Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Clifty Falls

Our normal camping trip turned into a day hiking trip.  (Thanks scattered thunderstorms!) We drove down to Clifty Falls (we have heard a lot about it recently) and gave their trails a go.
Enoch loves water (unless it's in a pool)

He also love chips- we really don't indulge in those much.

Aurora found some time to find her inner hiker.
Lots of climbing is involved on the trails, rest breaks were more 'exploration' breaks.

Tawny Harrison and Eve also explored and found all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies.
For some reason sling shots are always included in our adventures.
I'm finding that these trips are more and more precious as my children are leaving the nest.
I love my family.  My chest almost explodes with pride as I watch my children handle 'rugged' trails with no problems at all.


 They 'off trial' - scaling steep embankments, use fallen trees as bridges across gorges,  and just keep going no matter how high, steep, or rocky the trail, even Danni keeps up with the pace and her only complaint was an "I wish I could ride piggy back" as she was climbing a particularly long path. 



It made me think of how my kids are like that with life.  They are so strong and courageous.  They make it over the 'rugged terain' of life without batting an eye.  Sometimes they get closer to the edge than I'm comfortable with, and they trip and fall from time to time.  But for the most part they keep on going, enjoying the vistas as much as they enjoy the covered trails.  I'm so blessed to have my family sealed together through Holy Priesthood power for eternity.  If I thought of an after life without these amazing people my heart would break.  Knowing that my bond with them extends beyond 'till death do us part' is such a blessing, I never want us to part!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

congratulations to Tawny. Looks like quite a feast.....mmm wish I were there.
Family is beautiful. Enoch so cute in the water' Love ya
Aunt Kathleen

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David

David
Real cool guy!

Tawnymara

Tawnymara
Here is beauty!

Harrison

Harrison
Hunky boy!

Eve

Eve
Green eyed goddess

Aurora

Aurora
Perfect in every way

Danielle

Danielle
Princess angel girl

Enoch

Enoch
Nobody is more loved