(above: “Raise your hands if your having fun!” The kids take in the view from the Chantry Flats Heliport in the Angeles National Forest – San Gabriel Mountains.) We’ve officially been in Pasadena for five full weeks. Time apparently moves faster in California because there is no way we’ve already been here that long. A […]
Yesterday afternoon was a delightfully lazy one. Nash and I watched Avengers: Age of Ultron and built one of his LEGO sets that he got for his birthday. As I was snapping the little plastic pieces into place one by one I had a little epiphany.
I was walking up a shady trail in Chantry Flats, California the day after Thanksgiving, 2015. We had hiked down first and now slowly made our way back up to the car. Kids giggling and running. Grabbing sticks. Throwing rocks. Jumping. Crossing over creeks balancing on old, dead, fallen trees. Stopping to take a breath. […]