The Gunderson Family!

The Gunderson Family!

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you one of the sweetest families! These guys gifted their mother a family photo shoot for her birthday. What a perfect way to celebrate and commemorate this moment with your family?

We met for an early morning photo shoot at Shawnee Mission Park. There is something so tranquil about this beautiful park early in the morning. Barely anyone is there, except for a few runners and fishermen, which is perfect for photo shoots!

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Volunteering in the Galapagos

Volunteering in the Galapagos

In June, I flew to the Galapagos for two weeks of adventure. The first week, I volunteered on a nature reserve on the island of San Cristobal. The second week, I went island hopping with Vince. Today I'm writing about my time volunteering on the Jatun Sacha reserve.

I spent the week learning about conservation efforts on the islands. Invasive species, mostly introduced via cargo planes and ships bringing supplies to the islands, have dangerously crowded out some of the Galapagos' most treasured and rare species. Blackberry bushes are the worst offender since they spread so quickly.

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