Currently as I am on our family’s annual river rafting trip, I started to stress myself out about how I was going to be able to be as active with my blog, on social media, and such…and then it came to me. While all of these things are really important, it’s also vital that I take time away from them. I’ll be honest, I’m not the best at following rules, and I definitely like to be told what to do (even when I tell myself what to do unless it makes total sense to me)…and here’s the thing, this finally made sense to me.
Not that I am going to unplug completely and be totally black, but the difference is, I am not going to stress about it. It is not going to be my first thought in the morning nor my last thought at night because I know that having strong connections with Brandon and the family and friends is also ESSENTIAL!
So, with all of that being said, I will still post pictures of our adventures, I will still show a little snippet of what we are doing, and I will write a travel log when I return, but I will not be doing so much along the way.
Our family has been doing this river rafting trip for 20 years, and it’s a tradition that Brandon had been doing since long before I ever knew him. There have been years that I have not gone along because I was either heavily pregnant or I had just had a baby recently…but I absolutely love this tradition of meeting other families on the river and having a blast running the white water.
This year has been even more fun because all my boys came and it is the last big vacation that we will get to do with Canyon before he leaves on his mission for two years at the end of July…
Our new boat – the purple one – took it’s maiden voyage today and it was so fun. We took it on a mellow stretch of the Payette river called “swirly canyon” and there were lots of cliff jumping and other antics involved. I can tell you, if you’ve never been river rafting before I highly recommend trying it at least once – even if you just take a guided tour and paddle down!
Our next river rafting adventure will be in a little under two weeks and we will be floating the Snake river near Star Valley Wyoming. Stay tuned for more fun times…