Friday, August 29, 2008

Pela's been blue lately

Teething, cold and an ear infection have Pela feeling down.  Since the pain seems to be worse when laying down, she chooses not to.  Therefore mom gets no rest and the crazy cycle of crazy tired baby perpetuates.  

We are ready for the weekend.  

one more reason to love the coffee industry


Thursday, August 28, 2008

World's Longest Fry?

Yep, life is pretty slow for us right now... This is news.  

Monday, August 25, 2008

Soon as I finish this cheerio, I am gonna pop you!

lazy posting

Pela's got a cold.  It's still pretty cute when she sneezes banana out her nose.  

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

the assisted peepwalk

Gettin' on up

Well, Pela is pulling up on stuff and starting to stand.  Our lives are now officially changed again.

nice hold

Pela's making her parents proud and hopeful...

Monday, August 18, 2008

ahh weekends

It was a great weekend with the nuclear family.  Nice weather, and Pela was rambunctious, so it was a good time had by all.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Western rain from clear skies, the good pup and grk in the cross section of the womb.

See below for The highball...
It was worthy of the grovel.

City of Rocks

All I can say is 'wow' about this place.  Ryan and I were only able to utter, 'wow', and 'man', while we drove through these rocks.  Everywhere another dome, and everywhere another boulder to climb.  Ryan almost had to slap me because I was pinging like Beavis on caffeine.  We climbed a large rock with a view, and Ryan climbed his first highball, a.k.a. very tall boulder problem.  
Benni did well scaling rocks and dodging cacti.  It's an amazing place to visit out in the hills of Idaho.  
Sometimes I feel this way.  How long must I posture and pose as a factory manager?  As long as it takes, right?  Watch your back, I'll buck you.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Thinking of Gail

Notice the hillbilly chipmunk with the straw in its teeth.  

the new scrunch

Pela's new found ability


This is what I walked out to on my way to my car yesterday.  We have a known pigeon overpopulation problem under the bridge where we work.  The city has resorted to just shooting them.  Notice the spot in the blood coagulation where the last breaths were placed.  

Sorry, one must blog life...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Next Post: Idaho


We tracked down more rock and some solid altitude headaches north of SLC.  We saw some boulders on a hill, but we took the rope anyway.  The size of things up there is so deceiving we mistook the boulders for a small crag.  With the proper motivation, I was coaxed off my back to flail on the climb.  Ryan was hurling himself through this thing so much success that I got over thudding self and the three crags turned to one in my brain, and I thoroughly enjoyed giving it a go.  It done whooped us both good.  Silly little humans... 

(Benni tolerated our pursuits with her usual class)

a day in Utah

We were ragged after a long night through Wyoming(Ryan more than me, for he was master of the darkened roads, with maxcaffcapps from Little America) when we pulled into Utah.  We loked for coffee and found little.  We then shot up the canyon to find boulders.  We found boulders alright, but we headed elsewhere to climb them.  Amazingly large country out there.  

Saturday, August 9, 2008

We're off to Oregon

We are borrowing bandwidth(dang good fi) from a hotel right now, so we are going to say goodnight.  Here's a couple photos of the freaky dinner we had last night.  Burgers: soo big..

Horsetoof Reservoir

We got in a little bouldering at Horsetooth Reservoir before dark.  Very nice.  Met a dude who lived in Asheville.  Small world.  


Look up hiking in comfort on the web, and you won't find this.  

New Belgium goodness