Friday, September 3, 2010
Posted by Jim and Amy at 9:28 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2009
In a recent post, Amy and I detailed a trip we went on where we visited with both our families. This time, when my parents flew into town, they decided to bring two of my nieces (Grace and Lily) along with them so they could spend time with their paternal grandmother (are you lost yet?).
In any case, Amy and I got to spend some time playing and goofing around with the girls, and we thought we'd share a few photos of my beautiful nieces.
The girls decided it would be fun to dress me up, tie me to the chair, and put a braid around my head that they decided was my "girl hair". I was really at their mercy.....where did they learn to tie those knots???
Posted by Jim and Amy at 7:24 PM
A few weeks ago, we took a little week and a half trip south. We spent time in Idaho Falls, Logan, UT, Salt Lake City, and Nephi, UT. When you add up all the driving, we spent 27 hours in the car.
But that's beside the point - the truth is, we had a great time! We got to visit with Amy's Grandma and Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin in Idaho Falls, my brother, his wife, and my baby nephew in Logan, my parents in SLC, and we also got to see Amy's Dad and Stepmom in Nephi.
Phew!! We really should have taken more pics, but we were having too much fun to get the camera out very often. However, we did get a few pictures while we were skiing with my family in SLC! The amazing part was that this was essentially Amy's first time downhill skiing, and she picked it up almost immediately!! We had a great time, and we hope we can go again before the snow melts!
Amy working on her turns in her "Tropical Skittles" ski outfit - this one requires a little explanation.... A local outdoors store was having a huge sale, and my dad bought these bright blue pants for my 8 year old niece - for some reason, the sizing was WAY off, and they ended up fitting Amy perfectly. As it turned out, the bright blue clashed spectacularly with her bright green coat, but at least we always knew where she was...... Amy decided that the color combo looked like Skittles tropical assortment of candies.....
Posted by Jim and Amy at 7:08 PM
Sunday, February 8, 2009
This year we took a nice long Christmas vacation and visited both of our families. We were gone for more than 3 weeks. Well, during those three weeks, northern Idaho received 5 feet of snow!!
Posted by Jim and Amy at 5:48 PM
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Okay, this post is LOOOOOONG overdue, but I felt that it was worth putting up, even out of sync! This summer, during Mom's visit, we took her on a bike path called the Hiawatha Trail. This is a beautiful stretch of abandoned railroad that travels over and through the Idaho wilderness. The trail you ride on has been cleared of the old railroad ties, but you get to go through 5-6 tunnels carved through the mountains and over 7-8 wooden trestle bridges that span some pretty big canyons. We had a fantastic time, and thought we would share some pics!!
Mom and I heading out onto the first trestle bridgeTaking a breather before we head into yet another tunnel - note the sign that says "Turn on Lights". If you forget, you'll probably crash into the wall.
Mom and I one of the longer trestle bridges
Idaho has plenty of trees.
A beautiful valley - it's really neat to get a birds eye view like this.
Me standing on a trestle bridge with the largest bridge visible in the background. We are pretty high up! But, alas, the end is near....
We ran into a bunch of chipmunks while we were waiting for the shuttle to take us back to the parking lot. These chipmunks were trained con-artists - and fearless!! I actually got this one to come up and take a nut off the toe of my shoe. Cute little bugger!
All in all, we had a great time, and we hope to do it again next summer!
Posted by Jim and Amy at 4:56 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
A Lumber Mill.
That's right, Ladies and Gentlemen. We went ot a lumber mill. And we rock.
Ok, not really, but these old vintage water trucks are literally three blocks from our apartment. They are castoffs of the lumber mill and we have been meaning to take some pictures of them for a long time. Well, we finally did, and we even managed to put ourselves in the pics (thanks to the magic of timed photos). So forgive the two people uglying up the pretty old trucks. I swear, we're not some kind of ridiculous narcissists, we just wanted to share some of the pics.....
Amy worked these over in photoshop, and I think they turned out -pretty well. I think we could totally be models in the JCPenney catalog (well, if I was hotter, maybe!!)
Posted by Jim and Amy at 9:29 PM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Amy and I were looking through some old photos we have, and we got a kick out of these ones. They were taken at a Latin themed (that's politically correct English for "Mexican") party my roommates and I threw back in the day..... we used to celebrate Cinco de Noviembre because it was exactly six months from Cinco de Mayo, and it always seemed like a good time to have a party!
Amy photoshopped the photos so they looked old, and we thought they were worth sharing.....
Our friends Jarom and Seth with their big belt buckles. This one looks like it was taken in the early to mid-Seventies!!Ay!! Los caballeros locos, pero guapos hacen la musica hermosa! (The crazy but handsome cowboys make the beautiful music!)
Posted by Jim and Amy at 5:24 PM