Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another Hike for Another Day

So it was fall break this weekend!
Noah and I took advantage of the good weather and we...you guessed it...WENT HIKING!
Oh my goodness it was perfect.


I believe this is about where Noah LIED and told me we could go to Chik-Fil-A after our hike (I was HUNGRY) and he said no because I forgot my coupon.
The following is an actual transcription:
Me: I'm not going any farther until you promise me Chik-Fil-A.
Noah continues walking and turns around: Come on. Does a bear poop in the woods? (Side note: I have always hated this phrase.)
Me: Sometimes they poop in a meadow.
I begin walking.
Me: But this bear is going to poop in your mouth if I don't get Chik-Fil-A.


Tree hugger!
To illustrate this point:
Noah asked me on the hike if we could buy an electric car (WHAT?!?!)
I told him when he learned to put the peanut butter away when he makes a sandwich, then I could trust him to plug in our car every night.
Today, he told me he made TWO sandwiches and put the peanut butter away BOTH times.
I'm still not buying an electric car.


8 miles later we were back in civilization.
I still can't get over how exhilarating it is to hike somewhere.
I'm afraid this is turning in to a "Noah and I went hiking and camping blog."
I'm not sure I'm all that sorry about it.

Here's to conquering the obesity epidemic one person at a time!

This is probably a good time to mention that because I felt justified (I hiked 8 miles, duh!) I ate pupusas, a cupcake, ice cream and two dinners yesterday (and today?)

Tomorrow is a new day. :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Friend Rie and A Blog about Color

I was reading my friend Rie's blog and found this fantastic blog all about color. She's having a giveaway until Friday which is uber thrilling, so check it out!

The Color Issue

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Halloween

In honor of the season and Pinterest
(because of course that's where the inspiration came from):Happy Halloween

Escape from the Train Menace

Sometimes the tension gets to be too much with the train by our house so Noah and I escape to the mountains even when it's dark.

Noah's idea of escaping is a bit more extreme than mine. I've been wanting to go fall camping for awhile to see the beautiful leaves. Well we saw some beautiful leaves, but we also encountered a lot more than I had bargained for.

It was definitely cold (duh Becky, it was snowing) and Noah took advantage of my incapacitation and snapped this lovely.

I suppose I deserve it for all the embarrassing photos I've put up of him.

Anyway, here's Noah in the morning drinking hot cocoa with pumpkin spice marshmallows (yeah we eat good stuff on our trips. That includes tortellini for dinner and blueberry oatmeal with freshly dehydrated blueberries for the morning.)

And here after I had a very tiring night of listening to the snow fall off the tent and thinking it was bears because we had to eat in the tent (because it was snowing, have I said that enough? By the way, it wasn't bears or any other wild animal, just snow.)

Funny story about cooking in the vestibules of the tent. Noah had the stove going and I was enjoying my toasty sleeping bag. I lay my head down and next thing I know there's huge flames coming from the front of the tent. Apparently he had the water almost boiling and the stove ended up falling over. Thankfully, no animals were hurt, including Noah.

And here's the view in the morning from the tent. The trees were beautiful.

The hike down though, was the whole reason I came. We left pretty late so we didn't reach the spring we were going for, but it was better than hiking in total darkness in the snow, following all sorts of animal tracks. So we camped in the above meadow and on the way down in the morning we got a beautiful view of the valley.

Noah isn't so good with downhill.


Overall, it was a good trip. The thing that probably saved us was zipping our bags together that night. We were so toasty warm! Next time, we leave a little earlier and it doesn't snow. Noah loved it so much he wants to book a camping trip every month.

This concerns me just a bit.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Train Menace

Dear Train Conductors,

5:45 a.m. is not an acceptable hour to blow your horn right next to my home. If I have ear plugs in I should not be awoken from my peaceful slumber by your stupid honking.