Today is the first day of Triduum, and I am beginning to wind down blogging toward the holiest days of the year. Palm Sunday was supposed to be a crazy-busy day, with me traveling to observe an NFP class in the afternoon and attending a novels group meeting in the evening. It turned out both got canceled, and thrilled with the unexpected ability to be spontaneous, I said, “Let’s have a picnic and a hike!” (Disclosure: I use the word “hike” loosely. We do have four little kids.)
I begin with a picture of me, because it’s the only one that got taken. The photographer has to work to make sure she appears in the family photo album occasionally. 🙂
I love this next picture. Christian and I had engagement pictures taken on this bridge, from this angle.
Generally when we come to the state park, it’s in the winter. Don’t ask me why. I don’t think I’ve ever been there with the wildflowers in bloom. It was so beautiful. I have better pictures of the wildflowers, but I love the tree in this one.
Heading toward the rock bridge…I’m not sure if Julianna found the view or the climb most inspiring. 🙂
A couple of closeups I love: Christian reading an interpretive sign to Alex (gotta love a guy wearing a Snugli)…
…and how can you resist this adorable face? (So–does he look like mommy or like daddy? People can’t decide.)
The back side of the rock bridge:
Nicholas wasn’t feeling very photogenic that day, but he gets so many pictures taken of him, I’m not going to feel guilty that I didn’t manage to get a closeup of him to share this one time.
It was a perfect way to start off Holy Week…as a family.
So excited for you! Nature is our own healing balm!
Beautiful pictures! Don’t you just love gifts like this? A time to be spontaneous and just “be”!
Have a blessed Triduum and Easter!
Fun! So true what you said about the family photographer rarely being in the pictures. Happy Easter!