Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall is here

On Saturday, we took the boys for a hike in Big Woods State Park.  It started off as a pretty cloudy day, but got sunnier as we hiked.  It was a great fall day for it.  I did not plan as well as I should have and thought it would be warmer than it was.  I did dress Deke in layers and I had Ty in short sleeves and thought he would wear his light jacket and it would be good.  I was wrong. It was way too chilly for that and I should have had Ty in long sleeves as well.  We had to buy him a sweatshirt at the park's gift shop. It's way too big for him, but at least he was warm. 
I decided to do the Insanity DVD series. For those that don't know what that is, it is an extreme workout video.  I did the fit test the other day and actually kept up pretty well.  My numbers were all in line with the other people that were doing it and that have been doing it for 60 days.  Jillian Michaels has done a great job of kicking my butt into shape, apparently.  Of course, now my calves are aching and I can barely move...but I kept up when it counted. :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hiking Pictures

Hiking at Whitewater.

My boys!  :)

I love trees with really cool barks or weird limbs.  I take a ton of these kinds of pictures, but figure nobody else really wants to see them, plus I'm not the greatest at capturing what I want to capture with it.  Maybe one day I'll take a photo class.

Me and the boys...the nice picture

Me and the boys...the not so nice picture :) I love Ty's face and it looks like Deacon is yanking my hair out.  He wasn't, he was trying to give me a hug.

Oh, the Dekemeister.  I love this little boy so much. He is such a character!

No pictures, please!

We took the boys hiking at Whitewater earlier in August.  I think these were taken the weekend before we made our rush trip to Texas.  We are hoping for a camping trip to Big Woods State Park next weekend.  We have had some beautiful weekends, but the nights have been chilly so we'll see how it goes.  The leaves are starting to change here and it is just so gorgeous.  I really do wish I was better at capturing photos because there is some specatacular scenery around here.


The boys at Garvin Heights
 The view from Garvin Heights
 On the trail
It has been forever since I posted.  It used to be super easy to upload photos from Picasa, but they made a change that made it harder to post, so I just didn't take the time.  Last Saturday, we had my Grandma and my brother come up.  We took them to Garvin Heights, which is just one of the coolest places in Winona.  You can see for miles up there.  There is also a trail that you can hike to the bottom or to the top.  It's only a .5 mile, but very steep.  Nobody wanted to do it with us so once everyone left, we took the boys and hiked it.  I'll try to do better about posting.  :)