Family Portrait Session: Lindsay & Anneke

Today’s cup of tea: Mexican Hot Chocolate

Clearly, this is not tea, but today was freezing--basically the first freezing day of this season--and I was craving something a bit more substantial than tea. Mexican hot chocolate with almond milk, with its little bit of kick definitely hit the spot. 

The cold didn't stop us from taking a few portraits! Lindsay wanted a few updated photos with her mom, Anneke, who is visiting from the Holland! We had a wonderful time drinking tea, taking photos, and comparing notes about family, love, and life! 

Iceland: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

Today’s cup of tea: Rev Up Wellness Tea, Teavana

This “wellness tea” is a blend of green and black teas, with fruit bits for a sweetener. It is high in caffeine to give a great morning kick; however, I believe I’ll stick to a classic green tea for my morning routine. I picked up this tea during my last Teavana run—and I have to say, I believe it will be my very last in supporting that store. Now that my stint at the famed coffee chain that owns Teavana as come to an end, I believe I will take make a conscious effort to only support local in my tea endeavors. (I am sure I will speak more on this in future posts). 

“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” —J. R. R. Tolkien. Nothing more can describe our second day in in Iceland. Hours of driving in search of the perfect hike gave way to a spectacular overview of terrain and changing light throughout our day. 

Our hike took us thorough the geo-thermal area of Hengill, near Lake Meðalfellsvatn. Every half-hour the light and weather changed, keeping us moving and soaking in every new sight.