I realized today that it has been a little over a year since I have blogged. A lot has happened to me in a year and I will document the last year in the best detail I can remember. This is a journal for me and I need to be oh so much better at my posts. So here is to hoping the next year of my life will be a little better documented!
I have been snowboarding for about 8 weeks and it is super fun. But this last week I got a little crazy and ended up breaking my arm. Thats right guys broken bone number 8! The first aid at the mountain wrapped it in this awesome and ever so colorful brace. And demanded me to not go back on the mountain. But I being the stubborn person that I am did not listen. It was a beautiful day on the mountain so I went on a few more runs. Now I did not think that it was actually broken. So I convinced my friend Brittney that I did not need to go to the doctor. That is until Sunday night when it was throbbing so bad that I was not myself. So Monday afternoon we headed to the doctor. And everyone was right it is broken. So I am now learning to be a lefty again. Here is to 6 weeks in a brace and maybe even a cast next week. And the worst part the doctor said no more snowboarding for at least 2 weeks! This is going to be a very hard 2 weeks!
This is what we woke up to this morning. We were getting ready for church and Allison opened the door. (Probably to see how cold it was outside) Then we here her yelling at us to come see. Now it looks like we had a snowstorm last night right? Wrong! Now I need to add that we live on the second floor and who ever did this must have cared a lot. We had to climb through our window to get to church. But it was one heck of a joke. I loved it and boy the payback is going to be great. We do not know for 100% who did this, but we know it was our FHE brothers. So the war is on.
I have been back in Rexburg for a little over two weeks and so far it has been amazing. So I got back to tons of snow. And even though most people hate the snow, we have a special bond. I finally got my room all unpacked and clean. And I love my quilt it is so warm and who doesn't love some animal print. We went sledding on Saturday, had a ton of fun. But managed to come home with a few injuries. Daren was a little more daring than I was as you can see. We have a little to much fun in our apartment sometimes. Poor Aubrie couldn't find a quiet place to talk on the phone, well until she climbed into her closet. We can get very creative. This game is amazing. You turn the bar stools upside down and and sit on them and have a bit of a war. Here are Calvin and John. They got into to say the least. But in the end John won!
For Thanksgiving we took a road trip to California to visit our families, but we had a really fun time on the way. This picture is at 3 am in the morning. We had spent the weekend in Utah and then we wanted to get an early start so we could get home. Here we are getting started. Sarah and I got to sleep first while the boys drove and then the girls drove while the boys slept.
Kevin wanted to document the whole trip.
We stopped in Vegas so Sarah could see it up close. But after Vegas we kept on, we wanted to make it back to Rexburg by night time, we missed home. But right before Beaver we ran out of gas. Sarah and I woke up to seth going over the bumps on the freeway. He went into the emergency lane so that we could coast as far as we could. After a while we couldn't even coast. So Kevin and I got out to push. Finally after some time of pushing Armando and Roberto pulled over to help us. They asked us if we needed any help and Seth was a little to quick to say yes. So Seth and I jumped in the car with these random men, and I was sure that I would never see Kevin and Sarah again haha. But lucky Armando and Roberto were good guys and they did bring us back to our car, but not before they yelled at Seth for running out of gas with two pretty ladies in the car. It was very memorable. Never a dull moment with Seth.
Sledding is a favorite past time since the snow has started to fall. Every time we go we (actually I ) get hurt. I can't seem to stay on my sled. I have gotten better since I started but this particular time I could not keep on my sled to save my life. But hey I live in Idaho so it is time that learn how to play in the snow.
When the weather was still nice, Haha can you tell that I am a little behind? the group took a trip to Jackson Hole Wyoming. We all packed up on a Saturday morning and took off. We spent the entire day shopping, sight seeing, eating and taking pictures.
We had a big group. Here we all are with Big Foot.
The girls under the antler arch. It was the coolest part of the town. It reminded me of a winter Stars Hallow, which is the town in Gilmore Girls. And these hats were way to cool!
"Along your pathway of life you will observe that you are not the only traveler. There are others who need your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save." -Thomas S. Monson