Monday, January 31, 2011

Valley View

Saturday at Valley View (Orient Land Trust) was wonderful. We went up to meet some friends and ran into them just a little bit but mostly ended up hanging out by ourselves in a nearly deserted hot springs. At the Meadow Pond we found a recently completed construction project that made that site a lot better. That was mid day. We started in the hot tub (deserted) moved on to the Meadow Pond (deserted), had a big lunch of cheetos and chips, a little rest in the warm truck, then hiked up to the top-most pond which was deserted shortly after we got there and we watched the sun go down from there and wandered down in the gathering dusk.

It was a beautiful restful day with my most favorite person on the planet. We worked hard to get here and there's still work to do ... days like Saturday are rewards in action for living the life we choose.

Yall should join us sometime. :D

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Delicious Cambodian food at the Laughing Buddha last night. Don't say there isn't good food in the valley... sometimes you just might have to drive to it. There was also some wonderful African dancing and drumming happening that we enjoyed.

Denny at the hot springs. There are others that we might post. It was a good day. Sometimes talking and learning and growing happens best when we're relaxed. Sometimes the hills we climb are in our hearts and our heads but then there are days like yesterday. Days where we listen and share and hike up physical mountains (burning my lungs and feeling the fire in my calf muscles).

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blue margarita at the Laughing Buddha... waiting for a lovely serving of Nath's Cambodian Catering.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Settling in

We've been busy with "stuff" for a couple weeks and didn't get much done on the house. We're so glad that the major construction is done and that we can mostly move on to finishing up stuff. Crystal's pile of books and such is turning into a selection of well arranged things that make a house look like a home. I still got a whole pile of stuff to grab.

Mostly we're sleeping late, and re-finding the people we fell in love with before we got so twisted up and busy last year.

It's nice.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Going through my books...

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sunset tonight...

The shy boy... Oomlot...

Griffin with the fishie toy that he has completely destroyed... we've tied so many knots in the string that it's almost too short to play with now.