Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Colorado Trail

Tuesday we went backpacking on the Colorado Trail
it was kinda spontaneous (for me)
b/c we decided last week that we'd go!
it's like an hour drive south on 285
when we got there it was already upper 50's/low 60's

we stopped at this little thing and it was like a teepee house structure thing
cam's taking the pic from inside out
the view from the trail

cam the man

i DID NOT carve my name in this
and degrade the freaking trail
but... i sure got a picture with it :)

see how the aspens are ALREADY changing?!?!?

hornets nest... AHH
i was so scared.

we saw this awesome camp site after hiking about 1.5 hours
so we totally stopped and snagged it.
it was PERFECT!
i think i am gonna have my birthday there...
bring some people and some wine
and have a fire, it will be perfect!
(we may have to snow shoe in though)
look how perfect
and the wood for the fire was already there too

look at this aspen leaf, it thinks it's already fall!!!

relaxing all cool

i don't know if she was sharpening her teeth or what, maybe she was eating this stick, but it was cracking me up... so i took a few photos.

we were getting in the tent to read because it was cold and rainy... so we tucked schnooze in the end up my bag... we she looked up at me and her beard was totally flattened... you can't really tell in this pic, but we were laughing soooo hard!

cameron starting a fire from 2 sticks....

still trying to start the fire...
(just because he wanted to, we had matches...)

and voila fire...
he started it with matches
schnooze in her rain jacket


relaxing after dinner

schnoozes head poking out the bottom of my sleeping bag
*during the night it was in the 20*s
we were at 10,000 feet, but i didnt think it'd be THAT cold.
i was prepared but still cold!
then we hiked out this morning
and stopped at coney island
i have always wanted to eat here!

we got corndogs and onion rings!
view from coney island!
it was a great backpacking trip
and we got to use our awesome
provided by our friend Steve Holly

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

shellie's birthday/bethany home

so, cam isn't in these pics b/c he had some kind of flu-like thing
and he was recovering from puking all day.
shellie turned 28 & bethany and stephen returned from nepal!!!

bethany, julie, awesome boxed wine, shellie, emily
steve, kimel, stephen, matt

birthday girl, liz (wearing her birthday apron)

liz(with a table back) and bethany
i made up retake this b/c i looked weird

bethany's awesome $12 handmade dress from nepal
yes folks, it has pockets!

kimel being the good husband lighting the candles


theodore, their friends dog, and i love him so much.
how could you NOT love an underbite :)

*check out the earrings bethany got me!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Past Augusts

cam got his first mountain bike
we hiked a 14er (beirstadt)
first day at my new job in denver @ swedish
camped/hiked Diamond Lake Trail
cam's first day of school at seminary

hiking/camping at Clear Lake
Blake & Scout came to visit
Fairplay for meme & grand dad's (lindsays grandparents) anniversary party
Loch Lamond with Blake
Brian & Odette had Sara
Had my first day of work in ICU
did lots of pottery making with Emily

found out cam had to have a 2nd & 3rd surgery on his shoulder
moved into new house
cam had his surgery
susanne has elsie!
sus and chris in India, she called for the first time!
chris & emily came to visit
cam had problems with his shoulder (kinda infected)
made curtains
painted with bethany
the DNC

Friday, August 21, 2009

back to school

these are in honor of leslie's awesome back to school pics

senior year
sophomore year


i don't know what to say about my hair/headband
i loved those earrings...they were a present from my bestfriend for my bday from James Avery
at least my clothes matched...
but the thing under my shirt, well, it's this fad that the only people i know that did it were Lauren and Lane, and they were these hipsters from Seminole, OK, (aka my cousins in small small town) that I wanted to be just like. and these things were like stretchy bands that you could wear as a shirt, skirt, headband... etc....
well, this was my feeble attempt at being cool.

garden update

cameron went on a 24 mile mtb ride with his friend joe
he ran into a tree, and it cut his jacket & arm
and when he fell he cut his leg too
but he'll survive

garden update

butternut squash!!!
isnt it cute

acorn squash!!!!!

another acorn squash

fresno chilis

tomatoes turning RED!

see all the cherry tom's turning red?!?!?!?
*they usually don't even make it inside, b/c i eat them as i pick them


pumpkin, turning from green to yellow (to hopefully orange)

another pumpkin

california poppy

some flower that is cute

flowers that i love
they just make me happy

cosmos (i know what they are now)
*i like this pic b/c you can see my shadow in the background

they are over 6 feet tall!!!!!
*the tallest i have seen throughout denver
(everyone plants these b/c they are so great in CO)

cam's homemade trellis for his watermelons and cantelopes