Since I'm terribly behind on editing the photos from my "big camera" I'll post a litany of Instagram shots from our last couple of weeks.
I am one lucky girl.
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Our first stop on our trip was a few quiet days in Mt. Angel, Oregon. We stayed at the Monastery, visited St. Mary's for Mass and the Mt. Angel Abbey & Seminary.
St. Mary's Parish
Mt. Angel, OR
Mt. Angel, OR
Our Lady of the Angels Monastery
Our tour guide and friend, Brother Leonel
Mt. Angel Abbey & Seminary
I enjoyed paroosing the library at the seminary. It was one of the places my dad had wanted to visit for years. Walking through three stories of books was a flood of thoughts and emotions. I especially enjoyed the several shelves of Chesterton books I found.
The redwood in front of the Monastery.
At the foot of the redwood tree.
The girlies walking behind the waterfall
On the road again
Beach camping in sunny Southern California
Journaling our trip
Excuse me, I mustache you a question...
Shave it for later.
Chesterton on the beach
Castles in the sand
He is pretty amazing
San Juan Capistrano Mission
Lunch in a train car
Home Sweet Home
Came home to our rhodie in full bloom
"THE fact is that purification and austerity are even more necessary for the appreciation of life and laughter than for anything else. To let no bird fly past unnoticed, to spell patiently the stones and weeds, to have the mind a storehouse of sunsets, requires a discipline in pleasure and an education in gratitude." -G.K. Chesterton, Twelve Types