My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

part 2 – Yosemite

After a mere 18 hours of driving (thanks to an accident closing down the freeway) we made it to Yosemite.

Our first stop was to see the giant Sequoia trees.




For some reason, I had pictured an entire giant forest.  Turns out, the giants are few and far between.  But still very impressive!



We  had to take an ice cream break to beat the heat.



Some of us were exhausted after our little hike.


After lunch we drove through the Yosemite Valley, which was my favorite part of the whole trip.  I could have used another day or two there to take in all of the beauty.


The thing that Jonah had been looking most forward to was seeing some waterfalls.  He was so excited… we even got to hike to the bottom of one, and stand in the mist.  Caleb said afterword, “that was one of the best feelings of my life!”




We stopped whenever we saw something that needed a closer look.  These rocks just needed to be climbed.



We paused for the lovely meadow with a deer in it.  (Rebecca is trying to eat it in this picture.)  We paid for that stop with mosquito bites!


To be continued…

1 comment:

  1. Looks like so much fun! I wish I would have left my 15 month olds at home....our trip would have been much want to buy an RV now? I want to plan a Sunday dinner so I can hear more about it! Love the pics and your Jonah bug is so FUNNY!