This past week we had our annual Moab trip. It was a lot of fun, as usual. We left Thursday morning and drove down in a caravan with Tyler and Collin. Driving through Spanish Fork Canyon was actually wonderful. The leaves were amazing! I can't remember the last time I saw such vivid reds and oranges. It was incredible. Anyway, we arrived in Moab Thursday afternoon and just hung around the camp. It was still pretty cold so we made a fire, had dinner, and enjoyed spending time with family...
Friday we woke up and decided to do Hell's Revenge. It was an all day experience, but we had a great time.
Some kid caught this giant lizard and tied his ipod headphones to it. It was enormous.
After exhausting ourselves in the car Friday, we went back to camp and enjoyed dinner. Tyler and Tory left to go spend the night in a hotel. It was their anniversary so we decided to let them have a night to themselves. We put the kids to bed then crashed ourselves. Saturday we woke up to a beautiful day. We had breakfast then set out to try Gold Bar Rim. We went as far as we were able. After a while the kids started getting fussy from being in the car for 3 days straight so we headed to a giant sand hill to play around. We all had a blast acting like goof balls. And the kids loved it, too. Saturday night was really warm so we spent hours around the campfire talking about politics and religion. I know, I know. But I realized while sitting there that I am the happiest with family. There's nothing better on this earth. I love being with them all.
Sunday the storm was heading in so we packed up in between rain spurts and headed home. It always sucks to leave Moab. That place is so awesome. But as always, we were grateful to be back in our warm beds and have running water again. It just stinks having to come back to reality and dive right back in to homework and the stresses of life. But it was an awesome vacation.
I also had an "ah ha!" moment on our trip that made me realize there are many things I need to work on. We all have faults and imperfections. Rather than focusing on and discussing the problems of others, wouldn't it be more beneficial to focus on our own? I think so. And that's my top priority now. It's time to change the way I think.