Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hiking in the Uintahs

Jay loves loves loves the outdoors.  Especially hiking and fishing.  So he talked me into going to the Uintahs with him.  I am always a little nervous, because he is like a mountain goat.  He likes to go off the trails, and straight up the mountain.  I reminded him I am a 55 year old Old woman not a mountain goat.

The night before we left, we had Sunday dinner, and Derek our son-in-law told us about Bear sightings.  The next morning we stopped at Wangsgards to get supplies ~ treats for me!
Our friend Phil who owns the store, told us about more bear sightings.  Jay reassured me in all his visits to the Uintahs, he had never seen a bear.  Was I nervous?  Very!
Well, 45 minutes into our hike, we stop for Jay to tie his shoe.  And we hear a growl, that echoed through the mountains.  I froze and so did Jay.  Then he growled again even louder.  I know what pure terror is now!  We didn't know where it was, and I thought I was going to be his lunch. After standing frozen for about 15 minutes, Jay started yelling and banging a stick.  Apparently, your suppose to do this to warn the bear your coming.  We continued our hike and every chance I got I banged a tree and yelled.  I had Jay's binoculars and I was sure I spotted a bear a million times.  It was usually a stump, a tree or just my imagination. 
We hiked into the primitive area and were the only ones on the mountain, with the bear!
It was a beautiful day, and the beauty of the area words cannot describe.
Crystal clear water and waterfalls!

In his element

Me - proof I was there!

We hiked down this waterfall to a lake.  I started to panic thinking to get out I was going to hike back up it, but there as a trail around it.  I told you Jay is a mountain goat - he would rather go down the waterfall than walk the trail.

Is was a fun, beautiful day even though we heard a bear.
Hiking out, I had to go to the bathroom, and I was terrified to go.  I thought a bear would get me.  I waited as long as I could, and kept asking how much longer.  Jay kept saying around the corner.  After 10 corners and no car, I finally went. I turned the corner and there was the car and a bathroom. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

News Flash!


Yahoo!  Erin and Derek are having a baby!  Cooper and Spencer announced it to us while we were in Bear Lake for conference weekend!

Boy or Girl? 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

He is 6!

And Adorable!

Coop was taking a break at his soccer game and He made me smile,
with his orange smile!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fun Fun Fun!

So I have neglected every day life happenings!
How do I catch up? 

Jake had a birthday, and he wanted to go To Speed Street.
You race cars.

You have to sign a release form that says they are not responsible for injury or death.
Then you watch an video on the do's and dont's.

I started to get nervous, this was serious stuff, I thought it was suppose to be for FUN!

The birthday boy, Morgan and a guest, Heidi.

ready, set, go!

The Helmets! 

I am happy to report it was so Fun!  I sucked, but laughed the whole time!  You have 20 laps, and before I started, I didn't think that was very many, it's alot!  It was so fun, we went another 20 laps!

I couldn't move my arms for 3 days!  I gripped the steering wheel and used muscles I haven't used for a while to drive that baby!

I am happy that Jake had a birthday, so I could experience something new!