Mt. Timpanogos with my Dad on 9.15.08

On September 15th I had the opportunity of hiking Mt. Timpanogos with my Dad. He came up Sunday night to stay with us in Orem so we could get an early start on Monday morning. Although both of us had been to Timpanogos Cave, it was our first time hiking to the summit. It was a cool, crisp morning which was really nice for the hike up. We started on the trail at 7:15 am and reached the top around 11:15 am. After I got altitude sickness and we spent an hour at the summit, we started are descent. It was a slow go back down the saddle and I felt very weak. So my Dad asked if I would like a Priesthood blessing and I consented. Just after the blessing, a couple that was going up, stopped and helped out by giving me some "energy paste" made by Gatorade. It took about 15 more minutes until I felt better and so we continued to go down the mountain. I was very grateful for the power of the Priesthood and my faith in Jesus Christ that he would give me the strength to make down. We ended up getting back to the car at about 4 pm. It was great to spend time with my Dad and share this experience together.

I'm posting some photos that we took during the day. The scenery was incredible and it was fun to see all the mountain goats that are up there.

The moon was still out when we started

Potty Break

Sippin' on some H2O at the Saddle

Overlooking Utah Valley

My Dad, the energizer bunny

Stopping for a rest on the saddle

Almost to the top!!

The heavens opened up when we reached the summit

The view east of Timp

Me trying not to die

Me, alive and going down the mountain

Mountain Goats
More goats on the side of a cliff

My Dad and me with Timpanogos in the background


Honeymoon part deux

Here is a continuation of yesterday's post with more pictures from the honeymoon.


Craig piggin' out on some animal style fries

The fountain at the Bellagio

A video of the Fountains

tree hugger

un bacio sull'isola delle palme

Jacquelinne loves palm trees

More Vegas

The pool at the Resort

Dip your toe to jacuzzi baby!!

life guard on duty

Go Carts!!!

Jacquelinne took the lead

neck and neck

La cucina

Front Room

Front Room II

Master Bedroom


Honeymoon in Mesquite, Nevada

So we finally got some photos uploaded on our computer!! Here are some fun pictures that we took while we were on our honeymoon. Craig's parents made it possible for us to stay at a five-star resort in Mesquite. It was so much fun! We were able to do a lot of things while we were there. The highlights were cooking meals together, riding around on our Golf Cart,
Shopping in St. George, In-N-Out, The flash flood,
(The sound is apparently not working on Flash Flood video) Renting a Wave Runner at Lake Mead, Las Vegas, Being the witness couple at the St. George Temple, Go Cart Racing, Watching HGTV, Waking up next to each other instead of having to say good-bye at night, AND BEING TOGETHER ALL THE TIME!!!!!

Angel hair pasta w/ Roma Tomato Sauce

Palm Trees!!

A Rainbow

The Golf Course
Pancakes :)
Lake Mead

The Wave Runner!!!!

Craig trying to be scary


Jacquelinne running through the revolving doors

At night in Vegas after Lake Mead

Caesar's Palace

Da Villa a la (golf) carte


Things to Blog About

Here's a list of things that we've done in the past month or so that we plan to blog about soon:

  • Boating at Pineview with the Flakes and Morris'
  • Craig's hike with his Dad to the top of Mt. Timpanogos
  • Jacquelinne's calling in the Beehives
  • Todd and Ashleigh's wedding in Idaho Falls
  • Pizza and fun in Rexburg with Cambria and Kaile Myrick
  • The Zoo in Idaho Falls
  • Jacquelinne's design work
  • Much much more. We have pictures of most of these things and lots of fun stories to share!