Sunday, August 21, 2011

camping, cars, and cooking.

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i didn't get many pictures from our trip to the cabin. but when i went to upload the ones that i did have my computer could not read my camera. awesome. hopefully i can figure that mess out. i had a few from my phone and some other pictures from this weekend so i thought i'd just post those. so here is another phone dump! the trip was awesome. i will blog more about that when i can get those pictures to work. we weren't even gone for a full 24 hours but it was still a blast! we had so much fun and sean's family and extended family are so much fun. we slept in our new tent on no mattress and still had a blast. moses did great . there were lots of other dogs and we watched movies, went four wheeling in the prowler with makayla and moses. moe jumped out the back and it was the scariest thing for a minute because he flipped and rolled and it scared the crap out of all of us but he was okay. we went and carved our name in the "cousins" tree and ate some yummy food. kayla counted how many trees we saw the name "troy" in. trust me, they were on like over 50. same man carved it. pretty cool! i am sad i didn't have my camera so i could take a picture of our names in the tree but sean's cousin mark took some on his phone so hopefully we can get those sometime! there were some names on trees back from the early 1900's.

i wish we could have stayed a little bit longer. but it had started to rain and we decided to get our tent cleaned up before it got muddy. we weren't planning to leave as early as we did but we kinda had a feeling we needed to go. it turns out that was probably a blessing in disguise because we hit a huge micro burst of rain on our way home. and in the middle of that, our windshield wipers completely broke. like as in they do not move at all. even if we put new ones on they still wouldn't work. something is wrong with the thing that makes them move. awesome. it was really scary because we were going 65 miles an hour on narrow road with no cell phone service. we pulled over and waited for the rain to stop. it started back up again so we had to pull over one more time but luckily we made it home. it started raining even harder once we got home and i kind of felt like it was a good thing we left when we did. if we had to drive through that at night with no windshield wipers it would have been a lot worse. so now we need to get that fixed. oh well it could have been worse. i'm glad that sean was driving because i probably would have freaked out. he always seems to be driving when something happens to chuck (my car) which i know is a good thing because he can handle the sudden car problems and i can't. like the time the clutch went out when we were sluffing church to go to park city? yeah... ha. you can read about that here.

anyway. the rest of the weekend was really great too. sean and i went on a date last night and i got some new shoes and we ate at red robin. we were passed out by 10:30 last night. we had church today and we got to spend some time with my parents. my mom brought us an adorable basket full of some goodies to make some dinners and cookies with this week. she is so cute. after that we went over there and brought moses with us. my mom has her own little book club that anyone can join in. she picks a book to read and this month she picked the help. i think i already mentioned on here that i was reading it but we both started it last week and are so into it. it's been hard to find time to read this week but it is so good and i have a hard time putting it down. so we both read that today while moses laid on the floor. he was such a good dog. maddie had just gotten back from shooting a wedding in san francisco. seriously? how cool is that? my sister gets to do such awesome things with her photography. i am jealous. anyway we decided to make some pizza and recreate the buffalo wing slab pizza that i love so much. i think we got everything down but the crust since my mom just had some JIF crust that we used. i found a recipe on pinterest for a flat crust pizza dough and i am going to try that next time.  my mom also made some homemade kit kats and they were AMAZING. sooo good. i am so proud of her for starting to make all these treats. i think i have finally inspired her haha. anyway, it was fun hanging out at my parents and after that maddie and i stopped by to do some hula hooping in the park with lee. it was a great sunday. it was a great weekend. bummed about the car stuff but i know it could be worse. we have about 2 or 3 other things we need to fix on that car. sigh. i hate car problems. anyway, sean is already asleep and i better get to bed. it's going to be a hella busy week at work. hope you all had a great weekend!

8 comments:

missy. said...

glad you guys made it ok! the weather has been so bizarre in utah lately.

mm and i love red robin!

michael. mindy. dane. said...

sounds like such a fun weekend! hanging with fam and having yummy treats? perfect in my book. i'm excited to see the pictures from your camping trip!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Mm send some yummy treats my way!

Lee S. said...

Can't get enough of that Moe! I love your food basket :) Sorry about your car. And your camera. :(

Michele said...

Sorry your trip was cut short! I just finished The Help yesterday. It is so good! Enjoy:)

Maddie said...

I love the phone dumps! Too bad I look gross in that pic. oh well :) haha. That was a fun night, we need to do it again!

Machelle said...

love that picture block!! looks like such a fun time! :)

Caitlin said...

You named your car too? Mines a Toyota so of course I have her a Japanese name "Kioko". I'll miss her when she goes. This hot wings pizza sounds amazing? Where did you find it?! Homemade kit kats?! Every time you mention food I want to move in! Whats your name on Pinterest?