Saturday, August 29, 2009

Catching up

I wanted to share with you some images from our last camping adventure to New Denver, but first give you a quick update on what is happening with us. We have sold our house!!! It is wonderful news and now we are dealing with all things related to selling, relocating etc. We had the pleasure of seeing Harry's new school yesterday and meeting his lovely teacher. I think he will be very happy there. In all the chaos I am trying to finish my gift for Melanie's new baby due in October. I know I still have a lot of time but with the move and all that goes with that, I would feel better to complete it sooner rather than later. Kevin started his new job today. He was excited and ready to go, which is always great to see. I think this is going to be a wonderful fit for him. For me, my work is usually very busy with functions and weddings in September. Not the greatest of timing for me but I am sure it will all work out. Functions are so much fun to work with people generally in high spirits. Almost like we are all celebrating and fare welling the summer. Only another few weeks until we welcome the cooler months of Autumn....oh, to be cold again!
Oh, I also wanted to share with you a great book I found called "The Backyard Homestead" by Carleen Madigan. It shows you how to produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! Can you imagine if everyone lived this way, how much better off our world would be. I am so excited about spending time with this book over the winter and planning for next Summer.
But for now I leave you with the pictures as promised and I will keep you updated on our adventures in the coming weeks. Wish me luck!

Up, up, up we go to Idaho Peak

Master Sam doing fantastically well hiking like a big kid!

Looking down on the trail we have just hiked up

Introducing the Teasdale family and Dave & Gail to the Galena Trail

Man this is fun!

Dave & Gail

We went a little further up the trail and found the aftermath of the massive flood


MELANIE said...

Awesome pics...I am a bit envious but I also enjoyed my "me" time I got while you guys were away!

Good luck with everything...and remember, the bubs is NOT going to know if Auntie got her gift finished "on time!"

Goddess Leonie said...

hola lovely soul ~ so nice to find your blog! i'm a fellow aussie too... we're looking to relocate back up to north queensland to live on a farm and do our own sweet and simple sustainability thing :) thanks so much for that book recommendation - it looks incredible! and holy dinger - those photos of your hiking trip look spectacularly beautiful!