Monday, April 24, 2017

Color Run

Saturday afternoon the girls had a Color Run at their school.   They didn't get to participate last year because they had softball so this year they were very happy to be able to!  We decided to walk to the school because we knew the girls would be covered in color afterwards and not having to clean out the car sounded like a good idea!

All the participants lined up and waited for the start time.   They all ran around the track and there were four different spots where someone would throw colored powder on them which was made from cornstarch so don't worry nothing got stained!

Kayla and her friends walked most of the run and were all about getting color thrown on them.

Brooklyn ran atleast the first 4 laps and was dodging the color for awhile.  The run lasted thirty minutes and it was 90 degrees out so we kept telling her to please slow down and make sure to stop for water.

Here she is finally tired and dusted with just a little color

Kayla cruising on by 

Just about everyone began walking at some point and Kayla and Brooklyn were finally somewhat near each other for a picture.  Kayla was happy with her newly painted blue arm and see Brooklyn behind her getting covered in blue!

She's half smurf!

Brooklyn and her friend, Dalton covered in color after the race.

When the race was done all the kids that raised a certain amount of money got a color pack of their own to throw at the end.  Here they all are in a group waiting for the okay to jump up and down with their color pack to make a huge cloud of color.

It was pretty watching from my view and I'm glad I didn't have to stand under it all.

It was a little hard finding our kids at the end as you could see why,

They had so much fun and yes it all washed off/out of everything and I'm pretty sure we will be going again next year!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Break Part V ~ Mossy Cave

After our long hike into the canyon we headed to the very front of the park to a short little hike known as Mossy Cave.   We were all hoping it was an actual cave but a little disappointed to find out it wasn't at all.

Brooklyn found her perfect walking stick, which we still have, and off we went

I didn't get many pictures of the actual spot but you can see below it wasn't much of a cave, it appeared to be but once we got up there it stopped at the waterfall spot.

The best part of this spot was what we found when we hiked back down.

We decided to explore a bit on our own following along the creek.

This spot made my entire trip, it was one of the most beautiful spots I have ever been and I would've happily stayed there the entire day.

Just sitting on a rock listening to the creek and the breeze through the trees was so relaxing!

On our way back to the car Brooklyn found another smaller stick and thought it would make the perfect boat to sail in the creek

off it goes,

leaving behind a happy girl!

When we got close to our campsite I had to have hubby pull over so I could take pictures of the bison grazing on the grass

and then again for the roaming wild turkeys 

the day could not have been more perfect!  If I could go anywhere today I would go back to Utah.  Even the sky is prettier in Utah!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring Break Part IV ~ Bryce National Park

On our second full day in Utah we drove a little over an hour from our campsite to visit Bryce National Park.   This was probably my favorite day of our trip!   As soon as I walked up to this view I knew it was going to be a good day.

Last year we visited the Grand Canyon which was also pretty amazing but it did not come close to the beauty of what Bryce National Park showed us.

Since there was a lot of snow still on the ground most of the hiking trails were closed but the visitors center recommended a trail that would take us down into the canyon and would take a few hours or so. 

Every step down got prettier and prettier and it was extremely hard to not take pictures of every moment.

It amazed us how we went from the dessert toned orange hoodoos to the lush green forests 

as we got down to the bottom of the canyon there was more snow and ice on the ground where we had to be a little more careful with our walk.

The hike through the canyon was long and very peaceful little did we know that the hike back up was going to be a tough one!

Our hike up zigzagged for awhile and seemed to last forever

Below you can see a peek of some of the trails we took

Making our way all the way back to the top of the canyon to enjoy the amazing views. 

After our three hour hike into the canyon we drove down to another recommended spot know as Mossy Cave.  We were all excited to see what that hiking spot would bring......