Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thrones / Colorado / Lookout

Hello my friends... :) 

It's thursday! Who's excited?! Me! I have started the HBO series, "Game of Thrones" and I can't wait to spend the entirety of my Thursday evening curled up on my couch with this show. I have only watched one episode but I'm hooked. Who knew that blood, guts, violence, boobs, and "bootay" would be so appealing?? .... oh HBO, you do ya thang. =O My friend Heather gave me the entire season 1 yesterday {which she has in her possession totally legally... ha!} ... so I figured she would be a good one to converse with after my nightly watches - and I was right. I came in this morning, telling her how sad I was that at the end of episode one this cute little boy got pushed out of this window and fell to his death......and what did Heather say? She said, " Haley, he doesn't really die. Just wait." So that made me happy and thrilled to continue the season. On to the next one.... :) 

So, I will go ahead and start my ONE WEEK countdown til meeting up with my family in the mountains. I don't know what it is about that place that I love so much in the summer. It could be the mountains... nice fresh air.... afternoon rain showers.... hiking.... etc... but I think the thing I like most is being with my family... it's like going home even though it's not really where I grew up... and also knowing that I don't have a schedule. We are a "free for all" kind of group and everyone just kind of does their own thing. My dad rides his bike usually every morning then retires to the back porch to read and snooze.... my mom, sister, and I like to go on walks and read {this time there will probably be lots of baby holding!!!} and look through catalogs and magazines and cook yummy food {like spaghetti, tacos, and burgers!},  my BIL likes to take photos and stay active, although I think last year he took his first nap ever... {probably because nothing is better than a nap in the mountains}, and then my brother likes to go fishing and read by the stream. So it's nice... we all just sort of RELAX. This time will be a little different because we will have our sweet little baby girl with us!!!! So since she's never been there we are all going to have to show and tell her all about it. Can't hardly wait. :) Here are some photos from last year...

The stream across from our neighborhood... 
start of my days on the porch reading w/ a cup o coffee.... 
Hiking up Montezuma
Claire taking a snooze - nothing better than that! Ha!
{you're welcome for taking this of you sleeping, sister...}
I decided to take a seat in the middle on the river on some
 rocks during my hike and get some tan on my face... so this is that.
 {also I was going for a cool Merrell ad... ha.}

Well that's really all I have to say today. I hope whoever reads this is doing wonderful and you are having a good day. It FINALLY rained in Texas!!!!!!!!! It's a miracle! ;) 

I will end with this verse that I came across from this gals blog that I am obsessed with. She's so cool and has SUCH a precious family. Religious or not... I hope this touches your soul in some way... I usually don't bust out this sort of thing because for me, religion is so personal... but I couldn't help but share.  

Instead of striving for a predictable, safe lifestyle, seek to know Me in greater depth and breadth. I long to make your life a glorious adventure, but you must stop clinging to old ways. I am always doing something new with My beloved ones. Be on the lookout for all that I have prepared for you.

Thanks for poppin ova! HB


  1. Maaaaan! Colorado's natural beauty turns anyone into an Ansel Adams! ;-) But you also have a keen eye for views and just the right way to frame and angle your photos! I especially like the rays of sunlight landing on your lap whilst reading and your "Merrell ad" :)