Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hiking at David's Trail

Alright, I'm finally posting again!  This has already proven to be a tough task to find time for.  Even though I'm staying at home now, and not having to worry about getting ready for work and getting everyone out the door each day, and lesson plans and grading papers and classroom discipline and parents, in addition to raising two kids, life still feels hectic at times.  I am very thankful that I get to be at home with Izzy and Addy, but that doesn't mean it's always peachy and easy going around here. 

Anyways, we had a pretty busy weekend.  Saturday morning I took the girls to the library and we went to storytime there.  The lady reads 4 or 5 books, then the kids color, and do a craft.  The girls really enjoy it.  Then that afternoon we went to Izzy's and Addy's cousin, Hadlee's, birthday party.  They had a lot of fun, they love to play with Keilee and Hadlee, and that took up pretty much the whole afternoon.  Sunday we went to church, came home and rested, then when Addy woke up from her nap we got ready to go hiking on a trail called David's Trail, which runs next to Norfork Lake.  We were wanting to go do something like that before it gets too cold, and I wanted to go when the leaves were changing color.  So we did that, but didn't get out there until after 5:30.  We wanted to enter the trail where it's close to the lake so we could actually look at the water, but because of the government shutdown, the area was closed.  Jared wanted me to take a picture.  The sign says "Park Temporarily Closed."

There was, however, a couple of other entrances that weren't down by the lake, so we were still able to go on the trail, but we didn't really get to see the water.  Part of it was because we would've had to walk pretty far to get to the part of the trail by the lake, but we got out there so late that pretty soon it was getting dark, and we had to turn around and head back about 30 minutes in.  Oh well, it was still fun, and if the weather is decent, we may try to go again.

I tried to get some shots of the foliage as well.  It was really pretty.  Izzy was so funny because she wanted to be the leader (of course), and would be like, "I know which way we should go.  You don't know, do you?"  That's her thing that she's been doing for awhile.  Telling you something and being like, "You didn't know that?"  Even though you did know how to play Chutes and Ladders because you've played it with her like 7,000 times, and yes you do know where the number 5 is.  Anyways, she's a goober.

Examining the rocks I guess...

This is where Addy got tired of walking and wanted someone to carry her.  She got mad.  I know what you're thinking, "Addy???  No way..."

Once we got back to the car, we drove down to the boat launch and ate our peanut butter sandwiches on the rocks.  Addy's obviously much happier now :)

They love to throw rocks in the lake.

Well, that was our weekend.  Hope you had a good one too!!


  1. Looks like you guys had fun. Izzy being bossy?? Addy being mad?? What? I can't believe it. What are you guys doing to those girls...haha.
    I love your blog, Angela. Keep it up. Everybody will enjoy it. Love you.

    1. I'll do my best, haha. I love you, too. Hope to see you and Dad soon.