Diamond Fork Campground

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sometimes we love to drag our children to unknown places, the entire time they are asking 20 questions and trying to guess where we are going. It is probably silly to not tell them where we are going, but it sure is fun to watch them squirm and be annoyed. Today we decided to go on a drive, we wanted to check and see if the road was open to the hot springs up Diamond Fork Canyon. Sadly it was not, and I am holding out hope they will open it in the next couple of weeks, but we made the most of it by stopping at a campground to explore. Hunter wanted to climb some rocks and I wanted a walk and to breathe some fresh air.

The teenager was not too thrilled about our Sunday adventure, thankfully a little time in nature did wonders for her attitude and she started to have fun with the rest of us. Being outside seems to improve all of our attitudes, I need to remember that!!

As we walked down the trail we heard Hunter singing about how he loves tunnels only to then have him appear from one underneath the trail. It didn't take much convincing to get his sisters to join him.

No one can seem to resist jumping pictures.

The stick fighting went on for awhile until Rob took a stick to the face which almost got his eye but instead left a nice gash on his cheek.

Samantha eventually took my camera and went off to explore with Hunter while we finished walking the loop. They found a tepee and came back to get Hannah so they could show her.

It turned out to be the perfect Sunday outing, the weather was beautiful, and bonus there was no cell service so we were forced to spend time talking and laughing with each other. Just what we needed!!

Hello Old Friend

Sunday, March 4, 2018

I spent a couple months fighting to keep this blog alive, my payment wasn't working and I could not figure out for the life of me how to get in. It was 3 days before my domain was about to expire when by some miracle I was able to get in. I made my payment and the blog is alive and well. I realized in all of this how much I miss this space in my life. I miss taking pictures, and I miss recording our every day.

It is amazing to me how I look back and hear myself say life was busy, or challenging. Sometimes I wish I could go back and smack my past self, but other times I wonder if that is just the progression of life. Every stage feels busy and overwhelming, it is in these moments that we grow so that we will be able to handle the next stage.

Life right now is busy, and I understand it is of my own doing, but I have only ever tried to follow the direction I have been given. Right now I work full time at a job I most of the time enjoy, I am doing finance and I LOVE finance!! I am also going to school, it has been a nice gradual dip before I plunge fully into getting my degree, something I have dreamed of doing for many years. But most important I am Mom and Wife, those two things always come first. Because of this I do a lot of running and juggling and I am constantly exhausted. But if I am honest I am happy, I am lucky my family is so supportive of my dreams, and we are learning to better support each other and be a little more patient.

In all the craziness I feel I appreciate days like today more and more. We woke up to a giant snowstorm that shortened our church meetings. Rob and Hunter came home and headed out to help shovel out our neighbors, everyone was helping everyone else, just as it should be. My kids helped me make dinner, I was able to sneak in a nap, we made jello poke cake, and enjoyed a delicious meal together. The rest of the day has been spent relaxing and I have been editing pictures.

Can you believe those two picture were taken 24 hours apart?!?! We have desperately needed the moisture, but I would be lying if I didn't say I am anxious for spring to come.

Current Creek

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Rob has been busy planning our camping trips this summer. Today since we had Stake Conference we decided it was a good day to go and check out one of his prospective spots, Current Creek.

I love driving through Provo Canyon to Heber, so of course I was game. We turned on Harry Potter and enjoyed the drive. We were even lucky enough to avoid Hannah getting sick with a quick break in Provo Canyon and a Sprite in Heber.

Everything is so green and all the lakes are filled, enduring that rough winter is really paying off!!

It was a beautiful way to spend Sunday afternoon, and we are all looking forward to returning with the trailer.