Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Family Hike

Did you know that there is a mountain not to far away from us? It gets snow in the wintertime and has pine trees! After an hour drive from our house you wouldn't even know you were standing on a mountain plopped down right in the middle of a desert. (Or, maybe you would say 'plopped up' since, you know, mountains tend to rise from the ground instead of fall from the sky.)

Miles took the challenge of jumping over every fallen branch he could find.

And whenever they found a good climbing limb I was more than happy to let them stop and enjoy it for a while.

Up and up and up all the trees they went.

Little Eliza hardly made a peep the whole way up.

The light coming through the trees (and Miles's hair) kept me calling the children for more and more pictures.

And they must have been in really good moods because they kept coming.

Carson and Miles are so very different from each other.

And that makes it hard for them to get along sometimes. But how lucky they are to have each other in their lives, teaching each other how to love and to appreciate someone who is so different than you. They do a really great job with that lesson sometimes.

Up at the top of our mountain trail, Eliza and I talked and smiled at each other while the rest of the family scampered up rocks and boulders and a tiny little trickle of a waterfall. Everyone had fun.

And I couldn't help but bask in all this cute pinkness going on.

It's been a while since I've had baby pinks in my life.

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