Thursday, November 14, 2013


Shaun and I decided that we wanted to make one last trip before Ms. Tori comes, but we didn't want to spend tons and tons of money and didn't want to go somewhere that was super far away so we decided to head to St. George for a few days.

The beginning of our trip didn't start out as we had planned. We really wanted to get out of town early, but after a very long stop to get a much needed oil change we were heading out of town late. The drive to St. George was nice and we were able to check into our hotel before it was too late and still have time to head to Mesquite for dinner! (I really wanted prime rib...)

Saturday we got up and did a little shopping. We tried checking out the market they have at Tuacahn, but by the time we got there everyone was cleaning up. So instead of doing that we just drove around checking things out. It brought back a lot of memories from when I lived down there and was going to school!

We decided that while we were down in St. George that we would do a session at the temple. The only problem with that plan is neither of us had bothered to look at the schedule to make sure they were open, oops! When we got to the temple the parking lot was empty and we thought that was weird, but we still gathered our things and headed to the door where we found the note saying that the temple was closed! So instead of doing a session we walked around the temple ground and took pictures.

After we were done at the temple we head back to our hotel to change and then headed out for another drive. This time we went and check out the view from where the old airport was. While we were out we did check out the new airport, which is way far out there!

Sunday morning we started our journey home. We decided to take a little detour through Zions on the way home. That was a lot of fun! We did a little hiking and enjoyed watching all the climbers. It was a nice addition to our trip. By going that way home I was able to see things that I haven't seen since I was little, if ever!

All in all it was a great trip! I am glad we got to spend that time with one another.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Winter Trip to the Zoo!!

On February 16th, Shaun and I had to chance to go to the Hogle Zoo with my parents. It was honestly a lot of fun. I really like going to the Zoo in the winter, because there seems to not be as many people and that is always nice. Plus I think some of the animals are more active.

None of us had been to the zoo since they added the Rocky Shores area and I gotta say that I am REALLY impressed with that new area! My favorite part was Rizzo, the polar bear. I could have watched her for hours (I really could have!!) She was swimming all over her enclosure and when she was tired of swimming she would go walk around on the shore. Then she would repeat. She was just really entertaining.

Another thing I enjoyed seeing was the baby giraffe. It was so cute!

After we got done at the zoo we headed to Ruth's Diner for lunch (YUMMY!) and then continued up the canyon for a nice little drive! (The reverse of the drive we took a few weeks earlier)

It was fun getting to spend sometime with my parents! 

Here are just a few pictures (and I really do mean a few. Shaun took over 800 pictures while we were at the zoo)