Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More Adventures...

It has been a while since we posted anything significant. We have good reasons, though. We have been caught up in the world of our never-ending extreme adventures. As we alluded to in our previous post, we had a fun and crazy adventure with the Jensen family on our trip to St. George.
The two of us drove down to Southern Utah a few days after the rest of Eric's family had already made the trip. We met them in St. George and it was quickly decided that we would take the boat to Lake Mead the next day. The family had attempted to spend the day on the lake a couple of days before, but had encountered problems when the boat wouldn't start after they dropped anchor for a lunch break. They had to get towed off the lake by some other friendly boaters. Needless to say, they were none-too-happy about the situation. So, after the boat spent a day in the shop, we all set out early in the morning for the Nevada state line.

The day was beautiful and the water was so warm!! We had a great time driving through the canyons of Lake Mead, which are home to some breath-taking scenery. Everyone was having fun on the knee-boards, wakeboards, and skis. We had lunch on the boat, spent the rest of the afternoon swimming and boarding, and by the time we were ready to head back to the marina, everyone was pretty wiped.

We were in for a surprise, though, when we left the shelter of the canyons and made our way into the main body of water. The wind had picked up significantly, and it was creating some incredible conditions on the water. Three to four foot swells were rocking the boat, and getting us very wet. When one of the swells actually came over the bow of the boat, we knew we had to turn back. We made it back to the canyons and tried to wait out the storm. Unfortunately, the wind never quit, and after a second failed attempt at getting home it was obvious that we would be spending the night on the lake. We anchored down and had more sandwiches for dinner, using the left-over food from lunch. Everyone just tried to find a comfortable place to sleep. The two of us found ourselves on the floor of the boat with life-jackets providing our padding. It was not a very pleasant night! It was hot and windy, and we just waited for the first sign of dawn so that we could get off the lake. Once morning came, we didn't hang around for very long. Luckily the waves had calmed down, and we were able to get the boat out of the water at about 6:30. In hindsight, it was a fun experience. It just didn't seem like it at the time.

After our experience in St. George, we headed to Bear Lake to hang out with the Clegg side of the family. We read a lot, hung out with the family, got some raspberry shakes, and boated on the beautiful blue lake. We both love Bear Lake and had a wonderful time just relaxing there, we wished that we would never have to leave!
Now we are back at home in Logan. It looks like we are done with extreme adventures for awhile, and now we are both busy with work. Eric started his long training for work this week, it is not fun for either of us! He trains for seven and a half hours a day, five days a week. Kylea is working also. We can't believe that school will be starting in just a little over a month! Summer always seems to go by too fast! We wish that it could last a little longer, so we could have some more fun summer adventures... I guess we can look forward to fall adventures!
*We put up a slide show of pictures from our honeymoon. We had so much fun on our honeymoon and wanted to share some of our pictures!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Hair be gone!

Last week we had the opportunity to go to St. George with the Jensen family, it was a very fun adventure. While we were on the road (we drove pretty much the whole state of Utah twice! And more details to come about the XXX-treme trip) we decided that he should buzz his hair. He kept his hair very short all through out high school, and loved it. I didn't realize how much hair that he had until I started buzzing it! He looks very cute!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

We have a blog... Finally!

After relentless encouragement from family and friends, we have finally gotten around to creating our blog. We like to think that our blog has been delayed for such a long time because of the awesome and busy summer that we have had.

After our wedding we went on a wicked awesome super fun honeymoon to Walt Disney World. It was the best! The weather in Orlando was perfect, and we could not have asked for a more perfect trip. As soon as we checked into our hotel (which was actually on the resort), we were given pins that said "Just Married." The lady at the front desk told us to wear them because we never knew "when something magical might happen." It was a lot of fun and we were caught up in the Disney atmosphere. As a result of the pins, by the end of our trip we were given several free fastpasses, four free cookies, and free ice cream. It was great. More than anything else, though, we loved being able to spend all of that time together. What could be better than a trip to Disneyworld with your best friend?

After our honeymoon we spent a couple of weeks back in Utah. We spent a week settling into our new apartment, which definitely took some getting used to. It's funny how many things you don't notice about a place until you actually move in. Once we had all of our furniture in place and all of our stuff in order, it began to feel a lot more like home.

We didn't have much time to think about the responsibilities of newlywed life, though. Before we knew it, we were on our way to North Carolina to spend a week on the Clegg family's annual trip to Holden Beach. We loved everything about the trip, other than our 4-hour layover in the Denver airport. Blah. We did, however, really appreciate the opporunity to spend the week with our family in such a beautiful place. We both love the beach, and we spent our fair share of time in the sand. Kylea got a great tan, while Eric enjoyed hiding from the violent sun under an umbrella. We are still trying to find a way for his fair skin and ultraviolet rays to get along. We loved everything about the trip, and we reminisce frequently. Thanks again to Kylea's parents for letting us tag along. We love you.

At the end of our trip to North Carolina, we boarded a plane to start our third trip of the Summer. Yes, we do realize that our lives are terribly difficult. We flew through Cincinnati to Cancun, Mexico to spend a week with the Jensen family. As you may have guessed, we had an awesome time in Mexico as well. We spent time on the beach, when deep-sea fishing, toured ancient Mayan ruins, and took a fun trip on a catamaran in the Mexican Caribbean. It was a great experience to be with this part of our family for a week in paradise, and wish we could go back. Thank you to Eric's parents letting us come. We loved it, and we love you.

And so, here we are. Back in Logan, our home for the next couple of years. The rest of our Summer will consist of work and preparing for school to start in the Fall. We will also do our best to live in our apartment which, as we have come to find, does not have air conditioning. Trust us, it gets blistering around 7:00 at night. In spite of heat, however, we are loving our new life together. There is a lot of work to be done, many classes to take, and plenty of experiences to have. But we know that no matter what happens, things will always be better when we're together.