Thursday, August 21, 2008

Braxton's World

Click here to view this photo book.

Braxton received a camera for his eighth birthday (back in February). He is proving to be quite the budding photographer, and has such an enthusiasm for his photos. I thought it would be cool for him to be able to showcase his favorite shots, so I put together a photobook for him. Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And, More Camping...

You'll never guess what we did for the weekend...that's right, more camping. It was the perfect weather for it, how could we not?? Parley's Canyon was closed, so we had to go down to Provo and then up through Provo Canyon to get to our destination. The detour was great though, because in Provo Canyon we saw this:
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It was right over our heads, so we decided to stop and watch. Obviously, this guy was trying to put out the remainder of the fire near Bridal Veil Falls; it seemed that his efforts were incredibly futile. But it was super cool to watch him; he refilled the 'bucket' just a few yards away from where we stood! We were both pretty enthralled. :)
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You can still see the water streaming out of the bucket, even though the bucket is merely a speck in the sky:
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Seriously cool stuff!
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Our intended destination was this site; however, when we arrived we found it occupied. Never fear, the woods are plenty big for everyone. Well no they aren't, because that would turn the woods into another city. But my point is that we found another sweet spot. No babbling stream in this new spot, nor was there a makeshift latrine...but it was still quite lovely. It was raining when we arrived, but we found an area that was completely dry and pitched the tent.
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Inside the grove we found a cozy little haven, perfect for the campfire.
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After setting up camp the rain stopped for a minute, and the sun came out. The light was gorgeous so I snapped a few pics of the beautiful green hills:
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Our poor car. We just paid to have the darn thing washed, waxed, and detailed...and now look:
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Okay, you can't see the mud that well but trust me, there's a lot of it. The bigger chunks are on the passenger side, which was unfortunately in shadow and therefore not photograph-worthy.

On the second day of our camping trip, I did something I've never done before. I shot a BB gun! Yay me, I But I was quite proud of myself because I actually hit the target! Wow! Here's me:
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Here's the damage:
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Had that been a Dr. Pepper can, I would have missed on purpose...blasphemy! Just kidding sweetie.

We also took our little pets for a walk. I'm not sure if you've seen Hunter's latest acquisition:
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He still needs to be painted, but I think he looks pretty good in white. :)

A few more scenic shots (the clouds were awesome that day!):
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All in all, it was a very lovely weekend. :)

Positively Hysterical

Hunter showed me this. Seriously, what are the chances?!?!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Good 'Ole Southern Utah

My dad showed me this cool article about my hometown area. It's always kinda amazing to me when Tropic and Henrieville make the news, even if it is the southern Utah news, lol! I know everyone in this article...Lonnie Pollock was my 5th grade teacher and his daughter Cherrie, who graduated in a "large" class of 25, is my age. I was the valedictorian of that "large" class...lolol!

Anyway, I love my little roots so I couldn't resist sharing. :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Brotherly Love

It was Addison's blessing in Beaver on Sunday, so I spent the weekend at the Albrechts. While there, Becca left to attend a wedding reception and Kazie was not happy about this. She cried, and would not allow anyone to console her except her big brother. Even though she was sad and I wanted to give her a hug, I busted out the camera instead. I couldn't help it; Braxton was doing such a great job taking care of his sister and she looked so cute snuggled up in his lap. I can't believe how big these kids are getting.
Braxton was pretty cute during the whole thing; he told me, "I hope she isn't slobbering on my shirt". I assured him she definitely was. A few minutes later she calmed down a bit and sat reveal a nice wet spot on Braxton's shoulder. Another minute and she was back in tears, on his other shoulder. Braxton told her, "you'd better not be slobbering on my other shoulder". Of course, she was. He took care of her anyway. :)
Speaking of the Albrechts, you should check out Becca's blog. She finally updated! :)

Friday, August 1, 2008


I really have to wonder about people sometimes. Here is a prime example. A similar story can be found here.

My grandpa's name is Henry, and he was offered $$ to name my mama Henrietta. Fortunately, he had more wisdom than the parents in the above articles. I can't tell you how many times my mama has expressed her gratitude for this...she is much more comfortable as Sandy. It definitely suits her. :)