The countdown is on until this next baby comes and we’re still trying to squeeze in a few last adventures while we can! This past weekend we knew we wanted to get out and do something, but didn’t know what. So we just packed up our stuff and loaded up the truck and set out on a drive and didn’t know where we would end up.
Camping and hiking with toddlers. A lot of people can feel overwhelmed with this idea so they opt not to do it… but if you’re prepared and plan your trips out well ahead of time it’s so fun to make these special memories with kiddies outdoors and give them new experiences.
Our little dude thrives when he is outside, so we have been trying to make an effort to get him out exploring more and more! This weekend we went to the mountains to hike, let him run around, get dirty, and play in the water. Hiking these days sure looks a lot different than it used to….now being 7 months pregnant and having a two year old with us… but it’s always so fun and good to get out in the fresh mountain air!
Always outside, always on some kind of adventure! This little monkey would be outside all day, everyday if we let him! And we aren’t complaining about that 😉 Whenever we get the chance we are taking him to explore the outdoors and see new things.
One of my favorite traditions we started years ago was going to the mountains and chopping down our own Christmas Tree the day after Thanksgiving. I practically count down the days until we can get our tree every year, and seeing as Thanksgiving was late this year – it felt like I had to wait forever!
We are still here! It’s been almost a year since we have done a blog post… we took a little break while we welcomed our little babe into the world and adjusted to life with a newborn. While our summer wasn’t filled with spontaneous trips to the mountains, every day was still filled with new and exciting challenges. We are finally starting to get back out again and learning how to hike and camp with an 8 month old baby. Here is a collection of pictures from this past fall and winter.
We’re still here! We haven’t been that great at keeping up with our blog lately, but we have still had some amazing trips around Utah that we wanted to share with you. We found a few new spots that we loved, as well as visited some of our old time favorites. Here are some pictures from the last few months from Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Bears Ears!
One of our favorite trips from last year was when we went down to Zion in the fall because we loved being able to see the colorful fall leaves paired with the red rock backdrop. Since we haven’t had a chance to make it down to Zion this year yet, we decided to drive down for a quick day trip this past weekend.
This past weekend we headed down to Canyonlands for a sunset hike to False Kiva and some star gazing under the new moon. Out of the many times we have been to this area we have never done this monumental hike and I am so glad we were finally able to see it at sunset because this time of day casts the best shadows! The only thing I didn’t enjoy were the bats that flew above us as we hiked back out! The desert seems to come alive at night with all the creatures above and around you! We decided to sleep in the back of the truck so we could spend the night looking at the stars. It was a quick, spontaneous trip but those have become some of our favorite because the memories we make last forever.