Friday, September 25, 2009

Unexpected Fun!

Okay, here's the deal, I am not a nature girl. There, I said it. Hiking, not my thing. Rock climbing, No thank you. I do enjoy a good canoe trip, but then there's not a whole lot of intense physical labor involved with that, now is there?! So when Michelle called one Saturday morning and suggested we go take a Nature walk, I was not so sure. I mean, isn't there a mall we could walk at instead? But Austin and Malls don't mix all that well right now, so I reluctantly agreed to go spend some time in Nature. Yay.

My mood lifted a little as we took this picture. I mean, how cute are they?! Five cousins ready to walk by the lake!

Off they went, hand in hand!

I think we did pretty good! We walked about 2 miles, with just one snack break!

And when we got back, the kids all schemed against us and convinced us to let them "wade" in the lake.

I had no idea wading could turn into a full on splash fest! Okay, maybe I had a little idea, but they had a blast!

So I am still not Nature Girl. However, on the whole, this was actually quite a fun day! Thanks Michelle, for pulling me out of my comfort zone and spending the day with us! Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU today! You are so much more than a sister-in-law to me, you are one of my best friends!


Janelle said...

Great day! I am glad you had yout camera handy!

Happy Birthday, Michelle!!

Celeste said...

I'm with you on the not a nature girl thing! It sounds like you had so much fun!!

Happy birthday, Michelle!

michelle said...

Thanks Shelley! You are so sweet!I'm so thankful we enjoy being with each other! I'll start planning our next nature trip! ;)
Love you!!

Alana said...

Well, not that this is any surprise, but I am SO not a nature girl, either. I guess that is why we are such good friends! ;-) Sounds like a fun day, though!