Sunday, October 14, 2012

VA Backpacking Trip

We just returned from an absolutely amazing backpacking trip!  We did 18 miles in the Virginia Highlands - combination of the Appalachian Trail and Pine Mountain Trail.  The best part?  Wild ponies - everywhere.  The views combined with the roaming ponies - breathtaking.  It was a much needed break from the daily grind.  Cell phones/computers are not an option.  Cell service was gone about 15 miles before we got to the point of entry on the trail.  My awesome husband and I got to just enjoy each other's comanpy for a few days. I have already started planning our Spring trip :).

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I love to find the silver lining in daily life. Directing my energy towards the 'good' allows me to engage in mindfulness all throughout my day. Today, I am sick (roar). I am quarantined in my room to keep from getting my husband or C sick. It is not my idea of a good time. However, I am so grateful to sit and listen to them through the walls. My husband is beyond amazing with C. I love to hear them laughing. The laughter has been constant tonight - love it. I am so grateful for the relationship they share. So, even though I despise being sick I am elated for the opportunity to just listen to them and remember all of the blessings in my life :).