Thursday, October 28, 2010

I've got a sick one at home. I hate it for her BUT on the flip side it's nice for some much needed down time, being forced to stay at home. We're "on the go'ers" by nature. It's a rarity to find us lounging on the couch at home {and in no way am I bragging.....we so could use a lesson in relaxation!}. If we have free time we're out doing something! Sometimes though you just need to be still.....both physically and mentally.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

camping IS the life

We just spent this past weekend in the woods, surrounded by beautiful changing leaves, gorgeous weather, & good good company! It was a delightful weekend!

the view while winding up the curvy mountain road
autumn's hug
we came to a dead end and this old and beautiful tree greeted us.......Whigg Meadow
{oh the stories it would tell}
"arting" while awaiting our friends to arrive
we found a secluded little spot and it become our little "city" for the weekend
our evening shelter
these beauty's engulfed us
a simple rope slung over a tree limb and a harness
equaled hours.......
and hours.....
of free entertainment
working together to get a fire going
on top of the meadow with a view for miles
we explored
enjoyed warmth in the cool evenings
fell asleep in the safety of dad's arms
ATE well!
got in some good girl time
surrounded ourselves with other nature lovin' friends
made "secret" forts
found lots of nature nuggets
acted silly
played and played
rested in the grass
talked about serious complicated life stuff
soaked in one the most AMAZING sunsets
used nature to assist us
roasted BIG FAT marshmellows
made new friends
and sadly on Sunday morning we had to say the woods....
to our friends.....
and to Whigg Meadow!
But don't worry we'll be back all to soon to stomp on your grounds some more and make lasting memories that camping & nature can sometimes do!