Tuesday, July 21, 2009

mOnSooN SEasOn

Monsoon Season has started and I think it is my favorite time of the year in Arizona. Although the only other time of year I have experienced in Arizona is the deadly heat, so that doesn't really count for much. It started on Sunday night we had a huge dust storm and lightening that lit up the whole sky. It was pretty cool. Then last night there was another lightening storm and it rained all night long (I have missed the rain). I have never heard lightening so loud before it was amazing.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Mari!

Today is my baby sisters birthday! She is six and growing up so fast, I can't believe it.
Happy Birthday sweetie pie!!
We are so lucky to have you as our sister.
We love you and Miss you SO much!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fossil Springs

Greg and I had tons of fun on our long fourth of July weekend. We had the Low's and Wither's over on friday night and we played games, ate watermelon and had fun talking. On the fourth of July we got up early and went hiking with my co-worker Shannon, her husband Brenton and some of their friends. It was gorgoeous! We hiked to Fossil Springs which is near Strawberry, Arizona. We hiked down about four miles and just in the middle of no where is the springs. You would have never guesssed you were in Arizona. It was amazing!

Greg and Brenton

We explored a little when we got to this area and climbed trees, jumped off this little cliff into a pool of water between the first and second waterfall. We swam under the waterfall and in the cave below that you can barely see.

We swam here and played on the rope swing.

We hiked a different way out and right before we got to the cars we reached this other area where the springs were coming down. It would be a great spot to come and swim if you didn't want to hike. I definetly recommend hiking to the Springs someday it was so much fun. The only thing I can recommend is drinking a bunch of water. I was really scared I would faint or get sick, but I didn't at all and I was so proud of myself. We are so excited we found fun hiking buddies, we are looking forward to planning more trips, hopefully before the summer ends we will hike the Narrows. To end our fourth of July we drove home and were able to see fireworks all across the valley. It was a great end to a great day.

So it has been a while since I have blogged so here are a few little updates.....
- we got a couch!! so we don't have to sit on the floor anymore to watch a movie, we love it.

- I got a job working for my Uncle Tommy. I'm a receptionist at his company that does other companies payrolls, benefits and stuff like that. I love it, the people I work with are so friendly and laid back. Shannon is the one training me and we have become friends instantly. We have so much in common and during work half the time we are just talking about all these things we want to do together.Having good friends at work always makes things so much more enjoyable.

- I also found out that I got accepted to ASU! I still don't know if I'm going to go there though because tuition is so much more expensive compared to BYU, but at least I have a backup.