Friday, July 29, 2016

Fairy Garden

Today my three girls and I got together with Grandma and an aunt and cousin to make a delightful fairy garden.
Not only was it adorable, but the kids were as well. 
They had so much fun placing and replacing all of the stuff. I'm sure they will be playing with and rearranging for a long time to come!

Monday, July 4, 2016

For the love of nature

I love spending time outside. Truly, anywhere outside is usually better than inside, but to really be loving life, I like to go to the mountains. 
The quiet, the seclusion, the smell, the sunshine, the intangible energy and quality of being in the mountains is wonderful. 
I wish it wasn't so hard to take the time and effort to get there, but at least we did get there recently. 
We went on a family camping trip to an area we know well, but to a whole new spot. We were the only ones around, and it was beautiful, and it was great. 

We were nestled deep down in a lush ravine of sorts, so there were only a few hours at mid-day where the sun was shining down on us. 

We did the usual--cooked over a campfire and explored around. 

Yes, there are few things messier than taking kids camping, but it is worth every mess.