Saturday, October 23, 2010


We headed to Red Rock for a little hike since the weather was perfect (I could get used to 75 everyday!). I was so excited to see some pretty fall colors since that's been something I've missed with moving to Vegas. We found lots of ponds and little waterfalls thanks to the past week of storms. There's even a foundation of a home called the Wilson Homestead at the mouth of the canyon along the trail. I wouldn't mind having this as my backyard, although I guess we are pretty spoiled to only be 20 minutes away! It was a fun hike and a great break from a busy week of school and work!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

speaking of tarantulas...

rich made friends with one back when he worked at outback.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

weekend time.

our friend's Beth and Brett came to visit from P-town for the weekend. we had lots of adventures with them.. but not exactly the adventures we had planned for.. our broken down car, flat tire on the borrowed car we took off roading, Beth and Brett's lost bag and car keys, early morning sunday drive back to valley of fire to retrieve recovered bag and keys... phew! anyway, we still had a blast and can't wait for their next visit!

flat tire on the Logandale trails to start off the day
so we took off to paved roads at Valley of Fire for some hiking... playing with sand my first encounter with a desert tarantulamore sand..haha cool mud and cool holes...B and B and petroglyphs
this little guy made my day (we made sure he made it across safely)
elephant rockpretty drive home

Sunday, October 10, 2010


it's been the best 3 months!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

hi and highs

when I worked as a water ski instructor in Maine, we would finish our day off with highs and lows of the day. i loved doing this and rich and I have continued the tradition. so here are some random highs from the past week and weekend...

-reading The Art of Manliness blog to rich in the garage while he worked on the car (doesn't get much more manly than that!)
-going to bed the earliest we ever have in the past year (we were exhausted thanks to that cute party from my last post going until 2 am. thank you to the officer that showed up after numerous calls from us and other neighbors).

-putting these on and dancing around for my exercise one night.. hehe

-playing my violin along to the band Broken Bells and with Rich on the piano

-watching our Webelo compete in the rain gutter regatta

-meeting a neighbor (finally!)

-hitching a ride with Rich's parents to L.A to visit family and friends
-listening to conference and spending time with grandma hatch, aunt diane, kent, kristine, rick, shelley, russ and rich


-meeting up with Jenny and Ryan

-meeting up with Stef to walk along the beach, eat thai food, dip 'n dots and enjoy her awesome rooftop.
-walking to the L.A. river (i enjoyed the very different scenery than most rivers i've been to... graffiti, concrete and the knife (discarded piece of evidence?) rich found in the water)
-picking oranges from grandma's tree

-eating the delicious oranges and enjoying diane's wonderful cooking for numerous meals

-napping, reading, snacking, talking and back scratching all the way home to vegas