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Beth ↟≋ PNW My Pacific Northwest mama life . . . Former librarian, current SAHM Documenting my kids, our outdoor adventures and travel, plus Pocket the dog
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Picking flowers - nothing better than when he proudly brings me a w**d bouquet 🤗.

comment 61 star 334 15 hours ago

The two newest and proudest mount saint helens junior rangers.
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welcome to the boy mama loop!
celebrating the joys of having all boys! this month’s theme: outdoors. i have teamed up with some other all-boys moms to share the fun, the chaos, as well as the incredible love and joy that comes with having only boys.
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up next is @nursevictoria
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#boymamaloop #pnwfamilies

comment 149 star 778 6 days ago

“a scout is brave” || dedicated to leo, the bravest of scouts 💪💛🎗.
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sometimes the strength within you is not a big fiery flame for all to see. it is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly, “you got this. keep going.” leo, you’re not alone in this fight. we are all here too, cheering you on, and whispering right along side that spark. you got this!! this is our #strengthforleo loop. click through to see more images created for @meg_nlo ‘s son leo, during his fight against acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all). you can read more about his current hospital stay on meg’s page. up next is @elizabethblankphotography
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if you feel inspired to encourage leo alongside us, please feel free to join in by adding the strength for leo hashtag to your image.

comment 116 star 553 6 days ago

When you are riding the ferry and you pass another ferry . . . ⛴🚌🌊.
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@peacevans #pvr_elwha #peacevans

comment 80 star 572 2 weeks ago

Beach horse 🐴🌊.
(updating to say @amber.dion said that makes it a sea horse 🤣🤣🤣)

comment 190 star 940 3 weeks ago

We went whale watching a couple weeks ago with @sjiwhalewatch during our camping trip with @peacevans . the whole trip was was magical and on the boat we got to watch two transient families play for a couple hours. i am not totally equipped for wildlife photos, so i am pretty pleased with the few shots i got - this is the first one. (important to note: this was shot at 400mm and cropped more, so there is compression happening which makes it look like the land and sailboat are closer to the whales then they were. steer clear of wildlife ✌️.)
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here is the write up our naturalist emailed us about the orcas after our trip:
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“the two families were the t090s accompanied by mom’s brother t087, and the t124a2s. t087 is a fifty-seven year old, independent male often found with or near his sister. she is t090, thirty-nine year old mother of thirteen year old male t090b, nine year old daughter t090c and two year old t090d whose gender is still unkown. the t124a2s are made up of eighteen year old mom t124a2, her six year old t124a2a and two year old t124a2b. we don’t know the genders of her offspring, but their are close enough in age to the 090 offspring which makes them good playmates. they’ve been traveling together for at least six weeks which indicates they get along well. we got to see them breaching and porpoising. the youngsters were throwing themselves on top of each other, floating belly up and having a good time in general.”

comment 234 star 1,019 3 weeks ago

🧡💛🌊🌲
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when they spontaneously hug 🤗

comment 81 star 570 4 weeks ago

🎶☀️ you are my sunshine . . . .
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#pvr_elwha #peacevans

comment 100 star 578 4 weeks ago

☀️🌊

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🌾💙🌾

comment 114 star 546 4 weeks ago

Wishing you all a cozy weekend! loved snuggling my little bedheads in ms. elwha this last week 🚌✌️🤗 #pvr_elwha #peacevans @peacevans

comment 135 star 1,004 last month

✌️🚌🌊.
my mother’s day, 2019 || trip with @peacevans to the san juan islands

you guysss! this was the most special experience 😭 (i may or may not be tearing up i write this.) we had the opportunity to travel in one of peace vans amazing camper van rentals. isn’t she beautiful?! her name is elwha and we are all *very* smitten with her. i can honestly say that this is by far the most thoughtful company i have ever encountered - all the little details they put into making sure everyone has the most stellar trip is unreal! they provided all the camping equipment we needed except for our clothes and a bit of food (they rent stand alone camping kits too if you are coming from out of town and need gear, or want to try camping before buying your own gear.) they gave the boys little toy vw buses, and we got a beautiful welcome bag with the most delicious macrons, beer koozies, water and a bag of local ground coffee. they had road atlases, and guidebooks, and 24 hour assistance by text or phone if we needed. the van was in immaculate condition and driving her was so fun! and, making my mama heart sing, they said to just return everything as is - no need to clean the equipment or the van before returning (those moms out there who know how it is to come home from camping, unpack, clean, and repack all the equipment will know how happy this made me.)
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thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone at peace vans and all the hard work you put into each and every customer! we won’t ever forget this trip and sweet elwha.
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☮️ see my story highlights for clips from the trip
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☮️ visit @peacevans to learn more about their camper van and camping kit rentals
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#pvr_elwha
#peacevansrentals

comment 224 star 1,095 last month