So while there has been a whole lot to blog about, I've remained silent, partly because things have been so busy, and partly because Noah has forbidden me to blog about certain things until a future date. But here's the low down on the things I can discuss:
Pictured above is Uncle Bud's cabin, I use the word "cabin" loosely. Bud owns pretty much an entire mountain along with 5 buildings. Check out our shabby accommodations below.
Yeah. This is why I'm willing to drive 6 hours one way being 7 1/2 months pregnant at the time (by the way, my induction date is set for August 20th--less than 2 weeks away).
Noah and Alex went 4-wheeling (Noah took me for a mild ride as well)
Gabby shows off her motorcycle skills to her crippled cousin Jack
Gabby turned 6 (and starts 1st grade in just over one week). If you're worried you missed a big party, you didn't--we went pretty low key this year, giving me a valuable lesson: party or no party, the end result is the same--Gabby still turned six and had a smile on her face.
We went camping at Yuba lake with some of our favorite people--thanks for the invite Jen! We had a blast until the wind came up while we were sleeping and kept collapsing our tent. Luckily, I don't sleep much anyway, so I was able to hold the tent up a good part of the night. Over this last weekend, we went camping again with cousin Cody and his wife Ream at 10,000 feet, in hopes the elevation change would put me into labor. It didn't, but the kids did catch some fish so it wasn't a total loss.
Gabby (wearing a shirt I think I shall now retire) and her catch.
Alex, who nervously held onto the line with the flopping fish at the end, may not look nervous, the only reason being that my camera came out and he had to do his famous head tilt along with a killer smile.