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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Zions

I will apologize now for the picture overload. This isn't even 1/8th of what I took. It is like I become possessed when I am in the mountains! So I tried to post mostly the kids and family hiking!

Over the Thanksgiving break we got to also head to Zions.
The weather was perfect! We couldn't have gone on a better day!
All the kids hiked so well and didn't complain at all!
It was really nice!

We hiked the Emerald Pools hike. And went clear to the upper pools!


Starting out....

Good little hikers...

Beautiful views....

Lower pools....



heading up to the second pool....



Kenny wanted to lead the way the whole time. She didn't want my help!

Beau packed Luke and Luke didn't cry once!

Mollie had fun splashing in the second pools run off!
What a beautiful girl!



On our way up to the third pool!


The pool was so beautiful against the red cliff and rock!


Taking a break...need a kiss!:)




This is the background of the pool!
Breathtaking!

Lil' Briglet


Luke


My sisters and I got a kick out of this old man. Seriously he stood like this forever! I felt like I was in a Porter Rockwell Magazine for a second! HA!


Hiking down....






This rock climber was so far away! I could barely see him with my eyes. But see if you can see him in the first and second picture. The first picture I was zoomed in 1/4 and the second 1/2 and the third all the way! I love my lens...it is powerful. I don't get enough opportunities to break it out!



After lunch we waited for the shuttle to head up the mountain further. Can you tell who is tired? Brig just plopped down right where we were waiting! It was so cute!

Hiking some more





Some more beautiful shots...




The kids worked on their junior ranger packets the whole time.
So they got badges and sworn in as Junior rangers!


And what a better way to end the evening then to drive out and see this?



I had such a perfect Thanksgiving weekend. One of my favorites thus far!
My sisters and their families, the food, Dr. Mario tournaments, more food, laughing, talking, shopping, and playing games!Thanks for coming guys!
We hope you had as fun as we did!

13 comments:

Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn said...

Bon make sure you e-mail me bmur2000@msn.com

Mandy said...

Beautiful pictures of your family. I LOVE THE GREAT OUTDOORS!!!

Julie Ann said...

I want to keep reading! Julie Perez wantsrest@hotmail.com

The Coonsters said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them. Love them and the people in them!

Becca said...

That deer looks fake in the picture. It was such a fun time--I love all these pictures, Bon. Will you make me a cd with all of them? You got some gorgeous shots!

Darla said...

I loved the picture overload. Zions is so beautiful and the pictures just don't do it justice. I love seeing it in person. Maybe in a couple of years Kirk, me and the kids will get down there again.

Jenna said...

such great pics! It's hard not to take a million when you are surrounded with such beauty and such cute kids!! :) Love 'em.

Kristin said...

I love southern Utah!! It is seriously one of my very favorite places! Glad you had fun with the fam:)

Lindsey said...

Love that place! Beautiful pictures and kuddos on all of you making to the third emerald pool...that's quite the hike, especially for little ones.

Crazy Livin' said...

I am going to have to have you email me those pictures. It was so much fun, and SO perfect. I am glad you guys planned that...it was beautiful.

Love ya
Ali

Can I Have This Dance.... said...

Great pictures!! Looks like you all had a wonderful time together!

kari said...

I have to be careful here as I realize there are alot of utah mormons reading this. But the few times I rolled through utah in the last 6-7 yrs-twice in the middle of summer, I related totally to B. Youngs wife tears of anguish when he said,"this is the right place." Then I saw these pictures and they are beautiful. I will be putting this on my to do list of the top ten things I wish to do in this lifetime. Thanks for helping me see utah in a different light.

Christina said...

How fun!! Way too much beautiful scenery! I can't take it all in! Very nice job on capturing it!