Thursday, September 30, 2010

36 Weeks

Well, let the countdown begin!  I can hardly imagine that in 4 weeks or less our little daughter will be here.  Anyway, here is a pic of me and all my fatness.  And of course I had to throw in one of princess Kylie :)



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Timpanogos Cave

Last weekend I told Austin that I wanted to hike up to Timp Cave.  It has become a tradition every year to hike it (not to mention that Austin’s great grandpa discovered one of the caves).  Sooo I’m 35 weeks pregnant and I tell you what, I felt fantastic going up there!  I got a bunch of strange looks and comments about doing it, but it didn’t induce labor, so I was fine :)  Kylie walked the whole time and she was such a trooper.  It was a great Saturday outing.

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What a little poser :)


A camping we will go….

A few weekends ago, Austin and Kylie and I went camping up in the Uintas.  From our previous camping trip last month, I knew this was probably going to be the last time I went camping for the year.  Even though we have a great air mattress, it is REALLY hard for me to get a good night’s sleep being this far along.  So we had one last hurrah as a family :)  Our campsite was awesome.  It was on top of this hill that bordered this beautiful river.  I love listening to the river at night.  Anyway, Kylie and I helped Austin bring logs and branches over for our fire.  Austin found this tree that we propped up next to our campsite that we lovingly named our Nightmare Before Christmas tree.  It was awesome.  Austin also found some cow pies that he used periodically in the fire.  Yeah, they smoke A LOT and  burning poop is just…weird.  Anyway, that first night was FREEZING!  Austin said it was suppose to be like 33 degrees or some insane temperature like that.  I had my sleeping bag and 4 blankets on top of me and my face still froze off (come to find out the next morning we hadn’t zipped up the tent door that we were sleeping next to all the way).  On Saturday we saw Spencer Falls and Cataract Gorge.  We also did another hike later on that day, but I can’t remember what they were called.  We were pretty tired that night.  It was fun to sit around the fire and roast marshmallows and hot dogs.  Kylie LOVES camping.  She loves playing in the dirt, throwing rocks, playing by the river, hiking…she’s going to be some guys dream come true one day :)  On Sunday we took it a little easy in the morning and then headed off to Whiskey Island Lake.  So getting to the lake was kind of torturous for me.  It was pretty much up this mountain, over 3 boulder fields, stepping over fallen trees…I was a sweaty gross mess by the time we got to the lake.  I will admit that hike kicked my butt and I was very close to bludgeoning myself in the head with one of those stinking boulders.  But we did finally make it and it was an incredible lake.  It was so quite and peaceful and the lake was so clear.  We rested for a while and before I knew it, it was time to make the trip back.  We took a different route back and it was a million times easier with only one boulder field to hike across.  I was much happier and the hike was so much more enjoyable.  We went back to camp and packed everything up and drove home.  It was such a great weekend.

Burning poo


Our Nightmare before Christmas tree.  You can’t really see it, but we decorated it was string, and a tent stake that we found.


Spencer Falls

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Cataract Gorge

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Little lake we ate our lunch at on Saturday



Whiskey Island Lake

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Solitude Ski Lift

At the beginning of the month, we went with Howard and Wendy up to the Solitude ski lift.  Kylie had a blast going up it.  We hiked this really awesome trail and found this little lake nestled at the top of the mountain.  After we rode the lift back down, we did another hike to Donut Falls.  That was such a beautiful hike.  The falls were incredible, and had I not been so fat and pregnant, I would have joined Austin up to the top of the falls.  He took some really neat pictures of what it looked like up there.  Made me jealous.  Oh well, next year I guess :)  Kylie decided to crap her pants on the way down…yeah I had left a change of clothes and wipes back at the car.  I can really be a forgetful mother sometimes.  Austin had to wash her stinky bum off by this little river.  But other than that, it was a fantastic day! 

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Donut Falls


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Fun at the playground

Last month we took Kylie over to Sunset Elementary to play on the playground.  Of course this is one of Kylie’s favorite places to go :)  Here are a few pics from that night.

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