We spent a day at Joshua Tree National Park and the boys and I tent camped that night. What a blast!
We climbed rocks and rode bikes all day long, and I took my phone along where my camera could not be brought with any degree of safety. :) I am so grateful for my iPhone!
There were so many fun caves and crevices to explore, as well as amazing views from the top. It was fun, and a challenge to find ways up to the highest part of the "mountain" that were safe enough for all of us to climb. Christian and Jonathan were such troopers!
While we were there, I discovered something that I am afraid of. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I am normally pretty fearless, even to the point of doing dumb things. :) I found that I am afraid to trust myself to make long jumps. Whaaat!?! I would never have expected that! :)
I took a lot of photos while we were there, but here are some of my favorites:
Elijah, Jeremiah, and I climbed to the highest point we could find, and watched the sun go down. Jeremiah and I took the same hike/climb the next morning to watch the sun rise, and it was GLORIOUS!
The sunrise was so beautiful, and well worth waiting for. It was cold and windy on the mountaintop, but once the sun began to color the clouds pink, purple, and orange, I barely felt the chill. I played "10,000 Reasons" (forever favorite!) and a few others, including the one I listen to nearly every time I am in an elevated place with an incredible view - "Top of the World" from "The Last of the Mohicans".
Sunrise rainbow. Absolutely incredible!
Conquering the heights!
Deep in thought :)
Sleepy eyes! :)
Love this shot!