Friday, May 21, 2010

Random Friday

So I want to write a post, but I have nothing to write about. I could write about Gabriel graduating from preschool, or something about my political experiences of late, perhaps the weather that is so beautiful. Mark and I have a great new calling teaching Sunday school to 15 year olds. They are such a nice, quiet bunch.


I was at the 'What Women Want' show helping my friend Krista with her gorgeous bows. I was walking around shopping and sampling. A girl asked me if I wanted to try her lash extender, I said, "sure", She worked her magic, and my eyelash looked great. I waited for her to do the other side, and finally asked her. "Sorry," she said, "you have to buy my $35 stuff to stop looking like a freak with lopsided eyelashes." Nice.


I miss my old ward. Not to say my new ward/neighborhood isn't great, but I miss my old one. I miss the outings, the mother's lunches, the immediate friendships, and most of all, the basketball. Oh how I miss the basketball. In a purely basketball sense, I will look back at my time in Jordan Willows and remember how I had it great for a while.


I asked Abiagil what she wants for her birthday, and she said, "spider"
"A spider?" I asked
"Big Spider." she said
"uhh, like in a cage?" I said trying to act like this was a perfectly normal conversation.
"yeah, love spider."

great. I have a 2 year old girl who apparently loves spiders. I will have to dedicate a whole post to this subject, but I can say this, there is seriously no way I am going to buy a spider for my little girl. no way.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Treasure Hunting

Sara is gone to the Republican Convention this weekend, leaving me and the kids to get into all sorts of trouble.

I discovered recently that my sister, Julie, is into geocaching. For those of you unfamiliar with the “sport,” you go to, or another similar site and load locations into your Global Positioning System (GPS) (if you struggle with the word ‘geocaching,’ you may call it ‘Treasure Hunting’). I was shocked how many there are in our area. I’ve since learned that Southern Utah is a hot spot for this.


Once you’ve loaded a few coordinates on your GPS, you go hunting!


Sometimes, it is just a matter of getting out of the car or taking a walk on a nice path.

Flower Path

And then there are the places that you probably shouldn’t take your kids to.

Rock View

  View of St George It's Hidden Where

But, with Mom out of town, my voice of caution was also unavailable for the day…

Emma Climbing

Abigail in Wedge We found it

Okay, so it is not as dangerous as it looks. Like the kids, I enjoy pretending I am Indiana Jones searching for the Holy Grail—okay, perhaps that’s just me.

Often times, the hunt will take you to beautiful locations. 

Climb Rock 2 

Abigail Shocked

A Cave

Gabe Climbing

Once you arrive at your location, you have to search for a container. Usually, it is small—the size of a film canister or a tube of toothpaste. But, some of the treasures are larger and allow you to trade your toys or trinkets.


Occasionally, you will leave empty-handed. But, just looking is fun, and you can always go back to the same location for a second chance.

If you haven’t tried this sport, I highly recommend it. Especially if you have children. Don’t have a GPS? Borrow mine. Or, if you’re spoiled enough to have a smart phone, you probably have a better GPS than most.

We miss Mom, but we are surviving.

If you’re reading this Sara, I want you to know that everyone is okay. Don’t worry about us. The local sheriff assured me they would find Abigail before nightfall…





Abigail Lost