Archive for August, 2011


Posted by julie on Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 22:44

Three Quick Years

Posted by julie on Monday, 15 August 2011, 11:42

Elena-pants is three today! Happy birthday, sweet girl.

In lieu of words, which take a while, here’s a quick pictorial review of you.

At eight days old, you already displayed your future personality: content.

Two beautiful sisters, one at age 30, one at 1.

Two silly siblings, Sylvan at nearly 5, Elena at 2.

And here are a couple from your birthday party yesterday:

Gutsy girl

When I asked if you wanted to wear the silly birthday hat, you put it right on. I don't think I'll ever have to worry about you being a wallflower.

Please know that, although I don’t have the time to write and record your amazing feats, I appreciate you every day. Your joyful smile makes me smile. You are empathetic, sweet, and fearless.

Happy birthday, Elena!

Wild Wednesday: Can you guess where we were today?

Posted by julie on Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 23:37

If you don’t already know where Leslie and I were headed today, can you figure it out?

Avalanche lilies

Mr. Marmot, hoping for a handout

We think this might be a nunatak of sorts

That's the second-biggest mountain we saw today

On the edge

There's the biggest mountain we saw today, five years nearly to the day after I spent the night on it

Thank goodness the wind took this guy in the right direction

The glissade chutes: fun!

Spunky pink partner

Sunny but not hot weather, lots of residual snow for glissading escapades, multiple blooming wildflowers, parasailunatics, fun company, and even a milkshake at Burgerville. Successful Wild Wednesday!