Wednesday, May 21, 2014

my h a p p y place


It's official. Hiking is my happy place. I may be stressing as I am trying to get out the door to get to our hike; I may be cursing myself as I realized I forgot this, or I wish I would have grabbed that, etc; or I may be complaining on the hike (my back will thank me when I get a new hiking pack!) BUT I love hiking! I love the memories made with friends, the conversations we share, the beautiful and breath taking views I get to experience, and most of all, I love showing Mia the world! I literally have a physical craving to go hiking at least once a week. I need to get better at making more time for this amazing hobby!
Mia and I went hiking with Shay (a long lost blogger who is sorely missed here!) a couple weeks ago (and I'm dying to go back out!) and we enjoyed a gorgeous hike! The river walk hike is the easiest ever, you can even take strollers on it, so Mia was able to run and play but we soaked in SO much beauty! I only wish I could show you just how breath taking Zion National Park is in person, especially since I'm not photographer :) I am looking forward to more days like these in the coming months!
I'm ready to plan my next hiking trip... who wants to come?! :)

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28 comments:

Heather Leigh @ Like a Morning cup of coffee said...

aww hiking something I love!! It would be so much fun to hike with you. :)

Pamela said...

We went hiking for the first time a few weeks ago, & I loved it! I think we are going to try to go Sunday after church!!

ashlyebrink said...

What a beautiful place! I wish we had areas like that in Indiana :) We love hiking but have much, much different scenery!!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

So much fun!!!! One of our favorite things to do!

Dawn said...

What a gorgeous place to hike. You have me wanting to find some good hiking trails in my area! :)

Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

What a BEAUTIFUL place! And all this in your backyard (so to speak)??? Lucky!!!

Dee Stephens said...

If I lived there I would hike once a week with you. You are so blessed and lucky to have such beauty in your backyard. Now that I know Mia is a peanut, no wonder you can carry her like that. At 27-pounds, there's no way I could do that with Shelby!

tina bumblebee said...

Ahhhhhh I am so jealous! I wish I lived somewhere I could hike. Where I live is completely flat :(

Jamie said...

What a beautiful hike!

Ashley said...

Oh gosh, look at that scenery!! So beautiful. What kind of hiking pack are you getting? I would love to try with C but I worry he will NOT want to sit in the pack.

LILIXOANA said...

The scenery is awesome! Beautiful photos and hiking is such a great stress reliever in my opinion.

Danielle said...

SO jealous of your hiking scenery! And your child who will stay in a baby carrier!!!

Karra said...

We L O V E hiking. We just moved to Oregon and are itching to get out and explore. We used to use an Ergo for hiking but now that Rae has gotten a wee bit bigger/longer we just got an Osprey! REI is having their anniversary sale so it was on sale (which never happens) We would loveeee to visit Zion one day!!

Mandie said...

This looks like an amazing hike. I should do some more hiking around here. I may have to look into some trails.

By the way, who's the cool chick with the shades on?! She's the coolest! :)

Brittany said...

Even though you claim not to be a photographer, those pictures are gorgeous! I can't imagine what it looks like in person!

17 Perth said...

I thought thAt was shaaaaaaaay! Miss her so much! And I am so so with u on the hiking! And I laughed out loud when I read those first few lines. I am the same way! Ha

Sara {Rhapsody and Chaos} said...

I'm still motivated from your last hiking post -- and this one's just as great ) I really need to get out there and hike!!

Kelly Elizabeth said...

Yay for hiking! These photos are gorgeous!!! Love getting out there in the good outdoors for a hike! so much fun!

Laura Joyce Leavitt said...

Lets go please!!! Hiking really is the best, even if it takes forever to get ready for it.

Sarah said...

OH man, I want to go hiking in Zion so bad, and it's right at your doorstep?! So jealous. Love hiking and you're a rock star for doing it with someone attached to you!

KelseyB said...

I totally want to hike in Zion. I mean we have some amazing hikes up here in Alaska, but my husband and I have always talked about taking the kids to Zion. Hopefully when we move from AK in a year we can do that!

Oh how Lovely said...

I would LOVE to go next time! But you'd have to pick me up on the way, because my hubby has the car with him at work usually. It wouldn't be out of your way or anything either! :)

Linzi Scarsella said...

I seriously yearn to visit Utah because of the pictures you post! It is sooo beautiful! I need to visit, my grandpa has a place there and I need to ask him if my family can come stay sometime soon :)

Sara Elizabeth said...

That first picture of Mia? When did she become such a grown up!! Too much. Too sweet. Love that she seems to enjoy it with you!!

Elizabeth said...

I love hiking too! I will come with you and Mia! :)

Love Always,
Elizabeth
thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com

J and A said...

So jealous of all your hiking!! Can't wait to get out with the little fam here too!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I always love your hiking photos!!!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I love hiking! Pick me! :-)

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