Saturday, November 2, 2013

AHEM....This thing on?

I. Am. Back.
I am blogging.  This is more epic than the Lord of the Ring Series*!
My life has been cray-zay this past quarter (because it has been a quarter since I posted).  I don't think I have enough brain power to post everything that has happened since I last posted, but I will do my best to catch you up.  Let us rewind allllll the way to June. My bff Kate got married.

Happy Wedding to Kate and Ryan!
July was all about the 4th which posted about.  So...on to August.
In late July another bff, Jordan, and I decided to go to Sand Hollow.  It was going to be a glorious weekend of sunbathing and lounging.  Instead it rained in Sand Hollow so we decided to go to Zion NP and hike around.  We stopped at Cedar Breaks and it was absolutely breathtaking.  There was a nasty storm coming in (probably the same one Sand Hollow was experiencing) so the contrast between rock and sky was amazing.

 This trip ended up being a huge comedy of errors and turned into Zions: A True Story of Survival.  We had planned on camping at Sand Hollow.  When we decided to switch to ZNP (Zion National Park) it was too late to get a reservation so we had to drive to St. George to find a place.  We tried to sleep in the car but it was literally 95 degrees in the car.  Sleep was not about to happen.  We found a sketchy motel in St. George, snagged the last room, and ran inside for some air conditioning.  Turns out the "air conditioner" was just a window unit attached to the highest window in the room.  There was no air flow and the beds were just as hot as the car.  So in a moment of desperation I ripped my bed apart, dragged my mattress to the floor in front of the AC unit, and spent the rest of the night trying to cool off.
The next morning we opted to sleep instead of try the continental breakfast.   Once we felt rested we hopped in the car and headed back to ZNP. It was bloody hot in the park so we decided to do the easiest of the hikes- Emerald Pools.  Apparently even easy hikes are hard in hot weather.  We almost died and in all seriousness I think we both were experiencing heat exhaustion.  But I am not a quitter and I foolishly pushed us to finish.  Once we got back to the car I chugged two water bottles in under 5 minutes and I think Jordan did about the same.  I was a little hyper-focused on me to notice what she was drinking.
August deserves a its own post because it involves a wedding and  a vacation and a baby.
School started at the end of August and I thought it would be a good idea to run for the president of my social work peers.  In a shocking turn of events I won and I am now the president of the Social Work Student Association here at UVU.  I am currently working, going to school, doing an internship, and participating as president.  It has been busy around here.
September was full of the aforementioned items and I have settled into a routine.
Stay tuned to hear more about my life if you honestly have nothing better to do!
And here is a picture of the baby I mentioned:

*I have never seen any of the LOTR movies, but I hear they are epic.

1 comment:

Joliene said...

My dad loved the Lord of the Rings (see how I resisted abbreviating that like a nerd?) book series so much that my mom said when the movies came out, he knew the lines, even though he hadn't seen them. He and his friends had nicknames from the series. Anyway, you should see those movies because they are cool.

Also: THOSE PICTURES. I think it must have been worth the near death experience.