Instead of…

Sunday was a day full of “instead of.”

I meant to get this out to you yesterday…but the Get Rid of it Salad was just too much fun to hold off on!

On Sunday, instead of running a marathon relay, I slept in. (you can find out why, here.) It felt really good.

Instead of folding about 6 loads of clean laundry, cleaning the house and packing for our trip, I played.

The Sweetheart took his AGP out on an adventure for the day. It was incredible.

Sometimes, it’s the “unplanned” in life that reminds me how thankful I am for everything in my life.

For example, we live in one of the most beautiful places in the Country.

 

The Fall colors in the Black Hills were at their peak this weekend.

The Sweetheart’s adventure made it pretty easy to have an amazing day.

80 Degrees, not a cloud in the sky…

…pretty much perfection!

I had a really hard time even remembering what I was supposed to be doing!

When we got back from our drive/hike it was nap time, followed by a hilly 3 mile run…

…and finally dinner at the Sweetheart’s cabin, or should I say, on the Sweetheart’s deck, by candlelight.

Everything else could wait. Sunday was for “instead of.”

What unexpected fun have you found lately?

2 Comments to “Instead of…”

  1. i love this post. i struggled for so long to let go of my “plans” and “routine” and live in the moment. i finally realized that those spontaneous, unplanned, spur of the moment adventures are the moments worth remembering.

  2. Gorgeous pictures! I love that place! You lucky duck. 🙂

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