desert hike

Adam didn't have school on Friday so we went on a little family exploration "walk" {that really turned into a mini hike} on a nearby trail.
it was a gooooorrrrggggeeeoussssss day and it felt so nice to be outside! 

[if you are living in a super cold, snowy part of the country, you should probably not look at these pictures ;]



it was nice to spend a little family time together in the midst of Adam's crazy school schedule and enjoy the beauty that is around us (before it gets too hot to go outside).
i always found the desert to be beautiful and i LOVE the smell of the creosote bushes. 

plus it was a wonderful perk that Elijah was in heaven with all the rocks and was able to burn so much energy running around. nap time was a breeze when we got home :)

10 points for family adventures that actually keep toddlers entertained & happy!!

11 comments:

Autumn said...

I am loving your new layout! I usually read on my reader and so I have no idea how long it has been up.

Looks like a really fun hike and he got to run off some of his energy.

Also, because you are so open about therapy and everything it totally game me the wings to do the same in my recent post. Thanks for teaching me it isn't embarrassing to get help :)

Aimee said...

oh my gosh. it looks so warm. and so sunny. you're right i shouldn't have looked at these, that looks amazing. i want spring! what a fun adventure for you guys!

Ian and Bonnie Gutzman said...

I'm so jealous right now. Besides the fact that our car is in the shop so I already can't go anywhere, it also rains non-stop so we can't even take a walk! Argh! Your pants are so cute! Did you get them somewhere anytime recently or were they an awesome thrift store find?

Kiana Bates said...

I love your new layout!! It looks so fresh and neat :)

xoxo,
Kiana

Amanda Schroeder said...

okay I LOVE the design. Seriously. So so so so good! And that weather looks perfect. I looked. Because I couldn't help it. I'll be in the warm weather in 5 short days!! Ahhh.

Stacey said...

Love your new design! It's so cute! I also love your haircut!! And thanks for the warning before looking at your warm weather pictures...haha! Here in Michigan it's been snowing all weekend. On Friday night as I left my husband's hockey game, the weather app on my phone said "7* feels like -4*" BRRR!!

Nicole said...

the new blog is adorable! btw your hair is so cute wavy!...gives me the itch to cut my hair!

Kassi Mortensen said...

Well there you go! Sounds like a win-win afternoon!!! Love your new look too! It fits you!!!

Amber Marie said...

your blog looks cute!

it takes a special heart to appreciate arizona scenery :) and you should never appologize for posting outside pictures during winter because we have to endure everybody's summer pictures while we are indoors trying to avoid the horrid heat!! looks like a wonderful day outside for you guys.

GirlRural.com said...

Hiking is our favorite family adventure. I can't wait for warmer weather so we can introduce our foster daughters to the outdoors! Beautiful photos.

leean robinson said...

What a great day for you guys. I bet Elijah was in boy heaven!