Monday, November 2, 2009

Happiness is...

...makin' it to the top....AGAIN!!

I trekked out on Halloween morning with Tia, my pal Tiffany & a gaggle of her family & had a GREAT hike!

I even shaved about 5 minutes off the time of my first hike. Oh, there was still the excessive panting, wheezing & pained lungs, but I didn't take as many rests on the way up.

When we got to the top, it was so windy that you could lean into the wind without falling over.

OH, & check this out!! A shadow-jumping-self portrait!!
I'm awesome.

Me. Tiff. Tia.
{Tiff & her hubby snapped some fun photos on our hike but I can't get them to load for some reason. If I figure it out I'll post more pics.}

Ok, & this is the shakiest video ever. It might be one of those "you had to be there" moments, but Tia & I just crack ourselves up. We noticed our shadows on the side of the mountain & decided to have our own shadow puppet show as we were walking down. At the end of the video Tia says "Kick me in the head!" So, I'm pretending to kick her as she pretends to be kicked. Yeah, um, maybe you had to be there. HAHA!

Jumping out-take.
Ready for lift-off.

Bench Shot.

After climbing the mountain, I again realized how AWESOME it felt to conquer something. To achieve an objective. To overcome. And it makes me want to set more goals in my life, even if they're little bitty. It's very rejuvenating to triumph & prevail.


  1. you guys are so funny! which mountain is that again? i wanna come next time!

  2. What a GREAT day!!!! Tons of fun!!

  3. Such fun documentation! Love it.

    You do realize that your shadow in that "leaning into the wind" pic looks like massive pit stains, though, right? :P

    I'm always so bright and cheery.

  4. Awesome Pics! Looks like lots of fun!

  5. I always love your jumping pictures. Too cute. :)

  6. We are awesome, aren't we? Just putting it out there but some more friends are itching to try it out this Saturday . . . wanna come shave off 5 more minutes;)??

  7. Wow, the wind leaning is so cool! Congrats on shaving off the five minutes!

  8. OMGosh Nikki! Further proof we were separated a birth.... you are wearing my tennis shoes! The brown and light turquoise blue New Balances :)


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