Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It was my moms birthday...

 

There's something magical about my moms birthday. I don't know if its because I am extremely close to her or if its how she celebrates life. As long as I remember celebration was and still is one of the most important things to our family. We will have any excuse to celebrate to gather around each other to live and laugh.

but regardless my moms birthday is almost like the feeling you get on Christmas... its always something we look forward too.

every year we can we go to antelope island to celebrate it.

  

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and this year was no expectation. we had sloppy joes on the beach with cupcakes for dessert.

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We ran and played in the sand and enjoyed the warmth of the sun on our shoulders.

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Now the main reason we go to antelope island is to go on this certain hike to be in the BEST spot to watch as the sun sets.

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This is a little bit of a hike and this year I took Wyatt for the first time. 

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Thank goodness for Papa's shoulders and the gorgeous view that took away the thought of "will Wyatt be able to make it to the top."

but to my surprise he enjoyed every bit of it. he pretty much hike it all on his own besides every once and awhile being carried by papa.

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As we got to the top you are surrounded with the overwhelming beauty of the lake mountains and the feel of the sun.

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We hike around as we waited for the sun to start to set. we found caves and just enjoyed the view and each others company.

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And as the sun set we gathered to one rock watching the little boys run and explore as we made small talk. we talked of the beauty and the love we have for each other. the random memories and then sat in silence as the sun touched the water.

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the fondest memories I have of my parents are the billion pictures we take each year of them kissing in the sunset. the love they have for each other is something that is only told in fairy tales. I could not ask for better parents.

The sun set and the moon came out

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    and we made are way down the mountain anticipating what it will look like next year.

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23 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous photos! Stunning!

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  2. I wish I had time to comment on all of these. There are some fabulous images here. Nice job!

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  3. It would be crazy of me to try to pick one favorite - but I am loving all the sun rays. The pictures of your family with the sun are just stunning. But they're all fabulous. Nice work!

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  4. Beautiful pictures - I love that sunset and can understand while your family keep going back.

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  5. Wow. What absolutely gorgeous landscape shots! Love them all- especially the one where you and your son are silhouetted over the lake!

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  6. how beautiful! yesterday was my grandmother's birthday as well

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  7. Doesn't get a whole lot better than cupcakes and beach :)

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  8. Beautiful! Antelope Island looks like a gorgeous place.

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  9. Each photo was more beautiful than the last. Happy birthday to your mom!

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  10. Great photos! What a gorgeous place to celebrate a birthday!

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  11. There are always some amazing photos and photographers each week in You Capture but your photos this week just took my breath away. The first photo of the beach is fabulous, the two views across the water from up top, the one sideways across the rocks and the two sunset shots, are all so wonderful I cannot pick a favorite. What a wonderful tradition for your Mother's birthday and what fabulous photos to have to remember your trip by.

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  12. You got some beautiful lake/mountain shots! Wow!

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  13. Good HEAVENS!! I just kept oohing and ahhing all the way thru! AMAZING! The sunburts shots were glorious, and I loved watching it change to nighttime. Fantastic! :-)

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  14. Visiting from the Blog Hops! I love your site. I can't wait to get to know you better. Stop by when you get the chance. I have a Meet Me Monday blog hop and I would love if you could join in.

    http://www.inspiringyou2save.com

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  15. Oh my gosh! these are all so great!! As I kept scrolling down I kept saying, no, I like this one best. oh no, wait maybe this one!

    Happy birthday to mom!

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  16. Hi there! What wonderful pictures! Great blog, glad you all had a wonderful time!

    While I am here, I wanted to invite you to join us on our blog hop for Tomorrow called "Saturday Stalk for Savings", the linky opens at 8pm ET tonight!

    Happy Friday
    Dawn
    www.justmarriedwithcoupons.com

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  17. These photos made me want to transport myself to this magical place! AMAZING!

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  18. Your photos make Antelope Island look stunning! You have such talent. What a wonderful chronicle of a special day.

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  19. Hi there,

    New follower from New Friend Fridays. What beautiful pictures. Love the ones where the sun is in the background and you see the silhouette of the people. Very pretty.

    Hope you'll come by for a visit sometime soon.
    Marie
    The Things We Find Inside

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  20. Hi there,

    New follower from New Friend Fridays. What beautiful pictures. Love the ones where the sun is in the background and you see the silhouette of the people. Very pretty.

    Hope you'll come by for a visit sometime soon.
    Marie
    The Things We Find Inside

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  21. Oh my gosh! these are all so great!! As I kept scrolling down I kept saying, no, I like this one best. oh no, wait maybe this one!

    Happy birthday to mom!

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  22. Visiting from the Blog Hops! I love your site. I can't wait to get to know you better. Stop by when you get the chance. I have a Meet Me Monday blog hop and I would love if you could join in.

    http://www.inspiringyou2save.com

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  23. how beautiful! yesterday was my grandmother's birthday as well

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