Friday, November 27, 2009

the famous Y, twice-over

Our annual November hike to the Y! This year with the Andersons.

Bella and Brianne, best friends

The first quarter-mile always sees some poutiness. Check out the sass in this step.

valley overlook

The best and brightest smiler! Ever since the day he was born.

There was some intense imagination going on with sticks turning into swords with names like "the lightning killer" and "thunder power" and whatnot.

lots of scrambling

one of these kids is less happy

Jarom and Torin and Collin rushed to the Y on the lower trail

climbing it is dangerous for tottering toddlers!


buddies polaroid style

the prettiest girl in the whole wide world

scooting on down

Orion said that this was "amazing!"

This view always makes me think of China. Am I right?

the sunset coming down is one of our favorite parts

until next year . . .

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. . . or next week? Joey and I (Matt) decided to go up while they were visiting--just the two of us.

same old poses

(can't help ourselves)

We cut over south toward Slide Canyon to see something new. The whole north-facing side of the canyon was shadowed and snowy, and we stood and watched for a bit before speaking. As soon as we did, a flurry of deer rustled up and out and the canyon, then headed up through the snow to higher ground.

You can see six deer in this picture if you look closely.


a closeup of four of them

looking up Slide Canyon


Amy Beatty said...

oh daddy-o. fun surprise. love all the beautiful pics. love you xoxo

moonshinejunkyard said...

matt your little descriptions are so nice and sweet. i love hearing about the boys' imaginative games and bella's poutiness. and oey's giant grand smile and him saying "amazing!" such great details! and that herd of deer picture is seriously blowing my's like a painting with hidden objects in nature. i love it. now i do want to hike the Y. we have missed you guys so much over the past couple days.

Glory Watts said...

I've always wanted to do that hike! The pictures o f you and Joey on that rock are amazing!! I'm loving the pictures of the kids and their little friends. Hiking is always more fun with a friend. I'm so jealous of oey's hair, perfect little Ray of sunshine! Love you!