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o darling, let’s disappear for a couple of days

a couple of weeks ago we actually took a little break and disappeared from our normal day to day. it may seem like that’s all we do around here, you know, travel and party,  since that’s all i post about these days, but trust me, this was a much needed two day break away from the crazy world our life has been the last few months! what’s funny is we felt like we had disappeared into the mountains (what mountains? there are no mountains around here!) but we were actually only 35 minutes away from our house. WHAT.   there was beautiful scenery, nature, creeks and streams, hills and rocks… so much beauty! the-hike

it was a breath of fresh air.

we ended up going on a “little” hike one day.  girl-with-daddy

it was “little” because, of course, Husbuddy led the way, we only got lost a couple of times, we took some “scenic” routes, and ended up bouldering up a hill… no biggie. {besides being 8 months prego at the time…} 

but that’s just a good ol’ fashioned hike with family, isn’t it?! LOVE it.


and can i just mention, Sophia LOVED it too. view i mean, she LOVED it. and it made me wish we could go for hikes every weekend! rock-sitter

well, why can’t we?

family-at-creek do you even see that bowling ball i had to hike with? bawhaha. it was good exercise and i didn’t mind… until we got to the bouldering part. i was literally climbing over huge boulders going straight up a steep hill. ha, oops.

it was the next morning, Husbuddy looked at me and said, “hun, i think you look different, i think you dropped.” then, a day later, it was confirmed by my midwife. um yea, that’s what the hike did… it brought baby girl right on down into position! haha. well, a story for when you’re older, baby girl.


we had these dear friends join us! who am i kidding, it was actually their idea to disappear to this location for a few days. {thank you for talking Husbuddy into it!} how sweet are they? and while i hiked with a bowling ball, they hiked with a 3 month old. ah! they are amazing.  playing-at-creek my dear adventurers.  throwing-rocks-into-river learning from daddy how to throw rocks in the water. (she only got a little wet from throwing them RIGHT in front of her)   piggy-backs and this is how Husbuddy had to carry the toddler up the rocks at the end (which i didn’t get a picture of- too much huffing and puffing) 

i didn’t really get pictures of the rest of the trip. let’s just say there was lots of good food, no screen time, lots of games, lots of walks to the playground for the toddler, some crafting and lots of laughter. it was a lovely time. whole-black-rock-group sometimes one just has to disappear into nature to be reminded of the things that really matter and God’s peace. i’m so thankful we got to do this before baby girl got here! we will be back though, for sure!

xoxo-kimberly renee
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a new park

we explored a new park yesterday! Ravenswood park on the other side of Gloucester was pretty fun. how in the world we haven’t found this little gem before this weekend is beyond me. one of the paths that we walked along was called “Old Salem Road”. it was cool to imagine that we were walking along an old road that horse and wagons used to ride along.

here are some images from our Sunday adventure:

puppycakes was so happy. and husbuddy was too!

puppycakes loves running from one of his persons to the other. so cute.

why is moss so pretty? and fungus on the trees?

the trees were so awesome.  

if only we had found this place a couple of weeks ago when the leaves were more radiant!


puppycakes loved looking closely at the leaves too. hilarious.

today is supposed to get into the 60s. if only i could play hooky and go for a walk again today!! oh i loved getting out in nature so much, it’s so good for the soul.

xo-kimberly renee

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we’ve been off  adventuring.

yup! we found some of the closest mountain biking areas and we’ve explored 2 in less than 24 hours!

yesterday was hot but we found a really cool state park outside of Ipswich.

we went through lots of forest, by ponds, on bridges and over rivers… oh my!

this house was the estate from the late 1800’s that someone gave to the state of MA. Thank you, whoever you are, for giving your property to the world so we can mountain bike! 🙂

 it has been a while since we last went mountain biking-so i felt a little slow and wimpy.

then this morning Husbuddy dragged me we went to another place that was south of Salem. it was beautiful but it was so big we felt like we hardly saw any of it. guess it just means we get to go back a lot!

it’s really not fair that you can’t tell how steep that was… it was exhausting! i forgot what mountains are like! i’ve been gone from Colorado for far too long! 😉

and i was still exhausted from yesterday’s ride so i was not excited as Husbuddy. i was a little annoyed with how much energy he had not as excited as he was…he gets way too hiper when we get to go mountain biking! hee hee

see how fast he was going?! so.much.energy… how?! haha.

 on top of a hill there was a tower that was open so that we could climb up and see the view.

that’s Boston, people!!

and this was from another hill.  we were having fun because from this point it was all downhill back to the car…

see? we don’t mountain bike too hard. it’s all just fun and play. 🙂 haha.

ok. so maybe i was a little grumpy today… sorry, sweetheart.  it really was really fun and so good to get out and do something active! i’m so thankful to Husbuddy for getting so excited to take me out exploring and adventuring! it really is one of my favorite things to do and i really appreciate it even if sometimes he has to drag me out the door a little bit haha. LOVE you, Husbuddy! 🙂

off to take a nap.

xo-kimberly renee.

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