Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. - 1 Cor 9:24-27

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Trip to the trails near the local State Park

We headed out to the local state park to walk the trails and enjoy the spring flowers.  I know, it's almost the end of May but we are just seeing the spring flowers.  We met up with our local homeschool group.  The mom in the purple shirt has a forestry major.   She was able to point out all the different species of trees.

Mr. T is in the red shirt holding a walking stick.  Lil Chef is in the blue shirt, red shorts, and sun hat.  Trouble is in the purple dress.  Squeaker is in the red shirt behind Trouble.  Lots of Hair was on my back in the Ergo Baby Carrier.

Woodpeckers at work

Forget-me-nots - Notice the pink ones; which are somewhat rare.

 A beautiful area of forget-me-nots

A star flower or Trientalis borealis


 The local lake with plenty of fishing
 We had a good adventure.  No one was hurt or stung.  Our last hiking adventure, we came across a nest of yellow jackets.  All of us were stung multiple times.  So, I'm amazed I was even able to get these kids back out into the woods!


  1. That looks like a lot of fun. Wish we could have been there.
    Love ya sis,

  2. Hey, I found your blog off another one! So fun, I too am training for my first half. Good luck with yours :)