Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Desert

Makes me smile just looking at this picture.

Bill's family has an Easter tradition from before he was born, camping out on the west desert of Utah.

It is one of my favorite places to be. So many things I love:

You can do everything and nothing all at the same time.

The smell of the sage brush, dirt, tumble weeds, and cactus blooming in the spring.

Family all together playing games, watching movies or just hanging out.

Cheeto's, sandwiches and hot chocolate (desert staples).

Pennies on the track. (post to come)

Our version of the Easter Egg hunt. (Post to come) We, Mom and us sisters, take bags of candy and eggs filled with candy and throw them around. Then we let the littles go and get a good start on picking up the candy before we let the olders.

Coloring eggs.

Oh and did I mention the riding?? Nothing like feeling the air flowing past you at a million miles an hour, listening to the music in your head and just flying across the desert, while dodging a coyote holes, ravines and hill sides filled with tumble weeds, and big sage brush bushes. Oh and making sure your not running into anyone else flying past you at the speed of light, flipping dirt clods and making a dust clouds so you have to duck and hold your breath until it clears. You know who you are! cough.. cough. (more posting on this later)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds so fun! What awesome memories you're creating. That's great that you get to look forward to it every year. My boys would love the pennies on the train tracks! Love all the photos!