We started 2014 out right with a picnic by the Tugaloo River in front of Yonah Dam. The kids had turkey and cheese. I had salami and pork rinds. A good time was had by all.
Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a girl
There is a girl named Cora. She has a way with animals, as you can see. People call her The Chicken Whisperer.
For the second year in a row we joined our Cub Scout troop for Winter Camp at Camp Marin Sierra.
Thankfully the snow wasn’t as late as I am getting these pictures up. We lucked out, again, and got fresh snow just in time for our arrival. The big new activity this year, given how fresh the snow was, was knocking on trees to create a mini-avalanche. Our hike took forever since we stopped at every tree. The laughter that followed more than made up for the extra time out in the cold.
After a short rain shower late yesterday afternoon a rainbow appears just behind the house. We grabbed the camera and went chasing after it, hoping to find a pot of gold. Alas, we were treated only to the sight of the rainbow itself, which couldn’t decide if it was a single or double.
It was a wild week in Northcutt land.
After putting up with sick children and an out of town husband we treated Marla to a breakfast at Cibo in Sausalito. The lattes and donuts flowed freely. Cora enjoyed a play date with a friend from school and the Girl Scouts kept us hydrated and poodled.
While Marla nursed the kids (and herself!) from sickness this week I flew to jolly England for a business trip. London was blanketed in a rare dusting of snow and the Northcutts were blanketed in blankets.
Better late than never… here comes Episode 2! I was away for much of the week in Las Vegas for CES but Marla was home and captured a bunch of great moments while I was away.
I’m sitting in the Oakland Airport right now waiting on a flight to CES. (See all of IGN’s CES coverage here.) It’s quiet, unstructured moments like this that I really like to poke through the site and look back on fun and family… only for 2012 there’s not much to see. I did a terrible job keeping things up to date and it makes an otherwise exciting and eventful year look dull.
Our chickens laid their first eggs this week. We hadn’t been checking regularly since we assumed it would be another month or so but the commotion Bence was making led us to investigate. We were greeted with four eggs, one of which was still warm.