Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Day...oh the memories!

Memorial Day was a nice weekend. We took a little trip down memory lane. Friday night, we took off to go camping up Sulfer Canyon in Soda. We used to go up there all the time to go rock climbing in high school. I never climbed, I just sat at the bottom keeping up the fire. We had tons of fun. Here is Dustin and Ethan making breakfast.

Macie LOVED sitting by herself in the big chair by the fire. It was so cute.

And she loved playing in the water.

So I decided to try climbing. I never have before. It turned out to be awesome, and I have to toot my own horn and say I made it to the top on my very first try ever! It was a big rock and only a few of us made it up. Dustin made it to the top, too (on his second try) :)

I know this is lame, I I didn't actually do it back in high school (I'm pretty sure one of Dustin's friends did it), but it was kind of fun seeing this in the tree. (Dustin Hansen + Hope Walters)

Macie had tons of fun camping. She wasn't too happy when we were packing up to leave. It was nice sticking her right there in the car while we were packing up. She was so sad.

Monday, before we came back to Logan, we stopped at the cemetary. Last year when we went, I was huge pregnant, so it was fun this year to have Macie. It was her first visit, so it was kind of special.

We had a good Memorial Day weekend and enjoyed the memories. I really don't go to Soda very much, but we had tons of fun!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Recent Happenings

Just a few things that have been going on work BJ will shut down the office at noon and take everyone paintballing.  Last year, I was about 8 months pregnant, and this year, I took Macie, so I sat out, but it's still fun going and hanging out.  Nice camo everyone.

Here's Ang.  She wasn't going to do it, but all those targets running around...she couldn't resist.

Macie was having fun walking around eating the used paint balls off the ground.  Lovely.

Hello Chris.  I think Angie decided to play so she and Allison could get Chris back for being a punk all the time. :)

Also, last week Jess called and said she was in Salt Lake, so they came to visit us here in Logan.  I'm so glad she actually called us!  So, Kaleena, Jess, and me (and our husbands) got together to talk about the good 'ol days of Lynwood, Larry, and everything in between.  Good times.  All three of us together again.  It was a blast.  I love you girls!

I had to put this picture in because this is one of Macie's favorite things to do at work.  Her arm fits perfectly into the little hole, and she just pulls out all the shredded paper.  Thanks for trying to share Mace!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Three Years!

May 5th was our third anniversary. We have a wonderful marriage and a beautiful daughter. I love you Dustin! Thanks for everything you do for me. You are the greatest anyone could ask for. You are still me hero!

Happy Birthday Dustin!

So, all Dustin wanted for his birthday was to have a little break from life. He wanted to get away for a few days with no work and no school. We left Macie in Logan and headed to Moab. It was a way fun weekend. It was our anniversary/birthday weekend. We left on Thursday, Dustin's birthday. Of course, on the way we got pulled over. Dustin was going 12 over, but maybe the cop saw it was his birthday and let us off with just a warning.

We first went to Goblin Valley.  It was pretty cool actually because you don't see anything as you are driving up until you basically get to the parking lot.  Then it just opens up into this little valley with goblins all over.

We took this picture because it kind of looked like a brochure picture.

We were going to go to Canyonlands to camp, but it was getting later, and we thought it might be full, so we just drove up into some hills by Goblin Valley and found a nice little campsite.  My only complaint was that the wind was brutal til about dark.  It was all good, though.  We got there, set up camp, went for a little bike ride, and ate dinner.

Dustin was so lucky and got some jeans for his birthday.  He actually got a GPS, too, and he thought that was kind of cool. (Don't mind the Christmas paper wrapping, it's all I had!  Stop judging!)  :)

When we were about to go to bed, we realized how bright it was outside.  We walked over to the other side of the little valley we were in and Dustin got this awesome picture of a full moon.  Those are just the rock cliffs in front of it.

Friday morning, we got up, packed up camp, and headed out.  We went to Arches National Park.  I'd never been there.  It was awesome.  We hiked in to Delicate Arch, the one from the license plates.  It looks SO amazing in real life.  If you look really close, Dustin and I are on the rocks at the front of the arch.

Parade of Elephants.
After Arches, we drove into Moab and got our hotel room.  We were going to go for another bike ride but realized we were tired, so we got ready, went to dinner, and went to see Star Trek instead.  Basically that show is awesome, and Spock is my hero.  (Besides Dustin of course!)  Anyway, Happy Birthday, Dustin!  I hope you had a good time.  I love you!