Monday, August 25, 2008

Change of plans and Perdicaments

Do you ever have those moments where everything suddenly seems to fall at your feet and you start to quietly panic thinking of all the things that need to be done within a limited amount of time? Not only am I having one of those moments, but I don't even really have time to organize my thoughts of craziness. I completely take responsibility for the predicament that I find myself, but that doesn't change the fact that I'm here.

Roy and I along with another couple in our ward have been planning a trip down to Havasupai this coming weekend, but as of last week with all the flooding going on down there we have been forced to scramble to find a replacement destination. After a quick revamp of our plans we are now planning on kayaking down the Colorado River near Hoover dam. This quick change would not have been such a big deal if I had planned a little better. For some reason I have been putting off getting everything together for this trip. I just kept thinking that I had more time, but alas the time has come and I'm sitting here frantically wondering "didn't I have 2 more weeks?". I haven't made the necessary calls to family to ensure we have all the gear we need or planned menu's. Consequently I still have quite a lot of planning, shopping, packing, and cleaning to do before Friday. This is all on top of the fact that I have been running full throttle at work with Jill being gone these past 2 weeks. So just thinking about going home after a long stressful day and going into planning mode really has me quite overwhelmed and depressed.

Oh well it can't be helped now, and I must face the place I have put myself. I can't wait to be out of here on Friday and collect my sanity again!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Dog Lake Constitutional

The Saturday morning constitutional was born out of the need of a very active, curious 16 month old niece named Sophie. Soph is constantly going and never seems to stop...luckily there is uncle Roy who doesn't seem to stop either. Because of their shared attention span these two seem to have a special bond that keeps them constantly moving and checking out new things. Luckily, my brother is also pretty active and has found that a healthy outlet for little Soph is a Saturday morning hike, or constitutional if you will. Last Saturday the constitutional took us up to the top of Mill creek canyon and from there to the top of Dog Lake trail. This 4 mile trail is beautiful! It's covered in wildflowers and Aspens and the occasional stinging nettle (as Noble so unfortunately found out). Grace and I paired up for the assent, and it was funny to watch her dramatically claw her way up. That of course was until she got her walking stick, after that she was cruising up the trail telling me to kick it in gear. At the end of the trail there was a nice lil' lake where the kids got in, clothes and all, and cooled themselves off along with the dogs...hence the name of the trail.

All in all it was a great constitutional (the first one for me), and if any of you are looking for a nice hike for a Saturday morning I would suggest a jont up to Dog Lake.

Monday, August 4, 2008

August and everything after

I can't believe that I can say that I have been married for a whole year. The time really has flown by, but with a year full of firsts I wouldn't have expected anything else. I'm so happy that I get to spend my life with a person like Roy. He makes everyday exciting and new. my love for him has grown despite all our differences. It is these differences that push me to grow and progress as well as draw us closer together. Thanks babe for a year of happiness and love!