Family Adventure

Vacation is more than just a place. It is a state of mind where beauty moves around you in slow, swirling circles. Where treasures are found in moss and sand. Where food tastes better at 10 am and 2 pm is the perfect time for lunch. Vacation is where books are devoured alongside sweet, drippy ice cream cones, and children are tucked into bed far too late. Black Cherry Soda stains left on lips and chins without worry. Normal routines are suspended and plans are seldom carried through. At least not it the ways we imagined.

Coming home from a place like McCall is never easy. It's just so beautiful and relaxing to get out of the endless concrete that is our daily environment and into the natural world. But now that we're home we are enjoying our little space again. Renewed and rejuvenated by the fresh mountain air and the lack of schedules vacations afford.

We enjoyed a most serene hike through the Lilly Marsh Trial in Ponderosa State Park. Well serene after we talked the nice park ranger into letting us into the visitors center early to buy the strongest bug spray on the market. The mosquitos are something else up there.
Amelia sacked out in the arms of a very nice Daddy who carried her for most of the hike.

On the shore of Lake Payette. Photo courtesy of Hadley.


  1. I love McCall, you are right, it is very relaxing! The cabins you stayed in look adorable, I'm jealous!

  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. Isha and I are going to McCall when we come home and I can't wait.

    Amelia is really starting to look like her sister!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. I love sun, sand, water, bleached blonde hair, sunburnt noses and LOTS of ice cream!

  4. I love your photos - such a beautiful family!! And those cabins are too cute. I'm so glad you had an awesome time.

  5. It looks like you had a wonderful vacation. Time with family along with beautiful scenes makes for great memories, doesn't it? I just found your blog today and I enjoy it very much. I'm going to have to stick around and read more!

  6. Looks like it was a fun vacation! I'm heading that way soon and I can't wait! It's been years since I've been there! Thanks for the sneak preview!


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