Sunday, February 22, 2009

Why I Love Winter

Here is a list of reasons to love winter:

1. Thanksgiving = family, friends, food
This year Joy and Joel got a new surprise, little Mason!!
2. Christmas = family, friends, food, and flying monkeys!

Mom - making us eat breakfast before we open presents, as usual.

Dad in his Christmas vest.

Brian - enjoying some snowflake fun

Andrea and cute little Abby

Flying, screaming monkey!!
3. Snowshoeing

4. Snowboarding

4. Ice Climbing

5. New Year's Eve Parties

6. Yurting

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Long Time No Write

It's been a really long time since I posted anything to this blog, but as I was sitting here watching SuperBowl commercials (not the actual game), I thought it was about time I added something.

It's now February of 2009, I'm not really sure where the rest of 2008 went or where 2009 is already going. Here's a brief recap of the end of '08.

In April I applied for a permit to hike The Subway in September and actually got one. So in September a group of us headed down and finally hiked the Subway. Beautiful scenery, great friends, and hiking around in the dirt and water, what more could you ask for?

Everybody needs a temporary tattoo when hiking.

Denae is pretty excited about her dinosaur sandwich compliments of Becca and Blake.

We had a few Sasquatch sitings.

Jodie, you're cute!

This is Levi's GQ pose.
Denae's gangsta' look

My little lizzard friend.
At the end of September, Prue and I headed to NYC to visit Brian and Heidi and to run a 1/2 Marathon in the Hamptons. It was such a great trip filled with fun, friends, and food. We ended up running a 1/2 marathon and having a marathon eating trip. We discovered an amazing cupcake shop called "Sugar Sweet Sunshine" and I think our lives have been changed forever.

Brian and Heidi's family increased by 1 at the end of June, so I finally got to meet the newest addition, Parker SangSoo, the cutest little Buddha look-alike around.

The race was absolutely beautiful! It may have been my favorite 1/2 ever! The course was in The Hamptons and wound through neighborhoods, wooded groves, and the beach. It was so fun to run at sea level.