as the seasons change i am really trying to slow down and enjoy every minute with my boy. he is growing way too fast... i swear he will be crawling for real in a few weeks... he is soooo close right now :) this morning i did some art journaling to reflect on what i would like to do this fall and to remember the highlights of our first summer as parents. my art journals are nothing special, but i hang them up and look at them daily.
i already took Park to the zoo today and we had lots of fun :)
i can't wait to hike, go north, and explore the new season with my boys....
i love spending every day with my son and i couldn't be happier :)
here are some of my fave art journaling sites:
art journaling as a creative process
art journal toolkit
art journal podcast
i have lived in michigan my entire life. i sometimes get an itch to relocate elsewhere. not quite sure what triggers this itch...curiosity? age? boredom? deep down i am confident the courage i will need to move away will also bring me back to the mitten in the long run . these peninsulas offer endless nooks and crannies to explore. your jaw will drop at first sight of a crisp fresh lake in our water wonderland.
these images are all fresh in my head as i return from a 4 day camping trip at ludington state park. i highly recommend visiting this park in the spring. i was blessed with the shores of lake michigan all to myself for the last 3 mornings. the wildlife is abundant and the sand is soft. the waves put me in a trance as the wind added a little rosiness to my cheeks.
these pictures and feelings = pure michigan enjoy :)
Someday I will live within a half hour of a National Park or National Forest so I can play outside in the wilderness as much as I want. But for now, we wil continue to plan our vacations near these areas. Never been to a park that doesnt take my breath away and bring tears to the eyes. This summer I hope to hit up the following National Parks:
Rocky Mountain, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, North Cascades, Mt.Rainier, and Olympic.....phew! Oh and maybe a revisit to Isle Royale. It is the most revisited park. We have been 3 times and still crave to go back.
Author - Michelle Reckling
- dedicated learner
Worth a Click