Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Scott helped me find my adventure limit last weekend.  We went canyoneering in Zion.  I had my first time  a couple a years ago.  This was more.  It was really fun, beautiful, and exciting,  but I've maxed out my level of "ohmygosh!Idon'tknowifIcandothis!" 

I only cried once.

The big canyon we did was called Birch Hollow, just outside of Zion.
We parked at the top and hiked our way down.

When you get to a point when you can't hike, you rappel.  This is what canyoneering is.  If anyone cares.

Our first rappel was down this:

There is lots of climbing on, down and around rocks.

There are 2 funny things about this picture above.
1.  I totally thought I was horizontal and thanking myself for doing plank position on occasion.  Clearly I am no where near horizontal.

2.  I did this to keep from walking in water up to my shins.  Little did I know that we would be walking in LOTS of water much higher than my shins.

But...Scott was impressed enough to take a picture.  So there's that.

Our longest of 10 rappels was 100 ft.  EEEK!  I couldn't get it all in the picture.  This is Scott coming down.

Lots more rappels, but no picture of me crying.
Scott does have a heart.

It took about 6-7 hours.  Far and away the worst part was hiking back up to the car.  I was tired and sore from my fingertips to my toes.  Scott barely flinched at the whole thing.  I think he ate a big dinner.  That was about it.

Anyone want to come next time?

Friday, June 17, 2011

I can't believe Macy did this

I did it first and I was scared seeing it through her eyes, knowing she would be next. 
She cruised right up, walked the bridge no problem, (nothing to hold onto but your own rope, here!) and jumped off down the zip line (her favorite part).

Heber Valley

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes

Dynamite is my girls favorite song.
I try to avoid it, they sing it whenever they can.
Here Polly and Miles are singing and dancing as it plays from the back of the car. 
It brings out Polly's sass.  She totally didn't know I was taking her picture or she never would have posed with such sauce! (Second picture.)

Singing ayy-ohhh!