Friday, July 23, 2010

A Great Package Deal, 5 Dates All in One

So Noah and I (the good looking one to the right), decided to go camping yesterday. He and I have both been so busy with work that we haven't really done anything super fun. Well let's just say that changed yesterday.

We found this beautiful spot by a river. Little did we know what our neighbors had planned. I couldn't quite sneak up on them to take a picture while they were using the chain saw (yes I said chain saw, in the wilderness mind you) to chop down a perfectly good tree. It was also a bit too dark to take a picture of them carrying their two HUGE queen mattresses to their campsite. It was a bit overkill I think and not so camperly.

Matching headlights, every couple should have one. Mine is smaller because I am smaller.

Between Noah and the skunk, we had a pretty stinky night.

So Noah and I are in our tent relaxing, giggling, etc. until we suddenly hear a rustling. The thoughts, "I really hope that's not a bear; I don't want to get eaten," and "I really hope whatever it is doesn't like Sunchips and Mint Oreos because my breath smells like them," went through my head. Instead Noah takes a peek out the door and whispers to me very urgently "Don't move!" I freeze instantly, seeing as I trust him implicitly, but I can't help whispering whilst in my yoga "Cobra" position, "What is it?" After the thing goes directly past our tent Noah let's me know it's our little furry, sometimes stinky friend the skunk. I had to double check, but Noah didn't know any other creature that was black with a white stripe down it's back. Luckily this story does not end with us getting sprayed.

The following day we took a hike to the hot springs. The hike was beautiful with all these little shallow pools along the way.

Noah needed a break along the way so he did some stretches.

When we finally arrived there was this beautiful waterfall.

We forgot our bathing suits, so we had to get in with our clothes on. Apparently they're optional there at the hot springs (bathing suits and clothes that is.) Noah and I decided that we'd like to keep ours on, but one old man decided he didn't want to...

Can you see that I'm burning already? I feel like I'm a lobster boiling slowly to death.

Otherwise, we had a great time on what Noah classifies as "like 5 dates." He thinks he's done for the month now. We will see.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Noe's Show

Noah had his first personal show. The following is the set-up.

The Director:
Wain was supposed to be helping...

Cute butt.
Wain actually helping Noah.

I was in charge of the vinyl. I hate doing vinyl.

Joel helped.
Mostly he was entertainment. He fell asleep on the floor of the gallery.

Almost done!

It was a success. I think. :)

Beads n' Bags

Welcome to our booth at the Farmer's Market! Crystal split the booth with us this year.

The set-up.

Crystal looks a little angry and wouldn't you? It's the middle of July and it's HOT!

Noah wooing the customers with his "skills."

Krista comes to visit us sometimes and pretends to look at merchandise so people will come buy things. It actually works. I'm thinking about hiring her full-time.

Freshly Baked Bread

Noah and I recently came in to a bread machine, (something I would never actually purchase.) We've fallen in love.

This is our second loaf. The first loaf was wonky, but it tasted sooo good. This one is wheat and it's 10 times more delicious than the first.

The machine even has a bake delay so Noah and I can wake up to fresh baked bread. Oh bread machine, how you've changed my life for the better.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


The following are the top ten highlights from this summer:

1. I spend a lot of time reading, in my bed, in front of the fan.
2. Noah's show went up and is coming down today.
3. I scheduled my first exam for my teaching license. August 2nd, the dreaded day.
4. Sometimes I find excuses to run errands so I can get in the car and crank up the air conditioning.
5. I'm on level 8 in Mario and beat the first castle(thanks to some friends in the ward).
6. Jessica moves in, in a month!
7. I GOT MY COMPUTER from the district.
8. I came back from Castle Dale gaining .2 lbs. instead of 5.
9. I'm now completely healed of all ailments until further notice.
10. I went school supply shopping at Staples with Carolyn on penny days.

And now I'm sure you're all jealous of my thrilling summer. The End.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I started on my dress again today in hopes of finishing it. I gave up 5 minutes later. I'm going to need some more self-discipline...