Friday, December 27, 2013

Our Christmas Adventure

Back when Jonathan and I visited my parents in Scotland, they took us to this photogenic lookout point on the foothills of the Grampian mountains. It’s got a great scenic backdrop and a rustic painted Scottish flag making it the perfect photo op for tourists passing by. 
We have a picture of ourselves taken there from our 2009 trip, and Jonathan was determined to get a family photo of the 3 of us  in the same location. 

On Christmas morning, the sun was shining so we decided to capitalize on the decent weather and head west into the mountains. It was about an hour drive to get there but in that hour the clouds rolled in, the temperatures dropped and the wind picked up to obnoxious speeds. We bundled Forest up in his North Face fleece onsie and got ready for picture time. 

We really lucked out that another family had pulled over at the same time and was willing to take our picture for us. We dashed out with the baby and got a few shots before bringing him back out of the wind, though I have to admit, he didn’t seem too phased by the miserable weather conditions. A true Scotsman. Here are the photos we took:   

They are among my favorite photos from our time here so far.

I hope that we’re able to take Forest on many more Scottish adventures, though I will say that weather is way more of a factor now that we have a baby in tow. This winter has been pretty mild, but then out of nowhere, all of a sudden this will happen….
....which makes me hesitant to get to far away from home with the little guy and risk the elements. Jon's parents will be visiting in two weeks, and while their trip is mostly about meeting their grandson, I'd still like to show them around Scotland a bit. Hopefully both Forest and the weather will cooperate for some day trips around the area to tour some castles, distilleries, forests and such. Keep your fingers crossed!


  1. love the pictures!

    Sebastian and I went out the other day and the stroller was literally being picked up from the wind. I stopped and hung on tight. Then I got the heck out of there and headed for home. The wind has been crazy this year!

  2. Perfect setting for a family photo!!!