Doesn't everything look as perfect as rainbows and cherries...well almost. Not pictured are all of the times I told my kids I was going to pull off the road to paddle their little hineys if they didn't quit the teasing, the whining, the kicking, the pinching and oh yes lets not forget the biting incident. Now I wouldn't want to go discounting any of the 4 different rainbows I saw in one day but we already know that life ain't no bowl of cherries, right? Ok great, because with that being said our life of summer around Grandma and Papa's small town overall hasn't been too shabby. Well if you don't count the fact that I can't find a House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Veranda or Architectural Digest. Seriously I scoured the town up and down Main Street and beyond only to find the likings of publications only put out by Better Homes and Gardens and maybe a Country Living if one was lucky. Finally at my last stop which happened to be the Big K I decided to use the money I would have spent on two magazines to buy a dress...and I feel good about it. I also feel good about slowing down and not really having any set plans. That is why if you notice we were some of the best dressed with flip flops on a hiking trail at Capitol Reef. I didn't know what I had gotten myself into but when we got to Capital Reef we just let the adventure unfold. It rained on and off but we had to see the Indian writings (that is what my girls call the petroglyphs). Before we had left I had purchased the girls their own disposable camera so that they could really get into seeing the beauty of our adventure..and it seemed to work. I love that we all were able to get out on foot and safely hike the two miles that it took to see things that were not right off the side of the road. I love even more that Maren thought the modern day writings into the rock were ancient petroglyphs..she was so excited that she busted out the camera to document. It was hard for me to break it to her that Eric + Monique were not ancient history..well probably they really were but you know what I mean. Anyway we are alive..even without much internet usage..I know hard to believe.
Hope you all are well and can't wait to catch up. Can't say when I will update the blog again but I will be back.