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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Zion National Park Day 1 & 2

We packed just a bit (when it comes to a baby I think it's better to have too much than not enough) and headed to Zion's Park this past week. We had such a blast!

The cooler was being filled, hence the big space on the left

Thursday we drove about 4.5 hours South to Zion. J did great, sleeping most of the way. Thursday was spent setting up camp and eating at a local Mexican restaurant, very delicious.
Our campsite

Grandpa and the boys

Friday morning Whitney and I woke up nice and early and had 10 miles on our training plan. It was so nice to run with a friend and someone to talk to. It was therapeutic and I really enjoyed it. Not to mention the scenery was beyond gorgeous.

The rest of the day we all hiked, the babies did great and we were able to hike all the fun trails that we wanted to(Hidden Trails, and part of the Narrows).

Sleepy baby

The dads with the babes on their backs

 Jackson finally woke up, and had the funniest expression on his face. He had a funny mark  on his right eye from the pack too, he makes us laugh.
We stopped for lunch at the top of Hidden Trails
Then headed back down. Josh was such a champ carrying the baby pack. It was a breeze going down, but it was like a giant stair master going up while holding 20+ pounds. . . Thanks Josh!

 I say part of the Narrows because in order to hike all of it you have to hike through the river. Richard and Jared braved the waters and continued on. They only made it another half hour up the trail when the water was already up to a gentleman's shoulders so they decided to turn around.

While they were hiking, the rest of us found a shaded area next to the chilly water.

Friday night we made tinfoil dinners and Richard made a delicious peach cobbler. We were all stuffed!
Cousins playing

Peach cobbler

I was pretty beat by the end of the night, so I headed to bed before Josh's mom, sister, and aunt showed up to spend the rest of the weekend with us. I'll post day 3 soon=)


  1. Yay! I'm glad you had such a fun trip! Your little family is so dang cute (:

  2. Sounds like yall are having such a great time! It's always so nice to be around matter what yall do. Also, Jackson's face expressions are the best ever...whenever I have a bad day I just look at little chubby baby Jackson and he brightens my entire day up. Oh how I love that little boy so much!

  3. Jackson's sweet smiles make me happy, I love the one of him in the tent! So cute!! Looks like you guys at a lot of fun!!

  4. Sharsti!!! Your baby Jackson is so cute :) Looks like married life is a good time...looking forward to it! If you're ever in Texas give me a shout.