Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Beehive State

Well...I have been stuck in Salt Lake (somewhat against my will), for some time now and although I was skeptical at first, there are actually a lot of things I have grown to love. I love that I have 4 sisters within an hours drive. I love that you can stand on one hill and see three temples. I love that I have 3 of my very favorite roommates from college within 15 minutes of my house. I love that there is a black horse statue down the road whose butt I slap every time I run past in the morning (or night considering I sometimes run at 11 when I get off work...bad idea, I know). I love that there are free concerts in the park every Thursday (how they get bands like modest mouse to come play for thousands of crazy hippies in Utah, we will never know).

But-one of the things I love the most, are the mountains. I cannot get enough of the hiking and have been on several over the course of the summer. Granted, these are completely amateur hikes and if I had to do a strenuous one I would probably die...but they are beautiful regardless. This weekend, Shelly and I took Gavin on a little birthday outing to Timpanogos Caves and although his goal was to ruin every single picture he was in with me, and he is much to cool to admit it, I think he had a blast. If not at least he enjoyed the huge vat of cotton candy ice cream with butterfinger (sick) that we got him afterwards...

Off to a great start...
Okay, he did smile in this one...but only because if was with Shelly.
He may ruin my pictures, but not without consequences
I don't know what's going on in this one...oh wait...he was probably falling asleep because he had heard enough about stalagmites and stalagtites....zzzzz I though it was cool :)
I don't know if he's crying because I'm forcing him to take another picture, or because we made him wear Shelly's baby blue sweater.
Finally. Got him to smile only because we were stealing the sing-in book.
Peeking out of what Gavin called the "Alice in Wonderland Tree"
All pooped out...until of course he woke up to insist we get ice cream.


  1. It's too bad Tiger ice cream is non-existent in your neck of the woods...and are you sure that wasn't YOU insisting to eat ice cream???

  2. So does this mean you are now a Utahn? Utonian? Hey, if you can't beet 'em join 'em right? It's slightly better than being an Idahoan.... :>

  3. NO MORE SECRET BLOGS! (I love you)