Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday we (Steve, Jill and 4 more friends) canyoneered Mystery Canyon in Zions National Park. It was quite the adventure. It only took us 8 hours. That's actual hiking time, people. That does not include the drive up and back. Here is one of the easy ones:
Our fearless leader:
His fearful sidekick:
This is our friend, Tom. Look carefully and you will see this is a 2-part rappel. Once down into a small pool of water, and then again to the lower part into a larger pool of water.
Another friend, Lissett, going down the final waterfall into the Narrows below. This was 130 foot drop:
Yah, John, I know exactly how you feel:
We hit a few snags along the way, so by the time we finished it was dark. We waded through the Narrows and hiked the Temple Sinawa back to our car. I've said it before: Life with Steve is never boring.
Each November there is an event in St. George called the Jubilee of Trees. It is held at the Dixie Center. There are lots and lots of elaborately decorated trees and wreaths. They are sold for charity. Grandma Betsy is helping with the booth that is selling wreaths. We made three to donate. Each girl picked a theme for her wreath, we bought all the decorations, and then Grandma helped us put it all together. Here are the results:
This is the wreath Morgan and I shared. This picture does not do it justice. It has white lights and a 'woodsy' theme.
Hailey's was all pink and had a sparkly angel/fairy in the center.
Taylor went with classic red, green and white. It was also very glitzy and cute.
A big thanks to Grandma Betsy for helping us make our creations look great! (and please ignore Hailey being a goofball in the background)