Archive for ‘sierra nevada’

April 4, 2012

4.4.365: Someone that makes you happy

Sure I could post pictures of my kids. They make me happy. But hey! Who wants to see more pictures of my awesome friends who climb mountains with me?

Me too!! I swear I am not the only one sweating here. I’m just the only one sweating through my clothes. Ha!


July 20, 2011

7.12.365: Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, think I’ll eat some worms.

Country Kids like worms, but they don’t eat them. Probably.

I’ve always avoided those tangled messes of webbing in the underbrush of the forest, assuming that they contained giant mutant spiders. Country Kids don’t do that. Country kids head straight for them and poke them with a stick to see what happens. And when fuzzy silk worms come crawling out, they pick them up and carry them around and watch them crawl all over their hands. I don’t think I’ll ever manage to be a Country Kid.

July 20, 2011

7.11.365: This isn’t the boring picture it was supposed to be

After a week and a half of go!go!go! I promised myself that I would sit at home for a few days and do absolutely nothing. That thought didn’t last long. It only took a couple hours until I was trying to convince the Husband that we needed to go fishing at the ponds up the mountain. Then, he was trying to convince me that we needed to go camping up the mountain instead. I went along with the plan because I’m a wonderful wife and I really like camping.

So we piled into the car and went camping. I can always be boring later.

June 26, 2011

6.23.365: 7Days- Upper Grouse Valley

I’m making it a point this summer to take my kids to see the local attractions instead of traveling all over the place. We’re pretty blessed to have Sequoia National Forest as our playground and I’m trying to take advantage. On day 6, we went to a set of lakes that are just a couple of miles and a short hike from my house.

This picture isn’t doing the lake any justice but the bright reflection was one I couldn’t pass up.

Feel free to look at the splendor that is the meadow and lakes instead of another picture of me:

June 14, 2011

6.12.365: Wishon

We took the littlest member of the family on his first hiking trip. He did surprisingly well.

He did not want to be carried. He wanted to walk. Even when the path followed a shear cliff that gave me heart palpitations. Even when the poison oak was so thick I was wishing for a machete. Even when his tiny legs were so tired he could barely lift his feet. Don’t you know he’s a big kid? Anything his sisters can do, he can do too. He doesn’t need us anymore.

Too bad I still need him.

June 9, 2011

5.28.365: Pep talk from Daddy

Second gear is complicated. They needed a pep talk to learn to use it.

I’m not sure why we felt second gear was important. There is something to be said for kids that drive really, really slow on four wheelers. Otherwise, the next thing you know they are doing stupid things like this: