About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Archive: ‘My Family’



    Shepherd’s Cross ~Claremore, OK

    Friday, October 27th, 2017

    Shepherd’s Cross has a really pretty farm with friendly people.

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    We went to their pumpkin patch while we had a friend staying with us two weeks ago.

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    This is a running farm so I do believe they have electric fences going, so be careful with little ones.

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    My strategy when we have extra kids around?

    All the fun things possible.

    As little downtime as we can manage.

    HA

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    So, of course, I did quick face paint before we went.

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    My nine year old requested a 19th century English Gentlemen.

     

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    They have a lot of free things to do, including games and a hay maze.

     

     

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     Such a pretty location.

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    Cuties.

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    The staff is very nice and informative.

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    This is what a worn out 3yr old looks like…

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    She was done waiting for the others to finish coloring.

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    Do you have a favorite pumpkin patch?

    Cute little fakers

    Sunday, October 15th, 2017

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    These two decided to pretend to sleep on the hammock.

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    It was a pretty cute game.

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    Little bit had a hard time keeping a straight face for long.

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    What was funny about them pretending to nap?

    They both almost fell asleep…

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    We should play this game at nap time.

    Gloss Mountain State Park ~Fairview, OK

    Monday, October 2nd, 2017

    We went to Gloss Mountain State Park 3 times while camping nearby.

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    I went to the top with three of the kids Saturday afternoon.

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    She likes to stop in the shade.

    Every hike, she is stopped somewhere in the shade.

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    These views always make the hike up worth it.

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    I could not resist going back that same evening.

    I missed most of the sunset but it was still magical up there.

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    It was close to bedtime so I just took the two oldest up.

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    My younger boy asked that we walk to the end this time(there is a trail on top).

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    We did not make it to the very end of the trail since we were loosing light fast.

    I always think of a Louis Lamour book called “The Haunted Mesa” when I am on top of Gloss Mountain.

    As the light faded that book seemed to come to life.

    It is not set in this location but reminds me of it.

    So yes, I shared with my boys that I felt like I was going to be transported to another world.

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    My younger boy analizes everything and let me know that there are other worlds in a way.

    Heaven.

    I miss talks and moments like this, we don’t have them as often anymore.

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    My favorite hike was the next morning.

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    We all went up before heading home.

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    This place is always amazing.

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    Oklahoma skies showing off.

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    Trying to get everyone in.

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    Finally went to the end!

    Also, don’t fall off…

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    Keep in mind that you are hiking on top of a mesa so drop offs everywhere.

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    It makes for a beautiful hike though.

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    Heading back down! You can actually see our camper in the parking lot below!

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    Minutes after driving down the road our awning ripped off our rv.

    What would an rv trip be without a little added challenge?

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    If you bend an awning in half it will fit into your rv!

    Good information to know.

    You are welcome.

    Here is a short video of our weekend.