Bliss Bits 8/31/2016

Whoa! Labor Day weekend, already? That unofficial end to summer creeped up on us, didn’t it? We’ve got a chill in the air in the evenings here and I’m shocked at how colorful the hillside is across the valley from our house. It feels too early to let go of the long summer days, but this time of year, I always secretly get excited about autumn. Change is good, whether it’s the weather or a daily routine. (Unless you’re talking about a nap routine for your 6-month-old. Then change is NOT good.) But instead of looking ahead to what’s on the horizon (fall camping, Hawaii, Friendsgiving, family Christmas), I’d like to focus on what we have going on in the moment and find the joyful moments there. Here are a few from the last couple of weeks!

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He sits like a big boy in his stroller now! Time, slow down.

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Play with me. Play with me. Play with me.

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My boys enjoying the patio while we still can!

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A heavenly corner of our yard.

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He still has some long hair left over from birth! #combover

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My dad at a Porsche owner gathering. His is the COOLEST red one in the middle, from 1962!

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A family date night at the Steve Miller Band. Oden loved it!

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My little tribe.

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Weekend park days.

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I rarely say no to a fresh sprinkle donut! And I didn’t.

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I caught John rocking out with Oden the other morning.

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We met friends at Rockport Reservoir. Such a lovely day!

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Hoping he’ll be a little water baby!

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I’ve got free trial deliveries of Blue Apron to share! Email me at amber@theusualbliss.com.

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He’s got my number and he knows it.

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We tried a new-to-us restaurant in town. There were BISCUITS!

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They are becoming best friends and it makes my heart sing.

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Avocado toast from Vessel Kitchen. Yum!

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There’s no denying that fall is coming. Look at those colors!

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I feel like this is Betty‘s next chapter!

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These are everywhere this time of year. So sunny and happy!

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Happy hour!

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Oden went on his third camping trip! I’ll share it soon.

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How cute are these plates?

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My boys, off to fish the East Fork of the Duchesne River.

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Looking down at my sling baby.

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Creeper! I shared some of my salmon with her.

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Almost too big for the swing and getting creative with toys!

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One year ago, we took an amazing trip through Idaho that started at this dreamy cabin.

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Two years ago, I made these killer black bean burgers with Hatch chiles!

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Three years ago, we had an ill-fated weekend on our property in Logan, Utah.

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Four years ago, we took a staycation to Snowbird!

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Five years ago, we were somewhere in Oregon during our multi-week camping road trip in Betty.

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And this is what the view from our porch looks like today. 

You know. Just the usual bliss. 

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