Tuesday, July 23, 2013

July 4th, 2013

Isn't he so handsome? 

This year we went to two different fireworks shows! One was the weekend before the 4th in Driggs.  It was a really good show! They had the beach boys to sing before the fireworks started and videos during the fireworks talking about our country.  As Justin and I laid and snuggled on a blanket while watching the fireworks, I was overwhelmed with happiness.  I am so thankful for our freedoms and the people that fight for those freedoms.  Hooray for America! I never wanted the fireworks to end because I was just so happy and content in that moment. 

See how excited we are!?

This was the actual 4th of July.  We watched the parade in Rexburg.  I wanted to get all the candy that was being thrown.  I restrained myself till the very end (when all the kids had had enough I guess) and then I went and grabbed some candy! Yay for free candy!

It was a hot

He didn't like the bright flash

The night of the 4th we drove to Idaho Falls and met up with Justin's mom and aunt and some other family.  We were really far away from the fireworks, but it was crowded, and we could still see them.  What a fun night. Fireworks+freedom+husband = happiness.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fishing the Warm River

Justin is so excited

We went on a fishing trip on free fishing day!  We went to the warm river and fished in the morning, then we went to Mesa Falls, and then back to fishing in the evening.  Apparently the morning and evenings are the best time to fish...although, we didn't have much luck that day.

This is the first spot we saw and stopped at because we saw fish right away.

Mal setting up

So exciting!

The first and largest catch of the day by the handsome Justin (and sadly only 1 of 3 total that day).

This was our first time trying out our new fly fishing rods.

Mesa Falls

We randomly saw Steve there, a guy from work and his son. Small world moment.

This is right after Justin almost fell in and drowned. I was laughing so hard because it was silly...but it wouldn't have been silly if he had actually fallen in and filled up his waders.

My first catch of the day! Very small, but fun. (my waders are not the cutest, but they were the only pair we could find in such short notice. Luckily I now have a better pair that we found at a yard sale! Hooray for yard sales!)

An older couple gave us a coupe ant flies to try and that is what I caught this fish with.  They were very kind to us.

My second fish! P.s. I don't know how to hold fish correctly, so this is the only picture we got because then I dropped it. hahaha

We were wishing we had brought bug spray because there were a ton of mosquitoes.  As we were getting in the car to leave, we all jumped in and tried to kill the millions of mosquitoes that had gotten in the car. Good times.

Although not the most successful fishing day, it was still fun to be outside on Free Fishing Day and National Get Outdoors Day.  That was lucky because we didn't have to pay to park at Mesa Falls or to fish. Win win win

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Official Hunter Lady

We went out to Apple-bee's to celebrate!

On May 28th and 29th I took my field course part of my hunter's education class.  I did the first part of it online.  It took me a while because I would just do it here and there, when I could find the time and energy after work.  Once I passed the online part, I was required to sign up for a field day.   So now that I have taken and passed both, I can now officially hunt!  I went and bought a hunting and fishing license.  This fall Justin is going to help me try to hunt a deer. Awesome. I am very excited.

The field day classes were pretty cool.  Our teacher was awesome and funny.  The first night we reviewed and took a test (I only got one question wrong).  The next night we shot at targets (one of the old guys there helping was impressed with my shooting and told me I could be on his team anytime haha), practiced crossing fences with guns, learned the difference between black bears and grizzly bears, and got to look at different types of guns.

Monday, July 8, 2013


A while ago (in May) we went bowling. It's for fun. I thought of my dear father and how he would have beat us all.  Although, I did get a pretty good score for myself. I don't remember what my score was now, but I at least made it to the 100's. What a feat. Justin was the winner.

I told Justin to look angry. Nailed it.

Chauncey and Mallory