Saturday, September 29, 2007

Snow in September



Snow in September is a first for me.

In the three years we lived in the UAE, it snowed once, up in the mountains of Ras al-Khaimah. It was big news--snow is extremely rare there. Of course, there's the Dubai Snow Park inside Mall of the Emirates, but that's obviously not the same. My kids are so excited to have real snow. I hope they still love it a few months from now...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Learning and Sharing



One of the great things about our kids growing older is that they are becoming so observant and love to point things out to B and me, rather than always the other way around. K noticed these Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillars at Mesa Falls and showed them to the rest of us. C loves reading and learning, and he also loves to share the interesting things he's reading about and learning with the rest of us. (Just like he'll run in laughing to share his favorite Calvin and Hobbes comic strips.) S is still a little young to do much sharing/teaching, but she keeps us all busy with her many questions. Sharing and learning together is just something we all do.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Mesa falls


We visited Mesa Falls last weekend, and all of us enjoyed the short trip. The waterfalls are beautiful. Some of the Quaking Aspen are starting to turn yellow--we may have to go for another drive up there in a couple weeks to see more fall colors.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Oh Rowan Tree



One of my favorite things about the house we've just moved into is the two Rowan trees in the backyard. One is dark green with clusters of bright berries everywhere, while the other is a lighter green with only a few small clusters mostly near the top. Also known as Mountain Ash, they are really lovely.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Here I am

What a summer.

I said goodbye to Al Ain,
enjoyed 3 busy days in Hong Kong,
visited family and friends all over Utah,
hiked the Wave and the Subway,
lost my old hard drive and a bunch of photos,
and finally arrived in Idaho.

I've never lived in Idaho, and I never expected to live in Idaho, but here I am...