This Saturday was good. Nate had to work from the morning to afternoon & I went hiking with some people from church. Then I went to a sale for the Shine Project. It is a organization I found about through instagram. The founder used to volunteer tutoring in downtown Phoenix & realized the need to help the kids there be able to earn money for college. They had a big sale on Saturday & part of the money goes towards college scholarships for students. I thought that was such a great idea & was happy to be able to go & buy a few skirts. Then I did a little more shopping (got the softest blanket & pillow & a cute shirt) & picked up some new dining chairs from World Market. I feel grown up having 2 fancy dining chairs. I grabbed a burger & fries at Shake Shack on my way home & it just felt so nice to not have things I needed to do.
When I got home Nate & I went on a hike with Blitzen. The hike was perfect! The weather was so nice & on the way down we were the only people left hiking. It just feels so cool being in nature & being the only ones there. We let Blitzen run free & he was in heaven. Then it started raining really hard all of the sudden. The rain felt so hard & we realized it had turned into sleet! We zipped up our jackets & ran down the rest of the trail. Blitzen kept running so fast & then looking back at us & whining like "why can't you speed up?" haha!
Hiking in the rain reminded us of when we lived in Washington & went camping our first month there. We had been planning on camping 2 nights but there was a huge rainstorm. It poured the whole first night & everything was so wet. It was supposed to keep pouring the whole next day & night so Nate thought we should leave. I was so sad because it was our first time camping there & I thought if we cancelled our plans because of rain then we would have to do that everytime since it rains so much there. (We later found out that was considered way more rain than usual there though). We had wanted to do a little hike before we left, so we rain along a trail wearing soaking clothes & rainboots & it was so fun! Something we will always remember from our time in Washington & Oregon!
After hiking we went home, made salad, homemade pizza, & pizzokies & watched Victoria & Abdul in our pajamas. It was such a fun night & I just felt so thankful to have my sweet husband & cuddly dog. (Blitzen is obsessed with the new blanket I got & has taken it over, the second I put it on the couch he runs over & jumps on it!) I am thankful for the fun adventures we get to have, even if they are simple, it makes life much more fun & makes it a little easier to forget about infertility problems for a night!