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Saturday Adventuring With My Loves

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I’m sure you remember me bragging on Adam for initiating family walks around the lake. Well Saturday afternoon, after a morning full of 6 month photos (exhausting, much?) we put on our play clothes, got the kids loaded up (kids being both human and canine), and headed out for yet another long walk. These family walks are becoming one of our favorite warm weather family adventures. It’s close enough to be convenient, but pretty enough to feel like we’re escaping. The weather was absolutely beautiful, not a single cloud in the sky, and it was near 80 degrees! Truckee was once again so excited to be included, and I knew Adeline would snooze the whole time once we got moving. Come to think of it, I would too if I was warm, relaxed, and being pushed around by a giant.

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I took my camera to document our mini-adventure, since it’s not often that I document something as simple as our walks. Something so simple, yet something that can bring us both so much joy. I think we sometimes take for granted this little park of ours, and don’t appreciate what a great resource it is. We are so blessed to live in a community that allows us a safe place to walk, adventure together, and make memories as a new little family. I really think I’m going to blink my eyes and Adeline is going to be running alongside us, instead of in the stroller! Then these walks will be more like…a chase! I can’t wait (I mean, I can, let’s not rush this) for her to be able to run wild, climb trees, run up the slide backwards, and drag Adam around by his pinky to play with her. Side note – Adam made fun of me for calling a 2.5 mile walk a “workout”, but I am under the opinion that anytime I move my postpartum body it can now officially be considered a workout. #amiright

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I think my next goal for our Saturday adventuring is going to be to take Adeline with us to hike Pinnacle. Remember back in the day when we would go all the time with Truckee? Yea, times have changed! I’m still a little nervous to hike up the boulders with her, but I think now that she’s much sturdier, she could handle it. Maybe we’ll conquer a Pinnacle hike in a few weeks!

I’d also love for us all to go camping, but I’m curious how camping with an infant would go. I feel like it would be both complicated, and so much fun. Tips for camping with a baby would be much appreciated!

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With all of this extra outdoor time though, comes more laundry. As if I literally didn’t already have mountains of laundry oozing out of my eyeballs. My little family and I love to be active more than anything else. But, a baby + a 90lb black lab + two messy adults + outdoor adventures = loads and loads of laundry! We’ve been using all® free clear detergent lately, and for our lifestyle, it’s perfect. all® free clear detergent is actually the #1 recommended brand by dermatologists, allergists, and pediatricians for sensitive skin.

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Adam has pretty sensitive skin, and obviously Adeline does too, so I try and watch what products we use in our laundry. It’s also 100% free of dyes and perfumes, which makes me feel better about using it on Adeline’s things. I’m confident in spending time together outside as a family, getting messy, and being able to throw all of our play day’s clothes in the wash and not having to worry so much about the dangers in our detergent. We’re also pretty much all cursed with Arkansas allergies, but all® free clear detergent removes up to 99% of top seasonal allergens. Boom!

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We purchased it at Sam’s Club in the Laundry and Homecare aisle, after we both scarfed down $1.50 hot dogs and insanely large Dr. Peppers. I debated between the massive (150 loads???) liquid detergent or the all® free clear Mighty Pacs®, but decided to just be traditional and stick with the liquid style. Even though I can barely lift it. For real ya’ll, being domesticated’s not for the faint of heart.

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A few notes:

*all® free clear detergent is not intended to treat or prevent allergies. We can’t have our cake and eat it too, ok?
*Be sure to follow the directions for use on the packaging exactly, and don’t over use it by putting too much product in one load. Not that I’ve ever done that or anything…
*It will get your adventuring clothes so fresh and so clean.

How does your family adventure on the weekends? Have you tried this detergent before? Do you shop at Sam’s Club? Do you frequent a park nearby?

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Taylor
    April 26, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I totally call a walk a workout somedays too! Hey, anything counts! We like to go to the dog park on the weekends, try a new dinner spot, have a drink outside, or take a ride on our boat!

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      Sweet Miles
      May 3, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Oohhhhh girl if we had a boat…we would never leave it!! My husband would be in heaven!

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    Kristina @ Ms.Modify
    April 26, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I would walk more if my scenery looked like that; so beautiful!

    xo, Kristin
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      Sweet Miles
      May 3, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thank you! It’s so nice, we love it when the weather is pretty!!

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    Heather Brown
    April 26, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Girl pushing a stroller is for sure a workout! lol Add some hills in and I call it exhausting! ha I’m so glad you guys got out to enjoy it. I have been loving walking and running with Annabelle. Sadly the 10 day forecast is all rain! Gahh! Melissa (Freeing Imperfections) has taken Claire camping a few times. She probably has tips. I can’t even imagine it!

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      Sweet Miles
      May 3, 2016 at 10:57 am

      I need to ask her for tips! That’s a great idea. YES! Pushing A up a hill in the stroller is SUCH a workout!!! I am huffing and puffing by the end of it!! You know the struggle!

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    Amanda @ ExploringLifeAndThings
    April 26, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I call walks workouts too! The summer after I graduated college there were only like 3 of us in our college town left and we would go on 3+ hour walks everyday just because we were so bored haha. And sometimes I’d wake up the next day and be sore too! Haha.

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      Sweet Miles
      May 3, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Haha! YES! Walking is totallllllly a workout! Maybe not the hardest workout there is, but it’s better than sitting still!

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    Carolyn West
    April 27, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I wish I had a lake to walk around. So beautiful. #client
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      Sweet Miles
      May 3, 2016 at 10:55 am

      It has been such a blessing having it so close, that’s for sure!

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