Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy 31st, John!

John had his 31st birthday on Friday! He got to wear an AWESOME birthday headband.. and he even had some of his presents wrapped in pretty princess paper. John claims he is now "in his 30's", since apparently, being 30 does not fall into that category. I'm pretty sure he's becoming an old man, because he couldn't even blow out his 4 candles (3 + 1). We were supposed to go camping on his birthday, but when that fell through, we decided to meet up with John's parents for a hike, since they were in town. We also went and ate at Cafe Rio- The night after his birthday, John's parents took us out for a fun dinner at McGrath's fish house. Happy birthday, John!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Day at the Ranch

We went to a cattle ranch with some guys who work with John on the same project at work. His boss has some relatives that own a ranch, so we went and spent the day up there. We had a picnic lunch, rode the tractor (and drove it too), paddled canoes around, and shot guns. It was a fun day and a nice break for John and his co-workers. We did have to watch out for lots of cow pies, but it was a really beautiful place.

Motorcycle Ride to Silver Lake

Last Saturday night, John and I went for a looong motorcycle ride up to Silver Lake. It was so beautiful up there- and a lot cooler, too. We walked around the lake- and even spotted a moose! John thinks the moose may be friends with some of the moose in Maine.. haha..


On Monday, we had a barbecue and pool party for the 4th. It was waaay fun. We ate tons of food, swam in the pool, raced on our floats.. We are lucky enough to have a pool in our apartment complex, and trust me, I make good use of it.. hah. Lots of friends came and it was a fun day off.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July 2010

We went and watched some fireworks after going tubing down the river. It was pretty fun. We rode the motorcycle over, ate some italian ice, and watched the fireworks. We actually got really close to where they were launching the fireworks because John wanted to see. It was pretty cool and there was ash everywhere and pieces of cardboard dropping all around us. I'm so grateful for the freedoms we have in this great country. Happy 4th everyone!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tubing the Provo River

We went tubing down the Provo River today with some friends from our ward. This is probably one of my favorite things to do in the summer. It was a bit on the chilly side for it, since the water is pretty FREEZING.. Usually, we go when it's at least 90 degrees out.. It was only about 81 degrees today, but it was still really fun. Definitely glad we went!


Last week, I went to Lagoon with some girlfriends. We had fun and the rides were awesome. We ended up chatting for a lot of the time, which was fun too. We joked about the fact that we paid all this money to get into the park just so we could all talk. We decided that next time, we should just go out to eat or something. haha.