September started with a trip closer to home. We met up with my sister (Hope), her husband (Joe), and their two boys (Porter and Theo) for Labor Day weekend. We’d cooked up this plan because Joe loves bagging peaks and couldn’t resist bagging the tallest one in Colorado.
July was a busy and fabulous month. We had many adventures (and a few misadventures). Read on for more details.
The first notable thing to happen in September was Labor Day weekend.
August was a roller coaster.
As the fourth of July approached, we weren’t feeling very enthusiastic. All the fireworks shows were cancelled and honestly, we weren’t feeling terribly patriotic and didn’t have much of a desire to be around people who were. We decided it would be best for us to get away from everyone and enjoy some of our nation’s natural beauty.
June began with our fun and slightly unexpected rafting trip. When we got back, we felt ready to be ever so slightly more chill about life.
We kicked off September with a Labor Day trip to Maroon Bells. This was a trip we’d planned 6 months in advance because that’s how far in advance you have to reserve campsites.
We kicked August off with another trip. This trip was not one we had originally planned, but when a friend of ours got permits to hike the Narrows in Zion we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The biggest obstacle was finding something to do with the kids. My brother and sister-in-law live in Cedar City. When they said they could watch the kids the day we did the hike we began planning our final summer adventure.
July is when summer started to pick up. We were gone almost half of the month so our time in town was spent doing laundry, working, taking our cat to the vet, and packing for our next adventure.
Well, I suppose it’s about time I write about our summer. Life has been FULL of big and little adventures and blogging just hasn’t been a huge priority. But, I do like having this little log to look back on and my grandmother did say she was worried we were still alive the last time I talked to her, ha, ha. So, let’s blast back to June and do a quick recap.