Monday, April 30, 2012

Because It's Your Birthday...

Alrighty Mom, it's your special day and so I have every intention of spoiling you with even more pics of the grandbabies. Of course, this couldn't have anything to do with the fact that I have all sorts of random photos that I want to get recorded somehow, or the fact that I'm procrastinating the dishes, or the laundry, or the weeding, or... The point is, it's your day, so enjoy. :)

I recently came across these photos that the girls took with my camera while we were riding the Zion National Park shuttle last September. They definitely entertained themselves!

Our destination? A refreshing hike up the Narrows section of the Virgin River. Uncle Lance joined us for the expedition.
It's a good thing we were prepared to get wet!
Thanks to his chariot named Lance, Eli stayed mostly dry.
Brrr! Despite the hot day, the water was still frigid. Fortunately we warmed up on the way back.
A few weeks later, we found ourselves on the far side of Zion at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. The sand was amazing!
Most of the quality time that our family spends together usually involves moving, be it hiking, biking, or even climbing. One of the best parts of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes is that it gave us a chance to simply be still.
Brooklyn and Talia close up...
...and as tiny dots on the dunes.
Eli played for a while...
...then took a rest on Dad.
Talia, traipsing through one of the most beautiful spots on earth.
And the whole family, just playing together.
What a magnificent day!
As a belated present, I hope we can show you in person someday, Mom. Happy Birthday once more!

1 comment:

Bruce Richards said...

The semester must be about over, I'm reading and commenting on blogs. I want to come hike the narrows with day. Happy belated birthday!