Last week we visited some good friends in Woodlake. We've been friends with Joe and Jodi since seminary and their brood visited us last Summer, so it was time for another visit. We loaded up the car and headed Southeast to a valley near some mountains.
It was pretty hot, so we did a lot of hanging out inside during the heat of the day and venturing out at night or to local swimming spots. J & J have four awesome big boys aged 5, 8, 9, and 13, so there was plenty of fun to be had.
Maddie & Daddy relaxing (note the similar profiles):
Sunset our first night in Woodlake:
Evan didn't need any clothes during the day, even in the shade:
Evan working on his new trick, raspberries with spit bubbles:
Sam enjoyed a first, playing "big boy" video games (with buddy Owen):
Lots of snuggles in the morning light:
Fooling around (photo bomb by Judah):
Maddox & baby E:
On our last day we bid goodbye to our buddies and said hello to Kings Canyon. Gorgeous mountain ridges, deep valleys, giant sequoias, cooler temps. It was awesome.
Giant Sequoia exploring:
Little buddy, mesmerized with the big trees:
I can't wait to go back! The trees are so beautiful and the mountains so majestic. Hopefully one day soon we can return for camping.