On Friday after running some errands with Naomi, we started on the route back home. We didn't have any groceries in the back, so we went on a spontaneous trip to one of my favorite parks! It's usually very quiet, right at the end of a small mesa, and has a trail head that goes down into the bigger surrounding canyons. Seriously, I feel like we're really in the mountains whenever we go here - the wind always seems to be blowing so the leaves and branches of the trees are rustling, there are beautiful wildflowers everywhere (as seen on my Instagram, I often take a couple home with me), and Naomi's shouting echoes from the canyons. :)
We've only been in Los Alamos for a few years now, but I feel like I'm starting to carve out bits of it that are mine. Mine to make memories in, mine to appreciate the simplicity and beauty of, mine to love. I can say with certainty that this park is my favorite. Other of my favorites in town are: a favorite spot to take a panoramic photo, a favorite breakfast burrito, and a favorite mailman. Also, these smiling eyes. When this girl is happy, she is ALL happy. Another favorite.
I hope this silly, sweet, happy, crazy, and busy girl of mine will love her hometown as much I'm learning to. Also, thank goodness for baby swings. This chick LOVES them. Seriously, she was sad almost every time I took her out. Luckily there was a slide nearby...
Also, also, Naomi started taking her first steps last week! Ahh!! Where's the heart emoticon when you need it?! I would totally use that wide-eyed one, too.
All photos above taken by me with my iPhone.