Sometimes people think that since Phillip works from home we get to see him all the time. And while we do have the ability to pop in and say “hi” out at the shop, we typically don’t get to see too much of him during the workweek. Long hours are one of the tradeoffs to running your own business. There are even some weeks where work has to spill into the weekend. But thankfully that’s not usually the case. But because of this crazy schedule, we like to make sure the weekends are all about spending time as a family and seeing what adventure awaits us.
This weekend’s adventure was exploring our local garden nursery. Ever since we moved here it had been on my to-do list to check it out. I was just biding my time till spring showed up. And thankfully, baby girl found it just as exciting as I did. She’s at that age where even going to look at plants is an adventure. It didn’t hurt that she had a wagon to ride around in, or a seesaw to play on or geese to chase. Living the life…I tell ya…
And since it was the weekend, and dad was on duty, I was given the rare opportunity to wander off on my own. While they were off running around in a wagon, I was able to just stroll through the aisles of plants. Between all of the fun house plants and the different colored roses and flowers I’d never even heard of, I was in heaven. My only problem was trying to figure out how I could talk Phillip into letting me take everything home.
Ultimately settled on a handful of vegetables, a few herbs, and some peonies.
If you follow along with me on Instagram, you may remember me sharing how we had been trying to grow herbs from seeds. That was a very humbling experience. We were able to get them to germinate, but nothing wanted to stay alive after that. I’m trying to not take it personally, but how would you feel if something popped up, saw you, and then decided to die was a better option…So we ultimately cried uncle and bought some already growing herbs to enjoy. They haven’t died by the mere sight of me, so I consider that progress. My ego is spared.
The rest of the afternoon was spent playing in the dirt. We got our herbs settled into their home, and began figuring out where we wanted everything else to go, while baby girl filled her watering can with mulch and “watered” her flowers.
Eventually, we got rained out and had to snuggle up inside. But a Saturday full of family time, spent adventuring, and ending with a baby snuggle fest while watching “Moana” is perfect for me.
Because here’s the thing, adventures don’t have to be these grand and extravagant plans. While those are all fine and good, some of the best memories can be made just getting out and being together. Where can you go and explore this weekend? Even places that are so simple we sometimes forget them, like parks or nurseries, can hold some of the best adventures. Make simple things memorable. Get out with someone you love and find out what adventure awaits you.