Four years ago, after a long day of "work" on a Saturday, our family went on a hike in a nearby woodland. That day, we enjoyed the beautiful color of the changing fall leaves, and even though we had to carry ALL THREE KIDS the entire last half of the hike--a new family tradition was born.
Here we are four years ago. My how we have grown!
There's even an extra member of our family to talk and walk with!
In years past, our walk has been mostly about enjoying nature. However, this year, as we took periodic breaks to eat and talk, the children started to open up to us and share more than they ever have about school and their feelings about life right now. And I realized that our efforts of hauling little bodies through the woods four years running now is finally paying off!
Thank goodness for a good husband who keeps us moving--together--in the right direction. This is all his doing.
So, what traditions do you cherish--especially this time of year--that have helped you to reconnect and bond as a family? I'm anxious to hear!