Monday, October 27, 2008

Pine Top

As the bill comes every month for our time share, I often wonder if we really needed it, and if it is worth it. But everytime we use it, we have so much fun that I can't think about not having it. This past weekend Nate and I decided to plan a small getaway for our birthdays and go to Pine Top. And since we have the best friends ever, Noah and Giselle, we invited them and wanted to share this weekend with them. Pine Top is about three hours North East of Mesa. It is a small little town that is in the middle of a forest (not a huge dense forest, but a forest). We left Friday at 4 and got in around seven. Our cabin was really nice and had plenty of room for all of us. That night we made dinner, and watched Iron Man, then went to bed. In the morning we woke up had breakfast, watched French Kiss and then went on a hike. There were a lot of great things to see while hiking and we all just had so much fun being outdoors in the forest. As for the picture, can you say "Dirty Dancing".
After hiking, we headed to the club house, Nate had to stay in the cabin to finish some homework :( While Giselle took a nap, Noah and I played ping pong (which I won, twice) and then played arcade games. Also inside they had two pool tables and air hockey. Once finished we tore Nate away from his depressing homework and all went swimming!! Because it is a lot colder in Pine Top the pool and hot tub were heated and very nice. That night we found out that the local Fire station puts on a Haunted House. We decided to go because it was not very expensive and sounded fun. Although the haunted house was somewhat short, I have to say that we all got extremely scared! (Even though Nate will deni it, I think he jumped a few times). In most haunted houses they have a rule that the " Fictitional characters" (Yes I know that Fictitional is not a word, but Giselle used it at least twice on our trip so that was a shout out to her!) are not allowed to touch you, only jump out and reach for you, but in this haunted house these rules did not apply. Everywhere you went things were jumping out at you and grabbing your shoulders, grabbing your feet, cornering you and getting right in your face. Plus they had at least 3 chainsaw guys not only chasing you out of the maze, but in the maze as well. Giselle may have fallen down exiting the haunted house while trying to karate kick the chainsaw man, maybe you just had to be there. After getting home we grilled hamburgers and watched Disturbia, then went to bed. Sunday morning we all woke up and chilled for a little bit, not wanting to go home. We had to be out by noon, so we made breakfast, packed, then left. On the way home you drive from the top of the canyon to the very bottom, so we stopped and took pictures at both sites. The views were truly breath taking and as you can tell with these pictures we had a lot of fun. Arriving home was bitter sweet. It was great to be out of the car, but that meant that our vacation was over!! We had such a great time and can't wait to plan our next getaway. Thanks to Noah and Giselle for coming and making our trip a blast!! Also a big thanks to Nate for thinking of this trip and always spoiling me! All I have to say is bring on the monthly bills, this time share is Awesome!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

Many of you may know that Nate and I share our birthdays. It was yesterday and we had a great day, and thank you to all who wished us well. But this post is all about Nate! I wanted to let him know how much I love him. He is such a great husband and takes such good care of me. He is stuck at a job right now that he does not enjoy, but does it because he knows this is what he needs to do right now. It's amazing how strong of feelings you can have for one person, and I have them for Nate. He is someone who makes me want to be a better person, and is helping me accomplish that everyday. He has a great sense of humor and reminds me to not live life so seriously. I have the best time joking around with him and being immature. There are so many things that I have learned from him, and I am always learning more. He never seizes to amaze me with the things that he says, or does. He has always been determined in whatever he is doing and once he starts he will always finish. I look back at some of the things that we have done and places we have been to and can't imagine going to those places with anyone but Nate. I hate to even think what my life would be like without him. I am so lucky to have shared three years and three months as his wife. How blessed I am to spend the rest of my life and all of eternity with the man that I love.

I Love You Nate!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

It's a Game!

Well as you guessed, (hopefully my drawings are not that bad) Nate and I received new callings in our ward. We are now primary teachers!! On top of that, I am also in charge of activity days for the younger girls, twice a month. We are really excited about our callings although they are very different than what we had in our last ward, (Young Womens President and Ward Mission Leader). As bad as this may sound we are very excited because we get to teach our little class and then go to sharing time where we get to sit and just make sure that our kids are quiet. I am thrilled about this because I do have a hard time sitting through Sunday School (lets be honest many of us have a hard time, it's not just me). I myself will probably learn more in sharing time so I am excited.