Thursday, August 21, 2008

Pure Tragedy

It finally happened... my wonderful car broke down on our way home from Utah. We had recently paid it off so I new it was only a matter of time. Luckily we were following Ben's parents back to our house so we had some rescue close by. It turns out, there were some belts that needed to be replaced at 100,000 miles and my car was closer to 120,000... oops. Those owner's manuals really know what they're talking about! Scott and Ben worked very hard all day long and fixed it up just like new. What brilliant men! Even Porter got in on the action and jumped to encourage them on.
The work was intense, as you can see.

Day Trip

With Ben's parents and sister in town, we took a little trip south for a few hours to enjoy the summer weather. This is a meteor hole (per the map we were looking at). The picture really doesn't do it justice. This hole was MASSIVE and incredibly steep.
The mighty hunter! Ben's new passion is spear fishing. He made his own launcher that you can see in this picture. As you can imagine, he was very excited to try it out.

I was enjoying myself watching Ben and his dad attempt to get some fish. The scenery was gorgeous and just a tad on the windy side.


We spent last weekend in Provo, Utah for the wedding of Ben's younger brother Sam and his new bride, Jess. We had a really good time, despite the heat and trying to take pictures outside directly in the sun. Needless to say, I had a nice burn by the evening.

Porter is a hot body like me and got quite uncomfortable a couple of times so we dipped him in the fountains to cool him off. If only I could have done the same....

The happy couple!
Grandma and Porter at the reception. It was the perfect weather for this outdoor reception in Jess' family backyard. We enjoyed food, music...
...and a bit of dancing!