Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just go take a walk!

Beauty is just around the corner a few steps away, if you will open your eyes to it. One of my favorite things to do is go for walks. It's a great way to see the world around you, do your body and heart some good, maybe even meet someone, slow down and appreciate the world we live in.

My parents live on a dirt road off a fairly busy highway, so it is super nice to go for walks- barely any traffic and those who do drive by usually wave. There are also lots of friendly horses on the way. The kids loved so much our adventure of walking down the road, picking flowers, feeding the horses and taking pictures.

I've always thought Saskatchewan was pretty beautiful- especially in the summer, but winter has it's own charms too.

Brian informed me that this is the weekend a year ago that we moved into our house. The walls were all purple, we went to a powwow at some point (it's on again this year, but we are being lazy and staying home tonight), then the kids and I left for Saskatoon while Brian painted all the upstairs- of course the basement was uninhabitable. We were not all that excited about the house even after we got it, but now that we've invested so much work into it, we are really enjoying our new and improved home. We really didn't like the yard, but it's already come a long way too. My cousin just rottor tilled our garden space and recommended what to add to the soil. It's dark black and I'm hoping very fertile. We've planted trees, taken up blocks of cement and we are seeing that it is become more and more welcoming, and refreshing.

The longer we are here, the more it is feeling like Home Sweet Home.

What aspects of your home make it feel like it is a special place for you?


Anonymous said...

Special place for me because dirt roads are many years away now from my life:and do I remember what that had been liked! Walking in the summer and even winter had been treasures of my life as long as I can remember.

Olivia said...