park city

We had a wonderful Memorial day! We are still very much in the moving-in-and-fixing-up process, and everyday I feel like there's so much I need to get done around here in order for us to be settled, so I planned to clean and work the day away. But my husband said no, we need to go do something fun! So we did. As I was out I got thinking about how I have such a tendency to work and work and work and am sometimes too practical with the to-dos that I miss out on fun! And on memory-making. Certainly balance in all things is important. But I had no idea how much I needed a break from house to-dos in general!

 

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Park City is one of our favorite places to go on outings. We love the old charming Main Street. I love peeking in windows, admiring the bright colors and old architecture, and I love love love a couple of the art galleries.  

This time, we stopped by something new--the old iconic white barn. Locals will know the one I'm talking about. Turns out it's such a neat historical landmark! And it has a great walking trail going up to it and past it. 

 

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As we were approaching the trail we saw a sign posted with information about a missing dog. The printed photo was all runny from a recent rain storm, and it was impossible to make out the photo, but the boys--especially Abe--was heartbroken! Where could this scared, lonely dog be?! Abe spent most of the rest of the time speculating on the missing dog's whereabouts and calling for it. Melt my heart! Truth-be-told, I'm not always a huge fan of all that comes with owning a dog, but when I see how much my boys love having a furry friend, and as I watch the compassion having a dog brings out in them, I think maybe it's worth it. Anyway, it was all really sweet. 

 

Abe wanted to look inside the culvert. So, this. Jeremiah is a dad who appreciates the boys' curiosity and need to explore, but also a dad who is incredibly watchful. My goodness, I love this man and the dad he is to our boys! (Also, those pants falling off, can't seem to keep his pants up all of the time no matter how tight I cinch them)!

Abe wanted to look inside the culvert. So, this. Jeremiah is a dad who appreciates the boys' curiosity and need to explore, but also a dad who is incredibly watchful. My goodness, I love this man and the dad he is to our boys! (Also, those pants falling off, can't seem to keep his pants up all of the time no matter how tight I cinch them)!

And while I'm talking about Jeremiah, another thing I love about him is how much he loves nature and sharing his love for and knowledge of things in the natural world. I usually just listen in so I can learn too!

 

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Next we stopped off and got donuts...that tradition started when I was pregnant with Matthew! The boys really love that one.

 

Then we walked down Main Street--always so fun. 

 

Peeking through because this curious boy is like that! 

Peeking through because this curious boy is like that! 

And we went off Main Street as well.

 

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We came across a Banksy work we'd never seen before. Abe walked straight up and asked if that was a painting of him.  

 

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Some art appreciation--just like his mama does! xx