Monday, May 6, 2013

Family Time

We have recently started a new family tradition; Family Hike/Trail Day.  On Sundays we head out of doors for a hike or trail walk.  We choose a different destination each week, though we may revisit favorites as it feels right. It's a time for us to be together, enjoy nature, talk, feel connected with each other and our surroundings. I'm so excited about this adventure!

We have always been an "out doorsie" family so this special day feels like a no brainer.  But setting the intention for it to happen weekly keeps us active, accountable and spiritual.  My husband and I feel so much more spiritual hiking a mountain than we ever have in the conventional way.  I respectfully understand that this may not be the same for some folks.

Lately I have been thinking about how fast time seems to be going by.  Another school year is almost finished. I look at my son and see how much he's physically changed.  He's getting taller, his face doesn't resemble a "baby face" anymore.  My daughter will have one more year before she moves on to middle school.  I am so not ready for that!
I want time to slow down.  Spending this quality time together helps that, I think.  At least our time together is Meaningful.  Thoughtful.  Joyful.


Of course I want us all to be nourished before we head out. ;)   I found a smoothie recipe by Weelicious.  This is packed with spinach so no wonder the name is Green Monster!  It's also dairy free which is fabulous for Sophia and all of us really. It was delicious! 

Green Monster Smoothie via Weelicious
4 Servings
2 cups vanilla rice milk
4 cups packed fresh spinach
2 large ripe bananas
1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar

1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
2. Serve with a tall straw to slurp it up.

We've really enjoying our newest adventure.  Wonder where next week will take us? :)

1 comment:

  1. What a fun weekly family outing! It's so important, especially when you realize just how quickly time is have that special time. I can't wait to see where your adventures take you next ;) Yummy smoothie recipe too...I hadn't seen that one!