Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy 24th Anniversary Hike to Cecret Lake

In celebration of our 24th wedding anniversary, we decided to recreate our first anniversary and hike to Cecret Lake.  Little did we know everyone in Salt Lake also decided to hike to Cecret lake that day!
We hung out at Alta waiting for a shuttle to take us to the trailhead.
Rowan had fun chasing squirrels...

On the shuttle!
He did not want to sit.  I had to sing "the wheels on the shuttle go round and round"  ha ha!
But finally we were there...


The wildflowers were at their peak...

This little man nearly hiked the entire trail.
 


A trail of blue!
 
Absolutely beautiful!!
 





He kept wanting to stop and hife in the flowers...







Or "rock climb"











If you look close on the rock wall in the distance you will see some climbers... Rowan said "my turn!"  I think this boy is going to be a rock climber. 

Willow chatting away on her phone at 10,000 feet.
We made it! So beautiful.




Salamanders...


snack break...

 
Us on July 28, 1991 celebrating our first year together.
We started trying to recreate our first anniversary picture!
 
Rowan had fallen and cut his hand so he would not let me put him down. 











Rowan just needed a nanny break!

Lovies from Willow...








Then he said "take picture!"





And then we were off...


And little man was out.  Fast asleep on dad...best seat ever.



 
Willow checking out an abandoned silver mine...
 


Kisses in the wildflowers :)






 

When we got back down to the trailhead we were in line with many other folks waiting for the shuttle.  We decided to hike down to the resort.  It was only 1.6 miles and a guy had told us that the flowers were even more beautiful along that trail.  We were so glad we did!




The flowers were as tall as Willow!  Of course the bees were loving them :)
Willow's bee dance :)









Rowan woke up and immediately wanted to go out into the field...






So much excitement!


Looking for ladybugs...



Hiding...
Surprise!


They had so much fun in the flowers...
 






























Willow found the find of the summer! We heard something in the flowers and figured it was a chipmunk or ground squirrel but it was a mama bird on her nest! These had to of just hatched! Amazing....




Flower petals...

Cute little ground squirrels...


Hummingbirds everywhere! They flew right up to me and Willow.


Such a wonderful day!
 

Mr. rock climber...

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and married to my best friend and love of my life. We co-habitate with 1 cat, Asha, 2 dogs, Maggie May and Juniper Wren, a Chinchilla names Ozwald, and a Hamster named Fat Panda. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 13 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint,travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!