The summer after Ben and I were seniors in high school, we spent a ton of time four wheelering around the land that we know as "the creek"... we had just admitted to mutual feelings for each other and basically riding on the back of his four wheeler was an excuse for a big old snuggle while all of our other close friends were around. (Sorry, guys!) I have so many sweet memories of him teaching me how to drive, how to shift gears and when to do so. I remember racing next to our friends and how tangled my long hair got every single time. It was always a sweet time and it was a great way for me to see how stinking wild my future husband is. He speeds around searching and chasing animals and it's always been fun to see that, especially when I'm hanging on the back of the four wheeler feeling like I'm in a combination of a high speed chase and an African safari.
But then, we went to college. The four wheelers broke down. Life happened. We genuinely hadn't sped through the trees of the creek since our junior year of college, and even then it had been awhile.
On Monday, while Ben had the day off, we headed out to the creek for a ride. It was such a blast. The familiar feelings from when we first liked each other came back and it was just plain great to enjoy being OUTSIDE! It was a beautiful day and everything about the experience was so enjoyable! It was great to unplug from everything going on around us and just be out in the middle of nature. It really was a sweet blessing.
What have you done recently to get outside? Or even to trigger fun memories? Happy Wednesday!