Monday, July 19, 2010

A family night picnic

We got adventurous for family night and headed up Provo Canyon for a picnic dinner and to play games up where it's not quite so hot.

Talitha was SO excited to get out of the house.

When I came home from work, I found her by herself, all ready to go, with her hat on, rocking herself in the recliner.

She kindly obliged me for a quick picture.

Once we made it up to one of the canyon parks, we set things up for our little dinner and Tali patiently rested her head in her hands waiting for the fire to make some nice coals for roasting hot dogs.

And then, once dinner was all over and the kids started playing Frisbee and kicking a soccer ball, Tali could not get down out of her high chair fast enough to join them. She walked as fast as her little legs could go (with her mom's help) back and forth in and through and around her siblings chattering and squealing with delight.

Finally, after things settled down a bit she went on a little walk with her oldest sister over to the other side of the campfire where she found the perfect spot to lean against a little rock and just have fun talking and being outside.

We had SO much fun getting away for a couple of hours and enjoying some of God's most beautiful handiwork.

Talitha had the time of her life and was so content on the way home she was completely relaxed and just beaming with her smiley eyes.

I'm so grateful to the Lord for giving us this time to learn and grow and love.

I feel his comforting hand in our lives right now and it has brought me a peace that's hard to describe.

Praise be to God.

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