4 Miles of Fun

Could you stay indoors if it looked like this outside??

I didn’t think so. And neither could we. We knew we had to head out to do something fun. And Sawnee Mountain trail, a four mile moderate trail not too far from our house, was the perfect destination.

We packed up some water, snacks, and the dollface to hit the trails.

Well, we had to have a little photoshoot before getting started as well. Who doesn’t take a few minutes to snap some family photos before a hike?

she thinks she's all that and she is

And during?? Addicted to the camera much? πŸ˜€

Not all of the pictures were random, however. We did get some fabulous shots of the view at the top. This area is called the Indian Seats and it used to be a lookout point. Just breathtaking…

We also took the time to stop for a snack while up there. I munched an almond granola bar that satisfied me quite well.

Then, it was time to head back down the trail to complete the 4 miles. There was sill more fun to be had when we came to a playground close to the parking area.

After numerous trips down the slide…

…battles to get her to climb the stairs (little chicken)…

notice her sad face

…and fun being tossed by daddy…

…we finally headed home. My kind of Sunday! How was yours? What is your favorite part of a hike? The climb, the views, the workout, the company? I definitely think mine is to spend time with my family and have a 2 hour uninterrupted conversation with the man I love. But also, to pause and be able to look at God’s created beauty. Which also makes me consider that I am part of God’s creation and am beautiful to Him, so should be to myself. After all, my body is strong enough to walk the entire hike easily…with 30 lbs on my back. I guess you could say I love it all!

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24 Responses to 4 Miles of Fun

  1. That scenery is so beautiful. I would love to go hiking – we really don’t have anywhere around here to go!

  2. homecookedem says:

    What a beautiful day for a hike! We never go hiking, but we really should more often. Looks like yall had a great time together!! πŸ™‚

  3. lessonstolearn says:

    That is my idea of a perfect day! I love hiking and it is just getting warm enough now to really enjoy it! One of those baby backpacks is definitely on our list of things to buy!

    I can’t believe I won your giveaway! I will be emailing you right now!

    Have a great start to the week πŸ™‚

  4. Looks like the perfect day!!! I think for me, my favorite part of the hike is the company.

  5. laura dishes says:

    Gorgeous pics! My favorite part is the climb… b/c it’s tough and you’re not always sure when you’re going to get to the lookout, but it’s always worth it!

  6. Heather says:

    how fun!!! i love every part of the hike…the journey and the view at the top and being able to share it with someone you love πŸ™‚ i will say the way down can be hard on the knees though…that’s not my favorite πŸ™‚

  7. looks like a blast!!! I wish we had gorgeous scenery like that around where I live. Your family is beautiful πŸ™‚

  8. You have such a beautiful family!!! I love to hike – it’s been too long since I’ve gone. My favorite part of hiking is being outdoors (though I won’t lie….minus the bugs!) and getting exercise in a way that doesn’t necessarily feel like it!

  9. eatspinlive says:

    Wow, I love this post girl! It looks like that was a really fun hike! πŸ™‚ I love the feeling of doing something good and relazing and the views along the way!

  10. Lindsay says:

    What a fun time, you will cherish all of those candid pictures one day! Don’t apologize for them. πŸ™‚

  11. lisaou11 says:

    she’s ballin in those shades.

  12. That sounds like fun!!! And her sunglasses are TOO cute!
    My favorite part of a hike is the company and the views πŸ™‚
    And i’m sorry to hear about the news on your previous post but i’m so happy for you that you have an amazing attitude about this!!!! God’s timing is always perfect.
    Have a great Monday!

  13. Ameena says:

    You are a superstar! How can you hike with your little one in a backpack? So amazing!! You are all gorgeous and so is the scenery.

    Have a great Monday Tina!

  14. What a beautiful day!!!! I love outdoor activities with the fam! ❀ Have a great week!!

  15. cardiopizza says:

    I love her little sunglasses!! so cute! πŸ™‚

    I’ve never hiked before…can ya believe it?!

  16. Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous! As are you and your family. Looks like such a fun time.

  17. Kelly says:

    You and your family are GORGEOUS!!! I love the pictures!

  18. I don’t have a favorite part of a hike-I love it all!

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  20. Sunny says:

    i love hiking!
    i really want to start going now that the spring weather is here.. it’s so refreshing to be outdoors when the weather is nice especially with good company ~ which in your case adorable miss m and the hubster πŸ™‚

  21. healthyGLAM says:

    Wow what beautiful scenery! Looks like you had a great time. I love hiking! So relaxing, plus a great workout. Even funner with family πŸ™‚ Your baby is adorable!

  22. Sarah says:

    Your hike sounds like it was wonderful! I love hiking or going on long walks on beautiful days with my dog Jamie. She’s a super fun malamute/lab and her energy and sweet face is inspiriation enough to get out the door and enjoy the weather and scenery.

  23. Vee says:

    Oh, it looks like a fabulous hike. I am an outdoor person and I love getting out there. Especially on a glorious day like yours. Glad you had a great time with your lovely family.

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