Sunday, March 21, 2010

I have to say one thing real quick- four weeks of school left (+ finals...)! I can't wait for this summer! It is going to be the best (despite the fact that I'll be taking a full load of classes).

The weather is getting warmer! We were finally able to take a stroll and hang out in the park without jackets. Finally.

Jesse was doing the photo booth at the dance hosted by Alpine Village. He was busy working but Monica and I stopped by for a few minutes to say hi (and dance of course).
A few quick pictures with the photographer himself.

Saturday we celebrated our 1 month! Haha! Feels like it's been way longer than a month. We ate at Tucano's till we were literally in pain. We got in the car and both just laid back in our seats-unable to move. The worst part was that we started laughing...and couldn't stop. Not something that should happen when you already feel like you might...see your dinner again...

Thank You so much Jesse!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Filmore Hot Springs

Last weekend I was really needing an adventure. Who better to call than my dear pal, Amber! She is always up for a good adventure- we've had quite a few! Our destination this time: Filmore Hot Springs. So, Jesse and I loaded the CRV with all things fun: the tunes of Lady Gaga, a 20 pound bag of pretzels (ok not 20 pounds but it was the Costco family size....), an underwater camera, glow sticks (but we somehow failed to bring flashlights), and a little portable stove to make hot chocolate. We picked up Amber and spouse, Danny, and set off!
FINALLY we arrive at the hot springs and were greeted by a lovely bunch of the local hicks, drunk, literally falling out of their jacked up truck. Classic. We had driven an hour and a half though so we weren't going to let them ruin our night.

This is how the rest of the night went down: We run the 50 yards or so to the springs. Amber steps in a huge mud puddle along the way. The pool is full of said hick's friends (some over the age of 60). Cool. Amber convinces a few of our new friends that all she does in life is travel around to explore hot springs. They were convinced she was rich.

Soon after arriving, Jesse and I noticed a guy sitting alone in the shadows behind us. Not going to lie, I found it a little creepy at first. Regardless, we decided to make friends with him. His name was Leif, and he was one of the coolest guys. We couldn't figure out why he kept diving waaayyy down to the bottom for extended periods of time. Later we found out he was picking up all of the beer cans off the bottom. What a guy. He literally has traveled around visiting hot springs (according to him, Filmore is the best). Win. He had a few snorkeling masks and flashlights that he let us play around with (my pictures are out of order but Jesse is exploring in the first one). Leif showed us how to blow bubbles in the shape of rings (I have a video but it's not loading. Sad.) He gave us some good tips on scuba certification which is another adventure we'll be having this summer if anyone wants to join!
We decided we'd had enough fun with our new friends. Jesse hit the mud puddle on the way out. We saw an unfortunate sight that I will spare you the details of. We listened to the Beatles the whole way home.

Adventure = success.

More to come.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy Sabbath.

Music and the Spoken Word up in Salt Lake. So great. I think my favorite song was "Zadok The Priest" by Handel. Very powerful. Oh and "Peace Like A River."

More Good Things.

Last weekend Vanessa invited us to her wards formal dinner. Jesse was capturing the event and I got to just come along for the ride (and the food...) The event was complete with seating charts, name tags, formal evening attire (we were probably on the casual side), and a catered dinner. Paella! Yum.

This weekend has been full of more good things including:
More Arrested Development
Homemade pizza
Celebrating birthdays
Drives up the Canyon
Getting back at the punk who threw snowballs at us
Mexican hot chocolate
The Utah Symphony! (Monica and I decided to go kind of for class but more just cause it is something you have to experience).
The Arts Center up in SL is really beautiful!
They performed Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 and Bruckner's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major. Wow. I wasn't familiar with Bruckner but I loved this piece!