Friday, November 28, 2008

November = Changes

So quickly I have come to see that November brings changes...Utah was so warm and nice on November 1. So nice that Chase and I went for a little hike/walk.  On our hike I rekindled my love for being adventurous in water while Chase relived his childhood days of climbing trees.
On the hike we walked by Bridal Veil Falls.  I am a bit mad at Mother Nature for avalanches and the fact that in 1996 one wiped out an aerial tramway service that use to exist that took people to the top of the falls where a restaurant was situated.  I was excited to hear though that a certain Brady Harper is discussing revamping Bridal Veil Falls.  I support you Brady Harper!!  I would love to see a restaurant back at the Falls!  
Anyway, back to change.  So after the first day of November I thought, "Wow, fall is going to be a bit longer this year!"  Sadly though, Mother Nature has brought about ice!  Ice forms on my windows now and I shiver as I run from my door to the car in the morning :(  I know the changing of the seasons is just a part of life, but sometimes it is just down right rude.
Another change this month has brought is my hair!  Thanks to Rachel and Trish I now have short, brunette hair.  I am loving my new do and am wearing it confidently (as my husband likes to say).  I spaced out the cutting and coloring of my hair by a week, so I think my students are waiting another week to see what I'm going to do next.  At this point I have no plans for any future changes...except Trish is going to help me go from straight across bangs to swoop bangs.  Look out! 

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Night on the Town




The other night Chase and I had a chance to go to Salt Lake to the Hale Center Theater with our friends the Roses to one of my favorite musicals, "Into the Woods".  It's probably one of my favorites because in high school my senior year we performed it and I was the Baker's Wife.  For those of you unfamiliar with the musical, here's a little info from Wikipedia.  I also love the message of this musical...we need to be careful what we teach our children.  Anyway, I feel bad that we went with so little showings left because I would suggest to anyone in the Salt Lake area to go see it!  Honestly, I think it's just as good as Broadway's production.  AMAZING!!  Thanks Rachael and Richard for being on the ball in getting us tickets.  

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Our house...in the middle of our street

Here is a walking tour of our condo.  I think I filmed this back in early October...but you'll get the idea of our humble abode.  We've taken big strides in decorating and organizing the place since my family has seen it.  My family will be happy to note that we don't sleep on the ground, but we do in fact have a mattress.  A king sized mattress to be exact.  Due to Chase's neurotic preferences when falling asleep, we needed the space so that my elbow doesn't cross over onto "his side" of the bed.  Chase's sleeping preferences is one of the things I have loved learning about my husband--he can't have any light in the room; he cannot stand any noise...not even the soft sounds (and I mean soft) of EFY music being played upstairs; and lastly he must have his feet cold before falling asleep--sometimes this requires running cold water over them before entering the bed.  I pray every night that he grows out of all this by the time kids come along!  Although, I would hate to see his quirkiness go.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Beauty of October...Part II

I apologize to those readers that have been waiting for the continuation of my prior post. Life is crazy and I can't get to a computer that allows me to get on blogspot so hence the delay. I know it's November now, but oh well!

So another beauty of October is PUMPKINS!!
I have always wanted to go to a pumpkin patch...sadly Chase and I didn't get on the ball soon enough to find a sweet pumpkin patch like the one my brother took his kids to, but we did find this place near my school.
I saw the largest pumpkin ever! It was quite large. And Chase was able to pick out his prize winning pumpkin.

We drove it home and he carved the mathmatical symbol "pie"...get it? Pumpkin Pie! He was so proud of himself. At the Fisher Family Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest he won "Funniest Pumpkin". Way to go babe. I got sick so my BYU pumpkin wasn't able to enter the competition.
Not only can you carve pumpkins, but you can eat them too! Something that I was introduced to last Halloween is Mom Gunnell's amazing pumpkin stew (I think it's a stew). It's yummy beef and sausage cooked in the pumpkin--my mouth waters just thinking of it. We devoured it!!