Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bridal Veil Falls…Check!

So a few weeks ago I made a list of all the things I wanted to do with Kylie this summer.  One of them was to go to Bridal Veil Falls.  There is this awesome trail that goes right by the waterfall.  Kylie had a blast throwing rocks in the water.  Why is that such a fascination???  Anyway, at one point of our walk, I decided to go for a quick run.  Now I haven’t ran like that since before my surgery.  I made it about a half mile before I got a little winded.  Let me just say that it felt fantastic!  I miss running so much.  I hope I can run at least a little bit every once in a while. 

I have been enjoying this weather and look forward to checking more things off my list :)

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I LOVE this picture!

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Monday, May 24, 2010

The Hogle Zoo

Last Friday Austin took the day off and we went to the Hogle Zoo.  It was freezing cold and crowded, but we still had a great time.  I love how excited Kylie gets to see all the animals.  I’m hoping to take her to Wheeler Farm soon.  I’ll have to wait until the weather warms up…it was SNOWING today.  Unbelievable.  Must be global warming right!


Kylie LOVED the carousel. 

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We went to this bird show that was so cool.  The American Bald Eagle was my favorite by far.


After the zoo we were going to do this hike up to this waterfall, but we ran into a bunch of snow and we ran out of time.  Oh well, it was still fun for Kylie to throw rocks in the river.


Check out the awesome pooch on me… :)



Wow, I haven’t been on here for a while :) 

Two weekends ago we went to Moab with our neighbors.  It was such a blast.  Austin and I went up early Friday afternoon and we got there about 4:00…there wasn’t an open campsite anywhere.  We spent 2 hours looking and finally we decided to go up this road that was about 20 minutes from Moab and we found an awesome campsite.  It was far from the road, we had no neighbors, and the best part was we didn’t have to pay to stay there.

We spent all day Saturday in Arches National Park.  We did the Devils Garden trail.  It was really fun. We did have a minor accident.  We were taking the trail back to the parking lot, and Lance slid off this rock and dropped about 8 or 9 feet and landed on his heels.  It was kind of scary.  He could barely walk and we still have 3 more miles until we reached the car.  It was getting late into the afternoon, so Austin and Kylie and I went ahead and Austin got some more water, jackets, headlights, etc. and I went and found a ranger to go and help him.  I had just found a ranger to come help us out, when Austin drives up saying Lance was almost to the parking lot.  I guess when were were gone, two doctors came along the trail and had two hiking poles which Lance used to speedily make it back.  It was a blessing I’ll tell you what.  I’m so glad the situation wasn’t any worse.

Sunday we went to one more arch and then went home.  The weather was fantastic and we all had a great time.  Thanks so much for going with us Teeples!

Our Campsite


Kylie’s new frog chair :)


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We saw plenty of these

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Our favorite neighbors, Lance, Bethany, and Roxann


Austin on top of Muscle Man Arch









Austin and Kylie