Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday Hike

So pretty

Thought I would get out from behind the camera for once

Emilee, Haydn and Riley hiked up to a small cave

There were at least 8 or 9 different types of wild flowers...and the smallest and ugliest of them all were the most delicious thing I've ever smelled!

My boys...they had so much fun

Gracie tries to keep up with the boys...but doesn't really like to get very dirty :)

Mortal enemies...this day they loved each other. On a normal day, I'm sure one would have pushed the other into the lake...

Doesn't this just make you happy? I love the water.

I spy...8 pairs of eyes plus one little guy.

More of the wildflowers we found on the hike

Gracie loves pictures

Look! They are actually enjoying's a miracle.


Ricks Springs

Haydn explored a few of the little caves by the Spring. You can tell that there are a lot of bats that live here.

Riley loved this...until he got his right foot entirely wet.

Emilee was stuck on this rock for a while because other people kept climbing over and blocking her only way to get off. When she finally did, she scraped her leg pretty bad.


Emilee...still on the rock

Delon was gone to Oregon the first weekend after school started, so after church we thought we'd head up the canyon and enjoy a little hike and some fresh air. I forgot all the little things I loved about being in the mountains...the quiet, the smell of damp earth and wildflowers, running streams and creeks, and the closeness I feel to my Savior. A little heaven on earth.

We went up to Tony's grove and I thought for sure the kids would get tired and cranky early on, but they LOVED it and wanted to explore everywhere. We also went to a small spring up Logan Canyon that was found by Delon's great-great grandfather, Thomas E Ricks. It's called Ricks Springs. This was one Sunday in a long time where the kids never fought...peace and quiet...ahhh. We should do this more often :)


JW (just wondering) said...

Yowser!!! Great stuff Amy. Mom and I reminisced about the many times we went of the canyons with all you kids. I hope that brought back some memories. Your description was right out of a book. One thing though. I know you have enough resources to buy some new jeans, right? :)

Hillesheim Family said...

Love these pictures....It makes me remember the days when we would go do the same things with you guys!!!!!!! Loved it....peaceful and with my family... xoxox