When you slow down and take the time to spend with your family then you'll discover many things. The most important, of couse, is that you'll learn about each of your family member, their personality, their likes and dislikes and discover that you enjoy being together.
When you do things together such as taking country drives and slow down to take a spur of the moment detour then you'll likely to discover surprises. The last time I wrote about this, we found an olive grove and a canola field. This time, when we saw a road and decided to go that way, we made a lovely find.
It was two horses right next to the road. We just had to stop. They were lovely masha Allah and everyone got a chance to pat them. It was an experience for my boys to be up close to a horse. Oh they had pony rides when they were little but horses are different.
I've been meaning to take them horse riding but never got around to it. InshaAllah, this is next on our list.
I love horse riding. I used to do it when I was younger so I want my children to have this experience as well. This is also a sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, to learn to ride a horse. (I'm off now to book us into a horse riding session.)
Country drives is one of the activites that I wrote about in my book of family activities to do together and horse riding is another one. You can get a copy here if you need some ideas on what to do with your family (my affiliate link):