renewing our spirits
after spending weeks and weeks shuttling from work to home, home to gift shopping, gift shopping to holiday activities, repeat repeat repeat, we were all in for some much needed fresh air. after we couldn't take being couped up indoors for a second more, the three of us layered up and headed here for a late fall hike. although there is a bigger bite in the air now and the trails were a bit muddy, it wasn't raining and we were surrounded by the fresh smell of enormous douglas firs and forest. armed with coffee, we marched on for much further than i imagined Lars would go; he insisted walking the entire length and has managed to impress us once again with his independence and stamina.