Monday, June 1, 2009

Hidden Treasures

I have driven by Twin Falls a number of times in my life and I have always ridden the area off as boring, dry, and relatively ugly. Since moving here I must say my perspective has completely changed. I can even say I am excited about living here. I love the vastness of the sky, the intense sunsets and weather patterns, the peaceful sound of sprinklers running, the hot weather, and the mighty river and canyons. Erich and I had a lot of fun this weekend scoping out the area, finding all the boat ramps and dreaming of the day we buy a boat. We found some fun places to hike though they were sage-filled instead of tree-filled, and rattle snake infested instead of tick-infested. After seeing 2 rattle snakes we decided we better watch more of the trail and less of the scenary! Nonethess a very fun day of hiking and exploring. Obviously our life here will be rather different, but I am pretty sure we will find things to do and love about Twin Falls.

As for a Jake update he continues to be our primary source of joy and entertainment. Crawling is no longer exciting enough for him; he now pulls himself up and stands on everything. He is loving his life down here. He spends hours playing in the grass and with Libby (our dog), though he and I certainly miss our friends up in Grangeville.












7 comments:

Johnson Family said...

It was so good to see you last week. I loved meeting little Jake. He is seriously so adorable. I hope now that you live in Twin we will be able to see a lot more of each other. :)
Hopefully we will get to see some of Erich too!

Ashley said...

So did you buy a house already? Glad you were able to do some scoping out. It's true, nothing beats the scenery of northern ID, but there is fun new things in every city haha! Minus the rattle snakes. Hope things continue to go well. I didn't realize Jake had started crawling, and then he moved on from that fast didn't he?

M,W, and CJ said...

Oh my gosh- Jake is seriously the cutest little guy ever. Those smiley pictures make my heart melt!

meagan said...

Glad to see that you are enjoying Twin. I've only been in Twin once that I can remember- so we'll have to come and visit you guys and check out Twin. Jacob sure is a handsome little guy!

Jeff and Lea said...

Yeah the scenery is a bit different than Grangeville. I'm glad you guys are finding beauty in Twin too! Jake is so happy! I love all his smiling! So cute. My fav is him on Erich's shoulders.

RaeAnn said...

good luck with all the changes. you have always been so resilient! where are the pictures of you by the way/

Susan said...

Sounds like you are doing well in Twin Falls. You will surely be missed in Grangeville! Speaking of rattlesnakes we had a similar experiance. WE hikined into Kirkwood the other night. We saw 4 rattlesnakes on our hike out the next morning. . .I am sure there were MORE>