20 October 2008

Fall Break in Lake Powell

One of my all time favorite places to go is Lake Powell. This last week my family spent four days basking in the warm sun, hiking Mokey canyon, wake-boarding in the freezing water, and playing endless games of yahtzee. It was so good to spend some time with my extended family as well. 

15 October 2008

Where will Annie go?

One of my oldest and best friends is receiving her mission call today! She is currently on a study abroad in Paris, but close friends and family are gathering at her house tonight to open her call. We will have one big conference call with her as her mom opens her call. I am so excited for her and I know she is going to be one awesome missionary. She already has such an amazing talent of reaching out to people and making an impact in their lives. I truly look up to her so much and am so grateful for our friendship. Congratulations Annie!!! I love you!

12 October 2008

REAL Game & DG Drive In

We were so lucky to get tickets to the REAL game this last Thursday. It was well worth it to sit in the cold for a few hours. 
It was the first game at the new Rio Tinto Stadium!!! It was so new and nice that parents were letting their children crawl on the ground underneath the seats. Gross!
This was the night of DGs at the Drive In. Look at how cute our matching shirts were. 
We had the best set up. We took my dad's truck along with our air mattress, two giant pillows and hundreds of blankets. I am so glad we went prepared because it was a cold night. Luckily we stayed very warm.

08 October 2008

Tears of Laughter

One of my favorite memories is when Abby, Amanda, Katie, Kerry, and I  were coming home from New York during fall break last year. We left the Abby's dad's apartment with plenty of time to catch a cab to the airport. Catching a cab in New York is actually not as easy as it looks, especially when it starts to rain. Amanda had left earlier that day, so the four of us sat outside of the apartment on the corner for about an hour trying to grab a taxi. The rain kept coming harder and harder. We finally realized we were running out of time, and that if we didn't figure something out fast that we were going to miss our flight. The rain was coming down so hard now that it looked like all four of us had been thrown in a swimming pool. I'm not exaggerating in the least bit. We kept our luggage underneath the awning of the apartment so luckily that was dry, but now looking back, it didn't matter, it got soaked anyways. We grabbed our luggage and sprinted block after block all the way to a subway station. The puddles we had to charge through were not puddles. They were more like lakes. Each time I stepped in one it went up to my shin. We caught a subway to a train station and hopped on a train headed to the airport. It was packed with people. I am still amazed that the four of us were able to fit all of our luggage (with four girls, that is a lot of luggage) onto that train. Three very nice businessmen offered us their seats and made plenty of room for our luggage. We spent two hours, SOAKING wet on the train and then finally made it to the airport. We were so lucky that our flight was delayed because we would have missed it by like an hour an a half. When we got to the airport we changed into the driest clothes we could find in our suitcases and found a place to get some hot chocolate. It is so fun to look back on that time and have a good laugh. In the moment we didn't find it very amusing, but once we got to the airport we could not stop laughing. We ended up running into our anchorman Basim and Spencer Pearson, so it was fun to talk to them while we waited at our gate for another three hours. They could not believe what we had been through. I love looking back on that moment when I was with some of my best friends, running through New York City, laughing and yelling at taxis, and letting the rain drench me and my luggage.

06 October 2008

Tarantula Run In

A few weekends ago Richie and I went on a hike along the Bonneville Shoreline trail and look what we stumbled upon. A tarantula!! I was in front of Richie and as we came around a corner I almost stepped right on it. I am NOT a fan of spiders and so it was kind of an intense moment for me. I've heard tarantulas are poisonous and aren't poisonous. It wasn't worth the risk so we kept our distance. 

05 October 2008

Fall Favorites

  • Halloween
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Candy Apple Suckers
  • Sweaters
  • Pumpkins
  • The Colorful Leaves
  • Haunted Houses
  • Fall Drives in the Mountains
  • Warm Rolls
  • Blankets
  • Carmel Apples
  • Hot Chocolate/Apple Cider
  • Fall Clothing
  • Hikes
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies