Monday, July 20, 2009

Birthday Celebrations

Well, another birthday has come and gone! I am 27 this year...where has the time gone! My friend, Melissa, threw me a birthday party the Wednesday before my birthday! We had fajitas for dinner, cake and just lots of good company! Here are some of the fun pics! Just as a disclaimer, I gave my friends daughter, Alaina, the camera...made for some interesting pics! Again, thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday and helped me celebrate!

My party pals!

So cute!

Me and my picture pal, Alaina!

Smile Danielle!

My friend Leslie!

Almost everyone is smiling and paying attention!

Alaina's portrait!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

So, as we have noticed living in Utah the last 6 years, fireworks celebrations generally occur before the 4th! So, we went and enjoyed a fireworks show on the 2nd out at Hyrum w/our friend Melissa, her two kids, and her mom! A very fun evening. The 3rd is a tradition for Ron and I to watch the stadium fireworks show on our lawn! Ron got home just in time from work to enjoin them! Everyone loves fireworks!!

I just want to thank all those that serve our country! We appreciate everything you do! Happy 4th of July!

As part of the three day weekend, I went hiking up the Crimson Trail with my friend Danielle. It was a beautiful morning to go for a long hike. A great way to start a three day weekend!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Oquirrh Temple

For those of you who know me well, I am sure this post is a bit of a surprise. No, I have not converted but that doesn't mean I am not interested in the Utah culture. My friend, Kali, was visiting Utah and invited me to the Oquirrh Temple open house w/her and her family. I decided to take her up on the offer, to visit with her but also to appease my interest in what the inside of a temple holds. It was an interesting experience, and I was luck to go w/Kali who gave me a more detailed tour than I would have received walking through myself. It was a beautiful building, and I had a wonderful visit with my friends! Enjoy the pictures.

Oquirrh Temple

The view of the Salt Lake Valley

Taylor, Kenzi, Kali, Brooke and myself

Kali and myself