Sunday, April 20, 2008

So… if there was an award for "the world's worst blog updater," I would definitely be in the runnings for it... okay, so I probably shouldn't be so hard on myself, it is just a blog. But, I do want to be better about updating and posting. For Pete's sake, my last entry was.... February.

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. Well, 'till later!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Par and I and our friends, Lori and Adam, went up to Brianhead this weekend. We went cross-county skiing (a first for me!) and while out skiing we stopped to make a couple of snow angels. Par and I couldn't stop laughing... check out the video to see why!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Holidays...

A few pics from Christmas vacation in Montana...

Well, it has certainly been too long since we've updated our blog, but better later than never, right? Parley and I celebrated our FIRST Christmas as a married couple in Montana with his family this year. It was so picturesque. We left from Las Vegas on December 21st, and it hardly felt like Christmas at all. It was so fun to have a beautiful white Christmas in the mountains. We really did it ALL while we were in Montana: shopping, sledding, games with the family, skiing, sang and enjoyed music, played racquetball, built snow forts, and even hockey! I love being a part of a family that is so active and just likes to have fun. It was a great week.

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

Distance between Mitt Romney and us.... like 30 feet! Read on to find out the details!!! =o)

So, first of all I would like to apologize for not posting anything new for quite some time! I always know that I need to update the blog, but it hasn't been on the top of my list these past couple of weeks. It's kind of like laundry.... a constant nag in the back of my mind. No just kidding, posting on a blog is much more fun. =o)

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

A little trip down memory lane...

I know, looking back on pictures from a wedding that was four months ago hardly counts a trip down memory lane =o), but I wanted to post a couple of pictures on here from our wedding day. For those that may not know, Parley and I were married in the Nauvoo Illinois temple on June 23, 2007. That day will go down in history as one of the most incredible and special days of our lives.
(The following was contributed by Parley... thanks Par!)
As time continues, as it does sometimes, we find ourselves reflecting often on the events of the day. Memories are funny things. What gets remembered, what gets forgotten. Do we choose to remember certain things or are memories only a mesure of the impact made on our lives? Only four months have passed since we exchanged vows and it has been interesting to think about what stands out in our memories. Just last night Lins commented that, "It would be fun to go to a pro baseball game together." Apparently Lindsay wasn't too impressed with the Cubs game we attended on our honeymoon. :) I can't say much for myself either because I also last night conceded the fact that I forgot that she was in band in high school. She played the trombone, ... or was it the baritone...? I forget. This is really beside the point though. We do remember the important stuff, though. :)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Camping Trip Number Two!

This past weekend, September 28th and 29th, Par and I went camping at Mount Charleston with Em (Par's sister) and Lori and Adam (friends of Par's from work). This picture is from Saturday morning, and Par and I were getting ready to make breakfast burritos for everyone. Yum! Friday night was a lot of fun. Lori made tin foil dinners, and we huddled close around the campfire (it was SUPER windy and kind of cold) and we talked and had marshmellows and smores. It was nice to be outside and get away from the city for a night.

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 is Parley and I at Claim Jumper in Las Vegas. This particualr day turned out to be one of the MOST special days of both of our lives. It was April 14, 2007, and the evening began with a casual walk around Lake Las Vegas after dinner and ended with big smiles, hugs, a few innocent kisses, and an engagement ring! Par was so sweet; he made me a little book of his favorite memories about us and read it to me before he asked me to marry him. It meant so much to me.

This picture DEFINITELY does not do the ring justice! It was absolutely gorgeous... Par did a great job!