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52 Hike Challenge – Hike 1


Good morning!

A few weeks back I broke my toe and metatarsal during the night, as I was going back to bed from the restroom. Lovely! Anyway, it is pretty much healed now. A few discomforts , but nothing to really complain about.img_5162

I decided once my foot was feeling better I would join the 52 Hike Challenge on this past Monday. Well, I did it! I joined on Monday. Educated myself on the challenge and am going for it. I had been wanting to do it for months and am so glad that I finally did!

First off, I love to hike. I don’t get out enough and this is just the little extra push that I need.


My favorite photo of the day. Looking up at the big, big trees.

I don’t get out as much as I like, because I have a busy family life. No complaints here though, I wouldn’t change a thing. I just need to fit in more time for me, which can be hard certain days. I am fortunate to live in an area where I can find a great hiking spot rather easily at the last minute.  Woot!img_5168

Tuesday was the first day I had a hike planned. I was thinking a 6 miler up at the Land of Medicine Buddha. I have a favorite hike there that I haven’t done in quite a long while. Well, bam, I am gifted with watching my Great Niece for the rest of the week. No worries! I’ll just take her with me for our first hike together. So, that’s what we did.

It’s fun and challenging hiking with a 2-year-old. Challenging, because they are very slow and rarely do you get to do more than a mile if they are walking on their own. Fun, because they are so fun to teach about the woods and see the wonder through their eyes.

It was a GREAT morning hiking with her and nostalgic. I use to take her older sisters hiking with me when they were little. I can’t wait for the 4 of us to all hike together. What a wonderful day that will be!

I’m just so excited that I got my first hike in, even though, only just over a mile, I got it done. It was a gorgeous day and exactly what Madison and I both needed.  🙂


WordPress A Post A Day/Week #33 ~ If you could have any job…

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

I already have the perfect job… being a Mother for my 4 beautiful little Boys.  To make it ideal? To get paid to do it, say $100,000 per year per child.  I’m not talking about my Husband’s income, because I am a stay-at-home-Mom. I mean to travel with my children, give them the best the best education.  Not to spoil them, but to be comfortable. Not to have to worry about how we will get their money for college, why we can’t go see Grandma, because we can’t afford the high prices of the airlines, etc.  You know meaningful stuff.  Important stuff.  I don’t think that everyone should get this.  I think that a lot of people abuse their children, abuse money from the state and don’t deserve to even have children of their own.  I know that doesn’t sound nice, but for me it is the truth.  People have children for the wrong reasons.  That is for another discussion though.  🙂