So Allan found this Mt. Herman online. The drive up there freaked me the heck out. I have no idea why since I’ve never been scared of mountain drives with steep drop offs before! But once up at the trail head I was blown away but how freaking pretty it was. I could’ve lived up there.
I was feeling dead tired that day and mostly had wanted to stay home and sleep but I was glad to be out in the open air.
We started hiking and I was just so tired. Weirdly tired since I was gradually recovering from the flu. I figured it must’ve been from not exercising regularly. Plain old out of shape?
The further we went, though, the better I felt! I enjoyed the trip. The kids did, too. Even though they complained a bunch (and one kid more than others) they loved it and I’m sure will have only good memories of it!
When Allan came back I asked him if he could help me get a picture of Everett on this log. Allan likes to just hike hike hike and not stop and look around so I knew he was feeling antsy to just start powering up the mountain. But I like to take pictures… I could just take like ten hours hiking- stopping every two feet to snap photos. I try to compromise by not stopping as often as I am inclined to but I know the stops we make are still too many for Allan’s liking.
Brooke had been begging me for bangs. I didn’t want to cut bangs because it’s too easy to screw up and because I was super worried she wouldn’t like them!
I finally agreed to give them to her and when Sierra heard she insisted on bangs, too. I asked them a dozen times if they were sure. They kept insisting so… we cut some bangs!
(All the cool kids call bangs ‘fringe’ now but they’ll forever be bangs to me)
So just after I cut them Brooke was devastated and hated them and would barely look at herself in the mirror.
Sierra was in love with her bangs and couldn’t stop looking in the mirror.
A few weeks later and both girls love their bangs 🙂
So Allan went fishing with Kevin. And I wanted a coke but didn’t have any. Allan took the Seqoia with Everett’s carseat in it (he usually leaves it so I can take it in his car if needed) and I was desperate. How to get a coke when you can’t leave the house?!
Oh! I know! Delivery pizza and order a coke, too! Yaaaaay!! And that’s exactly what happened.
These two are always in my bed. Everett cosleeps a good amount of the time. Ember crawls into my bed at night sometimes but mostly in the morning. In the mornings she comes in and crawls into bed with me and Everett and the three of us hang out, cuddling, making each other smile and laugh… bonding and having the very best time.
I gave Ember a little baggy of vanilla wafers to eat. She’d just gone potty and her skirt was tucked into her undies. I spotted this sight and about died of how cute is all looked. Unposed… took the picture. Nailed it. So so cute!