Monday, September 14, 2009

...and we're back!

We had a wonderful vacation.

We did some of this:

I think he looks good in a kayak.

We biked for miles, and now I spend way too much time surfing craigslist for bikes. I want a townie.

We went to a place called Glass Mountain, which is a giant pile of obsidian glass, formed by lava a very long time ago. At one point my step-brother commented "don't you feel like we should be taking turns holding the ring of power?" It did feel like something out of a fantasy novel, Mordor or something of the like.

And we did other relaxing vacation-y things, like roasting marshmallows and reading for fun and sleeping outside as deer trolled through. It was a perfect break from everything, which is exactly what I needed.

And now I'm back. We are seven months, five days today, according to my ticker. In a couple weeks we'll both be too busy to completely mind the wait, though. Andrew is back in school on the 29th and I'm starting my master's program on the 23rd. I know, it's a lot. Don't worry, though little one. We're ready to stop everything when you get here. There's still plenty of room for you. ♥


  1. Yay! Picture posts!

    Looks like fun... I'm overdue for camping. And tea! Let me know when you'd be down. :-)

  2. Looks like a great trip. Very relaxing and totally away from it all.

  3. Sounds like a great vacation. Love the mega-mallows! Where is Glass Mountain? North Cascades?

  4. It was such a good trip. Okay, time for a baby! :P

    Evergreen - Glass Mtn is actually in Northern California - near Mt. Lassen national park. It's an amazingly beautiful area.

  5. Okay, okay, you're KINDS selling me on some of this whole "camping" MAYBE I'll let LB convince me to do the whole sleeping outside deal..... :)

  6. haha - you should try camping!!

    Although - true confessions - see that green shed behind me in the bicycle picture? It has a giant water tank in it and a real bathroom. But other than that we were roughing it!

  7. NICE! All I ask for is a bathroom :) Which Long Board has conceded to providing. He's even said the first time we camp we can car camp and sleep in the car - which I said doesn't even sound like camping, but I might not protest too much, haha!