After all the temple/gathering celebration in Utah festivities, Claire got settled in with the friends she wanted to hang with before leaving. My sisters and I utilized that next morning so that we could do some prep work for our “In the Arena” podcast. Because a new podcast season begins TOMORROW!!
In the early morning while Char got her big kids off to school, the mountains were calling for the rest of us. So Saren, Saydi, Eli and I headed to Rock Canyon.
This is honestly one of my favorite places ever.
It takes my whole breath away.
Something about the way that early-morning sun hit on those craggy rock mountains just moves me like no other.
See it just hitting the tippy-tops in these photos down below?
Oh my goodness.
It makes my heart hurt it’s so beautiful.
Pictures cannot do it justice, but that sun lighting up the edges of those cliffs was simply magnificent.
I could not stop trying to capture it all.
Like, really I have a problem.
It was just so incredibly beautiful.
It was fitting that we recorded a podcast episode about how much we adore nature collectively and individually in our family later that morning.
We got back to help Char with the twins before they left for Joy School:
Love that “spiritual creation” award from the reunion displayed there up above Eve:) (Char and Ian were the lucky winners this year.)
Then we got down to business. See that snazzy new microphone down there in the middle? You’ll have to be the judge as to whether it helped our sound or not.
We recorded a new intro for this year, and a few new episodes.
Gosh I sure love to discuss with these women. And it makes it even better when we can do it in person. Usually we record separate from each other on a joint recording in our closets where there’s more fabrics to cushion the sound…which works too. It’s just fun to be together.
These are some of the wisest women I know.
And I loved talking to them about nature and whether our kids are “lumps of clay” or “seedlings” and gleaning all kinds of wisdom and insights from what they shared.
Saydi brought fresh tomatoes from her garden and some burrata cheese and we had a little feast before we all had to separate ways.
Better get a closer look at that. It was so delicious!
I headed on home, filled with so much love and gratitude for family and the temple and God.
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