In 2016 I'm attempting to do #52weeksofstorytelling with a different theme each week.
Week 9/52 - Mornings
I love waking up before everyone else and getting some quality quiet time in before facing my day. For many years my girls would wake up and play in their room until I came to get them. Now, however, they wander down and find me. I'm trying hard to cherish these moments and not resent the fact that it's no longer alone time for me. More often than not they'll grab a book and we'll read....separately but together. And then after breakfast I read aloud to them.
Week 10/52 - Outdoors
Spending time outdoors together is easily the most defining thing about our family. Even on the days we don't leave our house, my girls will find a reason to go outside. I love looking out the window and seeing them walk circles around our yard talking and telling stories. It's not a big yard, so it can seem funny to see them pacing, but it's also extremely comforting and heart warming.
Spring has sprung here in the Pacific Northwest and it's a beautiful sight to see!
We took a road trip to Utah for a week and had fun exploring this new to us place. We visited Utah's Olympic Park and Capitol building.
Then we headed southeast to Moab to visit Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Both were spectacular!
Corona Arch, walking a trail, small arch
Mesa Arch, ancient juniper, Balanced Rock
Delicate Arch, Dead Horse Point, Broken Arch
the FUNLast March I participated in "building a rainbow" and I'm doing it again. Each day I post a picture featuring the day's color and at the end of the month I'll collect them in a calendar app and create a rainbow. Here's what I've got so far....