Monday, July 6

We escaped the beating heat this last weekend, and took a little drive up to Brianhead for the day. And we are sure that it is the promised land, for even on the third day of July, it was a balmy 72. We could not even. We puttered around the ski shops for a while, and then took a ski-lift ride up the mountain to throw some rocks off the top, and take in the views. In the few times I've been skiing, the ski-lift was definitely the favorite part. I'd say about three-quarters of your time in the lift is like therapy. Floating in the quiet, absorbing the nature around you, watching your breath puff out into the air, and laughing with the rosy-cheeked person sitting next to you. The other quarter of your time in the lift is spent watching the other skiers whoosh below you, while you wonder what the freak you're doing going to the top of a mountain with two boards strapped to your feet. So a summer ski-lift is sort of my jam. All therapy, no stress!
He's suddenly emerged into a full-fledged lefty, just like his Dad. Tyson is level 10 stoked. Do you even know how many times I've heard, "Babe. Babe, watch him."
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I love this picture of Tyson re-braiding my hair in the very second that Everett is running up to present me with a flower he picked. I was having a moment.
Isn't she a beauty? Good enough to eat, thought Isla.
Everett absolutely came to life during the ski-lift ride up and down the mountain. I think this is the year guys. I think this is the year of getting our money's worth at an amusement park. Update to follow. #everettridestherides2015
After we took our ride back down the mountain, we decided that jumping 50 feet onto an inflatable bag sounded like a great idea. Which it was.
Not pictured: the amazing burgers and dogs that were consumed post activities and the quiet, serene, therapeutic, two-hour car ride home that lulled our babies right to sleep. Brianhead, you babe.


Marin Lindsay said...

You take the most beautiful pictures. I love seeing them.

lindsay @ VAUGHAN said...

Great family pics.

Lindsay |

Aleah said...

Stunning photos! The mountain views are enchanting


Rhea said...

This looks incredible, such a beautiful experience!

Wairimu Murigi said...

What an experience!!

Lauren - émoi émoi said...

Looks fantastic! I hope you all had a great time :)

Melissa said...

An awesome little daytrip. I've never been to Utah, but your blog definitely makes me want to visit. The scenery and views always look amazing!

Glad to see the whole family out and about together again :)

Melissa @

Katie said...

I am obviously PMSing because I literally teared up seeing that Everett is such a little boy now and not a baby anymore! haha.
These are cute pics and look like a nice little family outing.

Krista said...

I love this so so much! Everett looks like he adores his uncle! Adorable. :)

Amie said...

Too much fun!!

Cherie Tang said...

Beautiful photographs! He looks just like his dad, and obviously takes after him being a leftie! :)

Julie Blake said...

Looks like a great trip! And also, another beautifully written piece!

Unknown said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile now. I'm from Cedar City and my husband is from St. George. It is so fun to watch you and all your adventures in our neck of the woods! :)

Tanya said...

I don't check in often, but I see your husband is back with you guys, done school. Well done! Him and you both! I know I am a complete stranger, but our children are similar ages and I have been thinking of you these past months. Knowing it must have been an extra challenging time. So glad to see you've made it out the other side. <3 <3 <3

chantelle said...

OMG the photo of E with his uncle in matching haircuts = me dead. LOVE IT!

Unknown said...

Everett's shirt! I must know....where did you find that little gem??

Ashley Pitts said...

I agree with Chantelle! The adorable!

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