Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Okay wow what a long weekend it started when Jenn and I went to The Cure on Friday. Most of the friends I went with have already blogged about it but I’ll put my spin on it. I mostly went for my wife who is a bigger Cure fan then me. I do like most of their songs and know a fair share of them. I went in excited but I was blown away by them. They are an older band each close or at 50 years old (sorry mom and dad but that’s old for a rock band). They played for over 3 hours. That’s right boys and girls they were amazing. If you get the chance do yourself a favor and go. This is not to mention that the lead guitarist was wearing 6 inch high heel boots for all that time.

Then on Saturday I took Mayson, Ashlynne, and Jordan on a hike with Bryan and his brother kinda of a daddy daughter hike. We went up this canyon call Adams Canyon and it’s not a super easy hike but all the kids did great. I had to carry Jordan all the way so it wasn’t super easy for me either. The hike was gorgeous I have never seen the canyon so green. It was like Oregon stopped to say hi to Utah. Everyone had fun and the girls are asking when we can go on another hike. It rained all day on Memorial day so I just ran and we cleaned the house.

This is Bryan's brother I just wanted to show The kids

some of the hike was difficult

Thursday, May 22, 2008

49 things

Ok I got this in an email and I thought I would post it for fun
49 ODD Things about you! If you opened this, FILL IT OUT! Learn 49 things about your friends, and let them learn 49 things about you!
> 1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes I do
2. Have you ever smoked heroin? Lol I would have to smoke a cigarette first it think
3. Do you own a gun? Yes
4. What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic? I add vanilla if I ever go
> 5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Only when they are taking something from my head
> 6. What do you think of hot dogs? If its braughts then mmmmmm
7. Favorite Christmas song? O holy night
> 8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? MILK
9. Can you do push ups? Yes every day
10. What do you order at Starbucks? Carmel apple cider its delicious
> 11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My watches
> Favorite hobby? golfing
13.How do you eat your eggs? Scrambled
14. Do you have A.D.D.? Well I don’t know see sometimes I do seem to Im sorry what was the question ok yeah ADD I thought its now called ADHD I mean that’s what my therapist says and shes a nice lady doesn’t talk much I love talking, talking is my favorite
15. What's one trait that you hate about yourself? My grasp of the English language
16. Middle name? Sheldon
17. Favorite book? Wow I don’t know probably right now harry potter 4
18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday: sammies, a mouse pad with kittens on it and weed killer
19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink: water, diet mt. dew, and milk
20. Currently worried about right now? About the work flow in my job
21. Current hate right now?? I don’t hate much I think it’s a waste of time
22. Favorite place to be? Home with my fam
23. How did you bring in the New Year? Drinking sparkling cider with my wife
24. Where would you like to go? Cancun
> 25. Name three people who will complete this: Why is this question asked??? Its pointless( I just agree with T)
26. Do you own slippers? Nope my feet are too big it looks funny
27. What shirt are you wearing? Blue sweater
> 28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Never have so cant say I guess so though
29. Favorite Movie? Don’t have one
> 30. Favorite color? blue
> 31. Would you be a pirate? Of course but I don’t think I could swing to the other ship very well
> 32. What songs do you sing in the shower? What ever song was on the alarm
33. Favorite girls name? Mayson, Ashlynne, Jordan, and Jennifer
34. Favorite Website? ESPN
35. Any Tattoo's? Nope almost though
36. Last thing that made you laugh? Talking with my wife about gay pirates and mermaids and then coming up with a new alcoholic beverage name (fruity piraide) Don’t ask
37. Best bed sheets as a child? My star wars ones
38. Worst injury you've ever had? Either my torn quad or back
> 40. How many TVs do you have in your house? 4
> 41. Who is your loudest friend? Im pretty loud
42. How many dogs do you have? 0
> 43. Who do you hope has a crush on you? Jared Letto so I could make my wife jealous J/K
44. Who is your favorite author? Don’t have one
45. What is your favorite candy? Im more salty so the question should be fav snack and its pretzels
> 46. Favorite Sports Team? Da Bears
47. What is your favorite song? Raisins by BNL (that’s for you T)
48. What were you doing 12 AM last? Drooling
49. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Really??? Im glad its still dark at 5:15

Monday, May 19, 2008

Trip to Zions

Okay this is my first blog and it took a trip to Zion national park to make me do it. This story started about a year ago when 3 of my good friends (Bryan Brezoff, Scott Dimond, and Chris Buckman) wanted to hike Narrows. (for you that don't know the narrows is a slot canyon that you hike up stream with some parts of the canyon being about 10 feet across.) Well we were all ready to go and Jenn got sick. She still wanted me to go but I decided to stay home and the other three went without me. They brought back pictures and bragged about how much fun it was. So this year we decided to go again but do two hikes Angel's Landing in the morning and the narrows after.

So Friday after work we load up and head down to Hurrican Utah. The next morning we enter the park around 7:15 and head up to the trail head of Angels Landing. I have to give a little background on Angels for those of you not familiar with Angels. It has been called the most thrilling hike in the National park system and they average a death every other year on the hike, but that happened last year so the odds were with us. :) It is only a 5 mile round trip hike but in those 2.5 miles you rise 1800 feet. The first part is up the a gentle incline till you get to your first set of switch backs that go up the side of a mountain. Then you enter a small canyon called refrigerator canyon. this is because the temp is always 10-15 degrees cooler inside. After existing the canyon you are confronted with a part called Walter's Wiggles and only the picture can do it Justice. They are steep series of switch backs that really gets the heart pounding.

Once on top of the wiggles then you get to a flat area called scouts point that has a great view and where the faint of heart stop. The next 1/2 mile is where you take your life into your hands. You climb a thin fin up to the landing that in some parts is only 3 feet wide with a 1200 foot drop on one side and a 800 foot drop on the other. I never felt like I was in danger but there were times where I looked down and thought is was crazey to be up there. They do have chains to help hold onto and even footholds in the really tricky parts but the hike is well worth it beacsue the view is amazing. Chris put it best when he said "Is there any wonder why prophets went to mountain tops to talk to god."

Then we try to go throught the Narrows but the water level was too high so once again that little slot canyon has foiled me but I vow I will have the last laugh.