Been a long time – just over a year – since I’ve posted here. All is well!
My husband and I have a new babe named Severn and she’s pretty amazing. I felt inspired by our little outing on Saturday to write a blog post 🙂
Now that we’re new parents, life is busier than ever! The last time I wrote it was about needing to let go of this blog because my priorities have changed – and have they ever.
Our little babe is already 7.5 months old and I can’t even believe how fast that time has flown by.
In that time I can probably count the number of times we’ve ventured out in nature. We always say that it needs to be a priority, but then the weekend rolls around and we’re visiting family, heading down to Barrie to pick up supplies, or doing stuff around the apartment – like baby-proofing!
In addition to being busy with life, I’ve also started a new business which has me more busy than I’ve ever been in.my.life.
So we decided that enough is enough and we’ve got to try to get out at least twice a month into nature. I need it so bad. I miss it so bad. And more importantly – Severn needs to be exposed to nature.
My husband and I both feel that it’s one of the biggest things we can do for her, is to bring her up in the out-of-doors as much as possible. I’m not even going to go into the benefits of why because I feel that my readers know exactly where I’m coming from – and can speak with experience!
So, on Saturday we (actually my husband) packed up all of the gear we would need to have a cookout – one of my most favourite things to do ever – here in Muskoka.
I was spoiled this past Christmas with a pair of Altai Hok skis. My husband has a pair too, so we’ve hung up our snowshoes in exchange for a different kind of pace and motion outside. The skis are quite a bit wider than backcountry skis and have a patch of skin on the bottom to help with going up hill. They.are.awesome.
We skied over a large beaver pond or small lake to some land where we crossed over into another large pond/little lake.
Once we found the perfect spot, we had our cookout!
I’ve realized that life doesn’t stop when you have a baby and it’s more important now – more than ever – to keep doing the things that my husband and I love doing with a hope that Severn will enjoy them too.
We spent 4 hours outside and she didn’t say a peep.
I need the nature. I want to show Severn nature. I was showing her different species of trees and I could see her little curious mind absorbing what I was saying – or what she understood of it.
I think that watching her experience nature is going to bring me a whole level of excitement and joy. Watching her learn and grow with innocence and curiosity.