Sunday, 23 October 2011

We Went to Vernal

We were once again invited to go to Vernal and party at the Daniel's house. Mr. Mitchell's brother, Joey, came with us and so we were only able to be there for a few hours this year, but it was a good time. We missed the apple picking, unfortunately, but we were able to make it for the cider pressing.

A "Bigfoot" moment for Paul

The sweet cider press.

Bruce - he usually has his eyes open.

The boys (Bruce, some kid, Paul, Joey) hard at work. 

Here's a brief video tutorial on the cider-making process (youtube said that it could rotate the video, so, I tried it out; so far, it's not working - enjoy the crick in your neck).

I enjoyed busying myself with the non-human participants of Daniel Cider Day, namely, Lacy - the old dog, Sasha - the new pup, and piglets.

During this time I learned that I have a slight fear of large, grunting pigs; however, because I was able to placate this one with an apple I was then allowed to play with her babies.

After this we ate the goat the Daniels roasted, admired their pumpkin arrangement and then had to leave. Like I said, we were only there a few hours. If you'd like, you may compare it to our Vernal trip from last year.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Minor Change

This minor change which has occurred means that Mr. Mitchell will find less hair in the shower and on the bathroom floor and in his bed and on his couch and in his coats. It also means that I will save about 30 minutes everyday trying to keep up with my hair.

(If you haven't figured out the minor change, I just don't know what to do with you.) 

I don't care for how I look with short hair, but it was a necessity at this point. Plus, it feels nice.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

September in a Nutshell

As is the case with many people in this world, our lives have been a little crazy. I have been busy with my student teaching, work, and church calling, and Mr. Mitchell has been busy being a full-time student, working 30+ hours a week, and his church calling. So, here is September in a nutshell and if people want further details, they'll have to ask.

First, we went to a birthday party for my baby friend Talyn. She just turned 21. Yep, she's a baby. Her party was sweet, though. It was James Bond themed and classy. Just check out the pictures if you don't believe me. (Unfortunately, there is no picture with Mr. Mitchell in it. Take my word for it, he looked hot.)

Next, with help from my dad, we got our bed moved into our apartment from the storage unit in Logan that my sister and brother-in-law so kindly let us use. All summer and for the first week of the school year the mattress was on the floor. It is sooooooo nice to have a bed again. After we got the bed assembled we went to the Mt. Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. We chose the "Laughin' Night," and let me tell you, we laughed. It was hilarious; at one point I had tears coming out of my eyes. (The thought of George Washington saying "Red hot mama," among various other things, was too much for me.) We got there nice and early so we could get good seats.

I then had a lazy Saturday trying to catch up on sleep and schoolwork while Mr. Mitchell hiked Mt. Timpanogos with his friend Dave. They were very Boy Scout-y on their hike since the actual Boy Scouts were apparently losers. The Boy Scouts littered the trail while the old-men-Eagle-Scouts (Mr. Mitchell and Dave) cleaned up after them. Their hike was beautiful and it kicked Mr. Mitchell's tail.

Speaking of Dave, we went to see Dave and Ashley's baby blessed. Mr. Mitchell was invited to be part of the circle and we were invited to brunch afterwards. It was very sweet and the baby is adorable. We're super, duper happy for Dave and Ashley.

One of my best friends, Heather, had her birthday this month and I really dropped the ball on this one. She came to visit me a couple of days after and I decided to make her birthday cookies while she was there. They turned out to be possibly the worst cookies I have ever made. Sorry Heather. I like you more than the cookies say.

Mr. Mitchell and I took a drive on the Alpine Loop to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. The drive was very relaxing and beautiful and I wish the pictures and videos could do it justice. I'm just gonna say that it's difficult to take pictures and videos of your surroundings while cruising on a motorcycle.

Lastly, I decided to capture Mr. Mitchell in a natural state. (The dishes on the floor are also part of that natural state.)

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