Saturday, June 20, 2009


My friend Philu was vacationing somewhere in the Philippines from his home town in Chamonix, France and took these pictures of a gentleman walking down the beach. I love how the guy on the beach uses something we all look at as "trash" and makes a practical use out of it. Funny it doesn't look that comfortable especially on a white sandy beach but hey it's all about the effort. And the smile says it all :) Now this is one way to get around...

Lupine & Poppies

This is the best time of year for our front yard to shine! The lupine grow large and prominent in our front yard giving off fragrant purple flowers. The red poppies are not to be understated as their blooms are as big as my face and 3/4 of my height. The best part is I don't have to do a thing until they are done blooming!

Garden Progress

I'm so happy that my little garden has been thriving in our unusually wet weather. I have to admit I thought I could plant more in the 3x8 area but decided against it at the last minute in order to master a few vegetables first. So carrots, lettuce, and radishes are doing the test run. They seem to be happy thus far and I can't wait to harvest them in a couple weeks. I did manage to plant some potatoes, cilantro, chives, dill, parsley, and basil in a bed on the east side of our house. So far so good. There is so much to learn about each plant and how best to grow them. And then most importantly how best to eat them :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jenna's Birthday Bash!

Of course I couldn't have access to Les Saisons in Ketchum without finding a way to celebrate with the girls and what better chance then for Jenna's birthday! A group of us geared up with appetizers, wine, and a fabulous chocolate raspberry cake (thank you Sarah H.) for a little celebration.
Hot tub, and dance party soon followed.
Happy Birthday Jenna!


Zach and I were lucky to have the opportunity to use one of the high-end condos in Ketchum this past weekend for a little "stay-cation". We took full advantage of the rooftop pool and two hot tubs over looking Bald Mountain. As well as the three bedroom, full-kitchen, steam shower, and entertainment center. It was fun to be tourist in our own town. And the best part it was FREE!

Yes, of course the major draw back is Lucy had to do a little "stay-cation" in our backyard. But we gave her lots of treats when we got home.

Monday, June 1, 2009

City of Rocks

It was a birthday celebration weekend for our friend, Willie, so a crew of friends headed south for camping, climbing, hiking, and biking in the City of Rocks to celebrate. Roughly 2 1/2 hrs south of Hailey, this National Reserve is known for it's great climbing. What a beautiful location! The granite rock outcroppings reminded me of Tahoe, the City of Rocks is definitely a climbers paradise. I was lucky to have friends with gear to share to partake on a climb myself. It has been years, and I really enjoyed a chance to climb again....A few brief rain showers cooled us from the strong sun. You can tell this place get's HOT in the full summer months. We found wildflowers everywhere along with green oasis of plants in creek beds. It was fun to see were the pioneers had once traveled through in the mid 1800's by writing their names in wagon grease on a large rock. We had a great time!