I have lots of photos of me being carefree, but funnily enough, fewer such pictures since Finley was born! Now I seem to have a lot more cares. So I travelled back in time for some carefree memories.
Along with my parents, we rented a house in Hood River in the summer of 2010. I remember it as being one of my most relaxing and carefree trips. It probably helped that I was nursing a broken collar bone, so I had no choice but to relax. No crazy mountain biking, windsurfing etc.
The house we rented was perfect: it was near the town, surrounded by orchards. It had a nice big backyard and fantastic views of Mt Hood and Mt Adams. It was so peaceful and relaxing - a carefree summer break for all of us!
The first two shots are of the family dogs, who I think may have had even a better trip than the humans did. (Follow their escapades on their blog: Wipe Your Paws: blog by dog). Next is Derek chilling at Lost Lake. And then a true summer moment for me: sunny patio with a nice cold one...mmm... I can almost taste it now!