Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 172 Part 3

Granite Flats 2012

One Saturday morning I decided I had nothing to do so I went and got my hair did
Once a brunette, now a blonde/red head
I love it. I didn't at first, but now I do

 Hike to Timp
This one was a lot harder for me than the ones in the past. I was out of shape and it nearly killed me.

This is the same picture as the one above it but this was taken in 2011. I wanted to compare the snow
 Mama moose and Baby moose

 This is where I said good bye to my group. I decided to not go to the summit and instead meet them at Emerald Lake after they slid down the glacier. It was a hard/easy decision to make. I would have loved to go the summit with them, but I knew that I was too tired. I got to walk the lonely road of loneliness for awhile. But, there were beautiful flowers everywhere that cheered me up

 This little shelter was my saving grace for the thunderstorm that rolled in.....
 Looking at the shack on the summit
 The beginning of the storm, it was around this time that I began to hear thunder. Then I heard it more, and then it was closer.
 After taking this picture a HUGE bolt of lightning stroke. It was amazing/terrifying. I sat wondering how the group was doing now that they were on the summit

Turns out, none of them were electrocuted. James and Emily did feel the electricity and I was told the shack on top was buzzing and popping like a mad scientist's laboratory. I was very glad I hadn't gone to the summit.

They all made it down just fine and had a good ol' time riding the glacier. 
Click here to see "Timpaslidin" made by the fantastic Cam Goold.

 Follow the Goat

 Shared a bed with Emily in the polygamist tent - woke up to find her like this

The last night we were there the weather decided it had had enough and wanted to rain. Lucky for us, the little boys got to wear rain ponchos and look super cute for pictures

"They call me, Mr. Glass"

In other news, we have been dealing with the most fantastic piece of drama. Oh, believe me, I would go on and on about it because it's been a doozy. I have to remind myself that some people are just crazy and it's up to us to get over it. Doesn't mean we have to like them, but we can accept them. I feel that we have a long, hard journey ahead of us but I'm confident that we can get through it. Feels good to get that little piece of frustration off my chest.

Also, we're going to Texas for a little siesta. Yes, the main reason Eric is going is to see Glenn Beck. My main reasons for going are as follows:
1. It gets me out of work
2. We're going to a Rangers baseball game which I'm excited about even if we have the worst seats in the house
3. We're going to Six Flags (I've never been)
4. We're going with some of our best friends so I know I'm going to be laughing a lot
5. I'll be with Eric, which is always a plus

Big downside though - the flight to Dallas. Yuck. I had a hard time flying to California so how am I supposed to stomach going to Dallas? Guess I'll be taking the laptop and watching Chipmunk Adventure or some other Disney movie to keep me happy.

Day 172 Part 2

Side story before this post:
I have this tooth that wasn't doing too well. Actually, it was just fine, until the Dentist saw him and decided that the filling was deteriorating and was in danger. So the logical thing to do was to put a crown on it. I was horrified. After talking to others though I soon found out that this was a good thing because he caught it early instead of too late which might have meant a root canal. Yuck. 
So, getting a crown is done in two steps.
Step 1: get an impression, file down the tooth and put a temporary on
Step 2: wait for permanent tooth to be made (2-3 weeks), go back to the Dentist and have it put on

Sounds painless right? It's supposed to be. Unless you're like me and you get an infection after getting the temporary on. After 5 days of pain I decided to go back and the nice Dentist prescribed me some antibiotics and Lortab. Now on to the pictures.

The night after going to the Dentist, Eric, Kolten and Cory decided to go on a bike ride. Since I hadn't taken a Lortab yet, I went along to be the driver. I won't lie, it was pretty great driving Kolten's truck around town. I even got to drive around the mountain to take pictures of the Quail Fire in Alpine.

See the flame? They were incredibly big

The next day was the 4th of July. I woke up feeling pretty good so I decided to tag along with Eric and his family to go boating at East Canyon. Big mistake.

I took more of my antibiotics and decided to take a Lortab so I wouldn't be in pain all day. Again, big mistake. We got to the marina and as we were floating around waiting for Eric's dad to park the truck, my stomach became so queasy. I instantly told Eric I needed to get off the boat so we planned on me sitting off for awhile and then coming back out when my stomach settled.

While hanging out at the picnic tables in the shade I made a cute, new friend. If only I would have had my crackers with me
 After about 30 minutes, I was ready to get on the boat. I was feeling much better and even took some pictures.

After 20 minutes of being on the boat my stomach was done. I had the family drop me off one last time. Unfortunately my picnic table had been taken by a family doing a BBQ so I resorted to laying in Cory's car the rest of the afternoon. It was the absolute worst. I felt horrible. It was extremely hot. And to top it off, I was trapped. I couldn't call anyone to come get me, I had no other way of getting home, so all I could do was sit and wait. I decided then and there that the Lortab was not worth it and I haven't taken another one. What a holiday.

Happy to say that I now have my permanent tooth in my mouth. It's pretty dang sore but that's because I have a canker sore. Want to know what it's from? They had to numb me real good because my tooth was very sensitive. I ended up being numb for about 5 hours. When the numbness began to wear off, something started to hurt. I figured it was just part the procedure and didn't think twice about it. That's when I felt it. There was still a cotton rod under my tongue. This whole time I hadn't been able to feel it because I was numb! So now I have a nice canker sore to remind me of it. Thanks a lot cotton rod.

Day 172 Part 1

Nick and Amy got married!

Curse those shoes - they gave me horrible blisters

Love this picture - Zach & Toby, Eric is praying, Abe is barefoot

It was such a great day and I'm so happy for them. Amy was the prettiest bride and the best part is all the stories/memories. 
"Are these the teams for dodgeball later?"