Saturday, November 11, 2017


Welcome Zoe!
Our very timid cattle dog mix.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Day Three - a Dud?

Day 3 hike was a bit of a dud - only because it was raining, cool and I was exhausted!

Yet, the challenge was completed - 3 days, 3 new hikes.

And an awesome accomplishment in honor of Memorial Day - the Murphy.

 Happy to have accomplished 3 days, 3 hikes

 Hiking with our borrowed dog from my small pet sitting business.

The Murphy
1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-up, 300 squats, 1 mile run

Great job Boys ... Andrew's did it in 37:33

 Mom's modified Murphy (I actually did 200 pull ups) 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Day Two - Memorial Day Weekend

Hike No. 2 was Wonderful.

Open Fields + Dense Forest + Muddy Creek = Perfect Hike.

 All smiles.  They make me smile.

 Andrew and I, both armed with our cameras.

My very favorite thing to do - build a damn.

 If there is a creek we cross - I damn it.

 As usual, not so happy to be hiking.

Always an adventure.

 Always, a smile.

 Just beautiful.

 Can't take a day off from gymnastics.

I love these little nuts - always an interesting image remains.

This was a great discovery from a month ago.
A wonderful surprise to celebrate 50!
Not a great picture - but it was a great weekend.
Love you - Mom & Dad!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Making Memorial Day Memories

Hike Number 1 of the Weekend ... the Adventure Begins

 Almost 15 and 13 - they look so grown up.

Yes, that is Dad running ahead!

Selfies are fun! 

Ever the master of the corny smile. 

Some artistic photos.

The woodworker.

Learning to drive

Thankful to have a van that is 14 years old!

Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

Our days have been wonderfully uneventful and somehow super busy.
All in preparation to send the boys to boot camp.

In April, the boys joined Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
Andrew wanted to learn how to fly planes, and Adam wanted to yell "Yes Sir."

They have both grown to love CAP.

CAP offers a week of Encampment - a mini-boot camp that the boys do by choice.

Graduation from Encampment enables them to attend more adventurous CAP activities - such as glider school, search and rescue training, and eventually how to fly - for real.

Good luck to them and to the their Flight Sergeant!

See ya in a week boys.