As we drove past the national park paying place Elle noted that they had actual t-shirts for sale that said “I conquered Flat Iron,” which she claimed meant we were in for some trouble. Ha!
The light was so gorgeous that morning.
You can’t totally tell from these pics from my iPhone but we were pretty much scaling big boulders a bunch of the time.
See Claire below?
It was SO windy and chilly up there but we found a little spot protected from the wind behind a boulder to have our lunch we packed up the mountain.
(Licorice birthday treat)
And then, when we couldn’t handle the wind and cold any more we headed down…perhaps a little more precarious than the uphill battle.
I love hiking because everyone you pass is so darn friendly.
We ran across one family hiking that thing with SIX kids, youngest was four. Yowzas. I have since met her at my gym and I’m so glad…small world.
See that thing behind those cute girls below? Yeah, we were on top of that sucker.
We live in a gorgeous world.
If I had time I would use photoshop to draw a little tiny arrow to show you where we were on that pic above. See that part jutting out right smack-dab in the middle? We were there.
All the while we were soaking in that gorgeousness, Lucy was having the time of her life with Nana.
Oh man, love that woman (and that girl too).
When we got home our neighbors had been busy with our door:
We had our own little birthday cake (max joined us via facetime).
And Dave took me out to dinner with some friends we love and took goofy pictures with me after.
We didn’t get the kid pic. til the next day.
Birthdays aren’t so bad when you’re surrounded by people you love and nature that reminds you of God’s love for you.