Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tis The Season

This time of year gets so busy and crazy but I love the holidays.
Here is what we've been up to so far for the holidays

We got our Christmas tree put up and even got a few presents under the tree.
I have some other ornaments im going to make but it may not happen til next year
I made Christmas stockings because I couldn't find any I liked in the stores

We made our annual trip to the Barlow condo in Park City for some fun skiing.
It was Mallory's first year skiing and she did amazing. And she was the
cutest snow bunny out there too!

My cousins and I held our annual footie pj party
Brady and I went to the Olympic Park in Park City and
watched the US and Russian teams practice aerials
on the slopes. So crazy! I can't believe the stuff they
can do. They make it look so easy too.

Oh no im gonna fall

Checking our the bobsled
Brady got the high score for the day on the ski-ball jump

Oh the Posting I have Missed

I got looking through some of my pictures and have realized
how behind I am on posting. Lets catch up shall we.

I went to watch this cute boy play soccer and he played so well

Connor in action

My mom, Aubree and I met up with Jake, Em, Connor and Cody to
take a ride on the Alpine Slide

Love this face!

We had Buddy over for a few days. He's such a good
dog and so cute when he's all tuckered out

At the end of the summer I went with Sandee, Jill and Mallory
down to St George to watch Little Mermaid at Tuacahn. We
hit the pool the next morning for some sun and relaxation. It
was such a fun trip. Thanks for the good times girls!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Alaskan Adventure

Brady and I took an amazing 2 week vacation to Alaska. We went with our friends Dave and Katie and had a blast! Brady used to live there in high school so it was so fun to go see his old stomping grounds. He and Dave had been a few times over the past years but it was the first time for Katie and myself. I have wanted to go fishing in Alaska for a long, long time. We stayed with some of Brady's high school friends who were so generous to us. Eric, Angela, Miles and Becky were so great and had the cutest families. It was so nice to finally meet them because Brady has told me so many stories about their high school adventures. I also got to meet Rodney and Beth who are the parents of one of Brady's good friends. They were awesome and took us to do a lot of cool things. For awhile we wondered if 2 weeks was going to be too long but we definitely filled every spare minute with a lot of fun activities. Alaska is so beautiful and there is so much to do, not to mention the yummy fish you can catch. I can't wait to go back sometime.

Made a stop in Whittier

Boots filled with rain

Dave and Katie

This is what we saw about 30 min into the trip...didn't help my fear
of camping with bears but pretty dang cool to see!
So many spawned out salmon...too bad they're not good to eat

Fishing at quartz Creek

Rafting down to Skilak lake

Baby bear cubs playing while mom fishes

We saw 7 bears along our rafting trip

Finished the rafting trip with a beautiful sunset

4wheeling with Beth and Rodney

Exit Glacier

Canooing the Swanson

Brady "Planking"

Hanging out in Homer. We had the best bowl of clam
chowder in a bread bowl here. Sooooo Gooood!

We did a 7 mile hike/bushwhacking into the Cresent Saddle Cabin and stayed for 2 nights. It was so beautiful and it was fun having no one around. There was a beautiful lake and row boat that we could use. We hiked, played cards, went out on the lake, and just enjoyed the views.

There were a bunchs of loons on the lake that sounded so cool

We did have visitors come in on a float plane for one afternoon to fish
Such a beautiful lake!

Our bunk beds
our wood burning stove
Awesome beach fire

Brady's camouflaged can you find him?

moose on the loose

Kenai Fjords tour

sea otters
sea lion

The sea lion was eating a sting ray and was thrashing it around.

Aialik Glacier
They stoped the boat next to the glacier and turned off the engines so we could hear the glacier cracking. It sounded like thunder. Then big chunks would fall off and make big tidal waves. One of the coolest experiences of the trip.

Felicia took us fishing for silvers and was quite the fishing guide

Nate and Allison took us fishing on their drift boat. It was so much fun and we caught a lot of fish. Nate new all the places on the river to go for the most fish. We caught a lot of king salmon which we couldn't keep and a few silver salmon.