Monday, August 31, 2009

we have become camping FREAKS!





Yes.. we went camping AGAIN! It was fun. This time, our friends Brian and Kristy came. We went up american fork canyon again, because that's our favorite spot. We had yummy dutch oven dinner and dessert. It was even a warm night! We woke up in the morning, had dutch oven breakfast too.. and then we tubed the provo river twice! That's right- twice! TWO TIMES. twas fun times.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Waterskiing/Wakeboarding in Utah Lake

John slalom-skiing me on the wake board John on the wake board
videoO videoOur friends have a boat and were nice enough to take a bunch of us waterskiing and wakeboarding. It was a blast. John attempted a back flip on the wake board a couple of times. I even caught one of the tries on video. What a daring husband I have! .. and I went wakeboarding too.. but the videos of me are much less exciting. It was a blast. Thanks Kate and Barrett!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Motorcycle Ride to Park City







John and I went on a motorcycle ride to Park City up through the canyon on Saturday. We stopped and had a picnic near snowbird... on a little lake. The squirrels and chipmunks were so daring! They'd come right up near you and try to snatch some dropped food. It was crazy and they were really freaking me out! One even came and nibbled on my shoe! Anyway, we did a little shopping in Park City, checked out the olympic park, and went and watched some people on the trampolines and roller coaster. I forget that Park City is so cool and not that far away. John even let me steer the motorcycle for a bit.. that was AWESOME!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bonneville Shoreline Trail







We went mountain biking on .. uhh.. Thursday or something. We went on the Bonneville shoreline trail down in Draper and it was really pretty. My friend, Rachel, and her roommate, Emily, came with us. The view of the mountains and the temple were awesome. The trail wasn't too bad, either. On the way down, it got pretty dark and we heard rattle snakes!! yikes!!! ANyway, sorry if you're tired of hearing about biking...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Camping, etc.




John's old roommate and friend, Wendell, is moving shortly to California. So, we decided to spend some time with him last weekend. We went to the Mayan to see him dive one last time with some other peeps from Turnberry.. and then we went camping. Camping was awesome.. but rainy. We saw some crazy clouds and such.. adn in the morning, we woke up to hail!!! YIKES!.. you can see some of it in the picture of our tent. It was fun, despite the rain. We heard a coyote in the middle of the night too. I swear it was a few feet from our tent!! Freaked me out!!! We will miss Wendell and are sad to see him go.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

another motorcycle ride


Laura and John went on one last ride before she left.. out near the Great Salt Lake. Don't worry- Laura didn't ACTUALLY drive. They had fun!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

timpanogos cave with Laura







While my little sister was here, we hiked to the timp caves and took a tour! John and Laura had never been and the last time I went was when I was 13! It was really cool and I loved hearing the stories of how the caves were discovered. So cool. THe hike was harder than I remembered. Must be a sign of old age.. hah. Anyway, it was really fun and inside the caves were so amazing!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Last Day in Maine.. so sad

Some random pics of us after church
Dad's muscles .. and John's.. uhh.. belly??
mom, me, and nana
videoThis was our last two days in Maine. On Saturday, we went on the sailboat one last time.. and canoed to a rope swing. Sunday was our last half-day in Maine (our flight flew out that evening).. so.. we just had church and chatted with the fam. We will miss Maine. and.. aren't you glad you don't have to read anymore posts about Maine for awhile??? YAY!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Whale Watching.. if that's what you call it


We went whale watching while in Maine. We saw .. about 1 and a half whales. It was lame. Laura and I felt a bit sea sick while on the boat. It was so cold way out to sea!!! and.. the most we saw was a "blow" from teh whales blow hole. That's it! I've been to REAL whale watching in Bar Harbor. It was much cooler. We went out to eat at this restaurant afterwards where you can sit right out on the water. It was awesome. We also took our pic by the whaling wall on our way out. So much fun. I love the Old Port.