Tuesday, August 21, 2007


13 years ago today Chase Michael Gilmore was born. It was a very special day in our lives, and every day after. I can't believe my little turkey toes is all grown up. Chase you are a wonderful young man, keep dreaming big. WE LOVE YOU!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I thought I was going to die...

Well, Jacob and I just got back from his families Mountain Ranch, and the title explains it all. First off there is no electricity! Isn't that amazing I have never been anywhere like that. (There was gas so it was basically like using lanterns) Second, Jacob kept trying to make me less of a city girl. For example he took me hand fishing. That's right, Jacob goes fishing with his hands. NUTS! I saw him catch like five, otherwise I would have never believed it. Then he would take me on all these hikes. Now I know people do this stuff all the time, and I myself did it when I was younger, but seriously these mountains were straight up. The first of the hard hikes was to water dog. Straight up a mountain side. Then there was a lake at the top where all the boys went swimming. Jacob is so crazy I found a leech in the water and he kept swimming even though there were tons of them. Then the next day he wanted me to hike again. This time to a train station about 4 1/2 miles from his cabin. I thought for sure this one I could do until I realized I had to walk back. I was so tired. He kept telling me every time "no this hike is easier then the last one". So me being the trusting wife that I am I would get suckered into yet another hike. At the end of the day I have to admit that I did have a great time, and I just love his entire family. I am glad I went up and made these memories, but I think it will be a while before I am ready for "camping" again.