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Monday, April 26

weekend happiness...

is last minute camping trips.


husband and i spent the better part of last weekend in north georgia. it was a last minute decision, and boy was it a good one. i think we both needed a bit of down time away from home. no distractions, no to-do lists, no obligations or responsibilities. just the two of us, our books {my kinetics notes}, the river, and the trees. it was glorious.

{little ferns about to open up}

we spent most of saturday wading through the river as husband fished and i looked for interesting rocks. i did a bit of studying and enjoyed the sunshine as he caught {and released, of course} three very wiggly rainbow trout. then we wandered about, exploring the river in our vibram fivefingers.


among my favorite parts of a camping trip is just sitting around the campfire, especially early in the morning when it is the coolest. with a steaming cup of coffee in hand, enjoying the warmth and talking about anything and everything is absolute perfection. sometimes even the silence is nice. from the time we ate dinner until after breakfast the next morning, i didn't think about school once. it was like i just forgot that it even existed.


i think it is important to be reminded that everything in our lives is temporary, except our relationships... with friends, family, significant others, and through faith. it's so easy to get caught up in the stress of life and forget what really matters. this is why we go hiking, spend weekends camping, run trail races, and ride mountain bikes. being able to enjoy the created world is a wonderful way to forget about all of the things that just don't matter in the end.

happy monday my lovelies.
xoxo


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11 comments:

Bridget said...

i LOVE camping. love love love it. we're going in june. so, as you can imagine, i enjoyed your camping post :)

passport in my pocket said...

so much fun! We are way overdue a camping trip. Those little baby ferns are too cute :)

Claire Kiefer said...

What a beautiful post. I especially love the picture of your feet in the tree stump that almost looks like an open palm. :) Makes me want to escape to Yosemite or Tahoe or one of the other zillions of gorgeous and serene places California has to offer . . .

Sarah said...

Well said! Great post and cool "shoes"! We're camping next weekend!!

ashkindred said...

aww...I like this. Wish we could have made it this time, but again, we were no fun this weekend.

BTW, your fivefingers give me the willies. I am still weird about things between my toes.

trishie said...

Looks like great fun!

Gaia said...

oh darling! I'd love to do camping in North Usa and maybe I'll do it soon!

Love the words you left me! Thanks a lot i'M SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU AMONG MY BLOGFRIEND!

I hope you'll have a great week!

p.s.: I've just realize I wasn't a follower... No way!

keep calm and eat a cupcake said...

such a nice post! it just brought tears to my eyes; i've been letting work stress, finances, etc stress me out so much that it's a nice reminder that relationships are what is really important. thank you for the inspiration and little uplift on this dreary day!
(and i received the nail polishes yesterday!!)

FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

P.S. Sitting by the campfire is one of my favorite parts of camping too! :)

FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

How beautiful, relaxing and fun...love it and all your pics!

Liesl :)

bonjouritsjinah said...

It looks like you had a wonderful weekend trip! I can't wait for some of my temporary stresses to pass either.