Snowy Day in Sequoia National Park

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Once again, we spent Christmas Day playing in the snow at Sequoia National Park in California! (Start of a new tradition, perhaps??)
Last year we were woefully unprepared for the day trip – both the hubby and I forgot our gloves, and did not have appropriate winter wear – so THIS year we made sure to pack ahead of time and pre-plan. Even so, we still.. uhh.. forgot the sleds and toboggans. DOH!
But hey! Snow is snow and we had a blast regardless! This was Tessas second time in the snow in the Sequoias, and Thymes FIRST time (if you don’t count her being there in my belly last Christmas!)
The Sequoias hold a VERY special place in our lives, since it’s the location that started it all with Jonathan and I. As friends, we went on a three day backpacking trip on the High Sierra Trail in the Sequoia National Forest. And after miles of climbing through meadows, traversing streams, skirting cliffs, and stargazing under the giant redwoods, we were inseparable. We generally calculate the date of our “dating” relationship from this time.
So the Sequoias – from the foothills at Three Rivers, to the redwoods up by Lodgepole – hold a very special place in our hearts. So it makes my heart so happy to continue forging memories here with our daughters in the giant outdoor cathedral of the redwoods.
This was the first time Tessa really NOTICED the giant trees. She walked up to one, looking up so high that she was practically arching backwards, and said, OH WOW! BIG! It literally makes my heart ache hearing my little girl marvel at the mighty creative works of God Almighty. Even little Thyme was impressed by snowflakes on her glove! Anyhoo, here are some of the photos from our day! I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season! Merry Christmas and God Bless!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.

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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

46 thoughts on “Snowy Day in Sequoia National Park

  • 28 December, 2015 at 12:40 am
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    Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” We see you God as we enjoy what you have made. Even our little ones know, “Oh WOW! Big!” said Tessa.

    • 28 December, 2015 at 3:29 pm
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      I love recapturing a sense of awe in Gods greatness through my little ones eyes!! <3

    • 28 December, 2015 at 3:43 pm
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      I love seeing my little one out in nature, looking so small against everything so BIG! hehe

  • 28 December, 2015 at 3:32 am
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    Oooh brrr! Beautiful place, someday I hope to visit. Thanks for sharing your pictures 🙂

    • 28 December, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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      You really should… we get people all over the globe coming to see the worlds largest trees!

    • 28 December, 2015 at 3:47 pm
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      <3

    • 28 December, 2015 at 3:42 pm
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      Thank you! <3 Happy Holidays!

  • 28 December, 2015 at 9:38 am
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    What a beautiful place! And it’s so nice that you brought your kids there. How nice to reminisce!

    • 28 December, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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      Yeah, we plan to make the parks a bit part of their lives while we live in the area!

    • 28 December, 2015 at 7:12 pm
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      It really was!!! <3

  • 28 December, 2015 at 10:34 am
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    What a beautiful family!
    We had absolutely no snow this year…unusually warm.
    Happy New Year!
    Angie

    • 28 December, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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      We never get snow in the valley, where I live, but the mountains are just an hour drive or so from us!! <3

  • 28 December, 2015 at 1:39 pm
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    Wow … that is just stunning! Out here in New England it was 60 degrees on Christmas, which is very weird! Must be el nino. I’ve been to Sequoia park, but not in the snow. It must have felt great to be outside and breathing all that fresh air:)

    • 28 December, 2015 at 3:34 pm
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      Wow! Crazy! We had a pretty warm Christmas here in the valley too, bright, clear skies, no fog, just light frost on the grass.. I miss white Christmases!

  • 28 December, 2015 at 2:59 pm
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    Those trees are mind blowing!! Looks like an awesome family trip. How nice. Love spending time as a family!!!

    • 28 December, 2015 at 3:38 pm
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      Have you seen the giant sequoias? They are UNREAL!!

    • 28 December, 2015 at 3:42 pm
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      Thank you sweetie! I love taking photos of the snow!

  • 28 December, 2015 at 3:36 pm
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    My mother grew up on the West coast and talked often about the tall trees and mountains… until I went to visit there in 1995, I had no real idea. I think everyone should see it first hand…oh and next year you’ll remember the sleds… you’ll get more use out of them then ♡ xox

    • 28 December, 2015 at 7:12 pm
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      Yeah, you really do have to SEE IT to believe it.. they are SO GIANT.. you cant even get a proper feel for it till your up against one…

    • 28 December, 2015 at 7:13 pm
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      Thank you thank you! <3

    • 29 December, 2015 at 3:09 am
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      I sure did!!! Were your holidays merry as well? <3

  • 29 December, 2015 at 2:24 am
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    Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! The Sequoia National Park looks like an amazing place to explore!

    • 29 December, 2015 at 3:10 am
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      It really is!!! Its one of my favorite places on the planet!

  • 29 December, 2015 at 3:35 am
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    I’ve never been. I’d love to go and of course I love the snowy photos. We haven’t had any snow here yet at all!

    • 29 December, 2015 at 7:48 pm
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      Really?! I thought you lived in a snowy region?!

  • 29 December, 2015 at 7:25 pm
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    That looks like you had a blast! I like seeing snow photos, but the actual snow – not so much. That photo, in which you are standing in front of the tree – wow – they are sooooo huge.
    Happy New Year, Gingi!

    • 29 December, 2015 at 7:49 pm
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      Yeah, I have photo from summer of me standing in front of a fallen one.. now THATS a trip!

  • 30 December, 2015 at 12:40 am
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    You have gorgeous family Gingy, I can see everyone’s happy faces! Loving the snow pictures and tree pictures, those sequoias are huge!

    • 30 December, 2015 at 1:19 am
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      Aww, thank you Tanya! You are so sweet!

  • 30 December, 2015 at 3:00 am
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    Watching the joy children feel at simple things is so magical! I am also learning that snow makes everything prettier…even if it’s really cold!

    • 30 December, 2015 at 3:28 am
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      Yeah, I love seeing things through their eyes! <3

    • 30 December, 2015 at 4:04 am
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      <3 <3 I swear Im reliving my childhood through my little ones! lol!

  • 31 December, 2015 at 2:36 am
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    What a fantastic outing! My kids would love to see snow, especially in nature.

    • 31 December, 2015 at 4:39 pm
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      <3

    • 31 December, 2015 at 4:45 pm
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      Happy 2016 dear friend!

  • 31 December, 2015 at 6:27 pm
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    Such gorgeous photo’s, what a delight to look at.

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Healthy 2016

    All the best Jan

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