The other night we went to Dad and Angela's to carve pumpkins. I must say, I was impressed with everyone's creativity. Here are some highlights.
Brett carved Dwight...he looks a bit sinister as a pumpkin.
David carved Jack, the Pumpkin King.
Michael and Bryttan carved these beauties.
Dad's masterpiece creation.
Angela's--you can't tell from this picture, but hers has these ugly rats poking out the holes.
Yesterday we went on a fall hike up to Donut Falls. It was so nice to get away and really appreciate nature and what a wonderful world we live in. It was really fun going with Brett. It was quite a scramble to the top, climbing on boulders and crossing streams and he was always looking back and offering me his hand and encouraging me the whole way. It was a really good opportunity for us to work together and it was totally worth it because the view from the top is awesome. And then we saw this guy, or should I say lady. A HUGE cow Moose. It was so scary. We ended up bushwhacking through the forest in order to go around her because she was right in the trail. Amazing.
I'm getting cabin fever. I really want to get out of town. I would like to go here
or perhaps Here
or even Here
I wish I could just go, but it seems like we have so much more responsibility these days. We're trying to save our money so we can pay for grad school, but every time we start to build a little up, I want to spend it on vacation! I can't help it if I want to see the world. *sigh*
Sorry it's been awhile since I've posted---it's been a busy summer! Or at least it feels like it. I never posted pictures about London....but I will. It's still on my to-do list. Highlights of the summer: Brett and I conquered Mt. Olympus. Literally---it was a death hike. My sister in law Lindsey had the most adorable baby boy Luke on August 4, making me a first time aunt! Brett and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary on August 10th by "sightseeing" in SLC. Brett got a new job as a Loan Workout Officer in Credit Management at Zion's and is still studying hard for the GMAT and hopefully grad school next fall. We just moved (again!) into the Millcreek area and we love it. The ward has been really great and we feel so welcome. Last weekend Brett and I took a few days off of work to enjoy the last few days of summer...and lucky we did because the day we went back to work it dropped 20 degrees and started raining/snowing. Anyway, here are a few of the highlights. Fishing at Strawberry.
I'm so proud of myself for not only catching the fish, but touching it with BARE HANDS for the picture :)
Hiking Grandeur Peak--the pictures do not even do justice to the colors up there. You just have to use your imagination.
Brett and I met on a study abroad in Germany. On August 10, 2007, exactly one year from our first date, we got married! We both graduated in May 2008. We love to travel and take every opportunity we can to get away!
In October 2011 we had our baby girl, Adelyn. We are riding the parental learning curve now!