Today we decided to introduce our Jeep to the rocks. More specifically, the Rocky Mountain National Park.
It was such a beautiful day in the mountains, and crazy to think that this is only a 10 minute drive from our home.
I must remind myself more often to do this again, and often.
We had a little mini adventure this weekend as we traveled over to Utah for one of Thom’s Ultra 4 racing events. Before the race Saturday afternoon, the kids and I went swimming… which looked a whole lot like this:
Then we rooted the teams on from the bleachers, which looked alot like this:
Followed by bedtime, which in hotel rooms, is always fun and looks something like this:
Finally, it was time to head home and kick back:
…and enjoy the ride.
(story as told to me by Molly)
Once there was a movie star…
…and she had this photographer who followed her around all day while she was living in Paris.
She was there to film a movie about little red riding hood…
…but she couldn’t tell anyone the plot, they would have to come see the movie once it was done.
Today, however, she was not filming.
Today? She was just there to play.
Sometimes I look at Molly and I see the mature little lady that she’s grown in to, and all the things that she can do with ease.
Then I look into her eyes, and all I see is my baby girl.
I’m sure I’ll be saying the same things about her when she is 16… and 26… and 36… and…
This weekend was the first official summer weekend, and I think it turned out pretty epic. Yesterday we headed over to North Lake Park, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like… it’s a park… in the north of town… on a lake.
And not only a lake, but a mini train ride, that takes you around the park, and two playground areas and a swim beach. I foresee many more summer days there in our future.
I promise to take pictures. Always.
Among the trees.
Those eyes…He was trying to ignore me, staring up off into the distance. Windows to his soul. <3
Those silly smiles…She was trying to run away from the “monsters in basement”. Obviously she believed they were there as much as I did 😉
I always seem to be saying each week that the theme of the Paint The Moon 52 coincides so perfectly with our own. Well, this week, not only did they coincide with our week, but they also complimented each other as well.
On Friday, Molly was hanging out on my parents’ couch playing a game on my mom’s iPhone. I snuck up on her with my camera and she looked up…
22/52/Portrait – Just Molly.
Theme: Untouched and Solo
…then? I tickled her.
22/52/Life – Molly + Tickles.
Theme: Pure Joy
This was a week of exploring, wilderness exploring to be exact.
The kids had a great time and Molly did her fair share of mouse spotting.
And while it’s good to be adventurous, it’s always better when you bring along a friend.
We are road tripping again.
It always amazes me how the simple motion of a car can cause so much peaceful silence…
…and how a simple paper and pencil can cause so many joyful smiles.