Sunday, April 20, 2008
This past weekend we went up to Utah to hang out with some of Parley’s family and to meet Par’s sister’s boyfriend. Jess, Par’s sister, and Jake are on the right. His sister, Emily, is in the middle. Love ya Em! =o) We went out to breakfast together, went to Magleby’s Fresh in Orem (I think…). Then, we went for a hike in Rock Canyon (behind the Provo Temple). Then, we hung out with family for the afternoon and evening. It was a lot of fun. I love Par’s family more and more. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a lot of his cousins and their children, too, and I come to love them more each time I get to see them and spend time with them. I can’t wait for the family reunion on the 4th of July weekend! =o)
Well, on Friday night, we went camping at the Valley of Fire. We went with three other couples from our ward, Chad and Natalie, Nick and Sarah, and Brad and Danielle, and their two little ones, Acadia and Trayson. It was a lot of fun. We had tin foil dinners, roasted marshmellows, and just talked and visited with each other. It was fun to get to know Brad and Danielle and their kids a little bit better. And, not to mention that we had PERFECT weather. Now is the time to go camping in Las Vegas. The weather is actually nice and not unbearably hot.
When we were setting up camp Par had the propane fuel and our camping chairs. He looked like he was ready for 'blast off!'
There were some interesting petroglyphs (markings from Native Americans) on the rocks in the Valley of Fire. You know you're jealous!!! =o)
A picture of part of the Valley of Fire.
The crew that we went camping this weekend. We did a little hike the next morning.
These are just a few of our pictures, we have tons posted on our Picasa album. Here's the link, you should check it out. http://picasaweb.google.com/parleyburnett Well, 'till later!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
So, we flew out of Idaho Falls to go back to Las Vegas, and we had SOOO much stuff that the only place to put our guitar (Parley's parents gave us a guitar for Christmas... and we are learning... it's fun!) was across our laps in the back seat. Always an adventure... =o)
So, I just have to mention one more thing. I really don't like putting effort into a new recipe that I think is going to be good and having it be a total flop. But who does like that? Well, I was so excited to make a black-eyed pea chowder on New Year's Day, to start a family tradition. My grandma always made a black-eyed pea chowder on New Year's Day when I was growing up. So, I searched endlessly on-line for a really great recipe. (So I thought). Well, I make it... and it turned out more like a watery, tomato-based soup with a few black-eyed peas... yuck! I was so distraught to be sitting down to partake of a fun family tradition that was awful. We ended up laughing about it later. I suppose it comes with newly-married territory... right? =o)
We hope all is well with our friends and family. Love, Par and Linds
Sunday, November 18, 2007
So, let me tell you about what Par and I did on Saturday. We are primary teachers in our ward. We had a practice run-through of the Primary Program for 2 hours in the morning. Well, after the primary practice, we headed over to the Paseo Verde Library in Henderson, Nevada. MITT ROMNEY was speaking at this little library in Henderson! I'd never heard a Presidential candidate speak before. It was really cool. Henderson didn't necessarily do a good job in booking the venue, though. They had everything set up in a long, narrow reading room, that was about 30 feet wide and 60 feet long. Needless to say, it was pretty crowded. It was cool to watch him walk in; people were eagerly looking from their seats and taking pictures. There was so much anticipation. After making his way in, he spoke for about 20 minutes, presenting his platform and telling us where he stands on issues. After that, he opened up for questions from the audience for a bit.
I think would really like to be able to hear all of the candidates speak like we did Mitt Romney. It would be nice to hear from the candidates about where they stand on certain issues, and then be able to make an informed decision. I think that too many people vote uninformed or for the wrong reasons.
Well, it will be interesting to see what happens in the Primaries. To all of you out there, make sure you vote! 'Till later!
(Sorry, no pictures of Mitt... we forgot our camera...)
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
This was Em and I folding up the tarp the next morning. Meanwhile, we're hard at work, Par's playing photographer! =o) Just kidding Par! Adam is the one on the left in the red sweater.
We also decided to go on a brief morning hike on Saturday at Mount Charleston. It was such a beautiful autumn day, PERFECT for a hike in the mountains.
I was just taking in the fresh mountain air... and practicing a few pilates moves! Just kidding!
These are just a couple of pictures as we were hiking. The fall is such a beautiful time of year!
I (Lindsay) took this picture. Normally, I'm not exactly the best photographer... but I think this one turned out okay! =o)
Friday, September 14, 2007
This picture DEFINITELY does not do the ring justice! It was absolutely gorgeous... Par did a great job!