The month of October has been especially busy for the both of us. We've had more going on than usual, and it's taken a toll on our sweet children. When my youngest is begging me not to leave just for a few minutes on a Saturday morning, we know it's time to play hooky.
This weekend was our stake conference, a time when extra meetings occur. My husband did his duty to the priesthood meeting, but we made the decision to take the rest of the evening, and most of today, and spend it with our children. It wasn't an easy choice to make, I'll be very honest about that. Yet it was the right one.
I wanted to share with you some of the pictures of today's adventures enjoying some of God's most beautiful creations. We started up one of our favorite canyons, intending to drive along Guardsman Pass through to our home. Here are a few pics from a few stops we made along the way.
Picking leaves and throwing rocks in a stream.
Isn't this a beauty? I love the intense colors of Autumn in the changing leaves.
I tried to capture the incredible colors of our surroundings in this and the next, but the pictures were mere echoes to what we saw in real life.
We finally found the turn off for Guardsman Pass, traveled up a ways only to find...
Before going home we figured it would be nice to stop in at our favorite area, Silver Lake up by Brighton Ski Resort. There was a good bit of snow up here too.
Mr. B began to freeze. Of course, he's the one who threw the most snowballs, fell and slipped in the slush, and didn't bring a jacket along. Silly boy.
Daddy finally took pity on this poor, shivering boy and draped his coat over him.
Isn't this pretty? The color of the stems were almost as pretty as the leaves themselves.