since we’re in utah, we drove down to zion national park on friday night with big plans for a sunrise hike the next morning. but in typical davis family fashion, we didn’t get out of our hotel room and onto the road to the trail until 10am. but actually, in all honesty, high fives for getting on the road AT 10am and not later. the important part is that we successfully hiked what we came to hike, there were minimal tears (considering samson accidentally scraped his knee towards the end) and eleanor even declared that her new favorite activity to do is going on hikes!
we wanted to do angels landing, but because i am so nervous around cliffs and drop offs and we have three little ones and only two of us (and two carriers to carry them in when they are tired), we opted for doing the canyon overlook trail instead, which is just a mile long and while there are drop offs, it felt a little more manageable with the kiddos.
i have to tell you that all this beautiful red rock and desert is growing on me big time. i used to not think twice about it. i didn’t feel it was exceptionally beautiful or terrible. i just didn’t really care to take notice of it. but something is seriously going on with me right now where i can’t get over the details in the desert. the colors are just insane. the trails are beautiful to wander and the lines and movement in the rock even makes me have to comment on how pretty it is. i sound so weird right now. me five years ago would have laughed so hard if she’d heard the future me loves exercising (and the gym! of all places!) right now and being in the outdoors. haha. i just wish i’d have taken notice of it sooner, i am a utah girl after all. (although northern utah is so very different from southern utah.) anyway, this earth is really spectacular and the desert is becoming one of my happy places. :)
some pictures from our hike…
that awkward moment when your little one sticks his hand down your shirt because he wants milk!
and the best part about this photo is i’m trying to play it all cool and act like nothing is going on while i am hoping and praying no one comes walking along the pathway to my right because my right boob is definitely completely out right now while i’m nursing conrad. haha! (it was actually super crowded up there at the lookout, although we got lucky no one is in these photos!)
finding the spring source and following the water trail!
the angle is deceiving, but i am no where near the edge of the cliff! i promise!
chasing lizards! do you see it?!
this is what i’m talking about when i say the details in the desert are just so good!!!
a new balance tennis shoe family. haha! eleanor actually was the one who pointed out we all had N’s on our shoes!
success for team davis! the best time, honestly. i would love to get more hikes into our future. let’s do this!
work out top (love THIS COLOR option, too. and HERE is the sports bra version), work out pants (old, but similar style HERE), sneakers and sunglasses. kids sneakers HERE and HERE. eleanor’s watermelon bucket hat HERE. and using ergo carriers for the kids (five years later and it’s still our favorite carrier!) also, HERE is a tutorial i put together a few years ago on how i do my hair like that.