"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Walk In The Woods

I have been wanting to just hop in the car and DRIVE....heading down the back country roads, looking for photo opportunities of barns and farms, which I absolutely LOVE to shoot!  Last Saturday, my boys and I were able to take a drive and spend some time together and relax.

Skippy made us a delicious lunch and took us on a picnic, and then on a hike up in the George Washington National Park.

 
I have to say it truly was BEAUTIFUL as the colors on the mountain had already started to change, unbeknownst to us being down in the valley. 

I have to be honest and say, "I AM IN SAAAAD SHAPE!" However, I was able to make it to the top (woo hoo) but not without doing some serious huffin' and puffin' along the way.  Skippy, God bless him, stopped, turned around to look at me and said, "Come on....you can do it....take smaller strides, Sasquatch!"  At that moment, I was praying we were almost to the top so that I could push him off and over the other side, but thankfully, God made this mountain a little higher and we still had a ways to go.

 
A little while later, just before we reached the top, I stopped....looked at Skippy and said, "You really ARE trying to KILL ME........You do realize I don't have any life insurance, right?"  "LOL!" was his response...."That's not why I brought you up here, you nut....it's so you can take pictures.....L-0-0-K!"
Stop. . . .breathe . . . .and look around......take time to look around.......you don't want to miss a single moment of God's amazing world!

4 comments:

Emily Fay said...

What gorgeous photos! We just took a trip to our mountains to see the colours here too :) I love this time of year! Have a blessed day!

Cathy said...

How beautiful Laura. So glad you survived the climb in order to share such wonderful pictures of God's creation with us.

Thanks

mountain mama said...

ohhhh....time in the mountains in the fall...

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like a beautiful day. The colors are amazing. It's fun to get away for the day!