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Saturday hiking and shooting with Cory and Stephanie. It was Cory’s birthday today and I am honored he chose to spend half of it with us. We took a 5-mile route on an absolutely gorgeous morning. Then we spent another couple of hours shooting their old Russian rifles and a few magazines out of Steve’s pistol. FUN.

I needed this today. The last few weeks have been so mentally and emotionally taxing (loss and grief on top of elevated stress in other areas of my life). Walking through the woods this morning, breathing in all the sweet smells of spring, feeling the sun and breeze on my face, and bonding with Steve and good friends… it was just what my mind and heart needed. Perfect.