6.17.2009

High on the mountain top

This past weekend we went up Cedar mountain with our friends, Curtis and Christina Barnum.  We stayed at their cabin and the men cut trees for fire wood in preparation for this years winter.  The men cooked a mean dinner!




It was so fun being up in the trees.  The kids, once they were forced, had fun playing in the dirt, with sticks outside.  It was a little rainy and kinda cold but it didn't dampen our spirits.



The Barnum's have a fun cabin with a master bedroom and a loft that had like five beds for when their whole family gets together.  And not to forget a basketball hoop so the can play horse and other games.

The drive up and back are one of the best parts about the whole trip with the pretty wild flowers.  Unfortunately we didn't stop to take any pictures.

And the Aspen trees, aka "money trees."

And this helicopter that they use for logging.  It pics up a tree trunk with a cable and drops it in a neat pile for the loggers to pick  up.  Pretty fascinating to watch.

And we think someone was watching the helicopter too much that they didn't notice this deer bounding out of the woods.  It was crazy!  We were on a big turn and could see this doe bounding full speed towards the road.  Unfortunately the other car didn't see it and they hit each other.  The deer flew back in the air with its guts spilling and glass flying in the air from the head light.  The people in the car were okay but I can't say so much for the deer.



Our booty.  I was surprised at the size of the logs that Curtis and Kurtis got in the trailer.  They got a pretty good haul.  We had a ton of fun and can't wait to do something like that again!



14 comments:

Mackenzie and Breana said...

Eww Noelle, why did you take a picture of the poor dead deer? Weirdo. The kids looked cute.

Stewart Family said...

WOW!! Looks like such a cool trip. Love the cabin, how fun :o) Yikes on the dead deer. Thats pretty nasty that you got to witness it!

Carrie said...

What a fun weekend you guys had!

Thanks so much for emailing me back with your digits :)....I'll give you a call tomorrow (as long as I don't remember when it's too late at night, like I've been doing!) AND thanks so much for your comments on my blog! I never expect anyone to comment, so when you leave one I'm so surprised and get so happy to hear from you! It's like putting your hand in a coat pocket you haven't worn in a while and finding 10 bucks!...makes your day! Anyways, so glad you guys are doing so well, and I'll talk with you soon!

lyle and julia said...

what a fun getaway!!! and yummy dinner ;)

Shanae said...

Noelle, that looks like so much fun. That makes me a little excited for our future of living at our parents cabin after we graduate in December. I am just nervous about all the snow :( I will be excited to visit you guys though. We will be making lots of trips to Utah for Coriann's b-ball and we will make a special trip your way!!!!!

MISS YOU TONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

iMaLLheaRt said...

LOVE all the pictures! It sounded like loads of fun!!

Kami said...

looks so fun! poor deer though and the food on the grill looks ONO, haha! we're planning on going camping in the mountains soon with our friends, we can't wait too, except we don't have a cabin to go to, ahh! lol!

IWA (e - va) said...

So as Im reading the blog, my husband leans over my shoulder on the deer part, so i start reading to him outloud.. Im thinking, Oh no, I wonder how the kids reacted and then he says outloud, I bet that was AWESOME!.. haha! poor deer! I love the basketball hoop in the house!

Love the pics... awesome scenery!

Alissa said...

I was thinking that food looked pretty tasty and then I got to the picture of the deer. Thanks for helping me diet. :)
Sounds like a fun get-away!

beth said...

Eww. I would not have wanted to witness that deer being slaughtered. Otherwise looks like a fun trip!

Stephanie Yamashita said...

LOL. No one likes your deer story. I was hoping it had a better ending when you said it was bounding ......oh well. When it's your time, it's your time!! We miss you. More pictures of Alia, PLEASE!

Keiko said...

That looks so fun! Isn't it greener in the mountain than usual because of the rain? or you guys don't have as much rain as we do? Our mountains here are lots greener than usual that almost pretty. I love Drew's shirt, BTW. I want one for James:)

Erin and James said...

how gorgeous are all those pics! i miss the prettyness of green, i hate the desert, it's ugly! what a fun trip, the bbq pics made my mouth water! miss you guys!

Photographer: Leah Remillet said...

Umm - Stunning!! What a great weekend! MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!

 
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