Sunday, August 31, 2008

Family Vacation - August 2008

After much discussion we finally decided on a spot for our very first vacation with Truman. We had considered destinations from Calgary to Mexico and San Diego to Denver. We finally chose a location in Colorado near Vail called Avon. The drive was about 7 hours and we were hoping and praying that Truman would make the trip with out incident. Luckily when Dad got tired, Truman took over at the wheel...We loved the location we picked and the family had a blast. On our second day we headed into the Beaver Creek resort for a day of hiking (and shopping for mom). On the Five Senses Hike, Truman loved the creek, trees, animals, and just hanging out with Mom and Dad...

Luckily, as always, Mom was prepared for every contingency...

After our hike, we returned to find our car with a boot... and also reconstructed in Legos...
The trip was a great success and a much need break for the family. Truman enjoyed his first summer vacation and was so well behaved we may even bring him with us to Hawaii next year. We had one adventure on the way home vacation that we never expected. As we were traveling home, a mudslide wiped out Highway 6 between Price and Spanish Fork, we were stuck. We turned around and headed back where we found an alternate route through Duchesne, as we traveled along the road it began to rain, and then it began to pour. By the time the rain was so thick we couldn't see the road, traffic had come to complete stop. As we waited behind a semi truck, I glanced up at the hillside on the side of the road and noticed an impromptu waterfall beginning to form, as soon as I pointed out the slide to Em, the side of the road exploded in mud and water and raged so high it was slamming into the trailer immediately in front of us. We didn't wait to see what happened next, we were out of there! Unfornantly we had nowhere else to go. We pulled off the side of the road in a safe location and prayed that we would be able to make it home safely. We finally saw the traffic moving and stopped a truck coming the opposite direction to see if he though our SUV would make it over the mud caked road. He thought we had a good chance if we had a running start and so we careened throught the mud at full throttle. Truman and Em were brave throughout the ordeal and we felt so grateful that we were watched over and blessed in our journey.

Our Treacherous Roads...

Saturday, August 9, 2008


thanks anna, for the opportunity to share some info:

Four things I love about my husband:
1. he always tells me how much he loves me
2. he is an amazing dad to truman
3. he is very supportive and puts my needs and wants first
4. he is incredibly devoted to the church and our family

Four jobs I have had:
1. paper carrier for the bend bulletin: age 11
2. st. charles medical center tray aide: i delivered patients' dinner trays at the local hospital in high school
3. landsystems nursery: summer job home from byu doing landscaping, etc.
4. pier 1, assorted positions, currently regional manager: 9 years and counting...

Four TV shows I watch:
1. the office
2. 30 rock
3. project runway
4. gossip girl (yeah, i know i'm like 16)

Four movies I have watched more than once (at least):
1. say anything
2. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
3. clueless
4. juno

Four places I have been: (that all start with O)
1. oregon: home, sweet home
2. orem, ut: worked there during school
3. old tucson, az: when we lived in gilbert growing up
4. ontarios: in both oregon & california

Four people who e-mail me "regularly":
1. work peeps
2. dad
3. joel
4. mom

Four most played songs in my iTunes:
1. where does the good go (tegan & sara)
2. don't i hold you (wheat)
3.goodnight and go (imogen heap)
4. marching bands of manhattan (death cab)

Four of my favorite foods:
1. cafe rio veggie salad
2. soft-serve ice cream
3. diet coke (don't even tell me it's not a "food")
4. chocolate chip cookies

Four places I would like to visit:
1. italy
2. hawaii
3. paris
4. banff

Four things I am looking forward to in the coming year:
1. truman learning how to walk
2. vacation to hawaii next june
3. christmas time with truman and joel
4. truman sleeping longer! please baby, please!

Four People I tag:
1. bev
2. veeda
3. lisa
4. abbey