AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: The right path DATE: 8/07/2009 02:05:00 PM ----- BODY:
I don't want to sleep there, I'm not particularly interested in peeing there, and I certainly don't want to cook there, but I do love the woods. I love mountains specifically, and I love streams.

I'm not sure why we don't do more hiking. We have the dogs for it. We have the kid for it. We have the love for it. We just don't get around to it.

Kevin is a doer. There is always a project either in full swing or in planning mode. It is one thing I love about him. He finishes what he starts, and he starts big things. His plans are not lightly made nor are they easy to finish. Right now, he is adding onto the house. Just he and the contractor. When he comes home from work , he works some more. On the weekends, he's building. I'm excited for the new spaces, but I think I am more excited for him to finish so that I have some of his time and attention back.

All this to say, I think this is why we don't hike. We do things together as much as possible, but this is a stage in our life where Kevin is determined to get things in order. I love him for that. I miss him, but I love him.

While we were in the mountains, I had him back to myself one day. He wanted to know what I wanted to do, and I chose this hike. We packed a backpack full of snacks, water, and diapers. The dogs got to tag along and tap into their inner hunters. Gibby ran out about 10 feet ahead with his tail pointed straight up. He even helped corral Little Bird when he got too far ahead of us.

We miss a turn along the way - rather, I missed a turn, and we ended up about 40 minutes off track. Luckily, we had also packed our Babyhawk, so tired Bird could ride on his daddy's back when he got tired. And after playing nekkid in the creek for awhile?

Bird was really really tired.

It was a great day with my boys, my dogs, and a trail in the mountains.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Nita DATE:Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 12:12:00 AM EDT I loved these pics when I first saw them and I am so glad you shared the story with us. What a great day with your boys and pooches. That sounds like the most perfect thing ever. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous whymommy DATE:Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 2:06:00 AM EDT Mmmm... sounds AWESOME!

We need to do more hiking too. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Steph DATE:Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 8:27:00 AM EDT Sounds like a great time! We love to take the boys hiking (the princess hates it) and carriers are great for it! I LOVE your babyhawk ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous wildwesthome DATE:Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 8:42:00 AM EDT Ahhh - I love the mountains. Something about being there is so refreshing and just wakes me up :).

You have a beautiful family! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 1:53:00 PM EDT So sweet. Nice you had a good day. :) ----- --------