In case you haven't heard, Ben's got a new blog on his new website. That's why there hasn't been anything new here in a while. Now I'm taking over, at least for today, to catch up on things. So far in 2010, I've been working on the Gear Guide at Backpacker and Ben has been working hard on the photography business... getting published in catalogs, going to trade shows, and making friends with professional athletes and marketing managers along the way.
In the midst of all this work, we've both still been finding time for K-Life, the youth group we love helping with. I'm a leader for middle school most of the time, so there's been a lot of hanging out with 6th-8th graders on weekends when Ben's away. Since Ben's a high school leader they let me join them on the high school snowmobiling trip which was great! We got to enjoy an awesome cabin over Martin Luther King Day weekend... snowmobiling, snowshoeing, playing
lots of games, putting together a glow-in-the-dark puzzle, singing and we even went to the hot springs. There's a climbing wall there, but none of us were too successful in climbing it. Luckily it was very fun to climb up a tiny bit and then drop down into the warm water.
Ben and I finally had some time at home together this weekend, so Friday we went ice climbing in the afternoon. This is the first time we've gone together using our new ice tools. (Those photos aren't downloaded yet, but stay tuned.) And then yesterday we did a little bit of walking up a mountainside with some friends. No summits, but it was great to be out there!
<<--Left: Kim tells Ben to watch out. He may be taller, but she's faster.