Saturday, May 19, 2007

Mother's Day

Last Sunday was Mother's Day. Micah and I took mom out for the day down to Nashville, IN and Brown County. It was a great day. Perfect weather and just a good time to spend with her. I was thinking as I spent the day with her how sometimes I take her and many others that are close to me for granted at times. Not that I try to, but it just happens at times. These days are good for me to be able to really think about what I appreciate others for.

A really great view off an overlook.

Mom, free as a bird!!!

Micah, Mom, and I.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Good Times, Good Friends!!!

Yesterday I was down in Madison, IN on business. A beautiful day for a drive. Sun shining, birds singing, perfect temperature and all that great stuff! On my way home I stopped by a friend's family's house. I hadn't seen them for a couple of years and it was really great to just see them and get reconnected and caught up on life. It reminded me of some of the great memories we all had together in the past. Always nice to remember times like that!!! Here are a few pictures from the visit.

This is Avery!

This is Flora.

Flora again. So cute!!!

Back Row (L to R): Bethany, Dalcie, Corinnah, Me, Cindy, Ken, Esther
Front Row (L to R): Avery, Flora

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Mini Marathon

Saturday was the mini marathon. It was good weather for it and I had quite a few people running it that I knew. I didn't do a real great time this year due to a few problems but I made the whole race and had fun doing it!

Back Row: Ben Hess, Rich Wathen, Me
Front Row: David Blackford, Joy Hess, Pamela, Shane

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Hiking, Rain, Poison Ivy, Ticks...

This past weekend was the BRCC Spring Hike. We went over to Illinois to an area called Garden of the Gods and did some hiking. It was a beautiful area. As always is the case on things like this we had a few interesting times but overall everything went well. On the night we got there it took us an hour to find the campsite and then it was pouring down rain so we slept in the vehicles. On Saturday we hiked five miles to an area with high rocks and cliffs and then spent time hiking around on them. It was a lot of fun. There was a bumper crop of ticks this year though because they were everywhere. Poison Ivy was also rampant along the trail but these just made it all the more interesting!

This is where we did a lot of climbing!

Ben at one of our rest stops.

Another rest stop.

One of the many critters we saw. We also saw a skink and a few lizzards.

Lunch time.

A few of us on top of one of the rocks.



This was a cool wind tunnel through the rocks.

An interesting arch worthy of exploring!