Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wild Horses in Cold Creek

Aaron and I like looking for property or houses that are for sale out near our favorite mountain. We found a flier for a place called Cold Creek. So we decided to find where it was and go check out the town. It was a good forty-five minutes from our house. We kept driving into the mountain to the point you feel like your getting lost. We came across this small town that didn't have a single store. It was a group of houses a little ways up the mountain. It had beautiful views and the weather was nice, but just a little to far from the beaten path for our liking. While driving in we saw several groups of wild horses grazing in the desert. Ashton made us drive by them several times because he liked seeing the horses.

On the way home, we saw a car that had stopped and was feeding the horses. They were very friendly and tame horses for being wild. We pulled over and got out to see them. All we had were gold fish crackers to give them, but they seemed to like them. Even though Ashton was afraid at first, he thought it was so fun. The whole way home he told us that he wanted a horse. This makes me happy because I would love to have horses again. I was lucky enough to have three horses when I was little for several years. I still love riding and one day would love to have them again.
And for the record, I was also feeding and petting the horses, but my camera man wasn't as patient as me to get the perfect picture. Aaron did spend more time getting the horses to come over. Seeing and spending time with the horses made the drive worth it. We will definitely go back and see them again.

Hidden Falls

This past weekend, we were lucky enough to have Aaron home again, so we decided to head up to the mountains were it is a lot cooler. We found a short hike to a hidden fall back in the crevice of the mountain. Ashton LOVES hiking and is going to be my next mountain man. He walks the whole time by himself. He was so excited to see the water, he kept trying to climb up and under the fall. It was a small fall, but you could see where flash floods would happen in the event of a storm. I'm sure during the winter, there is a lot more water. Nonetheless, it is beautiful and I always find some sort of peace just being out in the mountains. Aaron and I would like to buy a cabin up there one day. Ashton was able to find a perfect walking stick and wouldn't let go it even in the car. On the way home, we decided to take the scenic route and found a highway that actually takes you to the top of the mountain and around the other side. It was a beautiful ride and we found several more hiking trails we can try out. I also found out there was a ski lodge and runs on the backside of Mt. Charleston. I can't wait for winter and to show Ashton the snow. I don't think we will ever run out of things to do here, we are always finding new trails and new ways to enjoy time as a family.

Like Father Like Son

I don't know if any of you have been to a Bass Pro Shop, but it's an amazing store that sells everything any husband, brother, or man for that matter would want. Aaron practically leaped out of the car when we got there. It was like seeing a little boy on Christmas morning. They had boats, four wheelers, fishing supplies, guns, and more. The store is also awesome because it is completely kid friendly. It has these huge fish tanks and ponds filled with fish that we're bigger than Ashton. They had shooting games and presentations, it really was an awesome experience. Ashton held Aaron's hand and they ran around together looking at everything. It is easy to see what Ashton is going to be like when he is older. We probably spent a half an hour in the toy gun section. Ashton had to hold each one and check it out while making the shooting sound. They were cute together and it was a lot of fun. Of course, the boys were having so much fun, they didn't want to pose for pictures, but here are a few I was able to capture.

Ashton's Shopping Spree

Like I said before, Ashton started preschool last week and in Seymour tradition, I had to take him school shopping. He recently had a big growth spurt and all his clothes are looking a little short. Not to mention, it has been a tradition in my family to go school shopping every year for as long as I can remember. No I didn't make it to the Nordstrom sale, but we still had fun. I went to three stores trying to find shorts and short sleeves only to find long sleeves and pants everywhere. It apparently doesn't matter that we live in the desert and it's still over 100 degrees, the stores have all switched to their fall fashions. Finally I went to Target because I had heard they had all their summer items on clearance. They actually had exactly what I was looking for and for an awesome price. I think I almost bought every boy item there was in the store (we all know that the Toddler boy section is very small). Ashton sat in the cart holding all his clothes saying "cute mom." Aaron thought it was funny I bought him new "School clothes" but liked everything we brought home.