Did you ever have one of those days where you just felt like you were going to go nuts if you didn’t get out of the house? Today was one of those days. Actually, yesterday was one of those days too, but getting out didn’t work yesterday. Since there isn’t a lot of spare cash floating around right now, I knew we would have to go somewhere not too far away. After going to put some gas in the car and buy some bottled water, I came home and quickly filled our little cooler with 3 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, some apples and some lemon bars. We then headed out to Round Valley National Preserve to have a picnic and do a little hiking. Even though we’ve lived in Oakley for 6 years now, we had never been to this particular park. It was a little cold, but sunny, and the 3 of us enjoyed our time there. Sometimes I think about how swiftly the kids are growing up. I want to be able to do special little things like this with them while they’re still at home, so I’m thankful for the time we were able to spend together today just enjoying nature and goofing off.