Thursday, August 30, 2007

We're off to the mountains.....

AGAIN! It's our 2nd home!! I've spent the night getting ready for another weekend in the mountains. I made a homemade salsa, cole slaw, rice krispies and prepared the cooler. Oh yeah, there were also loads of laundry and watering the plants! My job is never over!

We are staying outside of Buena Vista halfway up Cottonwood Pass. It should be fun! We are planning to go horseback riding and lounge at the hot springs one day and 4-wheeling the other day. We've done it all before, but it is always a really good time!

Sarah, you know you are always welcome to stay here. As long as you help with the chores, you've always got a place to stay!

Toni - I'm loving listening to your music as I type my own blog. I've got to figure out how you did that!! Are you giving pointers?!

Cheers!!! I'm off to get some beauty sleep!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I need chocolate...

It was another long day at the office. So crummy that I don't even want to re-live it in my blog! So instead, I will tell you what I want - CHOCOLATE! Of course, who doesn't want chocolate?!

Tonight we're going grocery shopping and getting our hair cut - yippee! Then I have laundry to do before we can pack it up for the weekend of camping. We are taking Moira and her kids to Buena Vista. We plan to hike, horseback ride and sit in the hot springs. It should be a lot of fun!

Monday, August 27, 2007

I hate Monday's

It seems like it never fails, the first 30 minutes at work will determine what the day is to be like. The past 3 Monday's have started out with problems and the day has just gone downhill from there. Thankfully this week I had an upswing late this evening and things have turned a bit brighter! First off I got word that I can rent a condo for New Year's weekend for just $79+tax. That is an awesome deal! I sure hope it's a great condo! We're also spending Thanksgiving there, so we'll know soon enough! Secondly, my fellow CJer let me know that the stamps I ordered she got me a deal on! Yahoo! Even though both require money, they are still good news! Tomorrow is weigh in at WW - hopefully the good news will continue! :)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hiking to Sky Pond

Despite the early start (6 a.m.) and the sore throat, Saturday was absolutely fantastic! We (Dan, Moira and I) couldn’t have asked for better weather when we started our hike to Sky Pond! Along the way, we passed by Alberta Falls, The Loch, Timberline Falls and Lake of Glass before finally reaching our final destination Sky Pond! (Pictured) Moira thought the path to Timberline Falls was a massive stair master! It was definitely a good workout! Sky Pond left us in awe once again with her beauty! I just love that area so much! When the day was done, we had another 9+ miles under our belts and the satisfaction of visiting another great place in God’s country! I live for days like this!

Today we are making a “relaxing” day… well as relaxing as we can get! I did sleep in very late, partly because I don’t feel good and partly because I was sad. It is the anniversary of my Mom’s death and it always makes me sad on this day. She has been gone 16 years now… wow time sure flies. When I think of all the things I have done in that time, it makes me sad that she was not here. But then again, she is here, I know. I feel her with me every day. I have to remember to embrace every day as if it is your last, because you never know when you will leave this earth to join the loved ones who live in heaven.

And on that note, I’m off to think of Mom and maybe scrapbook a bit.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Did I really do this?

I am a virgin in the world of blogs, so I can't believe I did this! I'm just hoping it is safe?! Is it?! I really hope so!

My encouragement to do this has come from a group of ladies I joined a few months ago to create a CJ. Many of them have blogs and after reading them, it made me want to join in on the fun. I'm not sure if I can do this, but I wil try!

This has been a fabulous summer outdoors so far, with 3 14ers under our belts and another one possible, we have been very active. Tomorrow we will climb to Sky Pond in RMHP - one of our favorite hikes! We have camped 4 times so far and another 2 trips planned before the snow flies... or at least we hope!

With all this outdoor activity, you can imagine the number of photos we have taken! I just ordered over 120 pictures from just 2 trips!! Good thing many of them are doubles to use in gift books that I have planned! I'm going to have a lot of scrapping to do in the next few months!

Off to bed, need my sleep to hike 9 miles tomorrow!