Sunday, October 5, 2008

Raven Run...

First I should mention that Drew PASSED the BAR!!!! Next week he gets sworn in and will be an official lawyer! YAY!

Every year around Labor day we hike the short distance to the look out at Raven Run sanctuary. I think we keep hiking here for a couple of reasons: we can do it in an hour or two, it's not hard, it's beautiful but really it's for the picture. We have taken a picture in the same spot every time we hike here. I love how it shows how much our family has drastically changed in three short years. The first time we went, no children, not pregnant. We had just moved to Lexington. 2nd year, very pregnant just weeks before Mac was born. 3rd year, Mac was 11 months. Which leads us to yesterday... As long as we live in Lexington we will do our annual hike just for the picture even though they usually don't turn out:)












This year we went with the Powells. The way down was uneventful but the way back was another story. As we were hiking back up I pulled my camera out to take a picture. As I turned I somehow tripped and the next thing I knew I was on the ground. I had Gray in the bjorn, luckily I had caught myself and Gray missed the ground by inches. The camera did hit the ground but as far as we can tell I'm the only one that got hurt. My knees and shins were cut up and my foot killed. I managed to hike the rest of the way out. Really, it was pretty embarrassing to trip but it hurt so bad I didn't care. Yesterday I laid around icing my swollen foot and kept the pills coming but yeah its still pretty painful. So for now I'm totally living it up. Drew is waiting on me hand and foot. It's pretty great:)
Gray did great. He slept most of the time. As I was loading him into the car he was being so giggly and the light was hitting him perfect. We love him so much!

Drew and I were talking tonight and as he was holding Gray he said, "Having two kids is not that much harder than one." I just laughed. He then quickly corrected himself and said,"Oh yeah,I guess it's different for you cause you're home with them all the time." I love having two boys close together but life is crazy. When I took Gray in for his check up the doctor kept laughing at me and said,"you have your hands full." I just laughed. He summed it up perfectly. I love my life and I know it's only going to get more crazy:)

PS... Conference weekend is the best! All week I was looking forward to hearing the Prophet and Apostles speak to us. I think with the way the economy is going and all the uncertainty around us, I was really wanting to hear from a prophet of the Lord. It was great. The talks on Faith and hope, unity and charity were exactly what I needed to hear. It reminded me what was important in life. Plus just hearing the announcement of 5 new temples adds to my testimony of this ever growing church. A temple in Rome! I teared up. What a blessing for those Italian saints to have a temple!

10 comments:

jenni kaufusi said...

looks like you had alot of fun this last weekend. The hoodie looks so cute on gray. He has the most beautiful little face and blue eye. how did you add the how often people visit your site. i need your email address.

Joy said...

Congrats to Drew! I know you are both relieved and very excited at that news! The hike sounded like a fun adventure. It is a beautiful time of year for spending time outdoors. I loved the pictures too! Cute boys!

Jen Rutter said...

Congrats to Drew about passing the Bar. That is so great! Your boys get more and more adorable every day!

Amber said...

Yeah for passing the Bar!!! Those pictures of Gray are soooo cute. He is such a handsome little guy!

Karrissa Winward said...

What a fun tradition. I love it! Ok, seriously, Gray is absolutely adorable- those are eyes are to die for! That is awesome Drew passed, congrats! Love your strong testimony Ash!

Eric and Jenny said...

Congrats Drew! What a great feeling that must be, can't wait for Eric to have that behind him as well. I love all the different family pictures, what a great idea. Gray has the most gorgeous blue eyes, such cute pictures of him.

Roo said...

How fun. I love Labor Day traditions... I feel like Labor day was forever ago...
I can't believe how adorable Gray is.

Jaimee said...

Awesome Drew!! Gray is so cute--he's getting so big.

S. and A. Millar said...

Way to go Drew on passing the bar! I bet that is such a big weight off both of your shoulders! I just love traditions! Those are the things kids remember the most! and you did get some great pictures!

Marissa said...

Ok, so everyone has said this but Gray really is such a handsome little guy!! Those were great pictures you caught of him and his eyes are going to steal some girls heart someday! Congrats to drew and I love your yearly Raven Run picture update. Such a great idea.