Thursday, February 3, 2011

What the What?!

It's February already? Seriously?  Where did 2010 go? Like really... is it just me, or did it go by unbelievably fast?  Our lives are pretty low key - so I hardly ever update our blog, but here's what's been going on lately.

Ammon and his brothers are obsessed with mountain biking.  Not the "pansy down hill stroll" kind of mountain biking, as my eloquent husband would say.  He shows me some of the stuff they jump and just looking at it make my heart beat twice as fast...  I don't know how he gets the nerve to ride as fast as he can down a mountain and launch himself 20 feet into the air...? It must be a guy thing haha - I surely do not get it!

Yeah... not happy about this one :) But hey, apparently everyone wants to jump over a 40 foot crevice!  
Ammon was not happy that I "grafitied" his picture, so here is the picture without my attempt to truly who you how wide that gap is! You can click on it if you want the full effect :)

He is crazy :) Ammon is still working in Page at the Dam in Lake Powell.  Can you see it in the distance in that picture just above?  We had a pretty crazy week where we drove up to a wedding reception on Tuesday night, the drove all night long to Page and stayed for a few days while Ammon had to work.  I can't believe I EVER thought I could live there ;) Oh, man that place is depressing during the winter!!

Our precious niece Arianna passed away after battling a brutal form of cancer called LCH.  It's moments like that where ones life really gets put into perspective.  Watching our family rise up and support each other through that time was so amazing.  Ammon's sister, Haley, is so strong and really one of the most amazing women out there.  You can read Ari's story at  her blog.  It was so heart wrenching to watch her and her family struggle through cancer, but knowing that she is with our Father in Heaven is such a relief.  I can't imagine how hard losing a love one would be if we didn't have the gospel in our lives and knowing that we will be with our families in the next life.  The past year we have both had our testimonies of eternal families, the plan of salvation, and our Heavenly Father's love for us strengthened. 

the most beautiful little girl ever.  You were too precious for our world, Ari.

Elder Chase has been on his mission for 8 months!! I can't believe that went to fast.  Pretty soon he'll be at his year mark, then he'll be home in no time!  Really... where does the time go?  haha I sound like an old lady ;)

Seriously miss this kid so much.

can you pick Chase out?  He doesn't stand a head taller than everyone else or anything ;)
I was lucky enough to photograph the Snow Canyon Eshelles again - and seriously, I can't get enough of them.  I'm pretty sure I have a girl crush on every single one of them!  I have picked out 16 girls that Zack is allowed to marry (all of them on this team... ;D).  But there are 17 of them you say? Well, one of them is already taken ;) You know who you are! haha

pretty sure I would sell my soul for any one of their bodies or faces ;)
Anyways! So, that's what's been going on in the very low key lives of Ammon and Hayley :) I wish I had some cool, big news to share will you guys (all 41 of you ;D)!  But, hopefully this will hold you over until something cool happens, I would hold your breath though ;)