Monday, January 30, 2012

The winter that never came

This winter has been unseasonably warm and it has made such a difference in my energy levels and attitude. I haven't gotten any January doldrums because I've been able to be outside a lot (in shorts!) soaking up vitamin D and getting tons of fresh air. The days are already getting longer, so Friday after school we took the boys "hiking."

Since Jon and I met, we have always gone on long walks together, talking. If we call it hiking, it sounds a lot fancier right? We went to a nearby neighborhood with a big lake and a walking trail and let the kids run like crazy. A highlight includes Nate getting a glimpse of the lake and shouting, "I AM GOING TO CHECK OUT ALL THIS NATURE!!!!!!!!!" It was a perfect start to a beautiful weekend that also included a couple of hours at a local lake beach soaking up more rays.

Tanika recently commented asking how we decide which photos go on the walls of our house. It's hard to explain the decision making process but when I see the photo, I KNOW when it has to go on our walls. This one from the hike? It will be on our walls.

Hiking

8 comments:

heather v said...

Seriously love driving with the sunroof open in the middle of January. I hope you didn't just jinx us with a foot of snow!

Love this picture as well as the final photo blog post. Beautiful.

Joanna said...

As an avid hiker/walker, this sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend. And YAY for seeing all the nature!

Tanika Davis said...

Your boys look like THE best of friends in that picture -- no wonder it's going on the wall. But, ummm, Laura. They're only 5. If you keep taking fantastic pictures of them, you're going to need a MUCH bigger house. I hear Candy Spelling's house is on the market. The attic alone is 17,000 sg. ft. That *might* be big enough...:-)

Lisa said...

That photo is wonderful1

Amy L said...

I love this - such a great picture of their relationship!

Karen said...

Love that winter is never coming! We enjoyed a beautiful time outside today.

Anandi said...

ooh, that photo is magical.

So jealous of your natural vitamin D! It's so grey here, I've resorted to taking vitamin D pills :(

Roxane said...

LOVE that photo - you've captured pure JOY! Love you all.