Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hiking with friend

Recently, we went hiking with a group of friends. None of us had ever been to the narrows in Zion so we decided because we lived so close to it we better do it while we are here. This was a wonderful decision! We all loved it!
When you first start out the walls are high above you and the river is wide. The further up the river you go the narrower the canyon gets and the higher the walls around you go.
Its amazing to think of the beauty we found in deepest parts of this canyon hidden from the world.

After hiking for a while the boys decided it was time for a swim in the freezing cold water!

Me and my two best buddies from the Dental Hygiene program!! We always have so much fun together!
After hiking for 3 hours and the temperature started to drop a little part of our group turned around when we got to the fork in the river. Aly, Race, Carter, and I decided to continue with the hike for a while. We were so happy that we did. As we started up one side of the fork it narrowed a ton making things more interesting. We ended our hike up at this beautiful water fall!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The wheels on the bus....

For our community class at school we get to go out into the community and teach schools all about teeth. First we went to a preschool, it was so fun! We taught some really cute kids.

First we start with a little puppet show.

Then we split up to teach brushing ...

The next week in taught 3 classes at the elementary school. We taught two first grade classes and a forth grade class. It was so fun!

It was fun to be creative and just have fun with little kids instead of the usual stress of school!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Weekend Fun!

This weekend Dani came to Utah!! She just got off of her mission from New York. While she was gone her family moved to Arizona so its been a long time since we've hung out. She wanted to see the side of St George only the locals know. The first night she was here we went up to Dixie Rock and climbed up "The Crack" and hiked around the rocks in the dark. Because it was dark i got attacked by a HUGE spider... GROSS! The next day we went to the river to try out some skimboarding which is a big deal in St George.

This was the water fall at the river

I lost my favorite glasses while taking this picture :(

Carter was a natural at skimboarding!

The Crew

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Desk Disaster

Since Carter started school there has been a real NEED for a desk so that he can study at it (dont worry that i have been asking for a desk for 2 semesters now). So we decided to get one!! We went to DI and found a great looking desk that was perfect. We have refinished a couple other items before so we thought it would be no big deal.... boy were we wrong.

This is what we had to work with

We borrowed an electric sander from a friend and thought that this project would be a piece of cake because we wouldn't be sanding by hand like in the past. Things were going great as it started to grow dark and we were hurrying to finish before we ran out of light. All of the sudden we heard one of the worst noises for our situation with the 3/4 of the desk we had painted...the sprinklers. As Carter was trying to figure out which ones were coming on, I was getting drenched trying to get him to move the desk with me. He looked around to see why he was not getting soaked, and saw it was because our newly painted drawer was shielding him from the sprinklers. The desk is too heavy to get up the stairs to our apartment without help, especially when it is covered with wet paint. So we did our best to move it where the sprinklers couldn't get it. By then it was dark and we had to inspect the damage in the morning.

The next morning we came to find that things weren't as bad as we had thought. The only problem was the desk top would need to be re-sanded and repainted. Carter went a little wild with the sander and the then we had bigger fish to fry.

After 5 days of working on this desk and a lot more money then we wanted to spend (you know.... repainting after the sprinklers and filling in the sanding hole) we are happy with the finished product, even though up until the final coat of paint, and after a little antiquing, i had very little hopes that i would even like it...

To bad we just realized we still have an un-sanded unpainted chair!