Friday, January 6, 2012

Winter Walking

We went walking this week.  We are experiencing an amazingly mild winter so far.  It's been nice.  So nice in fact, that we talked Grandpa into going on a walk.  The winters are long for him.  It's painful for him to be out in the cold weather, so when the temps hit a warm 49 degrees, he agreed that a ride outside would be a good change of scenery.  We started out with all three hooligans fighting over who would get to push him down the road in his chair.  There aren't many things that bring a smile to his face anymore, but three little people loving him this much made him feel pretty special.  It made me smile big, and I had to laugh when my little man won the fight.  It was an adventurous ride for Grandpa, and that's putting it mildly.  It's a little hard for Doop to see where he's going since he's shorter than the wheelchair, and combine that with the slope in the road and there were a couple of times that I was sure my dad was going to end up in the ditch.  His remaining leg got a pretty good workout trying to stop the chair and get it turned back in the right direction.  It was good for him, and good for us to spend time together.  It's not something we've done in a while.  The sun on my face, and watching the kids interact with him and Grandma was priceless.  Here are a few images of our time together.  If you're feeling the winter blues, go outside and take a look around.  Look hard.  There are so many beautiful things to see, and I promise you will be glad you did.  I've decided I need a lot more winter walking!


Naomi said...[Reply to comment]

Aww so cute! Our winter has been SO mild this year as well. in fact, I went on a walk yesterday too! I needed out of the house so it was quite nice. Beautiful captures!

Ashley Sisk said...[Reply to comment]

I agree - I need to go on a winter walk too!

Jessica said...[Reply to comment]

Such lovely warm winter light. Makes me want to get outside too!

Stacey said...[Reply to comment]

These photos are so lovely and peaceful, Marvett. Beautiful. The weather has been unbelievable mild here, too. Loving it!

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