weekend review

The end of the weekend, and the last short week in sight. We haven’t had a regular 5-day week in a while.

Here’s the mountain man, playing with his birthday present (a couple weeks early!) He got a camera to mount on his motorcycle and bicycle helmets.DSC_1137It also came with a headstrap, which was apparently necessary to wear while putting together the camera.

The mountain man likes to lift weights, but 45-pound weights are expensive, so he decided to go buy a bag of cement and mix it in big bucket and put a PVC pipe in the center of it.

Oh boy, said mama.DSC_0749DSC_0751 

But to my amazement, it worked. The mountain man was quick to point out that my point of concern (one of many) about the end of the pipe being blocked was easily remedied by chipping away some cement from the center of the pipe.DSC_1134

And here, the mountain man says “this thing is 45 pounds, stop messing with the exposure! hurry up and take the picture already!” DSC_1136 I reminded him that I did not ask him to hold it over his head. In fact I just asked him to hold it for a second.

One weight down, one to go.

On our drive home on New Year’s Eve we had to stop for gas in Ellensburg. In the few minutes that the car was off, ice completely covered the windows on the inside of the truck. This video is pretty boring. But there was ice inside the truck. And apparently there was frozen exhaust on the side of the truck. So you’ve pretty much just learned everything there is to learn by watching this video. No need to watch. But if you choose to, please excuse the sniffles. Gross.

It’s much warmer on the west side. Actually it’s not that much warmer. It snowed like 5 days ago, and the snow is still here.

 DSC_0002 After an early morning motorcycle ride, the Pie wanted to try out the mountain man’s new Mad Max motorcycle boots. A perfect fit! Now she can really crack some skulls and steal some gas.

And mama is stylin’. Pajama pants, I wish I new how to quit you.


Yesterday we went for an icy hike to celebrate the new year. DSC_0018

DSC_0024 There was a really tall tree.


DSC_0033And a frosty mossy trail.

 DSC_0035 And a sweet little Pie with a frozen nose.


DSC_0042 And here’s where the Pie and the Mountain Man say enough already. Put away the camera, mama. we want to walk.

Boy oh boy, look at the scowls on those babies.

The Pie is usually a huge smiler any time we’re outside, but after looking through the pictures, we didn’t get a single smile. I think her lips were frozen shut.

So I left the babies alone and took pictures of stuff. DSC_0045DSC_0048 DSC_0050 DSC_0054 DSC_0057 DSC_0060 DSC_0065 DSC_0077   DSC_0085

DSC_0089I was taking a picture of a fat little bird taking a dirt bath in the fern. But I can’t find the bird anymore. If you find it you win 10 gold points.

DSC_0097 Walking back up the big hill.

DSC_0100And the Pie fell asleep, and we kept walking.

We got home, and a neighbor pulled into the driveway behind us. He was dropping off a hat and matching blanket that his wife made for the Pie. Too cute! Look at the bonnet strings! DSC_0113 DSC_0118 DSC_0130 DSC_0132DSC_0135Oh little Pie, please hold still for mama. But keep the tongue out. It’s cute.

And then it was time for a nap.DSC_0156

And now it’s time to get moving on the week ahead. It’s gonna be a big week, I can feel it.


  1. Captain Wilkes was a douche, I think Logan still has that book from when I loaned it too him.

  2. i'm sure he still does. he's a hoarder. if you put something in his hands you'll never get it back. you should know this by now!


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