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On our Calgary trip, we prioritized getting out for a hike. The Cranmers took us to Troll Falls in Kanaskis country and it was perfect! I really enjoyed getting out in nature and this is me reminding myself that I'd like to do that more. I was really impressed at how well Maeve did and of course, Ira didn't fall asleep until the last 5-10 minutes. He was completely enthralled the entire time leaning his body so that he could see around my shoulder and take in everything around him.

This little hike is 12 minutes away from our house and I've been meaning to hike it with my family for a while. We finally did it! Our Saturdays can be so blah (because 5 kids and babies), but Conor and I would really like to do something on the weekends. So this weekend was it! We packed snacks, bundled up and went. I'm so glad we did. It was so great to be outside and fun to explore a new spot. It's definitely one to return to.

We got brave and went on a family hike on November 11th. The hike wasn't long, just over a mile, but sometimes those little legs give out! That morning was foggy and so the trees were gorgeous with frost. I was so happy to get outside and enjoy a trail I haven't been on in a while. I so appreciate where we live, there are quite a few beautiful hikes close by.

Any chance we get to hike with the Larsens, we always take it! We hiked with them in Kananaskis and had a great time! We left Maeve at the campsite with my niece, Cora, and the rest of us trooped up to the top. It was a pretty good up climb and the kids did great overall! We lunched in a mossy meadow sheltered from the wind and it was perfection.

We managed to sneak in an afternoon hike in Kananaskis Country with Conor's sisters and their families. It was a gorgeous day and so fun to be outside in the mountains. Holly stayed in Calgary with my parents because her knee hurt and she had her own kind of awesome day with them. The kids all hike so well together. At our halfway mark, we stopped for snacks and the kids built fires unsupervised. This was totally childhood unplugged. It was pretty dreamy.