Tuesday, November 30, 2010

i miss summer but i still love snow

i decided to change one of my outlooks on life. i love winter! i went to seattle a couple weeks ago for FUN and it rained a few of the days. i liked it. then i came back and blizzards and 5 degree weather started taking over this place. i finally realized that i like those too. i dont like how it gets dark at 5 pm, but i'll get used to it. now, this does not mean that i don't LOVE summer and the sun and miss the water and heat.

camping at hobble creek manor=sleeping inside the house and taking lots of pictures

camping in spanish fork at a saweet, secret spot.

cabela's with my random and wonderful family. my brother pushed me around in that wheelchair cause i thought i was dying.

apparently they almost tipped over, but that just happened to be my grandma's favorite part. i always knew my adventurous side was from my grandma.

summer didn't turn out exactly how i expected- definitely did not end the best. boys and being sick will sure do that to you! but, winter is here and christmas is in less than 24 days, which means i get to be with my family. life is sure a wonderful blessing.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

moab + fenny

my dear friend fenny visited america this summer for a month. she got to go to dc, colorado, utah, and la. she flew into la and stayed with my family, while my wonderful friend staci showed her around la. thankfully she came to utah so i could spend some time with her! she was a secretary/teacher at my school in taiwan and helped me so much. i also stayed with her for a few weeks at her house. her mom took care of me- her family is so great and the last time i spoke to them over skype, they were trying to set me up with some taiwanese boys so i would move back. probably not going to happen, but it was sure nice of them to try! anyways, im so glad i got to see her- we went to moab and stayed at our friend rachelle's apt in salt lake for the weekend.


lindsay, my roommate from taiwan!

cool taiwanese pose.

the weather started getting really crazy- this picture shows my new haircut

the lightening was so loud and pretty scary. we ran the ENTIRE way back from delicate arch. it started pouring the second we got to the car.

this shows the weather a little- i legitimately thought i was going to be struck by lightening.

this was at about 7 at night- it looked like it was 2 in the morning. creeepy.

i love this because it shows exactly how fenny is- she just decided to take a picture of me eating my breakfast. or her plate of food or a bunch of plants outside my gma and gpa's. plus, those pancakes and strawberries look sooooooo good.

my cute grandparents and fenny.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

bear lake

okay, this was a million months ago, but it is still important. first time at bear lake=success. we slept on the tennis courts (see below), went tubing, i did a triple back flip off the tube and into the air about 10 feet off the tube, sailed, read, talked, played, died from hypothermia in a glacier lake thingy, played tennis, ate a raspberry shake, made and ate the best vegetable tacos ever, celebrated our pioneers on pioneer day, lit smoke bombs and sparklers with all the little kids, went hot-tubbing, and i'm sure much more.

charity's cute little niece who hung out with us almost the whole time.

bloomington lake. so refreshing. okay, it actually wasn't refreshing.

the homestead.