What is the old saying... it's as easy as a walk in the park? I was thinking about this as the boys and I strolled through Hartman Reserve this last weekend. I was referring to the fact that it should be so easy to find time to make moments like these with our kids... I love quiet moments when there are no distractions and no running off to something and no phones to be answered and no televisions to stomp out our conversation opportunities and to-do lists to live by... I don't even have kids in "school activities" yet and I feel the pressure to protect our family time and quality time spent, simply together. We had one of those moments early Saturday morning at Hartman and I was reminded of just how intentional we need to be to provide these moments in not only our kids lives, but moms and dads too. Even when we're "just at home" I want to work on being intentional about providing an environment where we are together...not one of us in front of one TV, another in the kitchen, and another couple in a toy room. My new goal (or old goal just being revisited!!) is to be aware of the things that distract us from being together as a family. And, taking action to avoid these distractions or redirecting our focus as a family. I want to make everyday be memorable in the little ways... one would think this is a walk in the park. I think it can be... I just need to make it habit- to avoid or limit distractions that intersect with good family time or togetherness. Check back in a few months and see how I'm doing! Seriously, I could use some accountability!!
Here's a few shots from our early morning at Hartman. Our first hike around the park since Austin was here in person and not just in my tummy :) I'm going to turn my computer off now so I'm not tempted to come back to it until later tonight when the kids are in bed- a step towards not being distracted!!!