Saturday, October 22, 2011

Autumn Adventure

Today Husband and I went hiking at Crabtree Falls. It is the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. We hiked about a mile up to the top. It was the perfect day to go; one of those crisp, bright autumn days. The trees aren't at peak yet for fall foliage, but they were still very pretty. The falls were beautiful as well. We are definitely looking forward to going again! I took a million pictures, but I decided to only post a few here. It was very difficult to decide which pictures to use (I may post more on Facebook, but I have to wonder who really wants to see 29 pictures of different parts of a waterfall?) You will noticed that there is only one picture of Husband and I together (or maybe you wouldn't have noticed, but since I mentioned it, you will notice). I really wanted to get a good picture to put in our Christmas cards. We took a number of pictures of us together, and I thought we had a winner. BUT when I loaded the pictures on to the computer, the one I thought we could use was no good. The angle of the picture made me look like I had 17,000 chins, which made me look like I was either pregnant or weighed 500 pounds (For the record I am NOT pregnant, nor do I weight 500 pounds). I probably shouldn't even be telling you this because I sent the picture to my sister Mandy to see if she could work some magic and get rid of some of the chins. If she is successful, we may still use the picture. So if you get a picture of us in front of a waterfall, you will know our little secret: I won't tell if you don't!

The last one....

On Wednesday, my brother William entered the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo to be trained for his mission to Quezon City, Philippines. He will be in the MTC for two months, then go to the Philippines for 22 months. He is the baby of my family, and to honest, I am surprised he lived long enough to make it on a mission, with all the torture and grief we gave him! Now that he is gone, I don't know who our family will pick on. It doesn't seem right to continue to harass him while he is on his mission. Maybe we will take a family poll to decide who should take his place!

Bye, Bill! See you in two years!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Good news; bad news

Good News

This past week our family has celebrated three wonderful events:

The wedding of a cousin (doesn't she look beautiful! Those good looks run in the family!)

The birth of a baby boy, Riley, 8 pounds 15 ounces, born to my sister Margaret. (See what I was saying about those good looks? How cute is he?)

And an engagement of another cousin wedding date set for February (congratulations Nicole!)

Bad news:

I live too far away to take part in any of the celebrations! So sad.