umpqua hot springs & toketee falls

Last fall we went back to one of our favorite Oregon treasures, this time with Ivy! These are a few photos we snapped from Umpqua hot springs and Toketee falls hike. Soaking in a pool on a cool fall day above the river never feels like real life…until a naked guy gets in the pool with you. Haha! I dont mind the nakedness actually, but if you decide to go, just know there will be nudies. Both hikes to the hot springs and waterfall are fairly short and easy, Ivy hiked the whole way herself. I’ve never been really excited about hiking unless its to a swimming hole, but getting to see these same places again, with Ivy, somehow makes them full of magic. Every stump, bug, stick, mossy tree is enchanting and full of imagination. The world is new, slower and richer through her.

This summer we invested in a bell tent for all our adventures in the years to come. We have been spending so much on airbnbs every year and now that we have two little ladies we thought it would be fun to start camping again…but fancier. Billy’s a little embarrassed about my glamping plans…”how many rugs do you need!” & “my dad is going to be so ashamed of me” are just a couple things he’s joked about, but he’s actually super into it. I haven’t gone full Tom Haverford with a big screen TV or a Roomba, so it’s not that bad( if you know the parks and rec glamping reference.) We have a couple trips planned for this summer & Im so excited for all the ones to come, making memories with our little ladies!

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