Tuesday, August 22, 2017

At the Pinnacles

For Leah's birthday last week, we had such a fun afternoon outing to the Pinnacles! As time is short right now, and I am working to catch up on a number of blog posts, this will once again be mostly photos. Our time there also turned into an impromptu, unofficial engagement photo shoot for Ivan and Leah so there are some of those photos, too . . . .

Starting out

Leah and I at the base of the rock cliffs. We had to get some sister pictures while we were out here . . . the last ones before she is married!

Ivan and Leah

My beautiful sister 

Ivan coming back down


Amazing rock formations! 

Dad and Mom sitting and visiting while we explored

Ivan must have said something funny! 




Helping her back down 

 At the cave

Dad way below

These two are so cute, sweet, and fun together! And have such hearts for the Lord and for others.

Another of Dad's artistic shots (many of the photos in this post are his) 

Me on the way up 

Ivan and Dad told me to look out and act like I saw something neat . . . this was the result ;) 

The view from up there (which you can't see :) was amazing! 

Up high looking down to where we were when we first started out

Looking down

 And across
Mom . . . the rock climbing explorer!

Leah perched on a rock and enjoying the peacefulness

Ivan, Leah and I climbed up to this opening in the rocks and sat and talked for awhile

Ivan

Fascinating rock layers! Such evidence of the biblical catastrophic global flood






After this photo, Leah made the comment about dad helping mom down so we could get a photo of that. Below is what followed . . . .

My parents have too much fun!! :) 

Ivan and I chilling on a rock after we climbed part of the way back down 

Sisters and best of friends


That evening Leah opened presents . . .


 Special to have more new things for setting up their home next month!

All in all, we had a fantastic day together, laughing, loving, having serious conversations, teasing, enjoying such beauty in God's creation, exploring, and making many memories!

6 comments:

  1. So lovely to have a family outing in such beautiful scenery. Now the wedding 'countdown' begins, I guess!

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    1. It was, Elizabeth! Yes, it has . . . not much longer now!

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  2. Beautiful photos!! xx

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  3. Belated Happy Birthday to Leah :)

    Hope all the Wedding plans are progressing well

    Best wishes to all the Family

    fiona x

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    1. Thank you, Fiona! The plans are all progressing well and the excitement is building!

      Thank you so much!

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