morning walk

I really do love going for a walk in the morning. You probably wouldn't be able to tell that though if you've been watching me the last few weeks because I've gone exactly.....twice. Yep. It's true. But, I'm hoping to get back on track. You see, I love morning walks for many reasons. The weather is great in the mornings...cool, a little chilly even, and beautiful. The sun coming up just makes the mountains glow. And, it's a nice way to start the day. A chance to pray, reflect, and just enjoy God's creation. We are really blessed to live in a place where I can take a walk without seeing a single vehicle. The dogs can roam the dirt road without a leash (which is great since I am usually pushing a stroller these days!) It's a quiet way to jumpstart my day.
So, today...I took Mason for a walk in the sling (the stroller needs air in one of the tires). It was a beautiful Colorado morning. The dogs set out with us...full of energy because...well...the walks have been few and far between lately. As I'm enjoying everything around me and just thinking...I keep having the same thought pop into my head..."what am I going to do if there's a bear on the other side of that hill?" I must also mention that this walk of mine has lots of hills (we do live in the mountains) so at every one I start to get a little more worried. Crazy how your mind can play this trick on you. A lot of bears have been spotted in the area (within a few miles) and I keep thinking "what is a few miles to a bear?" These things travel many miles every day. I've seen plenty of them. Mostly from the car. Not out walking alone with my baby strapped to me:) I finally concluded that I should just be aware of my surroundings and hope the dogs would give me a fair warning! (ps...Java has chased off a few bears and a mountian lion in her day, I'm not sure that Daisy would be much help though...maybe her howling would scare the beast).
When we got home Mason was so cute and cuddly in the sling...and asleep. Of course the minute I stopped moving and got the camera, he woke up. I still wanted to try to take a picture. Do you know how hard that can be? I resorted to the ol' mirror trick (I think these pictures are kinda dumb, but oh well.) Please ignore the just-woke-up-and-haven't-showered-yet-but-went-for-a-walk look I have going on.

And enjoy this precious little sight:)Happy trails. Here's to many more walks to come:)


Mindy said...

AWW! Look at those big eyes!! I love how he's looking up at the camera, like, wassat? :) What a beautiful baby, Leez. I'm so glad you're liking the sling. There are so many baby things to think about, it's hard to know what will work best...he looks snug as a bug. And I'm sure Java will keep you safe--the bears will spot her famous chompers miles away ;)

Hillary said...

hello there, sweet little face. :)

I would never ever walk if I lived out there. I'm such a chicken.