When Sunshine was a baby, we took her up to a lake in the mountains not far from our home. It is such a beautiful place. All summer long I have been wanting to get back there, but it just hadn't happened yet.

We ended up with a free afternoon this weekend, so on a whim we packed up a picnic lunch and hit the road. The drive was beautiful, and the weather was perfect.

Our lives have been busy lately, and the change of pace was so refreshing. Sometimes it feels a little like the walls of our small home are closing in on us, and getting out of the house together and into the wide open spaces of the world around us is just what we all need to gain a little perspective on life.