Well, I called it earlier in the month. We had snowfall this weekend! 2 of my kids, (Jordyn and Casey) and I were leaving Gambino’s Pizza Saturday (we shared a large double pepperoni pie) and we walked out to a nice little snow flurry. Well, it didn’t amount to much but it was snow nevertheless.
This sparked a great idea for me. Since it was the first snow of the year, I told them that we needed to go on a hike and I thought of the Overland Park Arboretum. This place has miles of trails and beautiful scenery. I suggested that we “take a hike” and their jaws dropped!
Jordyn (17) basically told me to “take a hike”. Casey (11) just gave me that look and said “DAD!”.
I wasn’t having anything of it. I took them both home (they were pleading with me the entire time) and I made them dress in some warm clothes. I was bound and determined to have them do this with me!
We made it to the Arboretum and it was awesome. We ended up hiking about 4 miles through the woods and over streams and through their waterfall garden. We had meaningful discussions about nature and cars and wrestling. It took us about an hour and after we were done they thanked me for taking them. I knew that it would work out! We got home, started up a blazing fire and had some hot chocolate. . .I thought that it was a successful day, and I got some exercise as well.
So it’s official, we now have a new Arter tradition. Every year we’re taking a hike in the woods on the first sign of snow for the year. It’s good to get your kids out of their element which allows them to grow as people, well that’s my goal anyway!
After that, I basically laid around and watched football all day on Sunday, what a great weekend! Ok, talk to you later, we’re having a huge Monday here at Mission Repair. For those of you that ordered shipping kits for your MacBook LCD Repair or iPhone Screen 3G Repair, they will be arriving at your locations shortly!
Take care, Ryan