Saturday, March 10, 2012

First Day of Spring

Today was the most beautiful day EVER!  Perfect warm weather, sunshine, the works!  So, what should we do?  Go rock climbing of course!  I have never climbed on real rock before (meaning I have only climbed in climbing gyms) and it was so much fun!  Very challenging, but also very rewarding.  Got some photos:

Danny looking great up there.

Hooking me up!

This looks like I am smiling for the camera, but in fact, I am saying "uh, I can't find a place to put my hands and feet!  What should I do!!"

Tommy's grimy hands after manning the rope so long

Fun day!  Good to have sunshine!  Hope it keeps up!


Danny and I decided one day that we wanted to have a little company in our apartment.  So, I looked around on KSL and found this adorable little guy -- Oliver!  He got his name because Danny and I had our first date in Sacramento, California to see the musical Oliver! with Grandma and Grandpa Rosenlof.  Here are some photos of our little guy:

Crawling around on his first day at the apartment

Playing around on the bed

We pet-sit Sarah's hamster Dr. Who one weekend and we tried putting his ball in Oliver's playpen.  I think they both had a good time.  

We tried to clip Oliver's nails with Danny holding him in a towel and me on the clippers.  Yeah, that didn't go well.  We ended up taking him to the vet to get it done.  But my two boys sure look cute together :)
 Having a day at the park

Oliver found a burrow point of Grant's sport jacket when they came over one evening.

We love the little guy!  If you are in Provo, come over and meet him!  He is very sweet!

Zion Getaway

So I am trying to put down some posts that I am behind on, so I will be brief!  And enjoy the pictures!

Danny and I decided to get away from Provo on President's Weekend and took a little trip down to Zion National Park.  I had never been there in my recent memory, so it was fun to finally see the beautiful sites in my own "backyard".  Here is what happened: 

We stopped at Cove Fort, which was a half-way point for the early Saints between St. George and Salt lake.  It is a fun site for anyone interested in old church history.

The Senior Missionaries were so excited to hear that we got married a month before, so they performed a "Prairie Wedding" -- more of a Prairie Proposal.  They told us a story and gave Danny and poem to read and a Prairie Diamond ring (a bent horseshoe nail) to give to me.  It was precious. (I said yes!)

While driving near Cedar City, a giant plume of black smoke rose up in the air not 100 yards in front of us.  Traffic stopped for a while as emergency vehicles passed.  As we got through, we saw this mess.  The car blew up.  I read in the news, however, that the two passengers got out safe before the explosion!  
Thank Heaven!

 The Park itself was beautiful.  Fun to snap a bunch of photos.

Yes, that does say what you think it says.  Yes, it does mean what you think it means.  
Yes, we did eat there.

Exploring the "waves"

Crazy snowstorm on Sunday morning.  Mickey got an Afro.

Entrance sign.  The night before we came to this spot and looked at the stars through Danny's telescope.

Danny saying "can we have a yard someday with a bunch of boulders in it, like this, that we can climb around on any time we want??"  Sure, Danny.  Sure.

It was a great little trip.  Glad we get to do these any time we want!  I am lucky to have my best friend as my husband and travel companion.  Here's to many adventures to come!