Monday, June 27, 2011

Cataract Canyon

What a fun trip. For those of you who aren't aware, Cataract Canyon is extremely high water this year (90,000 CFS) from all of the snow and rain we've had. This makes the some of the rapids extremely huge, and kind of scary! It was the first time I've ever had adrenaline pumping on a river trip. Thanks to the huge water and some great company, it was such a great week and I'm missing it already.

On our way down river road to put in the river




Me and sissy getting on the S-rig the first day


This was Jamie's first river trip ever. I told her she can never go again now because nothing will compare!

This is a hike called the loop, you can see the river from both sides of this mountain


River guide Matt
All my fave ladies

Jamie and I trying to cool off our Diet Cokes in the river





This is the sign as you enter the canyon and rapids... awesome


Panda and I sat on the pontoons for the first rapid, Brown Betty. It was SO much bigger than we thought it would be and it was terrifying sitting out there!

Stephen the river guide after I gave him his rose tattoo


More water action.



Pictures of the rapids do no justice, so I'll leave those to your imagination. I loved sleeping under the stars and peeing outside... something so great about being outdoors. Thanks Nicki and World Wide for such a good trip :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Winter weather

It's almost July and the water is rising. I tried to hike up near Park city the other day and what did we find?

Snow


Fallen trees, and so much snow melt that the trail was overcome by river.


The hike had to end here, better luck next time.



Since the rain keeps ruining my fun, I'm going river rafting down Cataract Canyon tomorrow through Saturday :) Wahoooo!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Shower notes

Jamie and I write each other notes on the bathroom mirror. This is what happens after the steam from the shower gets to it. Creepy!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pizza with the Ciracs

Em has a really great recipe for whole wheat crust. Such a great idea :)



Their BBQ chicken pizza

My veggie pizza:
Tomato
Onion
Mushroom
Rosemary
Mozzarella and Parmesan
Alfredo and olive oil sauce
Nom nom nom.






I <3 the Cirac fam!

What's cookin' good lookin'

I love how many pictures are taken on this table runner. Jamie, we need to invest in a few more so my pictures have some variety.

Anyway, I've been trying to cook more lately. I love cooking but it's hard to be motivated when I'm just cooking for myself. I usually just end up eating yogurt for dinner haha. But this is my lovely display of dinner from the other night. Grilled tomatoes, blackened tilapia, sauteed mushrooms, grilled red potatoes, roasted artichoke, and edemame. Yumm.





Please note how pretty the peony is! I picked it from my grandma's yard a week ago, and it just keeps blooming.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Megs and Tan

It's always so fun to get together with my school friends. Hygiene school was such a hard & stressful time and these are the only girls who know exactly what I went through. Megan and Tanner Ham are moving to California this week and I'm so sad to see them go. We had a BBQ to say goodbye. I am going to miss you so much Megan, I can't wait to come visit in July! Good luck with everything :)





Monday, June 13, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Absence

I haven't blogged in 11 days. This is probably a record for me! What have I been doing in the mean time?

Update:
-Riding my new bike, laying by the pool, working at Red Lobster, working interviews as a dental hygienist, cleaning my room and having it messy by the next day, walking around every foot of Salt Lake [city], picnics up the canyon with my family, and last night had a girls night [Plus Tyler and Jarin] with the school friends. Basically I'm just loving that it's summer and I never want it to end.

Good News:
-I've worked two days in two offices, and I LOVE the career I chose. Relief.
-I'm really happy with my decision to stay in Utah instead of move back to AZ. I love and miss my family but this is where I need to be right now.


Picture time: