Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Big Reveal

So finally I've got my house put back together! There was a two week interval there where I was waiting for the flooring guy to come back and finish putting on the quarter round and the trasition strips in the doorway but finally it's all done. I'm so happy with how things turned out. Here are a few pictures of the finished product. There is still a little left to do, like purchasing some baseboards for the bathrooms or painting the chairs for the kitchen table so that they will match, but that just may take awhile as I'm a bit tired of the home improvement for the moment.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Weekend at the Cabin

I'm always behind on my posts, but then I guess that's how I feel about my life too :). a little behind of what's going on. Last weekend my mom decided we needed some family time so she and John, Jason and Clay, and I went up to the cabin for Saturday and Sunday. It was so nice to get out of the heat of the valleys and up into the mountains. When we got up to the cabin it was only 70 degrees! Since it was the opening weekend for stream fishing that was the intent of the men on the trip. We women were on the search for fields of wild flowers. Both of us were moderately successful, but still we never found any flowers as pretty as the ones I'd seen at camp the week before (which was strange since we were in the same mountain area). After lunch the guys went off to fish and Mom and I drove along skyline drive. Here are some pictures of our adventures:

Beautiful Sanpete County down below....

Yup that's a lot of snow in July. The road got pretty sketchy about here and we almost turned around but I'm glad we didn't....

A successful days work. The guys came home home with 9 trout. The next day we had a big breakfast and then went off to Gooseberry to do a bit more fishing and then headed home.

Someone's up to mischief here :)

And there's always a little room for a few more flowers...

I got to take my own souvenier from the trip that I didn't even know about until I was getting in the bath Sunday night and caught a glimpse of it in the mirror. Here's a picture of my crazy bite and keep in mind at the time this picture was taken it was already a week old. Yikes! (that's my side by the way, not an arm or something, it was a big bite!)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Tribute to the Notes

So, for any of you that have been to our family cabin you know that my Grandma has a tendency to write notes about everything. When we were up there this past weekend I decided to take pictures of all those notes so that I'll always remember them. I get a kick out of some of them, especially all the rules. My favorite is to pick out the new "rules" that exsist because of something that happened while I was up in the cabin (knowing the history behind the rule always makes me smile) but I'm not telling which one's I caused ;). So here is a montage of the notes, the more you look around up there the more notes you find...

Somehow in this one I don't think the ants are paying attention to the poison by the looks of that pile of sawdust :)

And there you have it. Sadly that wasn't even all of the notes that I found (because I'm convinced there are still some notes hidden away where no one has even found them).

Monday, July 7, 2008

And once again....

It's Girls Camp time! So for those of you who know me, the last three years I was the Girls Camp director for my ward. Well here were are at the fourth camp and yeah I wasn't in charge! Now that I'm in the YW presidency I got to go up and just have fun, no worries. It was soooooo nice to do that, to not be stressed. We were originally supposed to go the first week of June, but this year was so slow starting that there was up to 5 feet of snow still on the ground so they cancelled on us. Time was found to squeeze us in during the 4th of July week, but we were only up there for three days. I enjoyed Wednesday with the girls and we had fun hiking and doing crafts. It was beautiful and so relaxing. Here are a few pictures of my time at Mia Shalom: