This weekend, we declared we would take a break from feeling antsy and anxious about our next steps. So at the invitation of my niece, Iris, and inspired by Design Mom's Love the Place You Live series, we headed to the Eno River State Park in Durham, NC, for a hike with the little ones.
And I'm so glad we did. It is days like these, places like these, that remind me why we live here—why we call it home. Sure our area isn't the most exciting spot, but it has all our girls need to explore, to learn to appreciate the world around them, to laugh, to run and to hold hands with their mom and dad when the terrain is too tough to handle on their own. Plus the weather here in the fall is perfection.
Who knows where we'll end up in the future, but for now, we’re home.
Above: Cricket hiking with Dad.
Below: In addition to Jeff and my sister, Meg, and brother-in-law, Christo, my hiking companions included Nora (left), Iris (middle) and Cricket (right). (Thanks to Christo for taking the photo on the right.)
Below right: Orange fungi.
P.P.S. Stay tuned for Nora's 4-month portraits in my next post.