Sunday, October 27, 2013

4MM - Yesterday was hike day (2.5)

Yesterday was the final hike day of the second successful season for the Four More Miles Hike Club.  Another beautiful day in the wilderness.

This month we did the Indian Trail in Ogden Canyon (from the Coldwater Canyon Trailhead), and we were treated with beautiful autumn colors and, for the first time, the presence of cousin Bronson the Magnificent.  Does it get any better than that?

One of the greatest joys in doing the hike club is knowing that we're passing on the love of hiking to the next generation.  Either that, or we're making them hate hiking.  It's hard to tell with kids.

Tennyson loves it when I take his picture.  Also, go Nats!

And this time even Tait got into the action.  He was so excited to take his backpack, and he insisted on loading it with all of his favorite things.  But, shockingly, he kept it on his back the entire hike.  Granted, he spent most of the hike on daddy's back, but at least he kept his backpack on the whole hike.

We may do a bonus hike this winter.  If you're interested in snowshoeing with us, just let us know.  Otherwise, we'll see you next season.

Yesterday was hike day, wasn't it great?!
Think of all the dust you ate.
And as you ponder upon your trials,
Just remember there are four more miles!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

A quick trip to NYC


Jeremy recently had some meetings in NYC, and, as luck would have it, the meetings happened to coincide with Jeremy's dream concert.  So we left the kids with grandma Julie (thanks mom!) and we packed as much as we could into a few days in the big apple.  We probably should have used the break to get more sleep, but we ended up filling our days and nights with fun.  Shopping, museums, movies, food, sightseeing, catching up with friends--oh, and, for Jeremy, hours and hours of accounting and finance.
But the highlight was definitely watching Valerie Gergiev (Jeremy's favorite conductor) conduct the Mariinsky Orchestra playing three masterpieces by Igor Stravinsky (one of Jeremy's favorite composers), including The Firebird, Petrouchka, and The Rite of Spring.

Oh, and the concert was in Carnegie Hall.  It really was an amazing night, one that we will never forget.  And this picture of Suzanne posing is now on the Internet, so we'll never forget that now either.

It was a quick but wonderful trip.  If you want to catch some of the excitement, spend some time listening to these:

Pure genius.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Recently Seen on Jer's Instagram Feed

St. George Temple, where Ye Stewart Clan began.

Sharing a cob at the Enterprise Cornfest.

Tenny started first grade and quickly found himself studying for his first test (which he aced).

Julie is perfect.

Happy birthday, mom.  You have beautiful children!

Ice cream sandwhiches for crazy kids.

Swinging at the family reunion in Cache Valley.


Tenny decided to add some graffiti to our fence, and we're hoping it doesn't say anything bad.

Before going to bed, Tenny was kind enough to remind me I was about to stay up all night reading these documents "just to keep being a lawyer."

Julie is dad's little helper in the gardnen.

U.S. Open Cup game between Real Salt Lake (0) and DC United (1).