Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Remembering the Rosy

It must be the nature of family blogging that we emphasize the happy, rosy moments and gloss over the yucky, mundane ones. After all, who really wants to listen to you whine?

And so, while this post will feature our fabulous Snow Canyon campout last Friday, please rest assured that life isn't always this idyllic in the Wheeler world. Lately we've spent much more time battling fevers and sore throats than roasting marshmallows over an open fire. Brooklyn missed three days of school last week, Talia followed suit yesterday, and this afternoon I was so wiped out by body aches that I wanted to compose my own obituary.

Good thing we have pictures to remind us of the happier moments...

I never thought we'd have such an amazing place to camp just fifteen minutes from our home. (25 minutes if Jason's taking a shortcut.) :)

Takin' Eli for a ride.

"That's why they call me Golden Brown."

Many, many thanks to NomiAnn and Papa Kay for finding this Burley bike trailer on Craigslist and shipping it all the way out here. Eli and I both think it's the best birthday present ever!

Fun at the sand dunes.

If you look closely at this next picture, you'll notice that Eli's actually free falling. Fortunately, the sand makes for a pretty soft landing.

Talia picked out her own ensemble--jeans and her favorite skort.

Our proud creative chef.

I'd add a bit more explanation, but my sick body is aching for sleep. Lucky for me, Jason's fantastic photography tells the story all on its own. If you think of it, send my dear hubby a quick prayer in the hopes that he can avoid this nasty bug. He's got a really busy week between work, caring for a dysfunctional wife, and being the great Dad that he always is. It would help if at least one of us could stay healthy. :)


Julie L said...

Oh, so sorry you're not feeling well. The campout looks spectacular. What a wonderful time of the year to take advantage of being in a winter's playground!

Mrs. M said...

Hope you can sleep and get better quickly!

Anonymous said...

A quote or two to cheer you up Milkweed:

"You don’t have the power to make rainbows or waterfalls, sunsets or roses, but you do have the power to bless people by your words and smiles... You carry within you the power to make the world better..."
-Sharon G. Larsen, Ensign, May 2000

"Some people grumble because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses."
-Alphonse Karr (1808-1890)

Erin Gibbons said...

Good thing you guys love hiking and camping so much! I loved your comment about Jason's shortcuts, husbands make life so fun! I hope you're feeling better soon, it's so hard to make the household run when Mom is sick!

Chou said...

Get better! Brooklyn, great stacking, it almost looks like the ratatouille in Ratatouille! Talia, nice ensemble. :P Eli, way to free fall. Wishing you all a quick return to health.