Friday, April 16, 2010

Sore Legs, totally worth it.

Yesterday I tried to clean the house. Yesterday I tried to pack. Yesterday I tried to finish an Apron and the letter G. Yesterday I gave up and grabbed the kids, stuck them in my double stroller and went to the park.

The Kids just would not stop making this awful whining sound until we stepped out into the sun. That's right there was sun, enough that my skin has that tight feeling like its almost sunburned but not quite. I wasn't sure where I was going when I left the house but I had no intention of walking back {J0nes would be home in 2 hours so I would have a ride} this made it easier for me to walk up and down the very steep hills that surround where I live. I don't go on as many walks as I would because of these hills. Our new Townhouse is only about a mile away so I decided I'd go by and try and take some measurements and then check out the elementary school that is on the corner. I look forward to living there because it is less hill-y and the park was awesome.

It was fun. I actually got to sweat, the kids quietly enjoyed nature and the smell took me back to many childhood memories of going camping with my family. These days the closest memories kids have of camping is Camp Rock on the Disney Channel. I look forward to better weather and the opportunity to take my little ones camping for the first time. I think it is really good for kids to have an appreciation of the outdoors, for me it was always the one place I could not doubt there was a God. In ancient times mountains were temples and I can completely understand why, being there, surrounded by his creations, that is where I feel his presence the strongest.

Today is going to be a busy day for me. I have the car which means there is grocery shopping to be done. Maybe I will work on more of the projects but no promises. It is Friday, it's going to be a good day.


PixieShtick said...

I did the same thing. Take them to a park and set them loose.

Taylor said...

I can't believe you're doing all that! It makes me feel guilty that I think you're working on my apron! You're the greatest! Thank you!

TheSpanishLady said...

Don't feel guilty my crafts are what keep me sane in all this craziness!

Miss Muffin said...

I loved to read this post! I always feel that way when walking through the woods - close to God! If I am really down or just tired or the kids are driving me nuts I love going for a walk! It makes me feel so peaceful and I know that I am never alone.