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08/13

$1 Target Glasses

12:41 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

I was at Target in the $1 section (I am there often…) and spotted these glasses…I was thinking of doing some fun pictures for Preston starting school but we ended up just having a little “photo booth” action in the backyard. Kids in glasses just crack me up for some reason! Preston wanted to use the camera and I think I trust him at this age… he did a pretty good job! It is hard to focus with the setting I have, but look at him! Such a little photographer, in focus and everything. His subject was a little out of control, but as the photographer he just rolled with it ;)

Ok, we are weird. I know this. It has been discussed before, but I am posting these anyway :)

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08/13

Tahoe 2013

12:51 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

Here are a BUUUUUNNNNNCCCH of pictures from tahoe….seriously. A lot. Here’s the story behind 2 things…the amount of photos, and our trip.

I got this new album plu-in for my photos blog, but wanted to use it here so I uploaded a lot of images and it is supposed to put them into a collage…well it isn’t working on this blog, but I still have all the pictures I uploaded, which are a bunch, so I am putting them ALL up.

Also, they were put in backwards…so start at the bottom if you care to go chronologically…if you don’t care, that’s okay :)

So….back to Tahoe! We had some friends that were going to come out and go with us so we rented a cabin but they weren’t able to come so we just decided to go and have a good time anyway!

We got up there the first day and met some friends at Pope beach. This was a Saturday and not only that, the Saturday after the 4th of July so it was PACKED! I have never been to Tahoe when it was so full of people! We weren’t able to get into the parking lot, but we weren’t going to let that stop us. We parked on the street and loaded everything into the double jogger and huffed it about a half mile in to the beach! We had fun playing in the sand, though the water was pretty freeezing! After we were done there we were on our way to get some food with our friends when Ada started complaining in the car about her tummy…so I went to the back and a little bit later…blah! Throw up all over the place!!

Whenever someone throws up I go into freak out mode. “is this a one time thing or actual sickness?!” “Who else is going to get it? Oh gosh, everyone is going to get it! We are all already sick and we don’t even know it!!” “are you going to throw up again? You look like you are going to throw up…get the bowl! Here let me hold it in front of you!!! Oh you aren’t going to throw up yet? Well hold the bowl there anyway in case you do!” I get a little crazy…so she threw up in the car and now i was doom and gloom that the trip was ruined. I wanted to just go home…but I didn’t.

When we got back to the cabin, we actually packed up the car, but I wanted to wait…so we did wait. She threw up a few more times and was better by the next morning…of course :) And no one else got it (until the next week!) so that was the start to our trip. Those photos are at the bottom.

The next day we went hiking at a tiny little lake on the edge of Desolation Wilderness. Very pretty, very remote. We went hiking again on Monday at Fallen Leaf Lake. A beautiful little lake a few minutes from Lake Tahoe.

Kelsey and Glen came up on Monday and spent the night. We went to the beach, ate burgers and ice cream cones, hung out in the hammock and had a lovely time! Tuesday we left, but I had one more place I wanted to explore. I had found a trail head at the edge of our neighborhood that led through the Truckee River marsh area. So we checked that out and found some secluded beaches that you could only hike to, so next time we are in town we will have to hike in and spend the day there!

I am so glad we stayed and had some time to be in the beautiful outdoors and be together as a family!

Walking through the Truckee river marsh land area before coming home:

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Preston pouting:

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Hanging in the hammock with cousins:

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At a beach by our cabin. The water was waist high for about 150+ yards! It was crazy! And way warmer than other beaches in the area!

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Ada picking wildflowers along the trail at Fallen Leaf Lake:

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Posing for daddy:

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How the hike started:

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Hiking around a tiny reservoir back by Desolation Wilderness:

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Sick Ada, quarantined to a blanket on the kitchen floor:

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Mason, relaxin’ at Pope Beach:

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