Monday, June 9, 2014

my kind of weekend

We had been hiking for an hour and a half by the time we reached this point... and we still had that huge, narrow mountain to climb behind me. (This picture is a bit deceiving, the mountain dips down before you start the steep climb using chains so that you don't fall over the cliff side.)
One view from the top of Angel's Landing.
Another view from the top!
I started my weekend Friday morning by dropping Mia off with my mom so that my dad and I could go hiking in Zion National Park. We hiked the famous Angels Landing, it was my dad's first time and my third time! I must admit, as hard as this hike is (the switch backs are killer, killer I tell ya!) this hike was much more pleasant than the last time I remember doing it. I was also 13 weeks pregnant and I was exhausted just laying on the couch... so I'm sure you can imagine how rough this hike was then! We started early in the morning and enjoyed the gorgeous views on this treacherous hike ;) We were lucky (or smart enough to start early enough) and didn't get hit with the heat until the very end of our hike! It was a beautiful day and I'm glad I got to experience this with my dad!
The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing with Eric and Mia. We had zero plans and it was really nice to just chill at home! We set up Mia's baby pool and girlfriend was in heaven! I must admit that I was in heaven as well. I got to lay out in the privacy of my little patio and I didn't have to worry about a diaper for Mia...  ha ha! She started out in a swim diaper, lost the diaper after doing her business (hello baby bum in a swimsuit... SO cute!) and after her nap I just stripped Mia down and let her play nakey in the pool. SO easy! Eric grilled our meals, we ate our weight in gelato and just enjoyed being together! Most of our weekend will be crazy this summer so we took advantage of the downtime all weekend long!

23 comments:

Jamie said...

Wow! What a view!

~Dawn~ said...

Wow, what a beautiful hike. So fun that you got to experience that with you dad. :)

Kimberly said...

I'm SO on the fence about ever hiking Angel's Landing :) And I need a baby pool so bad. I just know my kids would be entertained for hours!

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

oh my lord! I haven never hiked a mountain like that so I cannot even imagine standing that close to a mountain.

Karra said...

I am DYING to go hike there. We have some pretty amazing places here in Oregon, just haven't explored yet! SO, so pretty!

Lauren said...

those views are stunning! and a little baby bum in a swimsuit seriously is the cutest thing!

ashlyebrink said...

what a beautiful place to spend time! if only indiana had places like that! ;) and babies in swimsuits is one of the best things ever!!

Katie said...

WOW That is quite the hike!! Beautiful views though. So fun that you were able to spend that time with your Dad :)

Sounds like the prefect relaxing weekend!

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Gorgeous views!

Mandie said...

I really wish that we had beautiful areas like that around here to hike in...I'd probably become a hiking freak! Ha! :)

KelseyB said...

That hike looks amazing!!!! And you look amazing while doing this hike :)

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

That is so fun!!!! Love that you dd it with your dad!!! :)

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

beautiful view! I'm sure your dad loved the time with you too!

tina bumblebee said...

Beautiful photos! So jealous!

Sara Elizabeth said...

That picture of Mia in the pool looks so happy!! I love her smiles!!

Pink and Fabulous said...

STUNNING weekend!!

Desiree Macke said...

What a GORGEOUS hike! We love hiking around our area, and have been talking about heading to Utah to get some trails under our belt, there.
Perfect weekend!!

Jessie said...

Angels Landing is on my bucket list. One day! And I'm totally with you on the bliss of a carefree summer weekend.

Jessie said...

Angels Landing is on my bucket list. One day! And I'm totally with you on the bliss of a carefree summer weekend.

Jessie said...

Angels Landing is on my bucket list. One day! And I'm totally with you on the bliss of a carefree summer weekend.

Jessie said...

Angels Landing is on my bucket list. One day! And I'm totally with you on the bliss of a carefree summer weekend.

Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

Such a fun weekend! We, too, had a lazy weekend and it was just perfect! Sometimes you just need one of those every once in a while. Also, Mia.... so stinkin' cute!! She looks SO happy in the pool!

Ech and Will said...

Wow that looks like a gorgeous hike! You're really selling me on Utah.

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