27 April 2008

The Hike

I love it when you have the perfect day - but you woke up not even expecting it. After the last couple of weeks around here, it was about time. We had planned yesterday to go down the road to one of our favorite trails and grill some hamburgers and hang out with the kids, but when we woke up, the sky looked a bit overcast like it would be pouring rain if we waited very long. So, we got the kids up and headed to the trail. The weather was perfect. There was nobody else, not another living soul on the trail.
Travis was so calm and fun to be with which made it for an especially good day. I can't remember the last time I liked his company so much. It is hard when you have hit a major rough patch to remember that this was a person that you liked at one time in your life. In fact you liked them enough to commit to spend the rest of your life with them, and have a couple of babies together. Well, today I remembered.
We walked a while, and then we sat in the middle of the Big Thicket and listened to birds. Later we looked at some carnivorous plants, animal tracks, wild ferns, etc. We talked about college and the revelation that my awesome, rockin' friend Stephanie helped Kendra with this weekend. (I'll share that in another post later this week.) We talked about dating, and how much Kullen is learning from his sisters that will pretty much make him the perfect catch when he gets older. We talked about astrology and the magnetism of the planets - actually Travis talked about this and we listened and asked questions.
After the hike we came home and grilled hamburgers on the front porch and sat out there and talked some more. Pretty much the perfect day in my opinion - at least as much as it could be without some of my best friends around me!


  1. That's great that you had such a perfect day.

  2. A perfect day well deserved! Nice way to set the tone for the up and coming week.

  3. That is so awesome!
    You know if the two of you can go back and remember why you fell in love in the first place then I say all is not lost, there may be hope for reconciliation.

    It's gotta be worth one last shot. Like I said before sometimes you have to hit bottom before you can see the way back up.

  4. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful day. You've needed that. All of you in fact. Sounds great.

  5. Sounds like an awesome day! You are blessed with a terrific family.

  6. Sounds like a lovely day all around! It is also sooo cool to see God answering our prayes regarding you and Travis!!! (turning cartwheels!!!) I know there is alot of healing to do, but it is great when He shows Himself faithfull! Whoo Hoo!

  7. Baby steps... I am so glad you remembered some things that you love about Travis today. I know that there is no quick fix, but I hope that you are both on the road to healing. Sounds like a beautiful day.

  8. YIPPPPPY. Keep up with the positive outlook, Jewls. Your friends are here for you thick and thin.


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