I have been feeling disconnected from nature in the past couple of months. If I didn't nearly hit a deer and her two babies driving through our neighborhood recently, I'd feel even more distant. (nice, huh?)
Living in Colorado changed our lives. It brought out the earth loving side of us. We skied, hiked, walked, and lived outside. While the Rockies inspired us, we didn't go into the mountains each day. Simply not possible with work and school. But, we were outside.
It's time to find that again. Three minutes on the Internet directed me to the Ernie Miller Nature Center. A short drive after Carter emerged from the bus and we were there!
Critter tracks on the trail.....Jack instantly noticed.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, I'm putting Lainey's turkey dress on as much as possible. Another Mae Mae gift......she's becoming a pro!
I didn't think these two looked much alike for a long time. I'm finally starting to see Carter in Jack.....and it makes me smile.
I wanted to change up the colors a bit in Lainey's outfit and not do black, as I thought it would scream "Halloween". So, I pulled the purple out of the bear icon and decided on these tights.
I like it. Blake thinks they clash. Right. He doesn't use the word, "damask".
Can't wait to explore the inside of the actual nature center......closed for Veterans Day when we visited.
Carter is our trailblazer......where he goes......the little ones follow. He's our scout for deer and other critters and he's sure we're just a few steps away from a fantastic discovery. Now, there aren't any critters within a 4 mile radius after we enter the parking lot. We have a tendency to be a bit loud. Could you have guessed?
"What's that noise?!" Lainey cups her ear and chants this every time a leaf crackles.
We took the Bittersweet trail and it was just enough for us today. Lots more options for more strenuous hiking and much longer missions. Miles and miles to explore. I can't wait.
Oh, and guess who is sporting the latest and greatest fall trend? A Team Caroline shirt? Yours truly. Proud to be on the team, sis.