Can I please tell you that I am sad to see this summer slipping away and the school year starting?
Yes, I have told you this. But luckily I love the smells of fall (fresh pencils and new clothes. yes please.) and enjoyed backpack shopping, however, I love the wonderful sunny weather and living outdoors all day (kids being worn out and skinned knees by the end of the day are the best) and summer is the perfect time for family vacations, it is hard for me to know we are headed back to a steady routine and schedule.
I love family vacations and some of my favorite trips have been camping and hiking in some of our National Parks. We were lucky enough to visit several state parks this last summer, but I am hoping in future summers we will be able to take our kids to see our National Parks, since I really enjoyed visiting them while I was growing up.
Above are two pictures of Marc and I enjoying Arches National Park in Utah. I am huge and pregnant with Jackson, but having tons of fun. I walked and biked as much a possible to "hopefully" get labor moving along. :) It felt so good to get my huge body moving everyday. :)
So let me tell you about the National Parks Project and Nature Valley. Nature Valley and Patricia Schultz (international best selling author for 1,000 Places to See Before You Die) have teamed up with our National Parks to help clean them up and continue to preserve them.
What can you do?
Nature Valley will recycle them and donate 10 cents to the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA).
It is easy for me to represent these delicious granola bars, because I have grown up eating them. They are one of those snacks that I can totally get behind. I have actually taken them and crumbled them into milk and had them for breakfast. So good! I have bought them for Jackson, and they are definitely an "outside food" with the crumbliness, but he loves them!
How to win, you might ask?
To enter: Tell me about a National Park you have visited or would like to visit.
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Giveaway ends on: Friday September 10, 2010