Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Moab 2007

We took a trip to Moab this weekend. It was the first time I had ever been. What an amazing place! It was truly unique and exhilarating.

On Saturday we went to Arches National Park. The rock formations there were like nothing I have ever seen before. The beautiful red rock has formed magnificent sights.

When we entered the park, this is some of what we saw first. It was breathtaking for me.

This one reminds me of those Easter Island things.

I have never seen so many wonderful landscapes.


I loved all the spires and balanced rocks. It was like walking through natures art gallery of sculptures.


And of course the "Balanced Rock"


There were petrified sand dunes.


And then came what the park was named for... the ARCHES!


Maybe these will become arches in a few thousand...or million years...


On Sunday we went to Canyon Lands National Park. The views were also breathtaking and amazing, but so different. Within the short ten miles by the way the crow flies from Arches to Canyon lands it's like stepping into a different world. The pictures do not do the intricate and seemingly infinite landscape justice.


Being the little Indian tracker that I am, I spotted a dinosaur track...can you see it? hee hee


Some more spires here.


This was a great trip. This area is unlike anything else on the earth. I can't believe that I have lived this close to this place for so long and haven't gone before now.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Workin' Hard for the Money

I know, I know... It's been way too long...

This has been a crazy semester for us both, but it's over! I found out all to late into it that I had bitten off more than I could comfortably chew. This sadly isn't rare for me to do, but I felt this one pretty hard. I finished school strong though and decided to take the summer off from school to buy a house.

Dillon has been working very hard at work also. He is making his clients very happy and bringing in nice bonuses every month. He takes his work very seriously and is the best at what he does - I'm not biased or anything... I am so proud of what he is doing and how seriously he takes his role in our family.

So this summer we will be focusing on continuing to work hard at our jobs and getting into our first home. Our lease for our apartment is up in October, so that is kind of the time frame we are shooting for to be moving in to our new home. We thought that that meant building a home was out of the question at this point for our time frame, but it doesn't necessarily seem that way now. They can build houses so quickly; it's insane. This summer will be work - potentially a lot of work - but it will be well worth it.