Saturday, March 13, 2010

Primeval Medieval Whatever Tyresta National Forest

We're not people who do this kind of thing. We are the people who say "Oh, the kids are just gonna be whining the whole way, why bother, let's wait another fifteen years or so." And lately I've been a little fed up with being those people. So today, drumroll please, we made an Outdoor Excursion.

And it was lovely. It was brilliant and beautiful and I smiled for three hours straight.

We are no amateurs, so the food was a-plenty. Cinnamon rolls, pancakes, coffee and carrots. And more coffee.

And we wandered through a forest so old it's difficult to understand. We saw trees that have been standing since the 17th century. And we laughed and played and whined a little, but mostly we were just a family on an Outdoor Excursion. Then J started giving me long looks when I stopped to photograph every third meter, so you'll just have to take my word for it. It was magnificent, beautiful and it made me very happy. Maybe we are people like this. Or maybe we could be.

Thanks for reading.


Aymo said...

I want to be one of your kids. Is it a bad thing to say for a grown-up 33 y.o.?

Anna Ander said...

Haha, no it's not. But it's the best compliment I've had in a very long time. Aym, you have a gift for saying exactly what I need to hear.

Callie Grayson said...

what a fabulous day for you and the family!!
Your children look so happy and so very cute all bundled up sitting in the snow!
and what a magnificent forest! There is such a wonderful feeling about places like that!

Glad your weekend is going so beautifully!

Anonymous said...

Oj, vad avundsjuk jag blir...helt underbart. Själva hade vi en inomhushelg präglad av feber, snor, huvudvärk och släktmiddag.
I want your weekends! Hedda

Meredith said...

Wonderful post! Looks like a great day and your family is so beautiful! Did you make all that food, too?? Ridiculous!

RW said...

sounds fabulous!
I especially like the part about lots of coffee.

Jane said...

Sounds as if you had a great time. Memories being made!