Schallert Family

Seattle, WA

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu.

Family is one of the most precious things in this world and the gift of being together is a joy to watch. The Schallert family ventured to Seattle this past week for a family reunion. Four sets of families from across the country from various states came to see each other. It was fun to see old friends, Dianne and Steve, who have been serving in South Africa for a few years with their adorable kids and are now back in Kona, Hawaii. Blessings to you all as you enjoy your family vacation! Thanks for letting me capture some of your day in Sodo. I hope you made fabulous memories together as you explored our beautiful city and State and go back refreshed and full of joy as you celebrated being together.
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Cider Tasting

Port Townsend, WA

Last weekend I went with some of my friends to go cider tasting! Port Townsend is one of my favorite little towns in the Olympic Peninsula and is an easy day trip from the Seattle area. We visited three craft cider makers with tasting rooms unique to the owners. All of them nestled up in the mountains and trees and rested on farms.  Finn River was my favorite with their various flavorful ciders. I’m also a sucker for anything lavender, so their lavender brew was an immediate winner. If you’re a gluten free junkie or just a cider connoisseur, you will definitely have to take a little weekend trip to visit. We also ventured to delightful farmers markets, adorable little shops in rustic buildings and enjoyed delicious food from restaurants over looking the water as you watch the ferries and boats cruise the water. Try and make a summer adventure out to this little town!
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Amber & Josh’s Snoqualmie Falls Wedding

Snoqualmie, WA

Amber and Josh had a very intimate wedding at Salish Lodge that overlooks the Snoqualmie Falls. It was a breathtaking day as they said “I do” in an elegant room that overlooked the falls with their close family and friends. It was such an honor to be a part of their wedding day and I am so happy for them! Joy radiated over Amber and Josh and you can’t help but smile and laugh with them as they dedicated their life together – a life I know that is promised to be laced with happiness. Congratulations Amber & Josh!
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