For Family Home Evening a couple of weeks ago we talked about "The Family: A Proclomation to the World." In the proclomation it talks about the importance of "wholesome recreational activities." Dallas and I decided when we first married that we were going to work hard to ensure that we went on a family vacation every year. This year we let the kids choose where they wanted to go, and they chose Zion.
It was splendidly warm, the kids were sweet, and we had a wonderful time hiking around in redrock country. Our favorite of the trip was Pioneer Park- located just blocks from our hotel. Zion was beauitful, but having to ride the shuttle was difficult with three little ones, and the kids were beat after just one hike. Lease favorite part? Getting to the hotel we had originally booked and realizing it was a mess! Thankfully Best Western had a room available and we were happy to pay triple the amount of the other just so our beds didn't fall over.
A few random joys: Pools, wings, Target, General Conference, no cooking!, sun hats, sandals, sand, lizards, the temple, cacti, and smiles.