Sunday, August 31, 2008


On Saturday we went up to Sedona and went to slide rock. We both have never been there but we had a great time. On Friday night we stayed up late talking to family and when we got home at one in the morning we threw some things together for slide rock and went to bed. We then woke up at six in the morning so we could get to slide rock early before it got really busy and we managed to leave the house without sunscreen and towels(two of the most essential items for the day)
We got to slide rock around 8:30 and we were able to beat the crowd. We staked out a spot to put all of our stuff and we headed down the slide. It was so much fun but my shorts road up a little and I got a little rock burn on the back of my leg/butt. Of course on the first run down the slide Levi had made it down with success but getting out of the water was a different story. The rocks are very very slippery and Levi was almost out of the water and he slipped and he tried to catch himself with his hands on the rock and of course his hands slid right out from under him and he nailed his forehead on the rock. Then he rolled over to make sure his head wasn't bleeding and he rolled the wrong way(back into the slide instead of towards the dry rock) and it was so slippery that he slide part way down the rock again with a huge goose egg on his forehead. Needless to say Levi didn't want to try it again. I wish we had a video camera because you can sit there a watch person after person fall on their butts. It was pretty entertaining. There was also a little cliff that I jumped off into the water. The water was pretty cold. When you got in it took your breath away. A sign on the way in said the water temp was 66. It felt pretty good after you have been sitting out in the sun for awhile.
It was so beautiful in Sedona. We hiked around a bit and took alot of pictures of the scenery. There were a lot of morning glory flowers all around that were blooming. As we were leaving there were crowds and crowds of people walking up to the slide. I think we left right at the right time. We ate some lunch and did a little bit of shopping. By the time we were shopping we were both pooped and weren't to interested in the shopping so we headed home!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fun with the webcam

We bought a webcam so that we could do video calls with Art and Jamie, but as you can see it has some cool other features. We will probably put up a post with a video soon if we can come up with a shot that doesn't embarrass us too much. The one picture is Kathy playing guitar hero in the living room, if you couldn't tell. The only thing that stinks is that it can only do effects at low resolutions, so no high quality shots with effects.

Oh yeah,
Video calls are rad. We got to play peek-a-boo with Addison. We were talking and then all of the sudden Art's video feed changed to a baby with Art's eyes and mouth, just like on the Conan O'Brien show. It was pretty hilarious. The upcoming videos will probably involve mustaches, mullets, unibrows and eye patches. Now we need to convince relatives in other places to buy cameras so that we can chat with them over Skype.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Two years down............many more to go!

August 2nd was our two year anniversary and we wanted to get out of town and away from the heat so I took Thursday and Friday off of work and we headed up to Pinetop. We had a great weekend away. We stayed at Levi's grandparent's cabin. It was a relaxing trip. Levi's grandparents were up there for the summer so we spent some time with them and also Levi's brother Art and his family were there. It was great to see them. We had a great time with all of them. We went fishing at Sunrise Lake on the Apache reservation. We kept catching little rainbow trout while we were trolling and throwing them back. Right before we left the lake Levi's grandpa caught a decent sized trout that we took home. We also went to the driving range and hit a bucket of balls. I am really not that great at it. Most of the time I miss the ball but it is still fun to try. Everyone else hit the ball all the way to the end of the range. The weather was perfect not to hot and not to cold. There are some old school bikes up at the cabin that we took cruising around the forest roads. We also took alot of walks around the block and watched all the chipmunks and squirells scamper around. We love it in Pinetop. We wish we could go more often!

Art, Grandpa Hatch, Kathy and the one good size trout
Hitting some balls at the driving range.

Our niece Addison hanging out with her favorite aunt "Kah-ty" and uncle "wah-bi".