Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Wind Caves

Before the hike

Robbie and Jenna next to Paul Bunion's loaf of bread

Rearranging the backpack

The bottom of a waterfall

The cave entrance 

Army crawling

The Pit

I wish I would have taken a picture of Justin climbing up the other side. What a man.
He free climbed it even though it was wet and slippery.  Then he tied a rope at the top so that I was able to make it up safely. 

hahahahaha creepy eyes because it was so dark

this is our second attempt to have less creepy eyes...Justin did way better

We went to some very sweet caves called the wind caves.  Robbie and Jenna Thompson took us.  It was about a 2-hour hike up to the cave.  It was a beautiful hike, but the combination of altitude and the fact that I was just recovering from a sinus infection made it hard to breathe.  But we finally made it and it was so worth it!  The caves were rugged and there were a couple parts where you had to army crawl through.  It was awesome. We all had headlamps because you had to use your hands to either crawl or climb through the cave.  Then there is a part that is a pit and to keep going you have to climb down one side and up the other side.  But it was wet and slippery and there was only a ghetto rope on the side closet to us.  But Justin and I decided to just go for it.  He was brave and went first.  He free climbed up the other side and attached a rope that we brought so I could make it up easier.  Going down the one side was very scary because there were no foot holds and it was so slippery; basically you had to use all upper body strength and lower yourself down by going hand over hand down the rope. Scary.  Luckily Robbie had gone down before me and could catch me at the bottom (plus the rope didn’t quite reach to the ground).  Coming back up that side was even harder and scarier because you had to pull yourself up with only your arm strength.  But we made it and no one died or got hurt! Bonus.

Once on the other side of the pit, Justin and I had a hard time figuring out how to get past this one part until these climbers from the other side came through.  It was scary though because there was a huge drop off below us that we couldn’t see the bottom of.  But we went a ways and it was sweet.  Such a fun trip and it wouldn’t have been possible without Jenna and Robbie because we had no idea how to get there.  We all went to dinner at a place in Driggs once we got back to the cars.  Thanks Robbie and Jenna for such a great and adventurous day.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Chauncey and Mallory get married

All the men

The women

On September 22nd, we were fortunate enough to go to Justin's brother, Chauncey's, wedding.  It was such a fun treat to be able to see them get sealed in the same temple we did (St. George).  It brought back all of the amazing memories from our wedding day. We are so proud of Chauncey and Mallory and wish them the best.  Justin's sister, Andrea, blessed her baby that same weekend so we were also able to be a part of that.  Although we couldn't stay long (we left Rexburg Friday and had to drive back Sunday), it was great to be with family.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A day at work

Today at work we got to A.I (artificial insemination) about 130 cows.  I was in charge of giving the shots and keeping them moving through the chute.  At the very end my boss let me A.I one! I took a class in school, but haven't had the chance to practice and perfect this talent. So I was a little rusty, but I was successful! I can't wait for more opportunities. Life is good.

Sometimes I don't enjoy that I have to work.  I get tired and sometimes work is a bummer. But today driving home I realized that I am very blessed. Here are some reasons why:
- I found a job very quickly
- It is something I enjoy (I get to work with cows and be outside and apply all the knowledge I learned in school).
- I am able to work while Justin goes to school
- I have the coolest boss every, who is so chill and very understanding and gives me time off whenever I need it.
- It's not minimum wage

So many other things. We are very blessed. Life is good.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Steve's wedding

A while ago...July 28th I believe, a good friend of Justin's got married and we went to his wedding. It was in Brianhead Utah.  Beautiful location. It was a fun adventure. Justin looked so handsome in his tux.

The three buds: Travis, Steve, and Justin

The food was really good and we loved the lemonade they served. Delicious. We had many a glasses. The olympics were also playing on some large tv screens in the cabin type lodge place we were in.  We were also able to zip down to Caliente and see Colby, Justin's brother, give his mission farewell talk. We're proud of you Colby. He is serving in Raleigh, North Carolina.