We've had A LOT of rain lately. A LOT! It was sunny-well, at least not rainy- this morning, so we headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon for a little hike and picnic. It rained again. We brought along our ponchos for just such weather. I thought of our friends and family who live in the northwest where rain is much more a way of life.
Fortunately the rained stopped after our little picnic (under a pavilion). This very easy trail was up by Snowbird Ski Resort. It was paved and only 1 mile round trip. I guess that can't really be called hiking, but we did see a deer and I was irrationally keeping watch for any bears.
There were still some patches of snow, but it wasn't cold, just crisp. Elinor is wearing her softball sweatshirt, but because of all the rain her last two softball games were cancelled (including one scheduled for today) so we had to go do something fun instead.
When I see pictures of the whole family I think, "wow, that is a lot of little kids. Surely they can't all be mine?" But they are and I love them. Life seems to be passing very quickly and I have some real concerns about my memory. I think that it is just sleep deprivation, but my hope is that when I look back at the pictures and stories on this blog it will all come back to me--at least the good parts!