Monday, September 22, 2014

Friday Night Lights and MORE! {mobile monday}

Our weeks have somewhat bled together but it's been a fun and lively type of busy... here's some highlights from the last two weeks via my mobile phone:

* Monkey Boy was recognized as Student of the Week, he also worked with his friend Ernie on a school project

* Freckle Face did her duty with NJROTC at the last couple of SHS football games while the rest of enjoyed the excitement from the bleachers

* Bug had her hand in a little of everything this month and worked hard on some projects for NJHS and cheerleading

* We 'endured' a couple of big hurricanes that came up from Baja/Mexican coast which caused a whole lot of flooding and storm damage throughout southern AZ - however, we fared well and are grateful for the rain

* Coming up this week we have some super rad events to shout about: the Aquabats in concert, the town's 20 year celebration, Fiesta Sahuarita and our last official week as a military family.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Butterflies Galore

I'll share more from this beautiful and secluded southern Arizona spot soon - but I wanted to share this first shot.... SOOO many butterflies bouncing around, it was almost impossible to decide on where I should focus my energy AND camera.
Happy Wednesday!
- Jess

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunrises, Student of the Month, Jeeping & Football Season {mobile monday}

Here's a recap of the last week - in mobile phone shots....
* Buggy was awarded Student of the Week AND Student of the Month for outstanding character recognition
* Football season has officially kicked-off... not with such a great start for our Packers, but we are still hopeful for some awesome games in the future this fall
* I got some new frames, everyone seems to like the different style, but I'm still debating... they're a little nerdy
* Monkey Boy and his best friend enjoyed some playful rivalry via Madden on Xbox
* We enjoyed several incredible sunrises and sunsets this past week and some great family adventures in the Jeep - wearing the kids right out!

Have a great week folks!
xo - Jess

Friday, September 5, 2014

Chiva Falls

Finally made it all the way to Chiva Falls.  We stopped 3/4 mile from the end of the trail because it got a little too serious and we were alone and on a tight time frame.  Worried we wouldn't be able to maneuver the Jeep the rest of the way we decided to hike in on foot.

The "falls" weren't too impressive as it hadn't rained in about two weeks, but it still had beautiful and serene scenery.  We even saw a cougar footprint in the wet dirt next to the pools along the hike up... a little unnerving considering we were hiking into a secluded area surrounded by tall rocky walls with plenty of cave-like niches for a predator to lay in wait.  About an hour after we decided to head home the monsoon rains hit and caused a lot of flooding.  Happy we got out out of there when we did, although a flash-flood triggered waterfall would have been an incredible sight!

xo - Jess

Autumn Sunset {favorite friday}

[ September 2013 - Sunset At Pima Mine]

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

End Of Summer Collection Of Projects

Sneak peek of my own three... didn't get many because of course they don't like being photographed, but I'll share the rest of what I did capture later.  And below - some links to the rest of my summer projects.  Enjoy!
- Jess