Thursday, February 18, 2010


We went to MOAB Feb. 12-14 so that Sean could do a trail running race down there. I LOVE Moab so we all went...

Our "in case we die" picture. It is a tradition my friends & I always did. We took a picture of all of us right before we leave so that just in case there is one last pic of us. Sean said it was kinda morbid. Maybe I'll rename it "On our way" or "Our next adventure" picture, but it just isn't the same.
Scenery on the way down. It was crazy white with snow most of the way. Which was very different.

Dropping Sean off at the start of his race

Then we went home and I got the kids ready and then myself ready. After that we had a little while to burn but not enough to really go and do anything so we took a bunch of random pic in the hotel room. I just love to take pictures of my kiddos...

He has the most beautiful eyes and eyelashes

cute little smirk

like I said random...these are the stupid bumps Keilei has on her thighs which she inherited from me:(

My Super Cute Kids, I couldn't decide which I liked best so there is a lot...

He finished!!!

I got there at almost perfect timing, he told me to be there at noon, I was getting the kids out of the car when he crossed the finish line. But he guessed right on the dot when he would finish.
He ran 20 miles
in 3:34:18 hours
and got 17th place out of 42 in his age group

Keilei had a blast throwing rocks

Sean sitting with Keilei. Which led to this...

-Sean cramping up because he sat down too soon
Waiting for Sean to cool down and stretch out

The canyon he just ran out of.
All the people waiting & cheering. As you can see the drive to pick Sean up was beautiful.

Our Family

Me and my cute baby

Sean & Keilei. She has been SO lovey dovey lately

This is me after entering Arches National Park.

I have to warn you there is an excess of pictures of me. Sean was too tired and sore to come with me so I left the baby with him. I was bitter that he wasn't going to come so we could do this as a family but it only took me 5 mins of driving into the park to be in a great mood again. I haven't been to Moab/ANP in 7 yrs, I forgot how beautiful it is and how much I love it. I couldn't help but smile and be in a good mood. and Keilei was asleep almost the whole time. I wanted someone in some of the pic so they ALL wouldn't be landscape only, which left me to be in them. Sorry

Keilei fell asleep literally 2 mins into the park and didn't wake up tell we stopped to go to Sand Dune arch on the way home.

Arches National Park under snow

I like this pic cause you can see, behind me, how much snow there is

Keilei finally woke up

In the mountains behind me is landscape, Double O, and a lot of other arches

These pis overlap a little bit. They are the mountains behind me. If you look closely you can see the line of cars at the base of the mtns.


Getting ready to go to Sand Dune Arch

The rock mountains the arch is in the middle of

Keilei & I in front of the entrance

This is the entrance to the arch

After you walk throw the two rock walls it opens up to this and then you have to go through another slit in some walls and then it opens up to where the arch is
This opposite of the entrance. I have climbed up and over that as well on the other side it is a beautiful valley.

you can see the sand along the wall it is so soft and is everywhere, only now covered in snow. In the summer there are a bunch of kids playing in it with thier beach toys. But when we went there was only us and one other family and they left really quickly. So we where there alone.

Keilei & I under Sand Dune Arch
I Love this arch it is my favorite because you have to squeeze through these two rock walls and then it opens up to this cool arch over silky fine sand. And it is always shady. I think in a way it reminds me of Secret Garden.

Keilei under the arch

coming out of Sand Dune Arch
Keilei was not happy. I had to carry her all the way to and from the arch, which isn't far but trickyin the snow. Every time I put her down to take a picture she would whine and say "NO Picture, no picture"

Walking back to the car this was the view and there was this crow just sitting there I just thought it was pretty

Balance rock

My family watching TV.

I love the way Keilei is laying there.

I was beautiful trip it was just white for as far as you could see, not even any sagebrush poking out, just flat white. I had never seen anything like it before.

It looked so cool the melting snow turning into steam rising of the hills

You can see the steam all along the bottom of the ridge

It was a great trip. Rush was an angel! He only cried like 2 times the whole trip. Keilei on the other hand was the opposite. She doesn't sleep in the car and won't take naps except in her own crib so she was cranky the whole time. Poor Sean isn't used to her never holding still either so his patience was a little short with her. I couldn't help but think this is what I deal with all day everyday! :)
I do just wish we had more time. I would have liked to hike more, even in the snow. I would have loved to got to Canyon lands National Park, Dead Horse Point, & Hole in the Rock but I guess that will have to be on the next trip.


The Coons Family said...

Those are really great!!!! Miss you guys tons!

Nichole Lowe said...

I agree with Sean about the first picture, Morbid. Looks like you guys had fun and Sean survived the race. So it sounds like you guys are ready for a trip down here with the kids. :)