Tuesday, July 21, 2009

BeAr LaKe~FiRewOrKs~& an AnNiveRsArY!!

Well its no doubt we crammed a ton of fun into this weekend too! I'd say we're doing pretty good for the month of July! My brother Jared and his little family came and stayed with us for a few days. It was so fun to have them! They got to go see George Strait in concert Friday night, which meant I got to babysit Miss Makell! That was quite the event... I took her to the store with me and learned its incredibly hard to get anything accomplished with an 18 month old in tow!

Saturday we headed up to Bear Lake to play on the beach for the day. I love it there! We had so much fun! Lindy & Maddux met us up there and hung out too. It was fun watching Makell - - she loved it there. The water was perfect for her to just plop right down in and start flinging mud everywhere! I also learned an incredibly valuable secret this time around. 50 SPF baby sunscreen spray DOES NOT WORK ON ADULTS!! That was all we used since it was easier to apply than the lotion sunscreen, and all of us burned except the kids! Kinda crazy huh... so just an FYI for future use!

Sunday were the Weber State fireworks to kick off the 24th of July week. Bryce & Jessi came down and we BBQ'd before we headed out. We had great company there! It was fun sitting in the sun and catching up with the Romero's, Sherman's, Bingham's and Phillips! That is until the rain came down!! Luckily it only sprinkled for a little bit! The fireworks were good as always. They seemed shorter this year, or maybe its because I was gabbing through them all!

And Monday (the 20th) Chase and I celebrated our 2 year Anniversary!! I can't believe it has been 2 years already! (actually it feels like longer!) We hadn't really planned anything since it crept up on us. So we both went to work and got home around 6:00 p.m. We lazed around for a bit and played with Crank (our new kitty). Then decided we were going to go to Hamilton's in Logan and visit the Bingham's to see their new puppy. It was lots of fun, and a very chill evening! I just want to let Chase know that I love him so much and I am so happy he is my one and only!
Here's to another great year babe!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bear Lake & The Uintah's

We crammed a ton of fun into last weekend! Started off by camping up at Beaver Mtn with our friends the Jaques and the Andersen boys! We had some yummy dutch oven and roasted marshmallows and starbursts!! The next day we headed down to the beach at Bear Lake.

We had so much fun! Chase and I have had this floating island for about a month now that we have been dieing to try out! Lets just say it was a hit, and it will be joining us wherever there is water! We had it named "white trash island" but considering the envious looks we were getting we decided it probably wasn't as white trash as we hoped! ;) The weather was so-so... overcast and a bit chilly at times, but just enough sun to make it okay to hang in the water! Enough said... I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

After the lake we headed over the mountains to a cabin in the Uintah's. The cabin was awesome and we had so much fun (thanks for the invite Miles & Jocelyn!). Sunday morning we got cleaned up and headed over to Mirror Lake and the Provo Falls. We had lunch and the boys hiked around and through the water. Then we drove through Kamas, Oakley and Morgan to get home.

It was an awesome weekend, and hope we can keep it up until I'm back to school on the 28th :( I don't like to think of how fast that day is coming up! So I'll stop thinking about it and get some pics on here!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hot Springs on the 4th!

Chase and I ventured up to Idaho for the 4th again this year. It's becoming a tradition to head that direction and escape the crowds at the parades. This year we hiked into Skillern Hot Springs with my mom and dad. Skillern is located in the Sawtooth National Forest, Smokey Mtn. Area. It was a ton of fun! I finally got to prove to Chase that I'm no sissy when it comes to the outdoors!

Friday morning we got everything together and loaded our packs and headed out. We hit the trailhead at about 2:00 p.m. IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY!!! The hike in took us 2 hours, which isn't bad when your packin all that extra weight! It was a couple miles in (my dad says 5-6, but it didn't seem that long). We set up camp, enjoyed a soak in the pools and came back to start dinner. It had been thundering a little, but we thought nothing of it. Until it started to pour down hail the size of marbles! We thought "oh... it should pass quick" NOT!! After huddling under some pine trees for about 15 minutes trying to stay dry and eat our spaghetti, we decided it wasn't letting up so we made a break for our tents. One hour and 30 minutes later it quit raining! That is a long time to spend in a tiny tent when your not sleeping! We had to stand around what was left of our fire and try to dry things out. It was quite the experience, but I have to say it could have been a whole lot worse!

We hiked out Saturday and made it to the truck in 1.5 hours. When we got home we weighed our packs to see how tough we really were. The results go like this - - Dad = somewhere around 30-32 lbs. Chase = 26 lbs, plus an extra 4 lbs from the gun he was packin. Mom = 18 lbs. And mine was only 15 lbs. (I swear it was more on the way in!!)

So much fun we had! Thanks for the good times Mom & Dad!