Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mount Timpanogos

Woohoo! So last Wednesday, my mom and I hiked to the summit of Mount Timpanogos. My mom has been going on a hike every week in preparation for this 16 mile round trip, and somehow convinced me to come along. I hadn't been preparing, so it was quite difficult, but actually not as bad as I was nervous that it could be. Obviously, because I survived and I was afraid that I would get halfway up and just not be able to go any farther.
I was really glad I went. It seriously is a beautiful hike, and being on top of the summit is an awesome feeling. I just feel like I accomplished something really awesome. :) I really recommend this hike and will go with you if you want! --at least, in a little while. I still need a few weeks to forget how sore I was after, and then I'll be happy to go ;)
The day we went was pretty hazy because of smoke in the air from fires (stop burning, Utah!) so the views weren't as incredible as I'm sure they can be, but the wild flowers were beautiful, and just the general scenery is great. And that view from the toilet... Unbeatable! :) and we saw a moose, which was cool. in any case, I think the haze helped it to not be scorching hot, which was nice. It was really an enjoyable day to spend the whole day on a mountain with my mom. Definitely something to do again sometime.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer "Staycation"

Instead of an away vacation this summer we spent a week at mom and dad's while Lindsey and Bryon were visiting from Washington. It was just as good as a "real" vacation!
We went to Timp cave, Thanksgiving Point, Silver Lake for 4 wheeling and canoeing, and played lots of fun games. Mom and I did an extra hike to Bell Canyon waterfall- really pretty waterfall! I touched it. :) there was a gorgeous sunset at Silver Lake. Lindsey does a great impression of the "warning steep cliff" sign, don't you think? That was on the way to Timp cave.
It was just a lot of fun to spend quality time with all the fam. Especially when we played Just Dance and I won :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Budding artist? :)

So actually got off pinterest long enough to do a crafty project. :) so excited how this turned out. We've needed something to spice up our wall for a long time.

This was so easy and inexpensive. I just got 3 foam boards from hobby lobby for $1.60 each and some acrylic paints. I used a ruler to mark dots with a pencil 2 inches apart on the boards. I mixed the paints into the shades I wanted and used a potato stamp (half a potato cut so there's a raised circle on it) to make the dots. For now we just hung them up on the wall as is, but we're going to go to home depot and get some plexiglass cut to the right size and use some studio clips to make it classier. Turned out pretty cool if I do say so myself. :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! And making awesome jello just made it that much better. BBQ with friends, jello, and fireworks seems to be all I need in life. :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Catch Up

Once again, it's been a long time since I've updated this...

We've been having adventurers!
Skiing, moving pianos, shooting, hiking...
What else do you need? :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October 2011

Fall is so fun! We did lots of fun stuff, but I only got a few pictures. These are of the pumpkin walk in North Logan - any group of people can submit a scene (based on a theme) created mainly from pumpkins!

The Gorilla was part of the zoo scene that our ward did and WE painted it! :) We didn't help with the minions or angry birds, but just thought they were so cool I had to post them. :)

We went hunting the last two weeks in a row on the general deer hunt near Strawberry Reservoir. We pretty much froze, and didn't have any luck, but it was still fun! Better luck next year, I guess!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tweet tweet!

So these birds made a nest on a ledge that's right outside of our apartment. There are cute little chicks in it. :) It's funny because every time we come in or go out the mama and papa fly away and if you stand in the doorway, you can watch them try to come back again and again, but when they see you still there they fly right away again.
Cute little birdies!