Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A hiking we will go

Today we took a hike. By my best estimates it was about three and a half miles. The kids did a great job. I wear Jessie on my back, and I drag our landscaping wagon behind me in case the kids get tired. It is their job to help me push it up the hills. Boy am I beat. We walked for two hours. I'd like to think it was the water breaks we took that made us take so long, and the incident with George and the cows (thanks for protecting us from those crazy bovines, George...) I made the kids ride in the wagon when we were going slightly downhill for about a 1/4 mile, and then I made Ed get in the wagon for the last 1/2 mile because he was done. He didn't think he was, but he was falling behind. We all had cereal for dinner, and my feet hurt. And, we all stink.
Jessie is seven months old- and when she thinks she's missing something and she's in her crib, she lifts up her bumper to see what is going on. The first few times she did this I laughed so hard I cried.
I painted this picture in Kindergarten of an oak tree and gave it to my grandma Sorensen long, long ago. Like 26 years ago... She has saved it all these years and gave it back to me, so I took a picture of it as a way to preserve it. It wasn't on acid free paper and all that, so it won't last long. This way, I have a copy of what I did without the storage issue. It'll be published in my blog book in January.
This is a random picture of the sky I took last week. I thought the clouds looked cool. So there you are.

Other than that, we are boring, boring, boring. And that is NOT a complaint. We are so busy, and Saturday I actually had nothing to do. So I did NOTHING. No laundry, no homework, no floors cleaned, stayed in our jammies all day- it was great. Now we are back to "stuff", and it's great too. Lazy people die early- so at this rate I should live to be 100, easy. (But do I want to? Only if I'm no more mental than I already am, and I can still get myself to the bathroom. Then 100 is cool. If not, well I better be nice to my kids and grandkids so they'll take care of me well.)


  1. Wow! great hiking ability for such young children. Loved the pic of the cloud. Pica boo Jessie I see you. Cute kids. I haven't seen you guys in a while, when you coming down off the mountain?

  2. HIKE...with four kids? I dread going to Wal-Mart with two. You are the bravest mom I know!

  3. Way to go hiking with 4 kids!! That must have been a work out! That picture of Jessie is ADORABLE!!

  4. I agree with all the comments and I have to add in my opinion there is really nothing than dirty TIRED kids at the end of the day. You know it's been a good day and they will sleep hard.

    I wish we had some hiking around our hood however we live in a little place called "the plains". You would have to do some major driving to find so much as a hill in these parts.

  5. You are brave to go a hikin' with that bunch, although I think it would be kinda fun too. Kids love to explore. Jessie cracks me up.