Since this is my outdoor adventure blog, I'll try to stick to that theme, but more and more the lines are blurring between family and outdoor fun (in a very good way).
Time on the trail with my family. We had some fun small adventures this year on the local peaks and in the Indian Peaks. These opportunities were stymied a bit (OK, a LOT) by spending just about the entire summer buying, renovating and moving into our home in Louisville, but we really hope to make up for that next year now that we are settled (mostly).
Though I often times find my thoughts wandering to higher mountains, faster runs, longer outings, races etc..... I can't express enough how fortunate I feel to be able to share time in the outdoors with my family and take great joy in sharing this love with my twin daughters. They absolutely love being outside and introducing them to such an awe inspiring natural World is an amazing honor like no other.
I can't wait until they are old enough to join me in doing bigger and better things under their own power, yet simultaneously realize that they will grow up way too fast. I came across a parenting blog a while back titled "The Longest Shortest Time", so true.