Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving morning!

Eli, Brian and I ran in the annual Orem city Thanksgiving Day Run. Brian pushed little Eli in the bike trailer which caused him to have a slow start, but on mile three they ran past me with ease. Brian ended up taking 9th in his age division and I took 5th in mine. It was a great way to start the day and made us reflect on how thankful we are for our healthy little family!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Spare time=Stars

As soon as little Eli's eyes are closed I see STARS! All my spare time is being devoted to the making stars as of late. So not much else is getting done around here, but it will pay off in the long run, pay off my student loan that is.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Antelope Island

Brian, Ann, Brendon, Mary Deane, Eli and I made a drive through Syracuse onto Antelope Island a week ago. We spent too much time eating lunch at Caputo's Deli and didn't have much daylight on the island, but this is what we saw:

Majestic Bison. We saw several groups of them along the East side of the island. They do a big round up to the South end of the island in October to count them. Wished we could have seen that!
This is the causeway as seen from the visitor center. They center was run by some great old people that treated us like we were just as old, annunciating the common giant spiders there very slowly for us to understand, "o r r r b b   w e e e b b b   w e e a v e r s". Ann and I laughed about it days later.

This is the Island seen from the 7 mile causeway to the island. On the way there we saw what Brian called a "swamp boat". It had a fan with a 6' diameter attached to it, we couldn't figure out what they were doing?!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Big Springs Canyon, Pleasant Grove

We're enjoying what is near! Our latest excursion was up the beautiful canyon Big Springs, only a 20 minute drive from our home. The hike was a total of 3 hours (Brian was a trooper  and carried Eli the entire time!) and as you can see from the pics included  a wide range of terrain. I've decided to take advantage of what is near instead of longing for what is out of reach. While I'm here in the great state of Utah I might as well enjoy every bit of it, even my own backyard! Next stop : Antelope Island, SLC!

Sunday, November 2, 2008