As I write this blog I sit here in amazement how blessed I am, you know that epiphany you have on your life. It gets so easy for us in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives to forget the simple most amazing blessings we actually have. The month of November was the most eye opener(epiphany) I have ever experienced! So let me explain more; we drove up to Oregon on November 18th to visit my family, we decided to take the hwy 1 and 101 up, did I mention we did all this in our '72 VW Bus? Did we know exactly what we were getting ourselves into? No, not exactly just that we needed this. So, off we went. We also decided that we would camp in our bus and not allow ourselves to "fast food" so we bought a propane portable stove burner, and brought our pots and pans. What an experience that EVERYONE should experience! What we thought would be more of a 2 day trip turned into a 3 and half day trip and I wouldn't have it any other way!! I saw ocean water that was as blue as blue can be, many different shades and only I thought was possible in dreams. I ate healthier than I have ever ate on a road trip minus the Starbucks haha, sorry I just couldn't turn it down. I was colder than ever, cuddled with my family more than I could imagine, discovered leaks in our bus that well needed to be discovered. Discovered Mavericks, a quaint small and divine small town called Sebastopol, ate at an organic home-made Ice Cream parlor called 'Screamin Mimis', fell in love, and fell in love some more. Found out more about myself, found myself, found out who my kids are individually, how much I love my family and realized how much I LOVE North California, and if I could I would probably move there. I laughed, cried, prayed and LIVED! I documented and documented some more. I want to share with you some photos and I may just make another collage because these 9 pictures just don't do our journey justice. So, what is my advice to taking photos with your iPhone, well this is just not for your iPhoneography but PHOTOGRAPHY in a whole. When documenting anything, whether it be landscape, personal or professional, make sure you do it with your heart! This is probably the most important advice I can give you, me and anyone in between. Number two: Photograph with your HEART!