fall is upon us, that's for sure. and never is that more apparent than here in michigan. where summers are scorching with heat + humidity by the lake, and winters are filled with piles of perfect-to-jump-in lake effect snow + hot cocoa. and fall sits nicely in the middle of the two. a peaceful transition where sweaters and hats can be worn without a bulky coat. and its the perfect temperature to sit out by the campfire and roast s'mores.
last night, the boys, their mama, and i bundled up in sweaters + hats to go on a hike. because that's a staple of fall too, you know. so, we walked. into the fields and through a woods. over a creek where we all held hands and carried toddlers so there were no accidents. and the kids threw stones and smiles all around.
because there's something about the natural flowing water in a creek. the kerplunk of stones, then rocks, then practically boulders being thrown in.
and we tasted a bit of our favorite season. just enough to whet our appetites and get us even more eager for our favorite camping trip of the year in two.short.weeks.
a place where we're family. where we'll tell jokes and roast s'mores around the campfire. go on scary adventures and breakfast at the picnic table in the chilly morning. ride on horseback and hike. holding hands the whole time.