Where to next?
Are you planning any great adventures for the fall? If so tell me where you are going. We would love to check out some new destinations.
Our next adventure is we are going to Canada in November! We will fly out to visit family, hike, and campout in a family cabin. Its one of my favorite destinations and I can not wait to see my family.
Lets get to chopping wood this weekend and get some fall chores done.
Growing up if I were to walk by my dad when he was chopping wood he would always start to sing this one song. It is the most random song I have ever heard, but he assures me its a real one. I can only ever remember the first line because I start to laugh every time.
“I’m a lumberjack and I’m ok” haha I don't know maybe its a Canadian thing.
It’s never too late to greet the dawn.
It’s full of such beauty and joy.
And promise of new days to come.
It will charge your batteries.
Give you new perspectives.
And time to consider them.
Feel the glow.
Consider the possibilities.
~ Patrick Lindsey
Its Monday! Grab your coffees and desk blanket (doesn't everyone have one of those) hunker down and lets rock this Monday
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
~ Albert Einstrein
Growing up I would always ask the most detailed questions. Questions like “Why is water clear?” My poor parents had to do their best with answering all the little wonders that I had. I am sure somethings they made up but for the most part I think all the information I got was pretty accurate haha
We had the best time at Threefolds open house last night. What a great night of meeting amazing people. There are so many brilliant minds in Bismarck but the best part is how encouraging everyone is. The positive energy was so uplifting and completely repowered us.
Watching people get excited about Bens Mural was the best! It was amazing to see it for the first time in the finished space. What a great night and amazing turn out.
With this falls wedding season we have met so many people and traveled all of September. It feels like a dream traveling across North Dakota. On just about every road trip we went on our focus while driving has been coming up with stories for kids books. One story in particular is for Inktober. Every year Ben challenges himself to draw a picture every day in October. Last year was the first year he changed his personal challenge into story form. “Tales of the Grove” was so well received by our friends and family we are coming up with another Tale for this October. We have had little bit of a writers block but I think we are on the right track now. Even though this personal challenge makes for added stress in the busiest photography season it is so worth it when we have a finished product in hand.
If you want to check out last years book Ben made here is a link.
I guess this is the type of photo you get when you set up a timer and don't have a plan in place. This month we have been traveling every weekend and have met so many great people. We came home last night to everything covered in leaves. Oh my squash its October! We always leave halloween costumes to the last min and vowed this year to take dressing up as seriously as our Christmas cards…… and if you know us, thats pretty dog gone serious.
What are you going to be for Halloween?
Opportunities are rarely missed. If you let them go by, someone else will grab them. Don't allow fear to immobilize you. Learn to recognize the potential. Open your mind to the possibilities. Seize opportunity when it beckons.
~ Patrick Lindsay
I have a few family members and friends that are the masters of grabbing opportunities. Opportunities can come in so many ways. It can be life changing things like moving to other countries or it can be talking to a stranger at a local event. There is always knowledge out their for you to learn or an opportunity for you to help and teach others. don't be afraid to take a chance in life or talk to new people. You never know where it might lead.
With a rainy day like today I am getting flash backs of our trip to Duluth this summer. Even though it is quite a drive away and rained the entire time it was so worth making the trip. When we weren't hiking in the rain we were huddled around a fire with all our friends trying to cook the next meal. We took one trip to town to get probably the most expensive pizza in Minnesota but it was so good. We even picked up a kids book by our favorite author Oliver Jeffers.
This weekend Ben and I tent camped in Medora. Ben biked part of the Maah Daah Hey Trail with some friends. I was able to snap a few photos of them along the way. After they crossed the river on the last few miles we enjoyed some home made ice cream and they told me stories of their day. I guess they ran into the biggest rattle snake they have never seen. It was 2 feet from the trail and was coiled shaking his rattle.
It was a great trip and we cant wait to do it again. We promised our selves we would take a few extra days off for the next trip instead of just going for the weekend.
Rebeca & Ben Brick
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