Fresh Air Fridays- Day Trip Utah !

After laboring under the delusion all day yesterday that it was Wednesday, instead of Thursday, imagine my surprise to learn this morning that it was #freshairfridays again!

Last weekend was a busy one for us and my husband and I both worked through most of it. But- hello day trip Utah! We managed to steal the time to drive up into the mountains for a couple of hours. We went to a spot we’ve never been before and enjoyed the cooler air. We didn’t do anything in particular other than just enjoy being outside together. I wore a favorite plain, white tee from Everlane and my old JCrew matchstick jeans.

A Fun Day trip outing in Utah!

We popped down into town for a drink and some lunch before getting back to work. I just switched out my shoes, added some earrings and a red lip (all of which I had thrown in my bag before we left that morning) and I was all set for a spot of alfresco lunch in town.

A fun day trip in Utah!

I look like I smell something bad, here. Everything actually smelled really good- so who knows why my face does that. But the point about the tee remains. 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again-

I may be outdoorsy, but I’m no barbarian.

A spot of lunch, alfresco on a recent day trip in Utah.

This is just how my life is right now.  I think this is what it’s all about. Just being flexible- rolling with whatever we have available and being ready for change when it comes.

Most of my photos are taken by myself. They aren’t professional- but this is what I ACTUALLY look like right now- and these are the things I ACTUALLY do. There are parts of my life that I love and parts that I’d like to change. And I must say that I’m coming to grips with that. At almost 48, I am feeling more comfortable in my own skin- lumps, wrinkles and all- than I ever have before. I think taking a moment here and there to re-set and just be alone with my own thoughts once in awhile is what has helped that process along.

A fun day trip to the mountains in Utah

It can be hard to find the time to take sec and relax, but we NEED to. Maybe it’s just taking a few minutes to sit on the porch with a cup of tea, or going for a walk. Whatever it is and however often is necessary  for each of us, I think we do ourselves a real disservice if we neglect it. Our generation is GREAT at neglecting it, don’t you think? I hope you like these little snippets that I share of our outdoor days and I hope you are encouraged to grab a few minutes for yourself!

A fun look at our day trip in Utah for #freshairfridays!!!

What did you do this week to relax for a moment? What do you look forward to? It seems we have more big changes on the horizon for my family and I think we are ready to meet them. 🙂

Don’t forget to check out my very first fashion post here! Where I took 500 images to come up with about 5 that could be shared. I did NOT need to see some of those photos y’all. I definitely did not. This is not for the faint of heart.

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3 Comments

  1. July 15, 2017 / 1:02 am

    I love a day out together in a beautiful scenery! It is always so relaxing!

  2. July 16, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    I just LOVE your posts! First, your fashion post was crazy awesome! I wanted everything you had on! I love this post too and now can’t wait to hear what you have in the pipeline! I too, take all my pictures with a tripod and 10 seconds to get into position! You would not believe the number of photos that I pray no one ever gets their hand on! Peace Doll!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

    • melissa
      July 17, 2017 / 9:02 am

      Thank you for the inspiration Cheryl! I know exactly what you mean- I just texted my sisters that my phone could be used for major blackmail right about now, lol!
      ~Melissa

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