It’s fun to watch kids grow up. Usually you can see the change in your friends’ kids before your own. If these kids are growing up, then mine must be too.
Nah, can’t be. Just kidding! I want them to stay little for as long as they can.
Wednesday’s are one of my favorite days of the week. It’s half way to the weekend and I have a standing date with my BFF, ML.
What is your favorite day of the week? I also like Friday’s because it’s the end of the work week and we are less scheduled and more relaxed. I love us all just being home and hanging on the couch.
Today we went for a hike and slowed to notice the farm animals. There were two sets of baby goats, happily staying close by their mamas. They are 4 days old and already were up on their feet and playing. There was also a mama sheep with her new baby close by, but it was hard to capture a picture from behind the fence.
Seeing the babies made me think of all that spring represents, especially new life, new beginnings and sunshine. We hiked for over 5 miles and I enjoyed the scenery, the conversation, the exercise and the time with my friend.
It was a gorgeous day out today and I am thankful that I got to enjoy the great outdoors, once again. I am refreshed and happy.
Do you have friends that you just absolutely love hanging out with? I have one or two or three or four and I know I am lucky. I am so thankful for all the amazing women in my life.
Every friend brings and shares different gifts and I love all of them. Quirks and all, not that they have any, but if they did… I’d love them just the same and I’m so thankful they put up with mine!
My girlfriends bring me such joy by just being them and having time to share together doing whatever and talking and laughing and supporting one another.
Today Michele and Suzanne and I hiked 7 miles in the almost 90 degree sunshine through the hills. We told so many stories and shared what projects we’re working on, stories about our kids and families and stories about our dreams and plans for vacations. It’s like friend therapy. Listening and sharing and laughing and lifting each other up. It’s awesome to have such supportive girlfriends that just get you.
Here are some of the interesting things we discovered on our hike today.
We stopped to admire the playful baby goats who are less than 2 weeks old. I love babies!
One fell down trying to jump up on this log and had trouble getting up again with her new legs.
The blue bellied lizards were warming themselves here and were darting in front of us many times across the trail.
The view was a bit hazy from the top. Can you see the vulture sweeping through the air?
More beautiful wild poppies were wide open and brightly coloring the landscape.
At the end of our hike in the speckled shade, Suzanne started to grab my arm and move me. I thought she was just excited about the video conversion project she was telling me about, as she squeezed my arm and moved me into Michelle. She couldn’t quite get the words out, but then there it was and I was so thankful she just moved us aside! No words were necessary. I would have screamed so loudly if I would have been the first one to come across this big snake!
I was so scared and then started laughing and was thankful no one got hurt or peed in their pants!!
Life is good and so much sweeter with friends. xo