Monday, September 5, 2011

August Reviewed *pic heavy*

Good morning, Kitschies!  Happy Labor Day to my fellow American bloggers.  Happy Monday to everybody else.  How was the weekend?  Mine was pretty good...Saturday night was derby practice.  I took a couple good falls (if a fall can ever be "good") and am super sore today.  I'm working on a couple deep bruises which should make me look official in a couple days.  Sunday, the fam went to the Jemez for a picnic and some fun in the mountains.  It was lightly raining when we got there and it was so nice and cool!!  Once it cleared up, it warmed up a bit, but not so much that it was hot.  It was nice to get out of the city, even if it was just for a few hours.  And the car rides to and from were so quiet!  I don't know what we did different, but there was no screaming or crying in the car - I'd almost say that was the best part of the trip.  LOL

I thought I'd do something a little different today and review our family's month of August...in pictures!  Ready?  OK!

In early August, the bestie and I went to our first Roller Derby bout and OMG...I was hooked!  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to do it.  Now, with about 5 practices under my belt, I'm loving it.  I'm sore as hell, but it's a good sore.  I haven't lost any weight, but I *have* lost a pant size!

One morning on the weekend, we decided to head southwest of the city to the dormant volcanoes and go for a hike.  Good thing we went pretty early because it was HOT!!

While on our hike, we saw a collared lizard.  These guys are so cool because they're pretty big (this one was at least 8 inches from head to tail).  The hubs says he used to see these all the time out at the volcanoes, but I've only seen 2 or 3.

Once we got to the top of the farthest volcano, we took a short break to catch our breath, drink some water and have a snack.  You can see how hot it is by how pink the boys' cheeks are. 

The hubs and Nate were a little more adventurous than me and Mason - they went a little higher up.  I took this pic with super zoom...and they're still pretty small.

A little while back, I heard the prettiest little song coming from one of the trees in our back yard.  It took me a while to find it, but I saw a really pretty Lesser Goldfinch hanging out in the tree!

And with the good comes the bad.  I found this ugly guy hanging out in the foyer of our house.  This Wind Scorpion stayed under a small glass bowl overnight and we finally let him go outside.  *shiver*  I didn't like finding that at. all. 

We have some beautiful sunsets in New Mexico, especially in the summer.  This is one of the best sunsets I've seen in a long time.

It was Mr Nate's first day of school!  Nate was so excited to go to school that morning - he kept asking me if it was time to go yet.  Luckily, he's still liking school and he's doing really, really good.  He's growing up so fast!!

And there are some quiet times, too.  If there's one thing the boys will always eat without fail, it would be Otter Pops.  Aunt Chicken might not like them, but Nate and Mason sure do!  Isn't it amazing how these two little guys look so different but look a lot the same at the same time?

That was August...it already seems so long ago!  There are things we did that I don't have pics for (like going to the aquatics center and celebrating my birthday) but I didn't want to bore you with *everything*. 

Enjoy your day!  Relax, if you can, and try to stay indoors where it's a bit cooler.  It's cooling down a bit here in NM - and I am not complaining about that one bit!

6 comments:

ANSTAH said...

HOL SHITAKE MUSHROOMS! That's a scorpion?!?!?! OMG I would have cried. Looks like you and the family have been busy exploring! I hope you're getting a good rest!

DesertNails8 said...

Awesome!

Stray Stitches said...

Sure looks like it was a wonderful month! Thanks for sharing :)

Copyboy said...

Volcano hiking? You guys do the coolest stuff!!! I can hardly wait to see the nail color ideas you got.

Debra said...

You are kind of my hero for doing roller derby. :)

Myya said...

I'm so glad you did an August recap, I've missed so much!
So exciting about the Roller Durby. You have got to be one bad ass chick because that is some hard core stuff. So what is your name???
LOVE the hiking pics, The scenery is gorgeous, the lizard is cool, the pretty bird looked peaceful BUT the scorpian... HELL NO!!!
he pic of the boys with the otter pops... perfect Summer picture :)

Ohhh guess what... I've been using crackle nail polish. I LOVE it! It actually manages to make it stay on my fingernails, nothing ever stays on my fingernails. I need to get a few more colors so that I can do it more often. My girls love it too because then they get to wear 2 colors at a time instead of just one.