Wherever the Road May Lead…

Who knows where a cold winter road may lead…best get going and find out. I made a commitment to my family this year to spend more time together, to get out and do things. It’s too easy to get caught up in the tasks of household maintenance and forget the rest of the world. The dust will keep – we’ll only be together for so long and I want to spend as much of that time with them as I can.

How long since you spent the day together, doing something extraordinary?
Get going.
Don’t forget the sunscreen.


  1. #1 by Tameri Etherton on February 4, 2012 - 6:08 am

    Gorgeous picture and even better message. Family is too important to forgo for some dust. Have fun today! We’re going to archery and then a party for a friend. Not extraordinary, but we’ll be together. Hiking tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend with your family.

    • #2 by Leslie on February 5, 2012 - 10:40 am

      Family is so important. I’m astounded (like every parent) at how fast the offspring turns from infant to small adult. Hope the archery went well… *nervous laugh*

      …and hiking too? Y’all are active.

  2. #3 by Elena Aitken on February 4, 2012 - 8:19 am

    Great reminder! Beautiful picture!
    So important to spend time together. I’m so excited because in SEVEN days my family and I are going on holiday together. TWO weeks of hanging out. We just have to get through this last week. 🙂
    Enjoy your weekend!

    • #4 by Leslie on February 5, 2012 - 10:40 am

      Thanks Elena! OMG…I can’t even imagine a two week vacation with the entire family. Although…when I was a kid my entire family (cousins, aunts/uncles, grandparents, etc.) ALL used to go camping several times a year. It was always great fun – although I bet it was a ton of work for my mom. Have such a wonderful time!

  3. #5 by Debra Kristi on February 4, 2012 - 10:40 pm

    Wow. I want to echo Tameri. The picture is gorgeous, but the message is even better. Unfortunately there was no archery in our day. That could be scary with my little ones. I see arrows flying every which way. “Look out over there!” Anyway, I hope you had a fabulous day with the family. Life is too short and too precious. We never can get enough together time. Bless you Lesann. 🙂

    • #6 by Leslie on February 5, 2012 - 10:31 am

      Thanks Debra. Every so often I have a “snap” moment and wonder how my priorities got so skewed. Seems like I get so caught up in work and chores that I forget to focus on the things that matter most = my guys. Like you, I shudder to think of arrows and pointy objects of any kind….

  4. #7 by Marion Spicher on February 4, 2012 - 11:29 pm

    Awesome photograph, and the message is so true.

    • #8 by Leslie on February 5, 2012 - 10:29 am

      Thanks Marion. =)

  5. #9 by Bridgette Booth on February 6, 2012 - 10:33 am

    Yes, yes, yes. I couldn’t agree more that taking time with the entire family is vital. Hope you enjoyed your time together!

    My husband is really good at gathering us for “common” vacations. Just a day together at a local festival, or traveling to a small out-of-the-way eatery, or going to a park. I usually look at my to-do list, groan, and reluctantly fall in place, but I am SOOO glad when we have done it and have those memories.

    • #10 by Leslie on February 6, 2012 - 7:01 pm

      We did have a fun weekend. Our grand plans on Sunday turned into a be-lazy-at-home day which was equally nice. I love “common” vacations – that’s such a great way to think about them. Like you, I sometimes drag my feet but I always love it when we get going. This is pretty much what I’m trying to make happen every week – family time together doing something. = )

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