Sunday, October 30, 2011

Leather Jackets, Dances, and Harleys

     Today I'm writing to document an awesome Halloween Dance and an even more awesome Halloween costume.  This was a dance with three stakes, Oak Hills, Provo, and Provo East, all full of great people and imaginative costumes.  Music? great.  Decorations? super spooky.  Treats? excellent.  Andrew's improv. dance moves? not so much.  Before the dance a friend and I hit a haunted house set up by some of our friends (and I thought I was big on Halloween :) which was awesome and very professionally done.  My costume this year consisted of a pink and white shirt, a sweet hair-do, a leather belt, a pair of leather boots, a black leather jacket, and a pair of classy aviators to complete the effect.  Yes my friends, this year I dressed up as a Harley-rider.  Only one question remains: how to get a Harley to ride...  Pix below:
The full costume, boots and all.

And with the aviators on.
Amazing Costume: Anne (couldn't a done it without her)
Amazingly Attractive Hair-Do: Awesome Big Sister
Spooky Haunted House: Hannah and Friends

Stay tuned for:  Wallace, Stripey, and Lisa the Halloween Spiders.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Squaw Peak, Autumn Leaves, Good Times

On Saturday morning some friends and I hiked up Squaw Peak to listen to the morning session of General Conference.  Spencer Cook had talked about hiking the peak to listen to conference as something that he and Heather had done and it sounded like a great idea.  It was a great idea.  What a way to start off the weekend!  We left at about 8:00 am equipped with a pocket radio, lots of water, and a large Hershey bar.  The leaves are just starting to turn to their fall colors and it was a beautiful hike through vibrant trees.  It's only going to get prettier so get out there and enjoy it!  Picts below:

Starting out before the sunrise.
Sunrise through the trees.  Utah's a beautiful place no?
Stopping for a slight respite and a picture.

The Happy Valley from the top of Squaw.
Yours Truly has been on top of Squaw Peak.  It's official.
And there is Timp.  Looking back on it, it's a little funny that I took a picture of Timp from the top of Squaw.  Setting my sights higher already?
The Provo Temple.
On the way down the leaves started to get really spectacular.


An cool butterfly.
Looking back on our triumph.
What an awesome experience!  Maybe I should do this more often :)  Until next time...