November 14, 2009


Matt and I are doing P90X.

When I first heard about P90X I was a little intimidated, not quite sure what I was getting myself into.
I heard twice that the workouts will make you cry yourself to sleep at night.

Tomorrow will be day 30!

What do I have to say about it now?...

It's one of the best things I have ever committed to.
I love the time spent working out with Matt in the mornings.
I'm thrilled that I have actually been able to wake up and work out at 5AM in the mornings.
It has helped me eat smaller more frequent meals. I actually eat real portion sizes now. No more feeling bloated after eating too much.
The videos are fun.
Love Kenpo! Look like a dork doing it ....but Love it.
I feel great!

P90X Intro

Hayley's Homecoming

My little sister is not so little anymore. She is growing up so fast. Last month she went to her first High school dance. Homecoming 2009.

As a gift, I took her to a salon get a professional up-do. She loved it.

Her dress was adorable.

October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday.

Where does time go?
It feels like you were just with me and yet it has been over 5 years.
I still think about you everyday.
I miss ya.
Happy Birthday.

September 05, 2009

Lava Hot Springs

Only Four years of marriage and I can't remember what life was like before US. Our life together is everything I could have ever asked for. I won't lie...Marriage is work. But what we have...I wouldn't trade for the world.

We spent our anniversary in Lava Hot Springs.

Relaxed, Played with the pups, Took afternoon naps, Floated down the river, Made Pancakes, Listened to Music, Took Deep Breaths, Cuddled, Almost bought a Lottery ticket, Walked Main Street, Browsed Shops, Seen some deer, Stared at the Stars, Mooed at the Cattle grazing in the yard, Played Cards, and of course Soaked in the Hot Springs.

View from the patio


Breakfast on the patio

Family Pictures

We woke up in the morning to find a backyard filled with Cattle. Sam's instinct was to herd was hilarious.

On Monday, we decided to take the VERY LONG way home and explore some small towns.

Matt taught me how to drive his manual 5-speed car.

There were a few towns we visited but did not get a picture of the welcoming sign. We also stopped for lunch in Malad. Of the towns we visited, Corrine was the most appealing. Quaint and small but still a 15 minute drive to civilization.

I would LOVE to live in a small town some day.

Car Camping

Willow Flats. We've been there several times. This time however, was the first time that both the weather and the road allowed us to explore beyond the two camping spots we were familiar with. The camping site we found was AMAZING!

Backing up a little. We arrived after dark and set up camp at a site we had stayed at previously. It is not our favorite place to camp, but since we no longer have a 4-wheel drive our car camping options are limited. As I crawled into bed...we received a surprise visit from our VERY LOUD, VERY DRUNK, hillbilly of a neighbor. Neighbors and camping don't really go together in the first place but like I said before...our options have been limited. But THIS neighbor.. This neighbor was ridiculously obnoxious! Needless to say, we went exploring for a new site first thing in the morning and was thrilled with the site we found.

The colors in the wild flowers were BRILLIANT.

My sitting spot.

Our Camp.

Sam Played ball until his pads were bleeding.

Wild Flowers

Matt brought a slingshot

Gabe keeping Matt company for some reading time

Campfire. Gabe thinks hes a lapdog

Bed Time

August 09, 2009

Butterfield Canyon

After a morning at the dog park, we took a drive up Butterfield canyon.

It was surprisingly very green.

Overlook of the city.

Gabe and Sam.

Looking down into Kennecott mine at the top of Butterfield Canyon.

When we arrived home, we declared it bath time.

I'm convinced that there is no word that Gabe hates more than "Bath". Once the word "Bath" is said out loud, a game of hide and seek is sure to follow as he is gone and hiding in an instant.
The entire time you are bathing him he looks up at you with his pitiful, pouting eyes making you feel like the worst person in the world for wanting a clean puppy.

Sam doesn't love bath time, but he also doesn't dread it like Gabe does.

The weekend prior...Ben, Sheila, and Christy were over for dinner.

Sheila and Baby B.

Christy and Baby B.

Feeding time.

August 01, 2009

Palisade Lake

We went backpacking in the Uintahs over the July 24th weekend. Although we had a great time....we did face a couple of challenges:
1-Gabe (our trail master) is having a hard time in his older age AND
2- The mosquito's this year... were downright awful.

Gabe and Sam leading the way

Sam just had to try to lay in every body of water that we came across. It was pretty funny. Poor guy gets hot so easily.

The pictures really don't do the beauty justice...this overlook was breathtaking.

This was (I can't remember the name) meadow

Palisade lake. Our camping spot was perfect. It was on a small cliff about 100 ft above the water. I don't think I could have asked for a more perfect spot.


Our campsite

Matt and the pups

Family picture...I love the little camera stand thingy Matt found for our camera. It's so flexible.


Dinner time.

Our chillin Rock.

Matt up at the break of dawn...I was still sound asleep in the warm tent.

Sam playing in the lake.

Nap Time.

We were worried about how Gabe would handle the hike back so on Saturday we decided to hike a portion of the way out to break it up for him.

More Family Pictures.

Our second camp site. This site was far enough from the lake that we were able to start a fire. This was a huge help with the mosquitos...for a minute anyways.


Matt once again up at the break of dawn.

Betsy Lake.

Our hike back ...the pups still leading the way.

Our trip home would not be complete without stopping to get the fattiest/greasiest meal we could find.