A Holiday Hike

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We don’t have family super close by so when holiday’s role around it’s usually is just the 4 of us looking for something to do. Of course we love our families, but I will admit I love the time together as just a family. On the 4th of July we decided to head to Thacher State Park and explore. I had heard some great things and was excited to go on our first family hike as a foursome. We loved hiking last year with Rowan. I got Kev a Deuter Kid Comfort III for Father’s Day last year and then I just carried Finley in our ERGO Performance. She actually fell asleep for most of the hike. I love getting out there all together. There were lots of beautiful views, waterfalls and silly conversations with Rowan.









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  1. Bonnie S •

    The picture of the three of you (and the top of Finley’s head πŸ™‚ ) is unbelievably cute!! What a perfect fourth of July.

  2. Ah, I love Thacher! I’m so glad you all enjoyed yourself there; it’s my favorite place in the 518.

  3. Looks like a cool, relaxing way to spend the holiday!

  4. World’s jauntiest hikers, you all look great!

  5. Rebekah Kessler •

    whoa! where did you get those sandals that are comfortable enough to wear on a hike?! i need to get me a pair…

  6. Great pictures! I love Thatcher Park. I grew up just a few miles from there and my brother was married there. Your family is so sweet.

  7. What an amazing spot! Love me a bit of nature.

  8. Looks like fun!! Someday I will make it to your area of the world–I’m so curious. Just getting back from our trip to Seattle, and I see a lot of similarities in the green beauty there.
    Our kids absolutely love to hike too–such great family memories!

  9. Mónica •

    That most spectacular views please. The girls are beautiful. To us we really like also break out of the four solos. Kisses and happy Tuesday.

  10. I love these photos!! My husband and I have spent the last couple of weekends exploring some nearby national parks (we live in DC) and trying hiking for pretty much the first time. We are hooked! Summer of the hike!

    P.s. I especially love the photo of you wearing Finley. Cute baby wearing’ mama.

  11. Happy 4th! These pictures are beautiful – looks like such a fun adventure with the fam πŸ™‚

  12. You have the cutest family!

  13. The selfie family shot just made my face and heart melt! Also, welcome to the gun show Kev! Well done Jen πŸ˜‰

  14. Naila Hanak •

    Long time reader, first time commenter- I love thatcher park! my boyfriend used to work there and built a bridge you probably crossed on your hike. Looks like a great hike to take with the girls πŸ™‚

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