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Hi Sweets,

Well things are back to normal around here….ha whatever normal is. Nix is having better days and so is Mama. I got some vitamin D and adventure time out in the mountains this weekend which was exactly what I needed.

Friday I went to Evergreen with my girl Alexa. We went early because I’m a Mom now and I got to bed when Phoenix goes to bed haha.

We found a waterfall, walked across the frozen lake, hiked all over, got brunch in a teeny tiny mountain cafe, did more hiking, ran into a huge group of elk, stumbled upon a teepee someone had built, and laid down on the forest floor to soak up the silence. It was truly a great great day.

Any time I go to the mountains I try to find a place and time to lay down on the ground. This might sound weird but if you think so you should try it sometime. Tell me it doesn’t make you feel more alive after. There is something magical about just lying on the earth away from people and completely engulfed in nature that is both healing and invigorating. The silence is loud, it’s overpowering. It almost feels sacrilegious to speak. My favorite part is that after lying there silent for a few minutes natureĀ starts to move in close to you. Birds come back, little creatures move closer, you quickly become part of the scene instead of a destructor who pushes all life away. It is literally one of my most favorite things to do.

Yesterday it was about 60 degrees here!! Ha it was incredible. We went hiking and let the sun warm us up. It was quite the hike and I am so sore today. The warmth was so deceiving. I was so excited about being outside and not freezing that I totally forgot about snow and ice as possibilities on the trail. There was a lot of it. But we made it up and down with very few injuries. All injuries were mine haha. I have scraped hands, and legs from climbing a tree and road rash on my butt after slipping and sliding down the mountain a little ways. All injuries I am glad to acquire forĀ a day like that. Nix needed a day outside like that. He has been getting very restless inside. He is used to going for hikes multiple times a week and now with the cold being stuck indoors is quite the shock for him.

I am so grateful to live in a place where we get to experience winter, but we are not punished by winter. It isn’t too painful. I am so sensitive to loss of sun and fresh air time. The winter is always a test of my spirituality. It is a dark time of life for me. But it is good to have those times. Trusting warmer days will come. Colorado always gives us some nice breaks in-between the cold. It’s January and yesterday we hiked with our shirts off for half of it. It was glorious.

Anyways, feeling very lucky, supported and loved today. I hope you all are as well. Happy Sunday!

 

XOXO

Haley Anne

Mother Lovin Yogi