Hiking is amazing. Hiking with littles can be a challenge…especially with diapers. There is NOTHING zen about changing a diaper on the side of a trail…or on the trail. And we all know the rules, hike it in and hike it out! Leave no trace. So now you have a bag full of diaper poo. It’s gross. Now that she’s turning two next month and potty trained, the world is FULL of possibilities! As long as you can squat in the woods you can go anywhere!
We bought a new hiking book. I’m so excited to hit the trails! Colorado is tricky and will most likely throw another snow storm at us. It is supposed to snow when my Mom is here for Easter. And Gooner, she turns 7 this year. I can’t even handle it.
Storm. After storm. After Blizzard. I love this! Oh, Colorado. I LOVE putting on my boots and heading outside with the girls. I saw the snow out the window and just wanted to swan dive into the powder. I could see myself sailing down the mountain on a pair of freshly waxed skis. Although Q says boarding is better. Who knows… ?
18 Inches of Snow
Since we have littles I spend the day drinking coffee and snuggled in a fluffy blanket. My Mom made this for the 3rd Edition BUT, seriously? She doesn’t appreciate it like I do. And do you like my manicure? Yah… I still have a girl in diapers. I mean, having long nails would mean poop stuck up in there. Gross.
Coffee and Fluffy
This is my little baker. She LOVES to help. I love her helping…for the most part. It takes 30 times as long BUT it tastes 100 times sweeter! Her favorite part is eating the flour. The FLOUR. Ew. And she will be 4 soon.Happy Thanksgiving! I have SO MUCH to be thankful for! And so do YOU!
My diet needs a jump start. Diet as in the way I eat, not like Slim Fast.
This time last year I was pregnant. Looking good during the summer was not even a thought! Well, the other day I pulled out my capris. Capris that SHOULD fit…but don’t. Enter Whole30. I’ve had around ten friends do this nightmare body reset and ALL of them lost between 15-20 pounds. And it helped jumpstart them on a healthy lifestyle.
Hmmmmmmmm. No grains. No beans. No dairy. No sugar. Holy yuck. Looks like vegetables, meat, cheese and eggs to me! Nuts? This sounds awful. It sounds difficult. challenging. I don’t even know.
Any thoughts? It is ONLY for 30 days. This isn’t meant as forever, but it is to curb cravings and addictions. Advice? We found an outhouse on one of our hikes. Dids and I pretended to “go” and you can tell by her face that she was thrilled. Just keeping it classy folks! She was ecstatic to pseudo squat over a huge abandoned hole. I’m just glad the bees weren’t out. There are some places bees shouldn’t sting!
And then my sister and I got in trouble for letting our girls roam with rattle snakes.
The park ranger was kind in his reprimand, but it still made us feel like we were back in middle school…only this time we have SIX daughters between us.
Six. Dramatic. Girls.
This was one of my favorite visits yet.
My sister and her family live overseas, so seeing each other is rare, few, and far between.
But lets be honest here, if she lived down the street we would probably fight all the time. Although half way across the world is a leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetle too far and I miss her a lot.
And I LOVE 3rd Edition’s hair. The comb has little to no effect, it sticks straight up. She is now 2 months old and it is juuuuuuuuuust starting to curl.
Well, Colorado, you never fail to bring us a Spring snow storm. Or two. Or three.
And Dad totally came through with the whole Frozen, let’s make a snowman thing.
But it wasn’t long before the little bailed on the cold.
Did you think Gooner could build a snowman in anything other than a sparkly dress?
And Q, he is ALWAYS so hot. He’d NEVER turn on the heat if it were up to him. Thankfully for the girls, it isn’t.
The finished product. Clearly Olaf…
And we moved to the boonies. Our view is amazing.
I want to eat healthy. I want to cook healthy foods for my family. I want to lose the baby weight in a healthy manner.
I feel like I am lacking in knowledge. I am so confused over low carb, high protein, macro nutrients, calorie counting, 80%/20%, paleo, gluten free… The list goes on and on and on.
To be honest, I don’t even understand it all!
I just don’t.
I’m ready to have this baby so that we can do MORE hiking.
Snow hiking is fabulous, BUT not when you are 36 weeks. Uncoordinated. And waiting to fall at every turn. All while holding the hand of an unsteady 2 year old…
And then after baby comes out, preferably before, I have to figure out this 80/20 thing. Time to give it a whirl.
And we can go back to hiking. Hiking where I can see my feet.
You tell me…
Sometimes I don’t even know.
Oh and unlike EVERYONE else, I’m not a photographer so, ignore the blurry and love the face.
But wow do they love each other.
Life is about
Pulling your big sisters hair while she’s sleeping…
And laughing about it.
Eating mango by the creek after a long hike…
And playing soccer with Dad.
Riding in your first parade.
And sidewalk chalk.
Just in time for Duck Dynasty.
Did you miss us? I missed it/you!
and Our Little Flower
Gooner: “Mom, can I lick her?” Sooner: “MOM, she’s tryin’ to lick me!”
and The Happy Family!
Gooner came home from the gym telling me, “I’m black. The naughty boy told me I’m black.” She held her arm up to mine, frowned and said “hmmmmmm.” THEN she walked off and played with her toys. She is 3 1/2 years old. For some reason I thought I wouldn’t deal with this until later. I’ve been telling her for years that we ARE different and that it is a wonderful thing. And me… I make one good lookin’ Cowboy: