July 15, 2008

Our weekend apart :(

This weekend Chad and I got to do our favorite things. I'm going to start with me because I don't really have a lot of pictures to post. My good friend Kelly flew in on Friday from Minnesota. So she, my friend Rachel, and I went to St George. I haven't been home to visit my family in so long that I have to admit I was getting a little homesick. It was so nice to hang out with my mom and dad. We also got to see my brother and sister in law, grandma and some of my cousins. On Saturday night I went out with Kelly, Rachel, and Kati for dinner and a movie. It's always good to get together with my best friends. We left Monday morning at about 7:30a.m. I tried driving home but luckily Rachel was way more awake than I was and took us safely the rest of the way. Over the 4th of July weekend we left our camper at Strawberry Res. I felt bad because Chad had to go and get it. He decided to make the best of the situation by taking his 4 wheeler and bow up there and he stayed the night all by himself. He's not much for hanging out by himself so I was pretty surprised he wanted to do that. He said he actually had fun so that was good. On Saturday Joe and Chad went on a big hike and planned to camp. They've both got so much hiking and camping stuff that I'm glad they are using it. This is Chads first time using our new tent. So far so good. About this time Joe realizes that he left his sleeping bag in the car at the bottom of the mountain.
I haven't heard the story from Joe but Chad did a really good job at photographing the sitaution. Luckily Joe had a warm wool coat he put on backwards to try and cover his top. He put on his gym shorts and then put his legs in Chads sweatshirt. Chad also had a small blanket they put over his legs followed by another jacket. I think Joe slept pretty miserable because he was cold and uncomfortable. The trip wasn't a total bust because they were able to do some good animal spotting. I don't know if it's big enough to see but it's pretty obvious Joe isn't a boy that slept well the night before. Chad sure had fun and loves that Joe is always keeping things exciting. Thanks Joe for taking care of my husband while I was gone.


5 comments:

Burke family said...

OOh! I miss your parents too! They are so awesome! It sounds like you had a great visit and got to see lots of people. When do I get to see you guys? Hmmm... hopefully soon!

BJ said...

that picture showing how joe is all wrapped up is so funny to me. My hubby had the same experience during the klondike for scouts 2 years ago. It brought back all the memories. I would have hiked back down to get my stuff! Too funny!!!

Durf's said...

Whatever Elise, I slept awesome that night and it shows dangit!!! When you look as good as I do you don't need freekin beauty sleep!

Mike & Cody said...

Elise, I think that it is awesome that you guys do so many fun things. Enjoy them because kids make it hard. Miss ya.

milt said...

it was good to have you visit for a weekend also we have missed you