|Friday morning nature walk with friends|
|Sunday morning hike and picnic with my little man|
I am not even sure where to begin this post except to say that this weekend was good for the soul, and has left me filled to the brim with goodness. It started Friday morning at our weekly nature day adventure with friends. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and old and new friends came out. As we hiked and chatted, I noticed the ramps peeking through the ground, and the first coltsfoot flowers. The kids climbed trees, and us adult sat around on the forest floor snacking and watching. It was a glorious morning, and honestly a wonderful way to kick start our weekend. We lunched at a friends house before heading home to hang out in the backyard, where we enjoyed dinner on the back deck.
I spent Saturday morning with a lovely group of young ladies in my lotions and potions class. We spent two and half hours making soap, body butter and tinted lip balm, and had a great time. Once the products were made, together we chose herbs to make an herbal tea, and the girls sat on the back deck drinking tea, enjoying a snack and chatting. It was lovely, in so many ways. The rest of Saturday was tied up with a few errands, and then happy hour and dinner on the back deck. Reece and I watched a movie Saturday night, and tucked ourselves in a little later than usual.
It was all about pancakes Sunday morning, and my little man was pretty excited about that. After he ate more than me, we packed up the backpack and hit a new to us trail for a hike and the first picnic of the year. It was a stunning hike, and Reece is already asking to head back there and wants to bring his little homeschool friend along with us. I think I can arrange that. Sunday afternoon was all about the garden. With the sun shining on my back, and my hands in the dirt I felt a deep connection to nature, and to this land. It happens every year, this feeling of being connected to this place, it's like a warm hug from an old friend. I planted kale, Swiss chard, spinach and salad greens in the cold frame, and did a first planting of peas. Over the next few weeks more of the same will be planted, and fingers crossed it won't be long before we are eating fresh food from the backyard again. While I worked in the garden, Reece got busy with his work of the day...washing his scooter, playing in the sandbox, drawing, and playing with toys. We enjoyed dinner on the back deck again, and then a beautiful evening walk.
This weekend was so good for the soul, in ways that are hard to express. I feel full, and happy, and honestly, it feels pretty darn great!
How was your weekend, friends?