I spent the morning with this great guy in the downtown streets of Olympia. The bright colors we found throughout the alleys were a perfect match for his personal style. As the oldest of his family, his mom came along for the fun so we snapped a few of them together. It will be the start of a tradition according to Mackenzie’s Mom. Mackenzie is a senior at Timberline HS and has his sights on furthering his education after he graduates.
Wishing him the best in his bright future!
I’ve officially given in to autumn! It has been such an unbelievably beautiful summer in the PNW, it is hard to think we have to trade it all in for our grey and rainy usual. Today was sunny and crisp, so I thought I would honor the idea of autumn with a fresh apple crisp. I recently stopped by one of my favorite produce stands in Yakima Valley- Imperial’s Garden to pick up a few fall items this week and stumbled upon some lovely left alone apples for pennies on the dollar. They were just asking to be made into a delicious treat.
Here is what you’ll need:
- 6 medium apples (peeled, cored, sliced)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter (cold/firm)
- 3 tablespoons flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in skillet on medium low on cook top, adding sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, & salt. Once combined, add apples and allow to cook on medium for about 8 minutes or until apples show signs of softening.
Mix together topping ingredients using a food processor or a knife. Take skillet off cook top, sprinkle topping mix evenly over the apple mix.
Place in the oven and bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Serve hot or cold- preferably with a caramel sauce or vanilla ice cream.
It is the season for senior photos!
This is my favorite time of year because I have the honor to spend my photography time working with new Seniors. This week I took to my favorite park and had the opportunity to work with Merrik, a senior at Capital High School in Olympia. He is a cross-country runner who knows his way around the drums- not to mention one of the most charming smiles around. Merrik has a Senior year full of adventure to look forward to and a great future ahead.