Friday, July 6, 2012
My dad always likes to go hiking on the 4th of July. He invited all my brothers, my bro-in-law, Andrew, & his brother, Phil to go hike to the peak of Mt. Charleston - the highest peak in southern Nevada. By Tuesday afternoon, everyone had chickened out besides Andrew & Phil. They all used their kids as an excuse, but I think they really didn't want to do the insane hike! My mom and I decided we would go too. We had done the hike 9 years ago, so we knew what we were getting ourselves in to. The hike is 18 miles round trip. My dad had told us that he did the whole thing in 4.5 hours one time - 20 years ago. I figured we could make it under 10 hours easy! > Wednesday morning, my parents picked us up at 4:30 am and we all loaded in the car with packs full of trail mix, pretzels, pepperoni, cheese, crackers, and water. We started our hike at 5:45 am. After hiking for only 1 hour, we were already at the 3 mile marker. If we kept that pace, we would be done in 6 hours! After 5.5 hours, we finally made it to the top - only half way!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Here is what we have done so far. The people we bought the house from had some interesting color choices. Front Before
Thursday, May 3, 2012
WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!! We have been in the house for 8 months now, but we don't have internet so I am never able to post pictures! The house is about 2 miles from my parents and 1/2 a mile from my sister. It is nice to have family close even if we don't hang out a whole lot. Andrew is getting closer and closer to paying up for internet service, so hopefully I can get some pictures up when that happens!