• Suebob

    Cool! I love that Santa Fe, too. I have a Hyundai Elantra Touring (smaller wagon, but still has room for the beloved mutt) and it is a great car. Three words: heated leather seats. My friends love it when I drive when we go on trips together.

  • HeatherArmstrong

    Honestly, how did the pioneers settle this cold, desolate place without heated leather seats? They had it so rough, man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angela.l.delgado.5 Angela L Delgado

    GREAT video–it’s so weird hearing Leta’s 9-year-old voice when I am so used to listening to the tiny squeaks from her itty-bitty videos–

    –the best part is the fake child laugh track, though. That MAKES it.

  • Kate

    Moab is my happy place; I love the warm air, the smell of sage, and of course all that crazy red rock. You guys are so lucky to live so close to such a magical place! Your girls will remember this trip forever. And WOW is Leta a mini Jon Armstrong, or what??

  • http://twitter.com/parentista Jennifer Lee

    That’s awesome! I love going out for walks with my four year old daughter. It’s amazing to see the world through the eyes of a child. We have a Hyundai Santa Fe and I love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1390927921 Kristin K. Ausk

    Dude love this video! Loved hearing Leta’s voice! :) I’ve never been to Utah but it’s def on my list of places to visit. Especially Moab.

  • http://twitter.com/martharose Martha

    I took a roadtrip last year and went to Arches… I often wish I was back there. Its so amazing! Really cool that y’all went and it was snowy!

  • Jeca51601

    It is incredible how your kids resemble mine in their behavior. Which is all sorts of wonderful, because when they decide they’d like to know what they were like when they were kids, I’ll just point them out to this blog…

    Lovely place and lovely story.



  • KerriF

    Moab is one of those places I want to visit someday but after seeing that video Moab is one of those places I WANT TO GO VISIT NOW. Also, your kids are even more adorable with motion & sound. =)

  • Jamie Beck

    On my list of places to go. Looks amazing. What a great memory for your family.

  • http://ferryfolk.com Danalan

    Those dimples.

  • Nichole

    That looks like such an amazing place to visit, and that video is a treasure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarahwicker222 Sarah Wicker Kimes

    Awesome. It’s definitely on my list of places to visit. What did you think of the Santa Fe?

  • CG

    What a great video. Every time I think I can’t like your blog more, you surprise me. I think you’re the best!

  • socalmtnmom

    Love the video, Heather! What a great memory to have! You and your girls are so beautiful, and it’s pretty cool to be able to see you all in action after reading your words for all these years! Thank you for brightening my day, as you do every day with your wonderful blog!

  • issascrazyworld

    You have heated seats in your car? Oh I need to trade my Santa Fe in for a new one. Serious!

  • issascrazyworld

    I have never been to Moab. I’ve been near it a dozen times. Pretty sure we drove past the highway sign for it at night a few times. I need to add it to my list of must go soon places. Sheesh. I’m not even that far.

  • Meg H

    I have to remind myself that Leta is only nine. She seems like an adult in this video! (Marlo is adorable.)

  • Amy K.

    aaawwww…. Leta’s voice!!! I completely understand your respect for her boundaries regarding your website, but I LOVE when we get to see her!

  • Jinny Swinehart

    I can’t see the video!!!! My life is over.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.douglas.3576 Kim Douglas

    This is lovely, and I too found Leta’s voice completely charming. And then, absurdly, I was a teensy tiny bit disappointed that we didn’t likewise get to hear Marlo STHAY STHOMETHING! because that would’ve been gold. Like “STHANTA FE!” Hyundai, you missed an opportunity here. :) I myself drive an Accent, but it doesn’t have the heated seats because I think I’d doze off in cozy bliss and plunge over an embankment.

  • http://twitter.com/EatShootBlog Trish

    I am from Australia and of course we have some spectacular national parks. In 1994 (gosh, that long ago?) I spent three weeks traveling around this part of the US in a Winnebago with my best friend and my Montana-based uncle. Utah is AMAZING has that same grand, awesome, as-old-as-time feel about it that central Australia has, but with snow. I can’t wait to go back there with my family and show them around. My sister has just moved to Montana so I’ll be heading there before another twenty years flies by.

  • http://twitter.com/bluemarkerllc Bluemarker

    that was beautiful! I have to say, well done on Hyundai’s part, I didn’t even mind that it was an ad in the end.

  • Beth Horton

    I LOVE THE ELANTRA TOURING! I had my heart set on it for years and finally bought one last March, and we put 16,000 miles on it in the past year. It is the best road trip car on the planet. The amount of stuff we can fit in there on an IKEA run (the closest one is 300 miles away) should be in a commercial.

  • http://twitter.com/hockeybrad Brad

    That’s wonderful. My aunt and uncle took me through Arches when I was a teenager and I was in awe. Not only were the formations great, but the landscape all around us was beautiful and different. I remember driving to the SIDE of a lightning storm and how unreal that experience was. I look forward to taking my kids too. By the way, it was great hearing the voices behind the pictures.

  • http://www.pushingtwigs.com/ Jules

    What a lovely video. Your girls are so cute. My oldest girl turns 9 this Saturday and we’re going camping AND it’s spring break, so it’s going to be fun. Nothing like Moab, but we’ll be near a pretty lake. Camping is something we’ve just started doing, and it is fun to see the kids outside enjoying fresh air and nature. If I could just get over my fear of bugs…ugh.

  • http://www.glassofwin.com/blog/ Rachael

    Is it weird how star-struck I feel when I heard Leta speak? Leta posts are the best. I really want to go to Arches National Park now. Great post and great video!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6825500 Misty Hinnefeld

    is that a commercial that will air on tv or something?

  • Luv and Kiwi

    I had the same reaction as Amy K. “Leta’s voice” lol. She’s a tiny 30 year old I must say…old soul right thur.

  • Chris

    This looks amazing! Your girls are adorable, and it’s great that you did this for them. Definitely inspires me to do something similar for my daughter’s birthdays.

  • girlsgonechild

    I love this. And you.

  • http://twitter.com/Greeblemonkey Aimee Giese

    I can’t believe you have never been to Moab. It is one of our favorite places on earth!

  • http://twitter.com/Greeblemonkey Aimee Giese

    Ahh, the GIRLS first time. GOT IT. I am slow today. Still one of our favorite places.

  • http://allconsuming.com.au/ allconsuming

    Eugh, so now I have to come all the way to Utah to hug Leta and stand in her personal space for inappropriate lengths of time and then gobble up Marlo. Geez, the things you make me want to do Heather. Can you hear my eyes rolling? (*whispers* I’d also help you pack AND cook for you.)