The truly wonderful Ann Christine, at To See a World in a Grain of Sand… asked us to share a special morning. These days, most mornings are pretty unremarkable, however, this morning was a little different :-). I filled it with favorites.
Anyone who follows this blog, knows being outdoors is one of my greatest passions in life. This ‘vid’ thing has put such a huge damper on my outdoor activities – camping in particular.
One of the reasons we picked our house, is because the backyard makes us feel as though we are in the woods with a few extra accoutrements. A fire-pit to keep warm, a little water feature that sounds like a babbling brook, and tons of greenery. It’s a stretch, but when the bushes and trees leaf, it feels like you are in the woods. It’s our own personal oasis.
Last night, we decided NOT to hold back on passions and pitched a tent in the backyard. I know some of the neighbors will hate it, but it can’t be worse then putting up the Christmas tree in October!
Here’s a glimpse into the whole event – it was so.much.fun.
Overnight temps were in the 40’s. We kept warm with our 15 lb YnM weighted blanket – tricked out with super heroes. If you haven’t tried these blankets, they are amazing. I’m not sure I can sleep without one again. It was nice waking up wrapped in this snugly blanket.
We slept like babies. Every time I woke up to check on Yogi, he was on his back in his dog bed. This morning around 5:00, he and Sean abandoned me after a pee break. Around 6:30, I got the dreaded wake-up call, from someone demanding breakfast.
After hanging in the tent playing Words with Friends on my phone, it was time to get up and enjoy some coffee. There was a definite chill in the air! Nothing new about this morning coffee, but this camping set up allows me to use my favorite mugs. Much to Sean’s dismay, I collect Starbucks coffee mugs wherever we travel. They are some of my favorite things. This morning I chose to go to Malaysia! All I can think about are the Orangutans, leeches, and good friends I collected along the way.
After much coffee was consumed, we took our sweet pup on a long walk through the hood. Beautiful day – blue skies and snow-capped mountains in the distance.
All in all, it was a most awesome morning! It will set the mood for the rest of the day. It was nice to mix it up a bit and recharge my soul with something I LOVE – camping with my boys.
….i choose this…