South Hills Picnic Turned Mud Bath

I want to shout it from the rooftops: I LOVE SUMMER!!!  But if you know me, that's old news.  We've been settling into a really great routine so far this summer.  We stay up late with the sun (I can still see the sunset at 10:15PM!), sleep in past 8:00AM, and usually take some time in the afternoon to rest.  There are more days in the week than not that I wake up with absolutely nothing on the schedule except to work out, feed the kids, and maybe clean something.  And if there is something going on, it's usually fun--like a bike riding date or a photo shoot!  Summer life is bliss. 

Yesterday was one of those days that I woke up with absolutely nothing on the agenda.  After thinking for a moment, I decided that a picnic in the South Hills was just the ticket for playing outside and passing the time.  (After all, it was day three for me flying solo as Bron was on his monthly trip to Montana.)  I sent out some texts and my friend Dani and her kids responded that they'd love to tag along!

We found a spot at Harrington to eat some lunch in the shade and then the kids went "sploring".  They wound up wading in the creek playing with sticks and rocks... which turned into getting wet... which turned into playing in the mud!  Piper deserves the "coolest girl ever" award.  She literally rolled in the mud!  She even made herself some mud angels.  Haha!  It was a hoot.  Dani and I sat back and just watched and laughed.  We finally had to help the kids strip down and wash off enough to get back into the car.  Good thing they're still so little and innocent!

What an incredibly lucky and amazing childhood these kids have!  I love that they are gaining a love for the outdoors and enjoy it just as much as I do.  I sure feel lucky to live in this beautiful corner of Idaho.   


  1. Any day that involves water and mud is a good day! Sounds like a blast!

  2. So fun...and adorable. Your little picnic is truly what summer is all about!


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