Saturday, August 23, 2008


We made it out and we made it back. A week in Yosemite. It had its awesome views and its cold nights, its great climbing and its winding roads. The place was so packed with wildlife that in the first 3 minutes of driving in the park we actually HIT a bird. Here's Grant later chasing deer.

On the way home we stopped by Bodie - the preserved ghost town. It almost killed us but it made sense that we went if you know us. We often try the "long-shot" for pictures or for fun. It probably would have paid off if we didn't have a teething, runny nose, cramped, and tired 2 year old in the back seat. At least the sky was great.

We really enjoyed vacationing with friends and family. There were 4 two year olds total in the week which was challenging at times but mainly just really cute. And we could take turns climbing and babysitting.

Fabulous pictures are still yet to be seen, we're still sorting and fine tuning. We decided not to kill ourselves trying to hunt the big shots. Maybe next time we'll do the sunrise thing but sometimes you gotta really take a vacation. I can't believe I was away from the computer for a whole week! The only way I could is to drop me off in the middle of no where....done.

But praise the Lord I'm home and I don't have to keep all my food locked up away from "bears" every second.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I printed on a ream of paper today - half double sided. Some people may be having weddings that are just a little too big.

I'm glad we leave for vacation in two days.

Friday, August 08, 2008

summer fun

Here's some pictures of our summer adventures so far - they've been pretty low key but we've been climbing a few times and we made it to the Zoo near our house (I can't say it was good but I can say we made it). I can't believe summer is flying by so fast but I also can't wait until September and even October, that's really the best time for outdoor activity around here. We need all those tourists to leave Tahoe alone.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Saturday, August 02, 2008

the new peppermill wing

For those of you in Reno I just wanted to say Tim and I went through the new Peppermill wing. It's AWESOME. I'm hoping they open the pool to everyone - it seems like the new thing at some of the casinos. But anyway, we went to Biscotti's dessert bar. Holy Cow! I had the lime cheesecake and Tim had the carrot cake. They were amazing (though not cheap). I'm recommending you all check it out. mmmmmmmmm