The plan was to take a hike today. It has been a long time since we have voyaged into the woods and long overdue.
I wasn’t too hopeful when rain greeted us this morning, but leaned into a slow morning. After some oatmeal and dressing, we made our way to the woods. And of course there was much ado about it from our younger two. (We’re enjoying a rather mellow oldest at the moment).
When we arrived the sun was shining and no one else was on the trail. It was a fun adventure of mud, snow, and some ice.
The girls had a blast and helped each other traverse the obstacles. Their dad and I almost wiped out a few times ourselves.
We made sure to pause periodically and take it all in. Enjoy the beauty and take stock of the trail ahead. I thought this was all ice, but their dad proved it was crunchy snow, so onward we penguin walked.
It was a wonderfully warm day after such an icy grey winter. We picked up subs for lunch and made our way home to relax. Some of the the girls’ friends have come over and I’m just knitting and reading. One of my favorite things besides enjoying Nature with my family.