Monday, November 30, 2009

My growing girl (I mean Dog)

I can't believe I've had Roxy for 3 months already. She starts dog training classes this week. Hopefully we can teach her how to walk nice and not pull. I think the pictures speak for her growth.

2 months old

2 1/2 -3 months old

4 1/2 months old

5 months old

Turkey Day 2009

This year was a simple turkey day.

The Menu:
Turkey
Honey Baked Ham
Red Mashed Potatoes
Butternut Squash
Green Beans with Bacon (Joe's dish)
Salad
Rolls
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Attendees:
Joe P
Nick N
Nick M
&
Me

Shot of the table set and ready.

My plate (Em this one is for you)


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ski Dazzle takes over La La Land


With fall come a series of ski trade shows. LA, SF, Chi -Town, Sac, San Jo you name it and I'm sure there's a ski show coming to a town near you. And now it's finally over. Ali B and I flew down to La La land over Halloween weekend. I will let the pictures tell our story.


Ali dressed up as daisy duck on Halloween. Ali with some kids from Mtn High.


Playing to Win at the Heavenly booth.



His shirt says why he's still single.


Ali working it



Only the best bfast spot in downtown LA! A legend. I'm pretty sure the Freeskier kids hit up this spot every morning around 2 am

Happy Halloween


This year for Halloween I was in LA for the Ski Dazzle Trade show... but I was able to hang out down south for a few days. Pumpkins were carved check them out...


Lauren's Pumpkin

Alyse' Pumpkin

Arrr... This is my pumkin.

Britt working hard on her pumpkin....HAHA - - it took her almost 4 hours to finish her pumpkin :)


All the pumpkin minus Britt's (as she was still working on it when the picture was taken)

Humboldt County

Back in September Nick and I took a quick trip to Humboldt County to visit some of his friends and see the sights. From Tahoe it wasn't an easy trip. It was about 9/10 hours total in driving time.
Never having visited the Northern California Coast North of San Francisco it sounded like a great mini vaca. Our first day, we grabbed some amazing fish tacos and headed to the beach. It was a beautiful day topping at about 70 degrees. After relaxing at the beach we then helped out with some gardening, made a feast, drank some local brews and called it a night.

Along the coast.

The next day after checking out Crescent City, an old fishing town, we headed out to the Smith River . The Smith River is the 4th cleanest river in the world. Chilly, but clean. Looking down from the cliff ready to jump right in you could see the bottom. Truly amazing.


Roxy, Nick and Me in front of a giant Redwood

The day we headed out we drove down the coast towards Avenue of the Giants, so we could check out some amazing Redwoods. The Avenue is surrounded by the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, which holds the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the world, covering more than 17,000 acres. The oldest recorded coast redwood--more than 2,200 years old--was found in the park. They've been around for more than 150 million years and can only be found on a narrow belt about 40 miles wide and 450 miles long, stretching along the coasts of Oregon and northern California. In 1918 the Founders Tree and Grove were established by Save the Redwoods League to help prevent further destructions of the coast of redwoods. The Rewoods are a site to see.


346 ft tall and growing...

See how tiny my head is compared to the Founders tree? Crazy...