April 30, 2012

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Ever since we were newlyweds, we enjoyed hiking. Adding each new child into the mix added new challenges, but we kept doing it, hiking with babies, toddlers, babies and toddlers and me pregnant. It became the *thing* we do as a family, go on hikes. It became part of our lifestyle, if you wish. It certainly takes work, and there are always all kinds of obstacles to keep us home. But we know once we get out on the trail, none of that will matter, kids will forget all of their complains (as long as we keep a good supply of water and snacks, and bring our carriers to let the youngest ones take turns riding in them), and we won't notice how those 2-3 hours on the trail will go by.

So there we were, hiking the Delicate Arch trail...

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7 comments:

Carolee Beckham said...

I LOVE southern Utah! :) Do you live in Utah? I'm in Utah County.

These are so fun! And I've gone hiking while baby wearing. I love it!

luke and pamela said...

your photos are so gorgeous!

rebekah @ justfordaisy said...

Beautiful! :)
What is the carrier your hubby is wearing?!

Olya said...

thanks, everyone! Carolee, we live in SLC :) Rebekah, he's wearing Kinderpack. It's always in our car, along with a ring sling, we use them all the time!

mary catherine said...

That pixie sling is beautiful and compliments your landscape so well--this makes me want to go visit my friends in the Southwest! Lovely post. :)

Vonnie said...

I have always loved your hiking photos - from the time when you only had 1 in a sling...up mountains, in the snow & pregnant! I bet the kids all love looking a the family grow through those hiking photos.

Jen said...

Wow, your landscape is so vastly different from ours here in WI. Looks gorgeous.
Question about your dreads: what are you doing for maintenance? Do you palm roll or micro latch hook them at all? Your roots look really like normal hair but then the bodies are nice and tight. I'm 4 months into dreads and am sick of the rat's nest of roots. Any tips/care/maintenance advice would be much appreciated!