Saturday, August 23, 2014

Rained out

Man of the woods was able to get his cast off a week early leaving us to finish out the fishing season strong, the boys fished almost 8 days straight.  The one day I was able to go it was supposed to be in the 80's and mostly sunny.

As we arrived at mine & Man of the woods favorite fishing spot the sky darkened.  It was obvious that we would end up in the rain.  After debating if we should wait it out in the car, fish through the rain, or sit under some trees we decided we would at least begin the hike down to the river.

Just as we found the stream we heard the smack of rain drops as they hit the trees above us.  We hid stood still in the pine grove we were in hoping to wait out the showers.  After 10 minutes or so we knew for sure the rain was not about to let up, so we began our hike back to the car.  Three feet out from our grove of safety we were drenched.

In a matter of seconds the car seats were soaked dripping water.

We turned the heat up, watched it pour, and ate some snacks.

In the end we decided a hike through the sopping forest wasn't a good idea, but stopping along the road could be fun.

Gifts #174 - 181
Fun hikes.
Rain falling.
Wet seats.
Boys catching 2 fish.
Almost catching a snake (if only Mom had been a little more brave).
Drying off in the sunshine.
Learning to cast from the bank.
A day with my boys far from work.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sunday drive

There are some days where staying at home just isn't an option.  This day was one of them, but we had no place to go.  With Man of the woods in a cast and the day threatening to rain our options were limited.  So we jumped in the car and began to drive.

We ended up in Freeport just long enough to see that there were way to many people, so we kept on driving.  Finding ourselves in China where Strong man and I had our very first date.  From there we were homeward bound.

Even though we spent the day in the car, it was one of the best days of the whole summer.  We laughed hard, teased each practiced blowing bubbles with our gum, and tricked Strong man into thinking we had put pirate coins down his shirt and pants while he was driving.

To finish it off we had dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant.

 Sometimes the best days are simply being together.

Gifts #166 - 173
Rainy days.
Long car rides.
Belly laughs and little boy squeals.
Learning to blow bubbles.
Reminiscing about those first days together.
Spontaneous trips.
Dinner out.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

A date with my Man of the woods.

Thanks to a hearing exam Man of the woods and I were able to have us a little date.

We talked and laughed.  He laughed hardest when my seltzer water exploded in the waiting room.
We shopped together and had dinner together at our favorite Chinese restaurant.  Chinese food is his favorite, even though he only ever eats southern fried chicken, french fries, and fruit.

A simple but fun night out with my favorite six year old.