today was one of those holiday days where all four of us layed in the familybed giggling and chilling until 9am and breakfast was late and ended around 10.30am. a slow and easy start, which felt nice and just right. yesterday night we talked about our plans for today and both quickly agreed about getting outdoors to do a hike up to the little chapel of our backyard mountain. we once tried to hike up there, but started too late and turned around ’cause we knew we couldn’t make it before the dark took over daylight. every day we see the tiny little chapel up there, looking out of our windows. we knew today would be the day. we had plenty of time. we knew, when looking out of the windows, that it would be cold and snowy up there. we could’nt see the chapel. it was hidden and covered by fog and clouds.
so we started preparing our 3-5 hour hikingtrip. i clothed the girls in woolen longjohns (from engel). on top of that they wore their woolen cosilana overalls and on top of that their warm finkid wintersuits. it would be a steep hike up there, where we knew they would sit in their osprey childcarriers most of the time, not moving as we do. our hiking adventures with the little ones in windy patagonia tought us a lot. also living in the mountains, you know that weather can change so quickly, so you have to pack wisely. we cooked some hot tea and made sure we have enough food with us (fresh air makes you hungry). i decided to just take my cellphone with me to take pictures, because i’d carry a lot anyways (then i always wish i would have an iphone. but my samsung is ok, thanks to vscocam).
the hike was great and the girls were even greater. not complaining in their childcarriers, but singing their own songs or listening to mama singing songs. a. (i carried her) learned the words ‘baum’ and ‘bäume’ (tree and trees) and both girls learned a bit more about the fox, when we showed them the tracks in the snow (not to speak about the smell). they were the best eaters when we reached the little chapel and ate tons of cucumbers and dry bread. being outdoors on the fresh air, they eat everything and are way less picky than home. i guess, they’re just like us. outside evrything tastes just better. on the way back they slept most of the time and didn’t even mind the snow getting in their faces.
today was magical and we went through different weather sections. from spring at the bottom of the mountain, to a snowstorm on top of the mountain, where the chapel stands. in between we had fog, some sun broke through and trees were glowing in golden colours and we had fine snow falling down on us. today god’s creation was shown in beautiful variety and colours. it was pretty spectacular. i’m thankful for so much beauty right where we live and i can’t get over it, that we can call this home now.