Thursday, August 11, 2011



While we are experiencing all of this blog silence I thought it would be fun to post some of the pictures from our trip that I posted over on my family site. I'll be back to regular posting after all of the babies are in school. 2 down, 3 to go.

Aren't those wildflowers so beautiful? They were all found in one spot at Fish Lake in Utah.

REPOST from the family blog:

It is very hard for me to sit still for too long. We had been at Grandma and Papa's house out in the middle of no where for a couple of weeks so it seemed that I had gotten to the point to where I could only go a couple of days of staying at the homestead before I had to just get in the car and go somewhere. The fact that I didn't want to wear out my welcome just fueled the footloose and fancy-free way that I already lean towards. Besides I like the freedom that a car provides and sometimes I feel my best when I am behind the wheel. I had long told the kids about Fish Lake so decided to pack a lunch and spend the day exploring. The first place we came upon was a grove of trees with the roots exposed. It looked like we were in some kind of enchanted forest. We then made our way over the bridge and that is when we came upon the most beautiful patches of wildflowers. I love wildflowers. In fact when I was married I wanted everything to be full of greenery and wildflowers. We picked a few to bring back to Grandma and hoped they would stay nice until the ride home. The flowers proved to be quite hearty indeed. I think hearty and beautiful make a great combination. Anyway we walked around and did plenty of exploring. I'm sure we were not hard to miss especially with those little flutes a tooting everywhere we went. Finally Maren and Maile gave the flutes a rest and they somehow made their way under my belt and when we went to the old store at Fish Lake again the old man selling the Smokey the Bear items inquired as to where the flutes went because he could not hear them this time around. We truly must have made our mark the first time around with all of our tootin' and hollerin'. I wouldn't classify ourselves as the quiet type anyway but sometimes I become a little numb to how noisy we (kids) really are. I am just glad that when we got home we had something to offer Grandma so that her senses would be diverted from her ears to her eyes and nose with the beautiful wildflowers.


Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh Christina I have missed you! Welcome back gorgeous family!

5th and State said...

welcome home!
what great snaps of a beautiful the skirt print with the m&m's, to me that is a true design eye!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Wow, what amazing photos!! And your family is gorgeous. Glad you are back! = )

angela hardison said...

those flowers are pretty incredible! and i love all these family photos.

Nest Studio said...

I love the smokey the bear shirt - where can I find that in an adult size?

LiveLikeYou said...

What a beautiful place and a beautiful family!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

such great photos, xtina! your kids are so lucky to have so many photos (and really GOOD photos, at that) of their childhood excursions. they always look happy & inquisitive, like they're debating the molecular structure of whatever thing they've found (insects, flowers, etc). Just a sign that someone's doing something right!

Natalie Hall said...

You are one person that will always amaze me!!! (Of course your family photos are pure class and beauty).

What a dream summer, so happy for you and your darling kiddos that you ventured out like that. Your always teaching and showing them the world, I admire you so much for that......

Laura said...

Yay, you're back! Love the photos - Fish Lake looks heavenly.

Maggie May said...

Goooorgeous setting, and lovely big family! We have four :)))

Ridgely's Radar said...

Great pics! The flowers are beautiful!

Debbie said...

just love those pictures. could you please send me the original of the kids that you have in the vertical triplicate. I would like to make a copy of the one in the middle. Thanks..:-)

nest of posies said...

you know, i think you are amazing.


Sherri said...

I love traveling with kids! You make it all so beautiful! Your family is gorgeous...and of course their mom is too! I must know all of these wonderful places that you went!