White Friday =)

When Lydia woke up bright and early this morning, I was so tired I honestly can not recall what happened after. I think I fed her breakfast. I know I blogged and practiced the piano…oh, and I might have taken a nap.

Then we bundled up and drove to Little Cottonwood Canyon to hike Donut Falls. We hiked along without incident until we came to a slippery, rocky ledge. We had to slide down it (Clark and Abe did this with babies strapped on) and try hard not to slide into the creek not far from the bottom of the ledge. It was a little scary, but what really gave us pause was our first view of the falls: It was an almost vertical climb on slippery rocks and snow-covered ice. What with the two babies and the fading sun, we decided to turn around. At the end, we experienced a couple hours in some beautiful nature, and we have fresh resolve to hike that trail again in the summer.

Donut Falls trail

Donut Falls trail

After our hike, we drove home, fed the girls, re-bundled, and headed over to Temple Square. We ate dinner at The Garden Restaurant (on the roof of the Joseph Smith building), and then we walked around to see the Christmas lights on Temple Square.

It was a great day. My mom took a bunch of pictures this morning, so here they are:

Mondrian meets real life.

Mondrian meets real life.

During Abe's exercise session, he bench presses his daughters.

During Abe’s exercise session, he bench presses his daughters.

They have fun.

They have fun.
Mary is happy.

Mary is happy.

And then they all exercise together.

And then they all exercise together.

Nana and Mary

Nana and Mary

Tired pile.

Tired pile. Abe, Mary, and I took naps shortly after this shot was taken.

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