Sunday, May 22, 2011

CELEBRATING the beauty of my little corner of Utah!


I never tire of this hike to the Emerald Pools in Zions National Park and this year the falls are especially breathtaking with all of our recent rains.  Serenity to you, can you feel the mist on your face as you look at this photo?


Such a wonderful weekend with family and friends.  Last night I fell asleep thanking God and Sean for the joy that our large trailer brings to our family as we can travel with loved ones and have lovely dinner parties in the evenings.....And yep!...Roxy and I quilted on the picnic table outside of the trailer while the boys cooked dinner and Lindsey's Triathlon is nearly bound!  I can't wait to show you the outer border.  I was scared to check it this morning because it was quilted throughout an evening of yummy beer spirits and laughter...PHEW! Roxy took the helm and I only unpicked a few lines....



Cruising up the final leg of a very steep hill in the middle of nowhere on the way to the trailhead, Guacamole.  Can you believe the waterfall pic is taken about 30 minutes away from where we are in this photo?  Love the dynamic beauty of the desert!!!!  I swore I would never ride uphill for miles just to get to a trailhead and funny how a determined youngster changes those princess mantras!  Love my dudes!



Holding dearest Lizzy close as she begins to fall asleep.  I am looking out the window and thinking to myself, "This little girl is so special and this is what it feels like to hold a little girl tightly..."


What a motley crue as we climb straight up a mountain....I got some teasings for the hiking boots but I reassured the people that these feet live in boots and when hiking through mountains for my job, an actual trail is cheating....


Playing in the trees with Noah at the top of a hiking trail..Noah is so proud to have his dad's racing jersey passed down to him...


Life is GOOD!


Nature, Family and Friends, MUSIC to my ears! 
Love to you all, Em



13 comments:

Sujata said...

Looks like you had a great time! Beautiful pictures! I have never been to Zions National Park.. Got to put it on my list!

Sonia said...

Glad you had a great weekend! :)

Have a great week!

Snoodles said...

Those pictures are breathtaking! Wonderful post ...I can hear the laughter, songs, and what's that? Oh, Roxy is humming along! Thanks Em, for reminding all of us to celebrate family and friends!
Jacque in SC
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Bri!!! said...

What a blast! I can't believe how big Noah is. We need to come up with some sort of pause button. Our boys are growing up far too quickly...

♥Duff said...

oh what a great post! I love the pic of you & Noah--he's getting so big, I can almost see what he will look like as a teenager. great hair too!!

thanks for the cool mist on my face--like soaking in spirit.♥

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow on the pictures!! What fun!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fabulous waterfal photo ... yes, I can feel the mist!

Judi said...

Yes I feel the mist!

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing a slice of your life :).

Vesuviusmama said...

One part of your post made me tear up (you know which part), but other parts made me laugh - the faces, the boots, the hat! I've got a similar, although lighter, hat that I wore recently to many comments. Comment away, folks, I love my eclectic style! Thanks for sharing the photos. I wish I could be out there visiting these sites with you, but it appears it is not to be...yet! Adam is coming with me on my trip to San Fran, so no $ left over to stop in Las Vegas this time. That's OK, we need that time alone anyway to reconnect as adults who love each other, not just as adults who are co-parenting. Love you!

quiltzyx said...

Yes, I can feel the mist from the water...uh, oops, it was from the home-grown orange I'm eating....

Looks like a wonderful gathering weekend Em! Thanks for sharing with us. :D

Mama Pea said...

Yes, life is good. Your post just lifted me up, and I really needed it tonight. Thanks.

Julie said...

SO CUTE!!! Life IS good!