Wednesday, March 18, 2009

wild goose chases, and the reasons for them.

On a Saturday.
What do we do?
Movie? Boring!
Park? Seen it!
Let's go:

Our favorite.
This time we were lucky and had a map handy, usually we don't.
Where will we end up?
It's raining, it's pouring, it's muddy and wet!
But, even those things:

We stop off at destinations:

Watch airplanes take off.
Hunt for:

What do we find?

A pot of gold?
Well, no... things like:
abandoned:

-and-

But, most important, reasons to:

We love Saturdays together, huddled under the roof of our car.
Chatting and exploring.
Twisting and turning. (down mysterious muddy pathways!)
Just being us.
And that is the greatest treasure of all.
Being together.

30 comments:

Susie said...

Gosh those were the days!! My family used to do that when I was a kid. Go for a drive just to drive and explore. How fun!

imjacobsmom said...

Jacob is going on 15 and we still enjoy those things. We took the back way today to an antique/junque barn. Then we stopped at a used album shop and spent hours and hours searching through the racks - it was a priceless afternoon. ~ Robyn

Brian and Staci said...

One of my favorite places to be...in the car...with my little family...with no particular place to go :) LOVED this post! And then Sunday comes, and it's time to shave :o

Astrid said...

We used to go on random drives. We haven't done that in a while. I think we'll have to go on some drives...once it greens up a bit.

How do you decide where to go?

Teale said...

Have you ever heard of letterboxing? I think it seems like something you & your boys would love! It's a hobby that's like a scavenger hunt--you can find out more at www.atlasquest.com or www.letterboxing.org. The short version is that you find clues to boxes on those websites, then you follow the clues, and when you find the box, there is a logbook & a stamp inside. You also need your own individual logbooks & stamps (carving your own is fun, but not necessary). once you find the box, you stamp your image into the box's logbook & stamp the box's stamp into your logbook. Then you put all contents back in their box & put it exactly where you found it so the next person can locate it! It is really a TON of fun, I think your little explorers would love the hunt!!!

Ashley said...

Fun!!! A day of random exploring!!

Emily S. said...

I look forward to those days when my family is a bit bigger, a bit older-- and we can do things like this. I love the idea of getting lost, or being a tourist in my own town...

P.S. I'm glad you're BACK, em.

Robyn said...

Love this post! Thanks for sharing!
Robyn

Saucy said...

Saturdays rock! Especially rainy ones with cute guys.

Live.Love.Eat said...

SOOOO cool. I love days like this and I am loving your pics of your days like this.

Miki said...

I was thinking about your post just today...and I saw it forever ago it seems!

Just wanted to let you know I still think of you every day....and my cooking adventures are hard, but fun. Thanks for all of the inspiration...truly....life changing for me.

Jennifer P. said...

I've been off vacationing and didn't get to see this till now. So happy to see all of you together and happy :).

Julie said...

emily I think it was your blog that posted how to do Shiolittes?(spelling sorry) In honnor of Nie we wanted to do them can your re post your how to!

mamapickle said...

nothing beats family time together, no matter what your doing :O) great pictures!

Tracy P. said...

Knock knock knock...hello? Anybody home?

Just wanted to let you know you're missed Emily. Hope you're all doing OK!

meg said...

What do you do when your fave blogger disapears? I am growing concerened for you. Hope all is well. Miss your posts, going to send out a search party for you soon. ;)

BloomingAlmond said...

I really miss doing that....

frim tanklin said...

Awesome blog. I love driving around and doing whatever also!

Astrid said...

Emily- missed reading your blog! Hope you're okay. Happy Spring!

number17cherrytreelane said...

This is awesome. I will be taking this tip for our family. Grand!

Suzanne said...

I've missed your posts! I hope you're doing well!

Beth Pierce said...

Girl! How do you have time to do all these cute things and STILL blog about them?! :)

Casey said...

I see that you haven't posted in quite a while, but this is the first time I've stumbled across your blog. I love it. You seem so creative and your boys are adorable. I hope to use your recipe to make some of those lollipops when I can find a candy thermometer and get the nerve to let the littles have free reign in the kitchen for a lollipop session.

Brigg and Dianne said...

Frequent visitor here. I hope everything is alright with you and yours. I've missed your creativity lately.

meg duerksen said...

where did you go?
are you okay?
what happened to our emily?
we all miss you.

Kami said...

Hey--I just wanted to say ditto to what Meg wrote above. I wish you the best and hope things are okay.

Kami

Kellie H said...

checked back to see if you were back. I am sure you will soon..hopefully!!

~Janet~ said...

I love that I am not the only one who hasn't blogged since March! Facebook is addicting isn't it?!

meg duerksen said...

what happened to ya emily?
since i have checked probably 25 times...i will finally ask if you are ok.
miss your crafts and ideas.
hope your family is well.
best wishes.
-meg

windhula said...

Hey Little Momma,
I miss your daily posts and beautiful photography! OK so I know it's fo-paux to ask to be invited to anything but I'd love an invitation to your private blog...(that is, if you're inviting your fans who promise aren't weirdo's!) smhinckley@yahoo.com