Monday, February 2, 2009

{week of feb. 2 - feb. 8}

sunday, february 8, 2009

This is the physical evidence proving that one should not attempt to jump a quad over a 12 foot sand dune. I also bruised or cracked my ribs. They actually feel worse than my leg, even though the leg looks horrible. I was super lucky that this is all that happened to me. I remember when I was in the air thinking, "Oh, crap, this isn't going to end well." Before the accident happened, however, I was having such a great time. The sand spread out endlessly before us, and I felt like I could take on the world...and I guess I tried...oops!

saturday, february 7, 2009

Because I'd gotten hurt, I didn't get out to take many pictures. I managed to get a picture of Tess on this little three wheeler. She would just putt around right next to camp and had a good time. Chase and Lucas took a few rides around on this as well. Chase ventured a little further out on a big quad, and really enjoyed it. It had rained during the night and part of this morning, but it cleared up enough for everyone (but me) to get some more good rides in. By the time we were packing to go, it was raining pretty hard again. We had a great time. It is a beautiful place.

friday, february 6, 2009

So I mentioned that we pulled into the dunes late, and in the dark we pulled to close to stump with the trailer. We tried to back up before we punctured a tire or something and ended up getting the truck's wheels stuck in the soft sand. This was the scene the next morning as the "guys" were getting it unstuck. I was amazed that they pulled it off. Notice Lucas in the foreground just watching the whole event. It was pretty funny. Oh and today is the day I went for a ride with Doug on the quads and thought I was Evil Knievel. {see sunday for evidence of said silly thought}

thursday, february 5, 2009

The kids and I headed out to the Imperial Sand Dunes in California for a few days with a guy I'm dating and his kids. We left after school, so we got there when it was dark. Tessa and his daughter hit it off right away. They were up in the front bedroom of the trailer playing DS and drawing pictures.

wednesday, february 4, 2009

This is such a funny story. I was running errands with my sister when she saw this moon in a completely cloudless sky. She asked me, "Is that a small cloud?" To which I replied, "Um, that's the moon." She said it couldn't be the moon, because the moon just isn't out that bright in the middle of the day. I was thinking she was kidding me. I'm not poking fun, because lately my brain's definitely not functioning on full power anymore either. Let's just say I had a good chuckle.

tuesday, february 3, 2009

I've had this waffle iron for almost 20 years. It was a wedding present. It was acting up a little today when I was making our favorite Krustee's Belgian waffles, and I was so sad that it might be dying. This iron is so seasoned and they just don't make them like this anymore. I know, because I love giving one as a wedding present. Anyway, I can't believe it's been going strong for 20 years. I hope it's got another 20 left in it somehow.

monday, february 2, 2009

I love this boy's mind. He saw this large empty balloon in my room and his mind started working. He went and filled it with water and then attempted to bounce it on the tramp until it popped, which it never did. I took tons of photo's with my new camera. I loved lot's of them, but these are the one's we picked out together. His final experiment was filling up about 20 large balloons with water. Then he did a belly flop on them. He wasn't expecting that it would hurt, so it caught him off guard when it felt like a belly flop in a pool.


Anonymous said...

OUCH! ouch! man that looks awful!

oh and I love your new facebook pic Marianne. you are so beautiful :)