Thursday, May 19, 2016

A moment to breathe

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We live in an area rich with green space.
So much so that I practically have to pinch myself sometimes
because it's Right. Here. at my suburban doorstep.

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I frequently take advantage of all the serenity on my morning walks with a friend,
but it's a little less often I get my family out there with me.

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So it was my Mother's Day request.  They were excited.

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We hiked.  For like a whole mile.

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There was a little competition for who would get to the little shelter first.  Ahem.

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In the end, one got to the shelter first.  One got to the lake first.
One smelled the flowers.  (And took pictures of them.)
And one (God bless him!) ran interference.

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We even discovered a geocache we weren't looking for.

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And I got my favorite Mother's Day gift.

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3 comments:

Skeller said...

They were excited. Delivered deadpan. At least your whole mile hike was filled with ever so much natural beauty. And that family selfie taken from the ground - soooo awesome!!

glaucia said...

Looooove! Your prose. Your heart. And especially, your photography.

Rebeckah Leatherman said...

Now that sounds like a PERFECT mother's day treat to me : ). The kids are getting so big. I might have had to sniff back a tear when I saw this picture of Bethanny. She is so lovely.