Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nephew #1

It's Official. I now have my first and only nephew. Gage is his name and grinning at stuff is his game. These pics are from a few weeks after he was brand spankin' new. He is 2... maybe 3... I dunno, Several months old now and looks only a little like he does in these pictures. Now that you know what he looks like wave if you see him on the street.

 Gage holding Grandpas hand.

 Oh hi.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Portland's Japanese Garden

I visited the Japanese Garden in Portland a mere three months ago.  It is an amazing few acres of classic Japanese style gardens in the middle of busy Portland.  A beautiful place to wander, even in the rain like I did. I fear I didn't do it justice.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gilbert Peak

Ah Gilbert Peak. You vex me so. How I hate thee.

Don't climb Gilbert Peak. Just don't. It is a lot of work and it is sketchy.

Gilbert is the 3rd tallest peak in Utah at 13,448' above sea level. It is tall enough to make me never want to climb Mt. Everest. But, the view is pretty fantastic.

The puppies were tuckered right out.

Only half way and Cort already hates the peak.

Excellent views.

Now we just have to figure out how to get down.

Oh look! We found a crazy steep scary route down the mountain. Fun.

We went up the left side and came down the right face. Both were bad ideas.
 The view was almost worth it.

The Bartons

That's right I said THE Bartons. Last August (yep I'm five months behind on posts...) the Barton Fam invited me to their cool cabin in the woods to take some family photos. They are an awesome family who fed me some awesome food.