Thursday, July 21, 2011

Everything's Weirder in Utah

So Spencer and I, along with my family, left for Hatch, Utah last Thursday. We got here last Friday and jumped right into things! We had one of the family reunions on Saturday, then jumped into what we call the "Hatch Experience".

We haven't played in the 'creek' yet, but we did go down there. After hiking in the hills behind my great aunt's house, Spencer and I found some great skipping rocks and revisited the creek. We have also gone to Cedar City, Panguitch, the Red Canyon Indian Store and Bryce Canyon Visitor  Center. We went to Ferryland and the Tropic Reservoir. I caught a water snake there and Spencer held a snake for the first time (outside a boa constrictor in elementary school). We went to the local store Mugwumps, full off random things. We played at the tiny park, saw some deer, caught some fish at Pine Lake (which was extremely gorgeous! Between my uncle, dad, Spencer and I, we caught twelve trout!), and hiked to Mossy Cave! Niels, Nathan, my cousin and I hiked back through the stream to the water fall and we got some great pictures! Hopefully they will turn out since we took them with Nathan's old camera. But throughout this whole trip, we have gotten some great pictures! If I remember, I'll post them on here and/or facebook.

We are having a great time! We will be heading back on Sunday, driving the full 18 hours straight! We sure miss our Tori bear! I should have written a post for each day we have been here but I didn't. Shoulda coulda woulda. I hope everyone is having a great summer themselves!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What a Beautiful Day!

Today was a wonderful day in our neighborhood! ;)

Spencer and I went fishing this morning. We didn't have any luck, but I did chase two fish in a small tiny little creek that ran off from a dam, and then another little tiny fish tried biting at my bait, but it was too small for the bait I was using and gave up. It was fun though! I love exploring! I heard what sounded like a tiny hammer and nails being hit into wood. I looked up, and it turned out to be a bird pecking at a tree! Nature... Then, thanks to my new water shoes!, I was able to wade through my little dam-run-off-tiny creek. :) It was a lot of fun for a little kid like me.

Then we finished up the last of the thank you notes and attempted to mail them. We were mailing ONE to Germany, and when we asked how much postage would be, the UPS teenage boys working told us that it would be $48. We were like.... "?!?! No.... You mean the international stamps that you place directly onto the envelope to mail this letter to Germany are $48??" ... "What?? I've never heard of international stamps...." Ugh little boy, nevermind, we are out of here!! (No I didn't tell him that...). So we went to Canyon Crossing, were FINALLY able to get everything straightened out and got to see what our floor plan looks like!! (Another "finally"). We are way excited!!

We took the thank you notes elsewhere, found out the stamps are only  .98 (that's more like it), and sent them off.  Then we bought soap for our new dispenser :), matching toothbrush holder and trash can included! lol

Things are great! Now we are just looking for jobs and getting ready for Utah and Dallas!!!!

Which reminds me... I am now the 14-15 yr old's Sunday School teacher, and I'm going to be out of town for three weeks!! I need to find a substitute!!!!

Until next time! <3 Maybe I'll post about Girly Girl Night this Saturday. :)