In my mind, heaven will consist of long walks with people I love and excellent conversation. One day I’ll fly my whole family and all my best friends to Switzerland and hike across the Alps, carrying nothing but an change of clothes and toothpaste and stopping at adorable inns each night for cheese and chocolate. But until we make it to Switzerland (or heaven), hiking Mt. Timpanogos serves as a good substitute.

Honestly, there’s nothing I love more– an entire day to spend with my favorite people.

And it took us the whole summer to find a day, which is why we did a Labor Day hike. The wildflowers are bloomed out, but there’s still beauty to behold.

Xander says he was just pondering scripture in this photo, “and the sons of Ishmael did begin to murmur exceedingly, because of their sufferings and afflictions in the wilderness…”

We always bring plenty of food, but Gabe needs nothing but cheddar goldfish.

Sammie and Ben have a new nephew so they had to leave early (and Mary tagged along with them).

We were all slowed down a bit by these gorgeous mountain goats.

img_0027-copyAlmost there…

This photos was too fabulous NOT to post.
img_0094-copyUntil next year… thank you Timp, for the best day of the summer.

September 23, 2016



  1. Denise

    September 9, 2016

    What beautiful pictures. Forgive this question, but I live in flat Illinois. How long does it take to get to the top? And how long does it take to get back down? Does altitude effect any of you in the family? I went to Colorado last year, and had some troubles at Pikes Peak. Just curious. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Ruth Mitchell

    September 10, 2016

    Ack! You saw mountain goats! They are adorable. I completely agree with your description of heaven.

  3. Heidi

    September 13, 2016

    I’m a big fan of the cheddar goldfish and star wars jacket.

  4. Lisa

    September 14, 2016

    So…so…so…wish we were there! Love you guys!

  5. Jane Tallmadge

    February 13, 2017

    Was just thinking- what would I do with myself if I had this good of a skill in photography? ?

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