but all of that will come in time.  for now, I won’t bombard you with too many photos, but if you’d like to follow along on instagram, my user name is unrulythings.

hooray for change!