Friday, January 22, 2010
The Forest Around Us
There is nothing better in the morning, than waking up to a forest view.
When we lived in Virginia, in the middle of suburbia, all we could dream about was nature - more specifically forests, and trees.
Now that we are here in Oregon we are constantly spoiled with gifts from Mother Nature, and oh how we love it!! When I first wake up in the morning and look out our bedroom window I feel like I am in a log cabin or out camping because of the sights and sounds I wake to. Sweet birds sing us songs, squirrels chatter, the wind rustles the leaves in the trees, the rain plays music on our windowsills... it really is heavenly.
Besides our own back yard, we have so many places to hike and explore. My girls really are becoming true 'children of the forest'. We look forward to taking them camping for the first time sometime this year (my husband has crazy hours at work right now so we don't get to see him enough). Exploring, loving, respecting and understanding nature are such important lessons for us to teach our girls, I hopewe are teaching them well.
Wishing you all a fun, adventurous, nature loving weekend!!