Lately

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It takes a while for Fall to catch up to our corner of the world.  But November brought our first real rain of the season, colder nights, and even a little snow in the mountains.

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Life is humming along with all of its comforting routines.

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I spend my mornings looking at this face…this precious face.  We settle in at the kitchen table, with a stack of colorful text books, a pencil box, and a second cup of coffee.

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Speaking of books, we just finished this gem by Farley Mowat, “Owls in the Family”.  The boys begged each evening “for just one more chapter!??  Please Mom?!”.

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Hello my loves

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We went for a hike in the foothills one gorgeous Sunday.  We thought we’d hike for about an hour and eat an early lunch.

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On the map, the looped trail we chose didn’t seem that long, but somehow it wound on and on and on…

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Miss P looks a little skeptical of her father’s map reading skills

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Towards the end, Justin and I had to work to keep the kiddos moral up.  I’ll admit towards the end I was working to keep my moral up :)  My hiking boots had sat unused for too long and were rubbing holes in the back of my heals.  At one point I fond myself humming the theme song for “Gilligan’s Island” in my head.

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It was a gorgeous hike though!

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And our reward for hiking over 4 miles?  A delicious picnic lunch that tasted extra satisfying.

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It’s the middle of November.  How did that happen?

PS thanks for sticking with this seriously disjointed post :)  What can I say, it’s a pretty good reflection of my seriously disjointed mind.

 

2 thoughts on “Lately

  1. Shannon

    You have beautiful scenery out there!! And the thought that Fall just now hit, I’m so jealous. It was a f-f-f-freezing 25* this morning on my school run!

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  2. Clarita

    I hear you! Fall has taken a while to reach here as well, and I’m not sure that it’s come yet. :) It still feels like September here, or I’m stuck back there, or something. I cannot believe the holidays are just around the corner!

    And hiking four miles!! Great job! We did a 2 mile hike a few weeks ago and we were working hard to keep the kids’ morale up with only that. :) I love those memories of times out as a family… even though in the moment they aren’t always so fun!

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