Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Family Walk in the Woods















It has been six long weeks since Justin had knee surgery and I think the one thing I have missed the most is our time in nature together as a family. Although Reece and I spend a lot of our days in nature, Justin will often join us on the weekends for a family adventure in the woods. Sunday morning we woke up to sunshine and warm temperatures and I felt it was time Justin try out his knee on a little hike. I had been up to the conservation area by our home on Saturday for a trail run, so I knew how amazing the trail was right now with it's colours of red and gold. So after lunch on Sunday we hit the trails for a little family time in the woods. It was exactly what we all needed and although Justin was not totally up to it when we started, he thanked me half way through for getting him out. Sometimes I know just what we all need.

32 comments:

  1. Great pics Kim! I love the one of you carrying Reece in the Boba <3

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  2. Sounds like he is on the road to recovery! I love all the golden shades you were able to enjoy on your walk. My fingers are crossed that his knee continues to heal. Love the mis matched shoes :)

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    1. He is, and he seemed to handle the hike very well.

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  3. Love the light coming through all those leaves! Sounds like a great time.

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    1. Thanks, it was a beautiful, light filled day :)

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  4. Mama knows best ;) You have a lovely place to walk

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  5. Beautiful fall woods! I'm glad you were able to get out with everyone! :)

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    1. They really are gorgeous and I am really happy I got Justin out to enjoy it.

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  6. we hit the woods (or pretty forest as my little guy always calls it) last night for a family hike/picnic. My husband left work early and it was such a lovely evening! It was raining leaves all around us as we ate. It doesn't get much more peaceful than that!

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  7. Hey Kim, I noticed your carrier. I am currently looking for a good carrier as we had some passed down to us but they are too small for my son now who is 11 months. My sister is also going to be having a baby in April so she is looking for a good carrier as she lives in Toronto and will be walking a lot with one. Do you like the carrier you are carrying Reece in? What are some positives? Perhaps any negatives?

    Thanks for sharing, your pictures look wonderful!

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    1. Hi there, I love my Boba, one of the best things I ever bought. It is good for newborn, if you get the insert, right through to toddlerhood. Reece is 33lbs right now and we are both very comfortable wearing it. It is good up to 45lbs, not sure I will be able to carry him then though :)

      I do know they have upgraded the Boba since I purchased this one with some pretty awesome features.

      It is easy to wear, easy to use, comfortable, good for you and your partner even if you are different sizes and I love that it is organic and made in the USA.

      Hope that helps, I highly recommend the Boba.

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  8. The pictures are just beautiful!

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  9. What a beautiful walk Kim. I love autumn leaves. xxoo

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    1. Me too! We have a very large collection after that walk, Justin was picking up a ton of them.

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  10. How lovely to have such beautiful woodland trails at your doorstep! I hope Justin's knee is much better soon - family nature walks are truly special. Thanks for sharing the info on your sling/carrier - I was going to ask about it too. Right now, we have an Ergo organic, which was gifted to us, and we love it too.

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    1. We are very lucky and I am grateful every day to have so many wonderful places to hike close to home. From what I researched the Ergo and Boba are very similar.

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  11. Beautiful colors! So glad he's feeling up to hiking with you guys again. Family hikes are so wonderful.

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    1. Me too, we have really missed him on our hikes.

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  12. what a perfect day to break in the healing knee- the trail is just gorgeous!

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  13. Oh, Kim, these photos are beautiful!! I would print them all and blow them up into huge posters and hang them all over my living room. I miss the forest soooo much.

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    1. Thanks Elisa. I love them too, definitely thinking about getting a few of them printed, I just need to find wall space to hang them :)

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  14. What a gorgeous day! Your pictures are so beautiful and I am glad to hear that Justin is doing well!

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  15. Such beautiful pictures. We've been meaning to go for a walk in the wood for ages. I'm completley inspired now.

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    1. Thanks Jade. Happy to inspire, hope you enjoy your walk in the woods.

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  16. These pictures are just so lovely they remind me of postcard pics :)

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