Adventure, that’s what boys are made of…..

You know, I sound exasperated so many times telling a story of ‘what my boys are up to next’, but I am telling you,  I wouldn’t have it any other way. Boys were made for adventure. I think this world puts our thumb down on our boys/men way too much and won’t allow them be what God designed them to be.

I read a book that so confirmed my thoughts on how I feel about boys called ‘Wild at Heart’ and just one of the quotes was, “There’s a boy who needs a lot of teaching, and there’s an old man who’s got a lot of wisdom. But the initiation doesn’t take place at a school desk, it takes place in the field, where simple lessons about the land and animals and seasons turn into larger lessons about life and self and God. Through each test comes a revelation”

Let’s let our boys explore and be adventurous so that they may grow into the man God created them to be.

I take delight in being apart of their adventurous spirits. So here are a couple of hikes we have done the past couple of weeks. We can’t stay away from these places, God’s beauty is just breath taking.





Look at our Ruby girl, does she look like she is having fun? Ears all wet an all!


Does this crack you  up? She held her breath and went under for a super long time. I thinks she was snorkeling without the snorkel because there was really nothing to go after she just wanted to see what was under the water.


Oh my gosh, is this the most handsomest picture of all?


Rhee, always apart. She is getting a ‘little’ more girlie in the way that when the boys are constantly hanging from a tree or going off the path she gives me the eye roll, many times I’m with her on that. Ha!


I love him!


Always in motion!


Jim is going to be jealous of this day. It was fun, wish he was there. He’s the one who taught me the beauty of these mountains, river, and so forth. I am also grateful I have a man who spends his time providing so that we may have days like these.



And sometimes a brother is in need more times than another. Corv was in trouble and Jor was there to get him out!


A little cooling off on a 20 plus foot rock into the lake.





Good times, good adventure!

(Big Creek trail, Staircase, and Lake Cushman)





August 9, 2014 - 7:31 pm

Jenay - B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. I’m so glad the boys have an adventurous mom to enjoy these thing with them.

August 9, 2014 - 9:11 pm

Rachel Mboob - I love it! I thought I recognized your locations! These were our summer spots last year. Now I need to go hit them up while I still have the chance (although last year Oliver kicked one of his shoes in at staircase). We’re starting to feel a bit better here. Miss you my friend.

August 10, 2014 - 10:36 am

Brandee Shafer - I need to get more in touch with this side of myself. Thankful that Cade has Scouts to fill in the gaps! You’re a GREAT mom!

August 11, 2014 - 9:11 am

Dena Leigh - Gorgeous photographs! Colorful and adventurous. Picture at the bridge with all of them is a classic. Thanks for sharing these Marlece. Amazing that they jumped off that big rock, wow! Nature is so fantastic. I love the captions you wrote with the pictures too. Love you, xoxoDena

August 16, 2014 - 6:14 am

Alecia - Hey Marlece! I love coming over and scrolling through your pictures, they are beautiful, girl!!

You should start a side business in photography 😉

I agree boys should be boys and we shouldn’t hinder them. I’m letting mine play football this year, EEEK! Scary for Mama, fun for son!I wish I could just wrap him in bubble wrap 🙂

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