We spent several days last week in Meeker, Colorado in a big cabin on a bunch of beautiful property up in the mountains. It turned out to be one of those family trips that we needed, but we weren’t even sure just how much we needed it until we returned home. It felt so, so good.
Though I had my phone with me (pictures!), I hardly ever checked my phone. If I left it in a different room I wasn’t worried about it. We were breathing fresh (non smoky- thanks utah) air and really bonding with our family in a way that we just can’t do when we’re home. It was so rejuvenating to play outside or in the cabin with the boys and let them explore, get dirty and be adventurous. It was just what the doctor ordered.
After those great days spent in the mountains I am feeling so recharged, relaxed and motivated. Things I didn’t even realize I needed so badly in my life right now. So thanks, Colorado. I can’t wait for next year.
Sunshine is absolutely therapeutic, people. This great weather and H is obsessed with being outdoors (when he wants to go outside he goes to the door and starts knocking on it furiously) so for the past week we have pretty much lived outside. We pretty much only go inside for naps and dinner (lunch is outside a lot). It is the best. The. Best. I don’t understand why, but there is something so nice, relaxing and refreshing about being outside. It has given me the opportunity to get away from my phone and given me a clear mind. Its given me wonderful bonding time with my son and has just done something for my spirit. I feel better, I feel more confident and in control, I feel happier and more calm. Who knew something as simple as the weather could do this for me.
For Memorial Day Weekend we took a quick (like barely over 24 hours) trip to Moab with some of Wild Man’s family. It was really fun, really warm and I’m still really sleepy from it because H doesn’t care to sleep very well if he isn’t in his own home. Wild Man is a huge outdoorsman and since knowing him I have gone on so many more adventure-y vacations than I was used to (AKA not Disneyland or Disney World) and I’m grateful that I’ve been able to see these new parts of the World, specifically, Utah. If you are ever in the Southern Utah area I highly recommend giving Moab a visit – you won’t regret it.