Thursday, December 22, 2005

Find positive in all situations????

On my way home from the airport I went on and on to mom about how excited I was to see and ride my horse Crystal. Before we made it home I found out Crystal had been in an accident and her leg was tore up. My heart sank. I loaded her up and hauled her to the vet. To work on her leg he had to put her to sleep and it was hard watching her go down. Seeing your 1300lb baby scared and in pain, and then collapse is emotional; however, I loved watching him sew the muscle and dermis up. She was so cute when she eventually tried to stand after surgery. Still dopey, her lip hung and she swayed back and forth on wobbly legs. Looks like no riding for me.....
Digging for positive perspective.....Atleast it happened when I can be here to take care of her.

Home again home again.....

-Red-eye flight home for Christmas
-Shared conversation with a guy from Australia (American and Australian politics, jargon, food, and culture)
-Proved Murphy's law true over and over again (examples- bring coat on plane and sweat like a whore in church/ don't bring coat on plane and muscles ache from shivering for 5 straight hours, or how about book flight with a 1 hour lay over and plane will arrive late missing your connection/ book flight with a 6 hour lay over and your connecting flight will be delayed for hours)

Friday, December 2, 2005

Thursday, November 24, 2005

My non-traditional Thanksgiving

I spent Thanksgiving hiking alone and cooked chicken, potatos, and corn on the cob for dinner over a fire in Provo Canyon. It was an awesome day of solitude.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Jess and Jenny's Hairy Deal...

Jenny and I lost a bet and didn't shave our armpits for 2 weeks....longest two weeks of my life. It felt so good to finally shave!!!

Monday, October 31, 2005

Davey Crockett

I won 3rd place at work in a costume contest. I went as Davey Crocket.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Keyhole Canyon

After breakfast at Mean Bean we were off to do Keyhole, a short slot canyon in the park. Jenny and I laughed at each other trying to squeeze into the wet suits and neoprene socks. The last section of the slot had more debris than I had ever encountered in a canyon before. We were almost done with a really long swim through a narrow section where the water was well over our heads. Towards the end the debris got so thick that you could not wade through it. We tried to stem accross the debris, sinking with each movement as if we were in quicksand. At the end we were all filthy and went and sat on the road and ate avocado wraps as we dried in the sun. It was a really fun excursion!

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Cable Mountain

Abe, Jenny, and I went on a weekend trip to Zion to do some canyoneering. We drove down and set up camp at Mosquito Cove. We woke up at 6:30am to make it to the visitor's center to be the first in line for permits. Call me over eager, but the visitor center opened at 8, not 7, so we went to Mean Bean coffee shop for breakfast and to kill some time. Abe and Jenny didn't give me too hard of a time about the mistake :)
The flash flood danger was high so we opted hiking Cable Mountain, named for the giant cable system that was used years ago to haul wood down to Zion's floor in order to build the Zion Lodge. It worked much like a giant zip line (4,000 vertical feet). The cable has not been used in years, but the wooden structure still stands at the top. We spent time sitting on the edge, letting our feet dangle off the 4,000 foot drop and talked about about how much fun it would be to base jump off the edge.
After Cable Mountain we did a few short hikes in the park and then went and had dinner at Oscar's.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

narcolepsy wall

My second time rock climbing outside, I went up Little Cotton Wood Canyon to a route called "Narcolepsy Wall". This picture is of Abe.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Powder Puff Football and the Full Moon

I played on a powder puff football team with my roomates. We played the "other side of the street" at the Colony (My apartment complex). After half time I was running a reverse play. The pitch was beautiful, the hand off was amazing, and then it happened. A girl from the other team grabbed the back of my pants (underwear and all) and showed my bare butt to my entire ward as well as my entire apartment complex. I ran a few yards before I was able to pull them back up. Talk about embarassing!

Monday, September 5, 2005

Sneak peek of Mt. Rainier

I'll show all the pictures and share the full account when I'm home for Christmas. These pictures are of sunrise on summit day and a few of us frozen at the top.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Sky Dive Zion

My friend Charley took me skydiving at a place called Sky Dive Zion in Hurricane, Ut. (but the locals say Hurrrikin, Ut.) It was amazing!!!