Saturday, August 30, 2008

Let's Go South!!!

While we were in Utah we decided we needed a little more adventure, so we headed south to Wayne County with Chris and Wendy. (Thank you, thank you to Aunt Jan and Uncle Dan who let us stay with them!)
We played horseshoes. Chris would have done it for hours if he could have convinced any of us to play that long. (Wendy has good form in the photo above.)
I touched, let alone shot, a gun for the first time in my life, even if it was just a BB gun. I wasn't much of a shot, but everyone else was. It was the tragic end for many empty bottles.
For our main adventure we decided to go on a hike. Kevin had researched a hike he really wanted to do called Goosenecks in Capitol Reef National Park. Even though the hike is over 5 miles, it didn't sound too bad since it was all downhill so we decided Bennett would come along too.
The hike started out with open canyons followed a meandering stream.
Of course with Bennett along we had to stop for feedings...

...but we had picturesque scenery to keep us entertained.
Then the hike changed. It was still downhill, but the canyons narrowed and there were steep drop offs with little waterfalls to maneuver down.
Not such a problem when you don't have a baby along. Bennett made things much more interesting as we had to figure out how to get down the falls with him in hand.
This is an example of one of the narrows and how steep it becomes at the waterfalls.
Chris couldn't resist though seeing if he could scale the walls.

Looks scary, doesn't it. It always does from above, but when we got down and looked up it was probably only four feet or so.
All in all we had a great time on the trip and the hike is definitely one we won't forget. Somehow I think that hike might be repeated again in the future.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Mean Things We Do

Having children is about making them do crazy things, right?!?! While we were gone we decided to have Bennett participate in a baby study at BYU (our friend Rebecca works in the lab and was excited to try things out on Bennett). The study (and I am sure I am going to say this all wrong) was looking into what age babies put together that noise comes from an object. This can be tested by looking at what part of the brain is active while shown an object with noise and without noise. They placed a cap on Bennett's head with electrodes. Each electrode needed to be lined up and in place to measure his brain activity.

Bennett doesn't like hats, so he definately didn't like this cap on him. He screamed the whole way through the study.

This is his "I Hate You" look. I am sure we will get this face many more times in the years to come.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

This Is The Place

So, I was going to post pictures seperately on the blog with comments, but I love way too many of our pictures, hence a slideshow. Get out a bowl of popcorn, turn down the lights and enjoy the show.

Note: Fun events not pictured here (due to my own forgetfulness of not taking any pictures) eating chinese food while watching the Olympic opening ceremonies, 3 trips to Cafe Rio, IKEA!!!, many visits with many friends and family, the French bakery, a moonlit ride on the ski lift at Sundance, Noodels and Co, and much much more (most of it involving food). And for the biggest event not pictured--our planeride with Topher Grace and me walking behind him to get off the plane. Yes, we did act like total dorks around him, but no, we did not ask to take a picture.

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Traveling We Did Go

At long last we are back home and trying to put our lives back together. We had a wonderful time in Utah, so it is hard to return to reality with all its responsibilities. Here are a couple pictures from our trip with a full "travelmony" to come at a later date when all is unpacked. After much debate, we decided Bennett could come on the trip too, but only if he wore a festive onesie to get psyched about going.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Church Chuckles

So, Kevin and I read this post tonight on the 100 Hour Board and got to talking about our funniest experiences not only in Sacrament Meeting, but at church in general. So, we are curious and we really like to laugh, so please, share with us your funniest church moments. So far we haven't come up with anything as funny as some of the responses to the post, but if we do we will definately share.