My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Project Run-A-Way


You've heard of project runway? Well, at our house we have what I call project run-a-way. My hubby is very patient because I always have a honey-do list a mile long. Especially, since Spring has arrived, (sortof). I know however, that I have to pace myself and not spring it on him all at once. For example, I bought 3 bird houses that I want placed on poles out in the garden. Last Tues. I stained the poles. When he arrived home from work I said, "look what I did today, do you think we could dig the holes and get them in tonite?" He replied, " I'll see, I don't know if I'm in the mood to dig holes." Then I reminded him that he was going to be gone this weekend and me the next. He then replied, "I'll do what you ask, and if I can't do that then I'll do what I want." This is a new saying that someone at work told him. I think that he may be using it quite often. Sure enough after dinner, shovel in hand he said, "let's go dig the holes and get the posts in." Step 1 was now complete. I was hoping that we would be able to get the birdhouses on the poles the next day, but it was raining. Thursday, he ran away to go fly fishing. The house is awfully quiet and I miss him. However, I know that after renewing his spirits; You know what I mean, being one with nature and all. He will come home a new man and ready to tackle step 2 of project birdhouse. This is just the beginning of my honey-do list for the yard. But, thank goodness that there are alot of streams and plenty of fish to be caught. I really don't mind as long as we can run away now and then together! Hope the fish are biting. It was a week later before we got the bird houses on the poles. Now project birdhouse is complete. Can't wait to plant some scarlet runner beans and Morning Glory vines to grow up them. I hope some little birdies decide to call them home. Now on to the next project.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Interpretative Hiking-Cacti, Facti


Hiking in the Arizona desert


From the top you'll get a birds-eye view



This hike is suited for all family members




Remember, never hike alone! (Jann & Shultz)



Always follow the buddy system



Don't be a bloomin idiot!

Always STICK to the trail.


Beware of strange things lurking in the bushes!



"Which way do we go?"


"Are you sure it's not this way?"
"Where am I?" Caught over a barrel.

Too tired? Let someone carry you.

If you get lost, don't lose your head!


Don't stay in the desert too long or you'll start looking like this.



And end up like this.



Hope you got the 'HOLE' picture!



Orange you glad that you went on this hike?



My hubby and I have went on a few hikes while vacationing in the Arizona Desert. One morning as we hiked the Starr Pass Trail I noticed that the cactus seemed to be talking to us. I thought that I would share the interpretations that we received. Hope you get a chuckle or two.