Friday, March 22, 2013

More Pics from the Trail!

We explored waterfalls, a manzanita grove, and some great views!

The Stagecoach Trail

We were able to hit the trail again this past week. We are in such a fantastic area, only a 30 minute drive from some great hiking trails.

We hiked the Stagecoach trail, along with some smaller trails this time. It is very close to where we were when we hiked the Lake Clementine Trail.  We could see the Foresthill Bridge during a good part of our hike. The weather was perfect, cool and slightly overcast.

The boys had a great time, as did the moms!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Waterfalls and Lake Tahoe

Yesterday, the boys and I headed to Nevada to spend the day with some good friends. There hasn't been much snow up in the mountains recently, and the days have been warm. It was the perfect time to travel. The boys wanted to stop at this waterfall to take a picture. There wasn't much traffic, so I was also able to pull off and snap a pic of Lake Tahoe!

Monday, March 4, 2013

I have an 8 year old!

Big J at his birthday dinner...blowing out his candle and reading one of his new books from Mimi and Grandpa!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

More Blooms

We have had very mild weather here lately. With that weather spring has sprung! We have daffodils, quince, lilies, and more. All of the fruit trees are either blooming or about to!  Wherever we live, spring is definitely one of my favorite times of year!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

A new chef in the house

Big J has been very interested in cooking lately. He has a very independent spirit (can't imagine where that came from...ha)!

Yesterday morning he cooked oatmeal for himself, and eggs for him and the rest of the family, all before I got out of bed.  Wow!

This morning he got a lesson in pancake making. He did a great job and the pancakes we're delicious!

Friday, March 1, 2013


It was a beautiful day here today. We met some friends at the lake to play in the sand and kayak! (Many thanks to Toni for bringing her kayaks!)

We all got to paddle for a bit. It was nice! The latest from Big J is that he is now going to be saving up for a kayak! How awesome would that be!!