Thursday, October 25, 2012

Date to Sundance

The other we had such nice weather and knew that it would be one of the last warm days for a while. So Eric decided to take the day off and take me on a motorcycle ride to Sundance. We live right next to American Fork Canyon and wanted to ride through the canyon to Sundance to see all of the beautiful leaves. It was so much fun! The leaves were so bright and colorful and the weather was just perfect!

We got up to Sundance and since we have season passes we decided to ride the ski lift to the top to see the views. There are trails all over the mountain, and in the Summer people ride the lift and cycle down the hill.  It looks like a lot of fun, maybe next year I will be brave enough to try it!

The ride down was a bit scary because this part is extremely steep...

After we rode the lift we had to hurry home before it got dark. On our way we found some other motorcyclist and it was fun to ride with them. I took this picture from my phone, good thing we weren't going very fast :)

It was such a fun spontaneous date and I'm so glad that we finally did it. I love taking advantage of the wonderful resources around us.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Surfing in Utah??

Who says Utah doesn't have everything?? I always thought the one thing you can't do in Utah is surfing, but I was just proven wrong! A few Saturdays ago we got to go surfing on Utah Lake and it was so much fun! Wake Surfing behind a boat is similar to Wake boarding except you aren't strapped in at all, which makes it kind of tricky to get up. But once you are up it is super easy and you feel like you are floating. Once you are good enough you can let go of the rope and continue to surf the wake.

Here is a short video of Eric surfing. Its really cool beacuse you are so close to the back of the boat that everyone can talk to you as you are surfing.

Here are a few pics from the day. I tried it for the first time and was so proud when I finally got the hang of it!

Dont mind the gross green water...thats Utah Lake for you!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Labor Day

For Labor Day we decided to take a last minute trip to the cabin. We brought some friends along with us and both of my Sisters. On our drive in we go through Spanish Fork Canyon and I snagged this pic showing the leaves starting to change. I am so not ready for winter....

One of our favorite activities while there is to go down to this lake and fish. I always get the most beautiful pictures at this lake!

About 10 minutes after arriving 2 of Eric's poles broke and Trey fell in the lake. Not such a great start!

After getting him changed we came back and I took the boys on an adventure to keep Trey away from the water. We found this secret marsh that was so beautiful.

I tried to get the boys to take a picture but they did not cooperate. 

As we were walking back we saw this lone sheep right next to where Eric was fishing. It stuck around long enough for us to see it and then it took off.

Trey was hilarious and kept whistling at it and patting his legs like he was calling a dog.

Our first day of fishing wasn't very successful so we rounded up the gang and tried it again the next day. 

Sorry Tatum, Noah's pole is in your face! And that's poor Jake in the background who recently had surgery on his foot.

Tatum and his friend Clay...

This butterfly was begging me to take its picture, I got so close and it didn't even budge!

I love that the cabin is close enough that we can go for a quick get away but far enough that we feel like we really got away. It was just what I needed before starting another busy school week :]