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Hiking into Onederland!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

For our upcoming anniversary (March 27), my hubby and I decided to buy each other a pair of hiking boots and the Texas state parks pass.

Ta da!

We decided that the green time and awesome quality time together were the perfect gifts to celebrate our anniversary! The pass is valid for a year, and my hubby, son and I are all excited about the possibilities that this will allow our family! I can't wait to get out there and explore some more, camera in hand of course!

So for our first hike we went to a gorgeous park called Brazos Bend. It's home to the American alligator, and I was so thrilled to finally get to see some! There were so many different forms of flora and fauna there. My little shutterbug heart was on hyper drive! It was an amazingly beautiful area to hike in, and I can't wait to head back there! So here's just a small "snap shot" of our day! emoticon

Is it just me, or does this tree branch look like a deer to you too?!

The Peanut Gallery hehe!

I love this pic of him!

Sun salutations!

We rarely ever let go of each other, even when we hike! emoticon

Love, love, LOVE this man! I adored seeing how much the green time allowed him to relax and unplug. What a beautiful gift to be able to share with him!

Hehe! emoticon

When we drove past a similar drive heading into the park, I thought it said not to feed them or wrestle them haha! I like my version better! emoticon

Happy hikers! emoticon

We ended up ending the hike with a healthy picnic under some trees!

It truly was a beautiful, energising, amazingly spectacular and healthy way to celebrate our anniversary! What a turn around from past celebrations that always centered around foods that were fat laden, heavy and full of empty calories! It's starting to surprise me how these healthy choices are coming more naturally to me now. Don't get me wrong - I still struggle with this and have to make conscious, mindful choices every single day. But I'm slowly learning to trust my body and those choices, and it's really starting to pay off. 112 lbs gone forever, and finally this morning, my happy little heart discovered the ecstatic joy of stepping into Onederland!

(Sorry about the quality - it was taken on my phone in my dingy little bathroom hehe!)

"Life holds so many simple blessings, each day bringing its own individual wonder." ~ John McLeod
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  • AMBER281
    Great scenery pics and congrats on reaching onederland!!!!!!!!
    2247 days ago
    Amazing scenery, I would totally die if I saw an alligator! Although we do have bear here, I guess I watch too many movies!

    Congrats on your amazing progress!
    2251 days ago
    Congratulations on your entry into Onederland, and you and your hubby are so sweet together!! I love it. I love that these choices are coming naturally to you and that you are exploring your new world. I am so proud of you! Congratulations again!
    2252 days ago
  • SHAR8676
    Thanks for sharing, that is great!!! I love how you chose to celebrate your anniversary. Your pictures are amazing. :) emoticon Congrats for entering Onederland
    2254 days ago
    Oh my gosh what a beautiful blog! I LOVE hiking and I think that celebrating your anniversary this way is one of the most amazing things ever!! !I am so proud of you for getting into onederland and I am so glad that you had a wonderful time celebrating your anniversary with your hubby!!!!
    2254 days ago
    Great pics, Dee! Looks like you guys had a real good time. I'll have to get back down to Brazos Bend one day.
    2255 days ago
    Loved your blog and pictures! Yes the one with the branch does look like a deer. Thank you for sharing and congrats on your entry to Onderland!
    2255 days ago
    Cool photos- and what a great gift to give each other!!!! Hope it brings you much joy!!
    2255 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    Great photos and great weight loss! I liked the one where the single bird is up in the tree silhouetted against the clouds. By the way, you too look very good together - congrats on having a solid, loving relationship!
    2255 days ago
    Congrats on the weight loss. Great pics too, the one with the turtle titled 'sun salutations' had me laughing. emoticon
    2255 days ago
    Congrats on the weight loss. So glad you decided to team up with your husband. Hiking is a super idea. Love the pics! emoticon
    2255 days ago
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