According to Nathan, ‘normal’ moms want to go to a movie on Mother’s Day, not hike 13.5 miles, climbing into and out of a 500-foot canyon twice. Who wants to sit in a theater when I can be out on the trail with these crazies? Besides, ‘normal’ is not a word that has been used in our house in a looooong time.
Hope all the moms out there had a wonderful day!!
Ready to head out
Just keep walking…
500 foot Alamo Canyon. We went down and up, twice.
Yup, we’re going down there!
Beautiful Alamo Canyon
Company on the trail
Potsherds out at Yapashi Pueblo
With 350 rooms, 6 kivas, and a reservoir, Yapashi was the largest settlement in Bandelier.
Flowers were blooming everywhere!
If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Attributed to Claudia Ghandi
Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
“Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart.’ ~Author Unknown
For loving me. For nurturing me. For healing my wounds with a kiss and a hug. For believing in me even when I did not have the courage to believe in myself. For your unending patience. For your laughter.
For accepting me despite my million flaws. For saying No when I didn’t want to hear it. For teaching me what really matters in life. For your big heart and honest soul. For encouraging me to follow my dreams.
For caring so much during the tough times, and sharing your laughter during the good. For your acceptance, even when we didn’t necessarily agree. For your tireless support through everything.
For always being ready with a warm embrace. For being the best mom you could be. For worrying. For caring. For your unconditional love.
Thank you. A million times thank you for all you have done and all that you do. I love you.
I Love You Mom!
Mom’s smiles can brighten any moment,
Mom’s hugs put joy in all our days,
Mom’s love will stay with us forever
and touch our lives in precious ways…
The values you’ve taught,
the care you’ve given,
and the wonderful love you’ve shown,
have enriched my life
in more ways than I can count.
I Love you Mom!
A few of my favorite Moms: my amazing sister, my wonderful Grandma and my beautiful Mom. I love you!!