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Back to work. LOVED my 4 days of off-ness. LOVED it.  I was the ultimate lazy. I didn’t do anything that I really had planned to do. and you know what, I am ok with that. I went to bed early and I was calm and I rested and I think that was exactly what I needed.  We had thanksgiving dinner at eric’s mom’s house with the Arizona residents. I felt so bad cause my MIL was totally sick0 and still hosted a wonderful dinner. We do the traditional stuff-tried and true and always delicious. We didn’t eat until 5pm, and I took a 2 hour nap before getting after my assignment. I have a standing assignment. I am the yams girl. love it. it’s the only time in the year that I ever make it. it’s really more of a dessert item if you count the calories… so yummy.  So I didn’t eat anything all day and of course ate myself sick at dinner. The next morning we decided to get off our duffs and go hiking. We loaded and hit target on the way to pick up a infant backpack. We hiked Usery Pass- the day couldn’t have been more perfect. it was absolute hiking weather. We packed a lunch and ate it at the top of the trail. The kids did great… loved being out of the house. Capri did pretty good in her backpack. It’s still hard for her to hold her head and body up for very long… but she loved the constant bounce and even got a little nap on the way down.  It was a great way to combat the overstuffed feeling from the day before.


Sadly, I must report that the pink Christmas forest is not complete. So I can’t post photos yet. But I figure I have until Dec 1. (did I mention that I was VERY lazy for the last 4 days…laundry was my greatest achievement).
I was notified earlier today that my Big Picture ‘a year to remember’ class has filled and registration is closed! I love the motivation, and challenge and good stuff that I feel about this class. There is a yahoo group that is already getting to know one another…if you are in there and want to know more, I think you can email big picture folks and they can point you in the right direction- or look on yahoo.  SO to ALL OF YOU…. Around the world… that will be joining me on this amazing, rewarding and exciting journey… yeeeeeehaw!!! We are going to have a blast.
It’s only 11:35pm and I am tired. Why???
I think I am going to go curl up in my bed and write a to-do list. I have a Monday tomorrow… I think I need a good Monday!
I broke down and made choc. Chip cookies tonight. they turned out fantastic.


  • erin yamabe

    27 November, 2006 at 12:34 am Reply

    looked like a beautiful day. thanks for sharing:)

  • ktdids.blogspot.com

    27 November, 2006 at 1:34 am Reply

    Looks like you all had a good time. Cant wait to see your Pink forest.

  • Jolene George

    27 November, 2006 at 1:43 am Reply

    I love the hiking pictures!
    You know you still haven’t shared your fabulous chocolate chip cookie recipe. I think you must. :o) Laundry, hiking and baking cookies doesn’t sound too lazy to me. Glad you enjoyed your time off with your family. http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  • robyn bedsaul

    27 November, 2006 at 5:56 am Reply

    Man! That hiking sounds like the perfect overstuffed thanksgiving belly remedy! I was so lazy too on Saturday. After making 6 desserts on Wednesday and the complete dinner Thursday and working my make and takes Friday at the lss…I think I *might* have deserved it! As for you being lazy…I don’t think there is such a thing! 😀

  • vanessa

    27 November, 2006 at 6:28 am Reply

    Heidi..I was out shopping and saw two of the cutest PINK christmas tree’s..on the smaller side-they were adorable. Thought of you!

  • Susan in NY

    27 November, 2006 at 6:32 am Reply

    Beautiful family, beautiful scenery! And to think, I was proud that I went for a two mile *walk* around my neighborhood the day after, which by the way is completely flat. No hiking here! Love the fact that even your husband wears pink – what a guy!LOL Especially love the fact that I am in your class before it closed!!! Sooo looking forward to taking the journey together…;o)

  • Cathy Vargen

    27 November, 2006 at 8:13 am Reply

    Hey Heidi – What a great way to lose those Thanksgiving lbs.! My husband and I love to hike as well…great for the bod! Little Capri looks so cute peeking out of her backpack! What a doll. Have a great Monday!!!! Cathy

  • Courtney

    27 November, 2006 at 8:26 am Reply

    We used to do that hike during the holidays! Now I live in Colorado so it doesn’t happen. Thanks for the pictures that bring back memories.

  • PamMc

    27 November, 2006 at 8:50 am Reply

    Love the pink T that Eric wears. Sounds like the perfect hiking day.

  • Lindsey Loo

    27 November, 2006 at 9:53 am Reply

    Yipee!! I am so glad that I signed up for your class in time!! Me & my hubby went back and forth for a couple days and he surprised me!! Cant wait. And cant wait to see the Halloween layouts too!

  • ashluvs2

    27 November, 2006 at 10:15 am Reply

    im soooooooo sad i didnt register in time:(:( maybe next year…please say you will do it next year!!!

  • Brook

    27 November, 2006 at 10:36 am Reply

    I’m FIRED UP about the class! Here’s the link to the yahoo page just in case others are looking for it.

  • Theresa Merkling

    27 November, 2006 at 11:32 am Reply

    Heidi – I signed up for the class – where on yahoo can I find the email list? Thanks!

  • kim

    27 November, 2006 at 1:22 pm Reply

    Sounds like you had a great weekend. It’s nice to be able to relax and spend time with your family.

  • Talia

    27 November, 2006 at 2:49 pm Reply

    glad to hear you had a relaxing weekend with lots of food AND exercise! i’m still working on the exercise thing. capri looks so cute in that backback…definately looks like daddy. you know how excited i am about the big picture class…seriously cannot wait. off to check out the yahoo group!!

  • Jessica V

    27 November, 2006 at 4:32 pm Reply

    WOOHOO Heidi! I am so excited for your class! I loved your pink Christmas tree forest last year and can’t wait to see if it has changed this year. Thanks for always inspiring me!

  • vicki

    27 November, 2006 at 4:42 pm Reply

    I am so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Great pixes. Q is getting to such a little lady. Eric and Capri look so much alike. can’t wiat till the class I am so stoked. How is the forest coming along?

  • Melissa Spot

    27 November, 2006 at 6:46 pm Reply

    Never posted on your blog before but I am soooooo excited I was able to get into your Big Picture Class. I thought I would kick myself for spending the money. But the only kicking I am doing is my heals. YIPPEEE!!! Cant wait!!!!!

  • Melissa Spot

    27 November, 2006 at 6:47 pm Reply

    Never posted on your blog before but I am soooooo excited I was able to get into your Big Picture Class. I thought I would kick myself for spending the money. But the only kicking I am doing is my heals. YIPPEEE!!! Cant wait!!!!!

  • Lisa Cohen

    27 November, 2006 at 8:00 pm Reply

    ooooh. choc chip cookies! yum. Please send one my way!!
    So fun to be a part of the BPS class and the yahoo group. There is such great energy and excitement that I KNOW this will be an awesome time!

  • mom78968400

    27 November, 2006 at 8:27 pm Reply

    Can’t wait for class to start. I need the motivation and direction BIG TIME. Thanks for sharing your passion with all of us. Loved the idea of a pink forest. My daughter has two pink trees in her room. She loves it! Thanks for the idea!!

  • Starr Mercer

    27 November, 2006 at 10:30 pm Reply

    So sad to hear the ‘Year to Remember’ registration has closed, time got away on me…if it re-opens or someone would like to sell their class to me, I’d be grateful.
    Starr Mercer

  • Suzanne

    28 November, 2006 at 12:12 am Reply

    I’m so excited about your BPS class. My husband bought me the class registration for my birthday last week and I can’t wait for it to get started! 2007 is going to be incredible!

  • LenaS

    28 November, 2006 at 2:52 am Reply

    Ohhh, these pics bring back such good memories for me. We did this hike last year with our boys while my husband was in town. Loved it, except for the huffing and puffing I did on the way up! Got to love those baby carriers! So cute. It’s good you could get everyone to go–when kids get older they don’t always want to do the family outings…enjoy them while you can. We will do hiking for Christmas this year. Mmmm…cookies. As always, TFS.

  • Emma

    28 November, 2006 at 5:10 am Reply

    I am bummed that I didn’t get into your class… I was hoping to use Christmas/Birthday money. Please say you will do it again next year!!!!
    You hike looked beautiful!

  • Colleen

    2 December, 2006 at 4:58 pm Reply

    By the time my busy DH got around to booking the BP class for me (for Xmas), it was booked, so I too am hoping for a later class – and will contact BP to be put on their wait-list (if there is such a thing). xo

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