Sunday, August 23, 2009

on top of the world: mt. timpanogous

Brett and I had an amazing hike this weekend. We went up the north peak of Mt. Timpanogous, which is up American Fork Canyon. It is the deer bow hunt so Brett brought along his bow. We saw a ton of deer. (I guess none were big enough for him to shoot). I wasn't too disappointed. There were two (2) points that came right up to us to check us out - so cute.

So we got to a point where we were planning on stopping, and I reminded Brett that going to the very top is on my list of things to do before I'm 30. There were only deer trails to follow the first half of the hike, so Brett forged our own path the rest of the way. The view from the top... It was absolutely amazing. Possibly one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. I now understand why Brett wasn't too impressed when we were at the top of the space needle in Seattle or the Sears Tower in Chicago. Being at the very top of a mountain at almost 12,000 feet with 360 panaramic views just can't be matched! Brett was impressed that I didn't want to turn around since the hike was so steep you put your hand out in front of you and can touch the mountain. I think that was part of the challenge, was to prove myself. Here are a few pictures of our adventure. Trust me though, they are way better in person!








Here are some pictures of Brett's bucks:


fun in the sun in arizona!

My sisters and I all flew down to AZ together to visit our parents and hang out for a week. It was a great trip!

I did a jewelry party one night and my mom invited some neighbors and friends over.


After some convincing, we were able to get our sweet dog into the pool with us. We made THE BEST chile rellenos one night. Yum.
We had an awesome time out on the golf course together.


Amy and I were cart buddies.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

wendover weekend

We had a fun little getaway for the weekend with our friends Holly and Landon. We drove out to Wendover to see Diamond Rio and try out our hand at a little black jack. The band is actually putting out a new Christian album which is kind of cool- Some of the members are lds. Anyway, it was fun just to getaway and have fun together. Holly and Landon Me and Holly Diamond Rio