Monday, March 29, 2010

It's official! I'm getting married!!! Aww yeah...

I know, I know, it's a miracle. Not the getting engaged part.... I'm pretty sure everyone saw that coming. No, I'm talking about the fact that I blogged, of course! Well I decided that this is a pretty monumental event in my life and that I should probably blog about it. And maybe this way I can save myself telling the story a few times... It's already getting pretty old. But that's okay, it's totally worth it!!
Okay so here goes. Well first off, I totally knew that he was going to propose. I knew he had the ring, and I had been pestering him about it for days. I just wanted to finally get engaged! I kept telling him just to do it! So when he told me to come over to his house before the sun went down, I knew it was finally gonna happen. And I was stoked. So I drove over and we had about 30-45 minutes of sunlight left. So we drove to the American Fork amphitheater, where we want to have our reception, and walked around. I knew he had the ring in his pocket. So we walked around and talked about how we wanted the reception to look and what not. There are some stone pathways on the east side of the grassy area and we walked to the end of one and just stood there and hugged and talked. Then Quinn said something like "I brought something for you," and I said "Oh, yeah?" and he said "Yeah, something shiny..." and I laughed. Then he kinda moved me so I was standing in front of him while saying "Okay, you stand here..." and was about to kneel down, but then I kinda freaked. I was so excited and kinda shocked (even though I knew it was coming) and even nervous for some reason, so I was like "No, wait!! I'm not ready!" so I hugged him some more and jumped up and down and laughed. So I finally composed myself and he did it again, said okay you stand here and I did, and then as I was squealing into my hands he kneeled down, opened the box, fixed the ring cuz it had slid out of its slot, and looked at me and said "Will you marry me?" Well at least I think that's what he said, i really don't remember exactly. And then I said something like "Of course!!" So we hugged and he put it on my finger and we took some pictures. It was awesome!! Oh, and I didn't shed a single tear! Weird, especially for me! So then we went and walked around the temple. It was great. Then we went to Carrabbas for dinner because Quinn had a $50 gift certificate. We spent it all and ate like kings. It was awesome and I couldn't be happier!!
Unfortunately the ring was pretty dang tight, so I had it sent off the next day to be resized. I sent it on Thursday and it won't be back till Tuesday night. :( I miss it. But I'll post some pictures so you can see it. Oh, and out date is set for June 11th!! That's way soon, but we wanted to do it before my brother leaves for his mission on the 23rd. So mark your calendars!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

summer adventure #4: Bear Lake

Okay, so I went on this trip a little over a month ago.... but it's better late than never, right? Right. I actually started this blog just a couple days after we got back but never finished it. So here it is, the final finished product.
So, as the title states, trip #4 was to bear lake with my family. My entire immediate family. I don't even remember the last time my whole family was together for a vacation, it's been sooooo long. So it was pretty much awesome that we were all able to be there. There were 13 of us that went and we had 2 trailers, 2 tents, and 2 waverunners. It was a blast. We stayed at the KOA there at Bear Lake, and we got to go to the lake almost every day. We took the wave runners and alot of chairs and lunches and chilled there at the lake. We also played horseshoes at the campground a few times, and we went on a ride in some sweet multi-pedaler cart/wagon/train deals. It was a blast! It was a fun trip with the whole family, hopefully the first of many to come! Here are a couple pictures. Oh, and I don't know how to make it so when you click on the picture it enlarges it.... anyone know how I do that? Chels? Em? Anyone? Help?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

summer adventure #3: Arizona

On to the next trip. This time I went with Quinn, his brother, and his sister-in-law again. Quinn's sister-in-law's dad (she's got all the hookups) has a way nice house outside of Scottsdale, AZ, so we got to go and stay there for a few days. It's a way pretty house in a community with a pool and like 6 golf courses and what not. So we chilled at the pool for a couple days and went to the driving range and had good food and went to the Diamondbacks vs. Angels game. It was great, and there were even fireworks after! Then we drove to the trail head of Havasupai and slept in the parking lot. We got there at about 2am and had to get up at 4am, so we didn't get much sleep to say the least. And here is where the real journey begins. There were 8 of us that went. So we all got together and got our packs and all our gear and headed down the trail. It's an 8 mile hike to Supai village and another 2 miles to the campground. So we finally made it to the campground (though I was ready to be done when we got to the village) and set up camp. Then it was straight to the falls!! Havasu Falls are so so pretty, and the pool at the bottom is just like a swimming pool. The water is AMAZING and a blue-ish green color because of all the lime in it. So we pretty much just chilled by the falls and took a long nap the first day we got there. The next day we hiked to Moonie Falls. It was way sweet hiking down to them, because you have to hike through the rocks and descend with ropes and chains because it's really steep. Then it was back to Havasu Falls for more swimming and naps. Later that night me and Quinn hiked over to Rock Falls. These falls are new because there was a huge flash flood last year that wiped out the old falls (Navajo), and they have been replaced with these. There was a place where you could climb behind the waterfall and jump through it into the river. It was way fun and the perfect temperature at dusk. Then the next day we had to wake up at 3:30am and start hiking out so we could beat the heat. The hike out was nice because we put our big packs on a mule and had the mule hike it out, so all we had was our camelbaks. It wasn't too bad.... except for the wretched switchbacks at the very end. I thought I was going to have a stroke haha. They were horrible!! But I finally made it to the top. We made it to the top at 9am, so it took us about 4-4.5 hours to get out. Then we had to wait for the mule to come with our packs, and then the long 8 (9?) hour drive home. We were exhausted when we finally made it home, but we made it!! And we had a blast!!

Coming soon: summer trip #4: Bear Lake!!!

summer adventure #2: San Felipe, BC, Mexico

It's that time of year again!! The time where you get to forget all your problems and drive 14 long hours and stay in a house in St. George and then get to the beautiful house in Mexico and lay on the beach and go swimming and ride the 4-wheelers and get sunburned and see dozens of dolphins and ride the waverunners and go fishing and eat great food and have the missionaries over for dinner and do service for the members and shop and have a great time for a week.
Yeah, I like this time of year.

Monday, June 22, 2009

summer adventure #1: the subway

So.... i know it's been forever since i blogged last. But oh well, i'm over it. So here's what i've been up to lately. At the end of May I went down to Saint George with Quinn and his brother and sister-in-law and about 7 other people. We stayed in Quinn's sister-in-law's grandparent's house down there (that made sense, i promise). The first day we went to Crawdad Canyon and did some climbing, which was way fun. Then that night we went into Vegas for a few hours. My friend put $2 in a machine and ended up winning like $75, lucky duck. We didn't get home from Vegas till about 3am, so the next day we just slept in and chilled at the house. Then the next day we got up and drove to Zion National Park to hike the subway. It was awesome. We had to swim through the frigid river that ran through the bottom of the canyon. And I mean we had to SWIM through it. Not just wade. And it was bloody cold. We also had to rappel down a few places. It was awesome. All except for the switchbacks at the end. Those were simply horrible. They were straight up! But all in all it was a splendid little adventure. Here are some pics:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

What's the point...

So I think part of the reason why I don't post as often as I should is because I have no motivation. If I felt that people read my blog and it was actually worth the time it takes to post stuff then I think I would more often. But you see I never get any comments or anything so I figure that people don't read it anyway, so why post?? So if what I think is true, then no one will read this and I shall know the answer. If this for some reason happens to be false, then I think that y'all should COMMENT ON MY BLOG so that I feel I have a reason to do it!! Okay that is all sanks peace out

Good Times

Look look!! A new blog post!! I know i know, you are all stoked. So.... I guess it's update time. Let's see.... hmmm...... uh..... okay it looks like this is gonna be a little harder than I originally thought. Well... it's the end of the semester.... always stressful, but I don't really want to talk about school. It's monotonous and unexciting. So I shall fill you in on the rest of my life. Which I can't say will be much more exciting than hearing about school. Oh wait I have a good story!! Okay so this year I didn't do much for spring break, because my friends either had work or they had a different spring break than me. But we did get a group together to go out to the west desert to have a bonfire and camp out for a night. So we got everyone together and loaded up with the gear and the overnight supplies and some looted pallets for the fire, and headed out into the sunset. There were about 8 of us that went. We loaded some of my friend's toys, like the pit bike and the four-wheeler and a dirt bike to take with us. So we got up there and unloaded the equipment and started playing around on the stuff and playing catch and stuff, but it was so so windy so we moved to where we had more cover. We had some saw horses that we brought to burn so we set them out and stacked a TON of scrap wood and pallets and what not on them and tried to start it on fire. It took a while for us to finally get it going, and when it got going it was BIG. Like seriously huge. And the wind was still crazy so we had to keep our eyes peeled to make sure nothing caught on fire (though there wasn't much to worry about catching on fire). We separated a couple pieces of wood out so that we could roast our hot dogs. Then, as the fire was starting to burn down, we saw a police car with its lights on coming towards us. Great. This can't be good. We figured they were coming to tell us to put out the fire, so we all said "Quick!! Hurry and roast the hot dogs before we have to put out the fire!!" So we shoved 4 hot dogs on each stick and stuck them in the fire, and the boys went to talk to the Sheriff. When they came back they told us that the Sheriff had said that there were 4 fire trucks on the way to put out the fire, but they had 3 of them turn around. So a couple minutes later the fire truck shows up and starts hosing down our fire, while we are huddled around the little fire trying to finish roasting our hot dogs (they were gonna put out the small one too). So we finished our hot dogs and they put out the little fire, and then it was over. But before they left I asked to get some pictures with the firemen. So here they are:

Yeah so it was pretty much fun. So after that we decided to not stay the night, after all. But even though we didn't get to camp out and it was super windy and the firemen extinguished our fire, it was still really fun. The end.