Thursday, May 19, 2011

2,222 nature points

The last two days have been rainy cold and have spurred on my laziness, and as a result, I haven't gone running, walking, skipping, nor hopping. Hopefully I will reverse the trend tomorrow.

BUT I did go running Monday and Tuesday. I actually had glorious runs. Monday Eamon and I happened to meet up with Mel J. It was wonderful to see her. I haven't seen her since the day I got married. She had her dog Scout out with her, so the four of us went for a jaunt. We talked and caught up. It was so nice to run with someone, especially Melissa.

On our run we were so lucky to spy two squirrels. They weren't jabbering in a tree, nor were they scurrying around on the ground. We passed beneath them as one chased the other across a thick power line. It was seriously sweet.

I told Melissa that if we had been keeping nature points, we would have scored 1,111 points for each squirrel because of how neato their passing over our heads was. If you haven't played the nature game before, you really should start; it could very well change your life.

How to play? You make up the rules as you go, which is inherent in any game worth playing, right? You assign different point values for different species found in nature. We don't often include trees in our reckoning (but you're totally free to play how ever you want, remember?). For example, one might give red-breasted robins a value of 12 points because a robin is somewhat common, while giving moose 5,000 points because they're much harder to come by when you're out and about in the city and neighborhood.

Anyway, I hope you have fun, playing the nature game or not. I hope to play this game more with Eamon once he can figure it all out. I can't wait to see what rules he makes up.

Image taken from here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


This weekend we went to Andrew's cousin's wedding. It was wonderful to be in the temple with family. The day was absolutely gorgeous and we had a nice time strolling around after. The flowers and grounds of Temple Square were in full bloom. Just splendid!

Eamon getting a little too excited and into Angry Birds.
I'll have to keep an eye on him.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I just had to put this picture up. I love my boys!
Bowling night with Josh.

a favorite thing

The little moments that make my day lately are the times when Eamon grins widely up at me before I have a chance to even send a smile his way. He's such a sweetie and so happy.

Just hanging out on our bed.

Bowling for the first time.
He turned four months old on this day.
If he looks a little out of it, it's because he was;
the shots he got earlier at his doctor's appointment subdued him.
Poor little guy. I hate hearing his sad sad cry after they poke him.