December 9

One of our very favorite parts of every week is an outdoor adventure with this crew. This week we discovered the Frank Shoemaker Marsh north of Lincoln (out 27th Street to Bluff Road), and it was a great find. Ian was skeptical: within the first five minutes, he asked, “If this isn’t fun can we go to Platte River State Park?” I think the throwing of giant rocks into the creek to break up the ice was what finally won him over, though I was thoroughly convinced long before that. (And if I have to shoehorn this into my theme, let’s say “making time to enjoy being with friends” or “making time to explore the outdoors.”)