Papa Bear Appreciation Post

June is an awesome month for us. It's our wedding anniversary, Oakley's birthday, and then Father's day! All of those things are typically celebrated early, because all of us love giving gifts and thinking up surprises for one another, but none of us can keep a secret. This year though, I have something B-I-G up my sleeve for Father's Day, and I am trying my hardest to keep my lips zipped!

Fortunately, my friends at The Oyster's Pearl sent me one of their super-soft "papa bear" tees as a distraction. It's been a long time since I've picked up my camera for a portrait sesh (I usually stick to landscapes!) but I couldn't help myself...the orchards surrounding our little homestead are just too pretty this time of year!

I'm so glad we took the time to snap these photos...our life has been insane for the past year (and doesn't show any signs of slowing down), and looking at these remind me of how blessed I am. One of my greatest joys is watching Tanner be a father, and I'm constantly inspired by his patience, love, creativity, and bravery (yes, bravery...if you've never taken a toddler to golf 18 holes three days in a row, you don't know what bravery is). There are so many times when I straight fail as a parent, and Tanner is there to pick up my slack and encourage me. We are truly lucky to have him as our "papa bear"!

If you love this shirt, snatch it up! You have until June 12th to get delivery by Father's Day! While you're there, you may as well get some gear for the whole fam...I have my eye on the "cool mom" tank (I mean, it was practically made for me hahahaha!)

Cheers to all the great dads out there! (and don't forget to find us on Instagram!)



olivia berg