Apr 5, 2014

one of my favorite places in the whole wide world. MOAB!

I'm completely behind on here. March was a busy one... and a special one too might I add. Our little prince turned the big 1, bu I'll have to save pictures and my ramblings of how freaking awesome my son is and how ridiculously happy our lives have been since he joined this Shideler clan in a later post. I have a gazillion pictures to go through first; yes, a gazillion.
First things first. Beginning of March we drove 7 1/2 hours up to Moab, Utah for another half marathon my sister-in-law and I were running. She's pretty much the best girl ever. We're convinced we were best friends in heaven. She ran the Canyonlands Half last year and when I found out she ran in one of my favorite places in the world, I had to convince her to do it again this year with me! It really didn't take much convincing even though she had a baby 3 months prior!!!!! She's pretty hard core.

Our weekend was short so we tried to pack in as much as we could considering we had a 5 year old, 3 year old, almost 1 year old, 3 month old, and 2 mommy's who just ran a half marathon and were a tiny bit sore on our hikes.
We rented a house to stay in, which was BEAUTIFUL. A big porch with amazing views of the red mountains...sigh.....I love this place. Moab has a special place in my heart because Ryan and I had spent a week there for our 3 year anniversary. Since then, Moab has nuzzled its way into a corner of my heart and found a permanent home there. We have a picture we took for our 3 Year anniversary last time we were at Delicate Arch and I wanted us to replicate it again this trip almost 3 years later. Lincoln looks thrilled huh?
Pictures of our 3 year Moab SMOOCH and  Moab Trip 2011.
Not only did she run her half marathon, Alicia also hiked up to the Delicate Arch carrying her precious 3 month old, Sydney. Hard core I tell ya. Hard core.
Okay I love this picture of Lincoln..... but what's so crazy to see is him wearing shoes. Seriously, this may be one of the first times he wore shoes this long. And by "this long" I mean a few hours. He usually rips them off.... who am I kidding? More like we just never put them on him.
  Shideler boys-- they're a special breed alright.