This year for Spring Break we went down to St. George to go camping with my family. We truly had the best time!! It was SO fun. It was just so low key, the girls were darling, it was fun to be with my family and it was beautiful weather. Anton is now entering the really busy season with work, so he wasn't able to come. So, I packed up the car to the brim, and off we went! I snapped this picture while driving toward snow canyon. I couldn't believe how pretty it was down there. There is something about the bright blue sky and the red mountains that is so stunning.
Growing up, I remember spending many many many Easter's or Spring Breaks down in Snow Canyon. Right before I left, I found a picture of me when I was about six and I was holding a bunch of Easter Eggs. I have so many fun memories of being down there with my family. So, it was really fun this time to be down there with my kids and watch them explore and do the same things I remember doing as a little girl. Unfortunately they don't let you climb on the red rocks much anymore, but that didn't keep the kids from having a blast.
The day we drove down was Claire's actual birthday. We woke up and opened some presents, then off we went. Once we got to St. George, I stopped and picked up a big birthday cake and headed to the camp site. My cute mom had a piñata and some presents for Claire. She wanted to make sure she had a special day. I think it turned out pretty special. She loved celebrating with everyone! It didn't take long at all to set up the tent, and the girls were pretty stoked about sleeping on either side of me in it! We each had our own sleeping bags, and then we laid a down comforter on top of us to keep us warm. I was glad I brought that because it was cooold!!
Like I mentioned, it was so low key. We rode bikes, played frisbee, went hiking, went golfing (thanks to my awesome sister in law Nicole for watching the kids for me!), went swimming, and laughed a lot! There was no schedule, no electronics, no drama. It was perfect. I love the picture of all the kids in my dad's truck. He loaded up everyones bikes and scooters and took them down for us. That particular day, he loaded the kids and their bikes up and took them to the top of Snow Canyon so they could ride their bikes down to the bottom of the canyon on the path. Lilly was super duper slow, but loved it. Claire stayed behind with me - which was probably a good decision. She was happy to ride her bike around camp. She would spend hours riding her bike on the concrete pad...weaving in and out of the tables. It was really cute. Claire was SO sad when it was time to go. She cried and cried and cried. I think some exhaustion played into her being so upset. Before we hit the freeway she was nodding off. Both girls slept a good two hours on the drive home.
When we got home, Anton had bought each of us flowers and some kites for the girls. I thought that was so sweet! It was so good to see him, and sleep in my own bed!! We had the best time. Truly. It was exhausting, but so fun. Hope we do it again soon!!