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1st Hiking Trip of 2012

Yesterday morning started off a little out of the norm when our neighbor knocked on the door to tell us that Louie had destroyed her front porch. Luckily she was a little upset and exaggerated the story. Nonetheless, Louie had in fact, terrorized her porch with his muddy footprints. The mess had been their since Thursday's little episode, but they usually use their garage, so they were just finding out.

Long story short, they were very appreciative that Eric stayed home from church to clean up. After Eli and I made it home, we ate a quick lunch and decided to take advantage of the beautiful day to do some hiking.

Here I am with Louie who did an amazing job. Poor guy hiked his leg so many times he was out of pee before we finished the first trail.
Eli rode in style in this backpack my mom bought us his first Christmas. I can't tell you how much we LOVE and use this. If you are a hiker/traveler with kids, it's a must!!
This the the overlook on the second trail....just beautiful!!
The boys stopped for some snacks while I snapped a few pictures...

We ate pizza for dinner and pretty much played with Eli the rest of the night. I'm so thankful that God blessed us with beautiful weather to enjoy the outdoors yesterday. It's always a welcomed change during the winter months!!


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