Saturday, July 25, 2009

These Boots are Made For Walking???

Last weekend I went on a hiking trip with with brothers Cam and Dave, and their brothers James, LeeJay, and Stephen/Toby/Alma. We had planned a 3 day hike up King's Peak and were very excited for the adventure. The first day was roughly 7.5 to 8 miles to the base of the peak, and we would hike the peak on the 2nd day. As we were hiking on the first day I started to notice that the soles of my boots were slowly breaking away, and with all the hope I had I thought it was no big deal. As we got most of the way to base camp I had given up all hope because the sole of both boots had long since left me, and the thin layer of leather between me and the ground was beginning to split. I made a command decision that I needed to hike out and spent the next 4 hours hiking out in basically my socks. Here are some picture of the mountain and my ill fated shoes. I am currently looking for some new shoes.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Nicholas!

Sunday Nicholas turned 3! We celebrated Saturday by swimming with family and then having everyone over for pizza, cake & ice cream and fireworks!

When I asked Nick what he wanted on his cake he said "Frosting!" Then added he'd also like Thomas the Tank.
The whole family swimming! Baby Jack loved the water!
Nick with his new big boy birthday bike!
3 things I love about Nick are.......

1. He is such a sweet boy! He loves his new baby brother and is so gentle and patient with him! He is also a good little brother to Hannah and plays with her really well! They are the best of friends!
2. He makes the best faces. He has the cutest smile but can give really good crusties too!

3. He says the funniest things. He has a great sense of humor and a good temperment!

We love you Nick! Happy Birthday!

We also blessed baby Jack this weekend! He is getting so big so fast! He is a sweet baby and we are so glad he is part of our family!