Sunday, August 17, 2008


When I was pregnant with the little dude (at that time I didn't know I was going to name him Phoenix) we were talking to my Father-in-law's friends, Mark and Randy.  Mark is the flamboyant one and Randy is the serious one in their relationship.  This Marky guy is a character....soooo funny.  Anyway, he was born in the same month as Phoenix would be and was telling me a little bit about our future Leo (their sign).  First off, Marky told me you will have problems with the "F" word.  I was silent, not really knowing what to say then he went on:  "F-U" (I was thinking please don't spell it) then he finished the word with, "N" and laughed frivolously.  Oh my gosh, I was dying of laughter, it was so unexpected.  So Phoenix is our "fun" baby.  He's actually been a difficult baby, cute, but difficult.  I call him Phoenix the fireball.  Those big blue eyes make him look so sweet and innocent.  I always tell people, "good thing he's cute or else......." Anyway, Happy birthday to Phoenix; I can't believe he's one!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Ice-Cream Trance

We recently hung out with Art and Sierra (pre-yard sale).  Phoenix ate a lot of dirt and an ice-cream truck was hanging around with some creepy guy driving it that waved at all the kids.  It reminded me of the Pied Piper story.  You can see in the video how transfixed the kids were by the weirdo, ice-cream man and his van.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Wind Rivers Wyoming

I just got back from a trip to the Wind Rivers in Wyoming.  It was one of the raddest places I have ever been!  The fishing was supposed to be killer, but I didn't take a fly reel and the trout weren't taking spinners so we ate a lot of MRE's!  The trip seriously rocked except for the weight of the pack I carried.  You can see from the group picture that there were a lot of girls... my pack weighed over 70 pounds!  After 30 plus miles of hiking, my body is done.  I have been sleeping ever since I got back.  Thanks for watching the kids, Steph!