I can't believe it's already end of July and that these two incredible people are getting married this weekend on Bailey Island. After spending some wonderful quality time with Heidi + Paul in Hoboken, NJ for their engagement shoot this Spring, we are bursting with excitement to celebrate with them tomorrow!! Hoorah!!
Last Sunday, September 14th, Michael Leary, lululemon athletica Portland Ambasador and trainer at The Body Architect, coached a fitness competition at CrossFit Casco Bay to raise money for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation!
The awesome people at FOJ dedicate their time to helping families of little ones who fall victim to pediatric brain tumors. They strive to raise awareness about the insidious disease.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this cause. Whether you competed, visited, helped us eat or drink beer donated by Baxter Brewing Co. or Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company -- every little thing makes a difference!!
Natural light and mountain air will cure the modern blues of anxiety on most days, especially on the weekend. My brother Zee and his girlfriend Kath joined Michael and I for an adventure to our little cabin in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Usually serving as a warm and cozy ski chalet during the winter, our little family A-frame also serves as a summer adventure hut and camp site for play!
There is no cell service at our cabin, minus a tiny square-foot block wedged in the furthest corner of the sunroom; a square foot of the cabin less visited. I've always thought that unplugging for a short period of time is necessary for sanity, but also for centering and getting back in touch with the pieces and people of life that are real, or tangible.
Our adventures this weekend started with the not-so-crowded drive up Rte-27, winding it's way through Belgrade Lakes, Farmington and eventually Kingfield. We mountain biked around the trails of the long-past Narrow Gauge, snorkled and cliff jumped in the Carrabassett River, slacklined, practiced handstands and played soccer in the fields, and enjoyed telling stories and hanging out by the campfire.
These moments of freedom are an integral part of my life. In love and natural light.