Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend

Over Mothers Day weekend we took our first family camping trip out to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  It was so nice because we were all alone out in the middle of nowhere and the stars were absolutely amazing!  The next day, we hiked along the Illinois River, through part of the Biscuit Fire area.  The trail was really sunny (because most of the old tall trees had been killed in the fire) and had beautiful views around every corner (because most of the old tall trees had been killed in the fire).  On the down side, the trail was covered in poison oak and it was the first time I had really ever worried about ticks.  Fortunately, no one got either of them!  Anyway, it was a really nice start to summer and the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day!

Bridge at the Illinois River trail head

Baby O falls asleep as soon as we pack him up!

Daisy, ever the mighty huntress, spent most of her time chasing lizards.

Carnivorous pitcher plants growing on the banks of a creek

Lunching by the creek

The whole family!

Just one of the many awesome views

We even made it back in time for church on Sunday

A perfect first Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Our first bike ride as a family!  Baby O did great - he slept most of the way and when he did wake up, he was perfectly content just staring at the world flying by over his head.  It felt really good to get to ride my bike again, even though it did show me how out of shape I am since having this baby.  I definitely had to get off and walk up a hill, which (I know!) is incredibly whimpy.  Especially since I wasn't even pulling Baby - Clint was!

Baby O sleeping in his trailer

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


A couple weeks ago, we went on a hike with some friends who took us to the Avenue of Giant Boulders, Mill Creek Falls, and the Rogue River Gorge.  It was a beautiful day for hiking and we were so excited to get out into the woods for some family fun!  Plus, Daisy really appreciated getting to run around - and she even made a new friend with our friends' dog.  All in all, it was a good day!

Daisy enjoying the view
Baby O slept most of the time in the ergo
Mill Creek Falls

Sleepy Baby!

Mill Creek Falls

Avenue of Giant Boulders - Clint climbing a boulder, with Baby O, of course!

A little cave created by the boulders

Rogue River at the entrance to the Gorge
Rogue River in the Gorge - the picture does not do it justice!

A good day!