16 November 2007

you will never guess what happened!! and Veteran's Day fun

Yesterday the weather was awesome!! overcast and cool all day!! we've had record highs this month and it's really starting to wear on me. anyway, last night as we were watching the U of A and Oregon game the weather went nuts!! thunder and lighting and then this... little chunks of hail!! it was sweet!!! it reminded me of snow and made me long even more for cold weather.


As I mentioned, I'm hating the heat right now. Jeff and I decided to skip town last weekend for cooler weather. we headed up to jeff's cabin in strawberry az. it was so fun!! some of jeff's cousins and aunts were there. jill loved to follow Dayton (see picture below) around. we all had a bonfire on the last night with jeff organizing a survivor-like fire making game with the cousins. i loathed the thought of coming home. i relished in the big green trees of the mountains and the cool crisp air that has that smell. you know what i'm talking about. awww that morning smell of the air. i loved it!! the last night we were there our garbage even got ravished by a big javelina. it just looked like a huge nasty mean pig. it must of been a girl b/c we couldn't see tusks.
Dayton and Jill in the loft.

on saturday jeff and i went to the Natural Bridge of the Tonto Forest (i think it's tonto). it was amazing. this huge arch-way connected two mountains made two different types of rock. under the bridge was a fresh spring river. we got to hick all the way down and through the river under the bridge to the other side. it was really breath-taking. jill had a great time, laughing all the way down the mountain.
the top picture is right before we got to the bottom by the river.


this is the natural bridge.
here's me hiking on some of the rocks.


i couldn't have asked for a better weekend!





10 comments:

the wrights said...

Oh man, that looks like so much fun. IS that a frisbee in Jeff's hand? Were you guys playing frisbee while hiking up in the mountains? Seriously...let's make it a white christmas this year. I don't care where we go, anywhere but here.

Sarah Peterson said...

I love that crisp air in the morning when you wake up camping. MMM, it reminds me of Oregon. Looks like you had a lot of fun. I'm sad to see that you do not look pregnant in the slightest though... Wheres that belly?!

Taylor Tree said...

sarah p.,
i'm only 3 months!!!! give it a few weeks. you'll see some poochin' :0

CChristianmomma said...

This looks so serene. It makes me hate LV even more. I long for Colorado. That's my dream. to leave the sickening heat and have four wonderful seasons again.

Mom and Dad Pete said...

That looks like so much fun! camping all year round must be grand. But I can't wait until it snows either -just like Ida., but the weather is changing everywhere- it is getting cold, though.That's a good sign that we'll have a white Christmas!

AHEM said...

i'm so glad that you guys liked the natural bridge. too bad we coudn't have gone together...i'll call you when we get home. peace.

Sarah P. said...

Oh, I thought you were 4 months for some reason... and my co-worker that's 4 months was totally showing.. But then again, everyone is so different. Hopefully by Christmas we'll be able to see something! It's so exciting! (hopefully there will be some real snow for you here too!)

britta said...

Jill totally looks like Jeff in that picture where he's carrying her on his back! Wow! Her smile, the way she squints her eyes. She's totally a little baby girl Jeff.

Porter Family said...

ummm... why didn't it hail at my house.?. Next time it's hailing can you call me and I'll walk to your house. You must have a lucky house.

Katie J. Layton said...

I loved the hail. It looks like your family had a blast hiking in a beautiful part of Arizona. :) I am finally feeling a little better and I look forward to seeing you and the rest of the primary presidency on Sunday.