Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Over 4th of July weekend we went camping with all of Josh's family! We really enjoyed ourselves. We ate really good food, played lots of games and enjoyed nature.

A Lot of this was done as well.... ... so nice to relax.

JOsh and I were in charge of a breakfast... Josh woke up super early to get it started I followed about 30 min. later.
This is what I thought to be the half way mark of a very grueling hike!! Less than half of us decided to go on from here. It was beautiful scenery but my body was not happy!!!

We saw tons of aspens, beautiful creeks, and wildlife. I don't even remember how much elevation we climbed but it was A LOT!!!! We thought the hike was only going to be a little more than 4 miles long. and at the half way point half the people were going to turn around get the car and meet us at the end to pick us up. So i figured well it's only a little bit longer of a hile to keep going than if I were to turn around. So I figured what the heck! During the first of what i thought to be the second half i was litterally running up the steep hills, and going super fast!! Think ok only one maile left. Then after that one mile Sam would look at his GPS and say well actually we still have another half a mile, and once we had had gone a half mile up very steep terrain he would look at his GPS again and say "well actually according to the map on the GPS and the curves of the river we have passed we still have about a mile!!" i wsa definiately the hare in this story. I was not diligent and steady. I was the last one to finish and my body was broken! We had a blast though. the scenery was beautiful and it was great to have that experience with my husband! He is so sweet he kept offering to carry me!! HAHAHa. Neither of us would have made it if I would have taken him up on that offer! But it was extremely sweet. Josh is so selfless. I love him so much. He never gives up on me and is always by side to push me along when things are tough! LOVE YOU BABE!

HURRAY! We made it! from this sign I practically had to be carried the 100 feet to the car! Oh BOY, I was wiped out.

This is what we did while we waited for our food! YIPPEEEEEE!!
This is what Josh did!!! CRAZY!!! This water was so freezing COLD!!

Camping was so much fun. It was great to be with family, considering it's only a couple times a year we get to see eachother!! Miss you guys already!

Monday, July 13, 2009

To My Wife,

I can't believe I'm in Singapore! The University sent me here for a week to TA an MBA accounting class, and while this is a great opportunity it just isn't the same without my wife.

Barbie, I love you so much and really appreciate all the smiles, joy, and laughter you bring into my life. Each day is an adventure with you, and I love all the little things--the wrinkles around your eyes when you smile, the gentle way you hit my hand as we walk side by side, the excitement with which you jump into my arms when I get home... and so much more. I really am such a lucky guy, and love you more than words can say. Thank you so much for completing me and making me a better man.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

St. George

We took a trip down to St. george over Father's Day to visit my wonderful Grandad. While we were there we were able to go and see Footloose at the Tuacahn. it was really well done!My Grandad did a huge dutch oven dinner. Lots of family was there! Grandad makes a deal that if you beat him in cribbage he will make you a cribbage board. Now these aren't just any old cribbage boards. They are made out of beautiful wood and hand carved. He made Josh and I both one. We love Grandad.

This is seriously the LARGEST dog I have ever seen!!!! This picture doesn't do it justice!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Baby Shower

A good friend from Utah just had a baby. So while I was in town my mom and I decided to throw her a baby shower! It was so much fun. I should go into the party planning business!Our onesie banner!!! Super Fun!
This Valerie (the mommy)!!!!
Darla, my mom and I stayed up for hours rolling the diapers to make this diaper cake!! It was worth it though it turned out super cute!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Te RE Queiro Hermana Stanfield!!!

So mission compi Stanfield (also known as Camilla) happened to be in Utah the same time as me! With the little amount of time we had together, we had a BLAST!! We laughed our heads off as usual. We were trying to find a restaraunt that happened to only be 2 miles from the south towne mall and we ended up almost driving all the way up to Lagoon!!!!! But as usual she always finds a way to laugh at the situation and make it a great memory!!!! She was my second companion and lets just say I was a pretty intense "newbie" missionary. I would have died without her!!!! I was quite bummed I wasn't able to hook up with some other comps in the area. Hope to see you next time Clari! Te Quiero!!! BESOS!!!!!