Jun 30, 2016

Crow Creek Ranch Carver Reunion

Crow Creek Ranch
Carver Reunion

Every year Jord's fam goes up to our brother in law, Adam Cox's, ranch in Wyoming. We love it!! Especially Jord, it's the ultimate "boy" vacation. 
You wake up early to go shoot ground squirrels, then after breakfast you go for a dirt bike ride, then you go set up targets to shoot in the field, then go for a canoe ride and fish, then go fly fish on the river, then take a nap in the hammock after lunch, then before dinner you go shoot ground squirrels again (poor things,) after dinner you have badminton and spike ball tournaments then you have a campfire and roast marshmallows and you wake up the next day to do it allll over again!! haha you see what i mean! I think it's beautiful up there so my favorite part is tagging along and taking pictures. 

I stole Jord's fish for a pic. ;) Can't take credit for catching it!! 

 Not QUITE the same as a gondola ride in Venice, but... it'll do!! 

Funny story about a snake. The first day we were walking down to the lake and we have to cross over this little guard rail, so you have to balance on each one as you cross... and as i'm going across a little black snake starts to cross it as well! So of course I freak out and scream, but I can't run away because i'm in the middle of the guard rail! So I have to like balance across the rest of it as fast as I can which just looked ridiculous. K. So next day we were walking down to the lake again and we get to the guard rail and I start to cross it... and I was like hey guess what happened yesterday.. and I start telling the story of the snake and how it was funny because I couldn't run away.... AND ANOTHER SNAKE starts to cross it!! haha the same thing happened to me twice!! And i did the exact same thing again. 

Sunday Miracle!
Sunday we got dressed up and drove into town, Star Valley, to go to church! It was an incredible meeting! All the deacons had cowboy boots on and big belt buckles as they passed the sacrament, we were definitely in country town! And the speakers were great. After church Jordan's parents and Jord and I drove around the town and looked at the new temple they are building in Star Valley! It's so small, angel moroni seems HUGE on it! But it's beautiful! Then we stopped to get some food, and Jordan noticed that we had a flat tire! Everywhere was closed except this little market and drove over to it and tried to figure out what we were going to do! The lady working at the store was so nice and called her husband to come over to the store to help us. The problem, was that we needed the spare tire. But the back of their car was broken so we couldn't open up the back... which we needed to do in order to have room to get the spare out. A man who was a truck driver and was camping out in the parking lot came over and offered his help... After a couple hours and with the help of the truck driver and the store owner's husband they were able to get the spare out and put on the car AND repair the nail hole that was in out tire because the truck driver had a repair kit! They wouldn't accept the money we offered them for their help and just said to pass along goodness! I love good people!! If jordan's parents hadn't discovered the flat, they would have been on a hot dusty road in the middle of nowhere by the time they discovered it with no cell service and it would have been a much worse nightmare to try to fix! It was a Sunday miracle. :) 

These are the kind strangers who were so so helpful! Not to mention sharing such a good message with us to just pass along goodness. Service People!! That's what it's all about! 

The face of pure joy... Jord is in total heaven. 

Jord's little gun may look little... but it has a LOT of kick. I could barely hold onto it when I shot it! 

Don't mess with him... he's a bad bad man. 

CUTEST little inch worm/caterpillar whatever it was. It was so cute and tiny and literally when it walked it would scrunch all in, then stretch all out. I think I watched it crawling around on my niece's finger for a solid thirty minutes and was SO entertained! PLUS how cool is my macro OOLA LENS to take these sweet pics of it???

 I realllllly wanted to go on a jog/hike while we were up here so Jord came with me. We got to the top of the hill we were jogging up and stopped to take some pics and look around, and we look over the hill and there is a COYOTE. It was pouncing on something small and obviously hunting. and I was freaking out!! Jord was telling me to hurry and crouch down so we could watch it, but I was too scared!! haha then it finally saw us and ran off. 

Jun 22, 2016

day on willard

Been having an eventful SUMMER BREAK so far. and it's going way too fast!! I can't believe it's almost July! Jord at first was worried that I would get bored with my summer vacation and would run out of things to do after about a week and to be honest I was a little concerned myself ... but turns out there isn't enough time in each day!! I've kept myself so busy... and need more time to complete all the projects that i've started and have been thinking up. There are too many things I want to do! haha Plus making all this time to play! GAH! ;) life is rough. 

I inherited some furniture - a kitchen table and dresser - and got all ambitious with changing it up and refinishing it. Turns out... I don't know what i'm doing!! So with refinishing the table i've probably made every mistake and have had to start each step over and it's taking twice as long as I anticipated! It started out fun but is getting sort of frustrating. Plus my mom's poor garage has been my studio for the past week :/ My vision is great though.. so we'll see if it turns out!! 

I've been wanting to start an etsy business! Painting and crafting has been my passion for as long as I can remember, i've always loved getting inspired and sitting down with a canvas and some acrylics and making a little painting. After some family and friends have inquired me making some customs for them (mainly my mom lol) I thought... why not try to sell some of this stuff!! So... that's in the works. 

Jord and I also have a maybe-adventure coming up. We don't know too many details yet it's something we reallllly need to think and pray about. So i'm excited to see what we end up deciding and how it all folds out. Plus Grandma and Grandpa Anderson come home from their mission in August! YAYY!!!! but... we lose our house!! haha we've been spoiled rotten house sitting their beautiful home for the past year and have been on a tiresome hunt for a new crib. 

Anyway... we have some awesome bff neighbors who invited us boating up at Willard last week and Jord was NOT going to let us pass it up, even though I literally was in the middle of painting the legs on my table and had white paint all over my legs... we dropped it all to go have a good time! :) 

Such a hunk. I mean..... HEART EYES all day.

Cute little Jovie adopted her "rainbow extensions" from her barbie doll and was pretty excited about them.. so dang cute!!

Trying surfing for the first time!! Last year Jord had just broken his foot at the beginning of the summer and was in a cast/boot/crutches ALL summer so missed out on all his favorite activities!
But... he was right back it surfing behind the boat for the first time... and I watched. Of course.

Cute Kallie and Jaydon... she waited for him while he served an LDS mission in Chile! He's only been home a few weeks! So fun to watch them and remember all the feelings and how fun it is to first get them home! Bringing back all the feels!