18 December 2009
05 November 2009
Taylor and I like to joke about how we are "training for the Biggest Loser". We've both put on a few pounds since getting married (sad, but it's true) so it was easy for us to decide that this year for Halloween we would represent the black team from the show. We invited some friends over to help us eat carb-loaded treats and a spooky good time was had by all. Here are just a few pics from the night:
The cutest little witch on the block. Stella helped us pass out treats to the few kids we had stop at our house.
Kristina,... I mean Lady Gaga. Always a good time.
We started the night with a quick trip to see Brett and Sarah's kiddos costumes. I had to include this shot because I thought it was cute.
Thanks to everyone for making Halloween 2009 a success. We're already looking forward to 2010!
20 October 2009
In 1944, an American boy set off to war.
He barely knew what he was fighting for.
Before he left his best friend have him advice-
"Beware of German Soldiers- They are cold as ice."
With these words passing through his head
The american boy conceitedly said
"A German Soldier is no match for me-
I'm strong, a clydesdale, tough-you'll see."
Separated from his troop the boy shook with fright.
23, lonely, he'd never been in a fight.
Off through the trees he heard a low groan.
Someone was desperate with pain-another moan.
The good hearted boy went to the rescue.
He found a wounded German soldier laying helpless-black and blue.
The soldiers shiny curved out helmet perched on his desperate head.
He had been shot in the chest and left for dead.
The compassionate American boy rushed to his side.
"I'm not armed, please help me!" the soldier lied.
The American boy watched blood ooze from his chest.
The soldier deceitfully said "Here put pressure on my breast."
His hand left the trigger and touched the hurt man.
The touch felt good to the soldier, it was part of his plan.
The soldier rolled to the side and grabbed his gun.
A surprised look came over the boy for he knew he was done.
There are two morals to this story- plain and clear.
The first is listen to your friends, and you should not fear.
The second moral is a bit harder to realize.
If you touch a German soldier it will be your demise.
15 October 2009
Fall is my favorite season and each year I greatly anticipate driving the Alpine Loop. Each year I try to calculate when the best time for viewing will be. Last year we were a little early and saw mostly yellow. So this year I tried to hold out a little longer- unfortunately giving a few wintry storms the chance to rush the color change. We still had a great drive and saw some orange and red where leaves were still hanging on. Love fall!
Heading up American Fork Canyon- most of the good colors were in the lower elevation.
04 October 2009
Jody looking radiant as the sun was rising.
17 September 2009
03 September 2009
21 August 2009
Another highlight of our trip was meeting my parents newest stray pet. This guy showed up at their house the week before us. Taylor and I enjoyed taking him for long walks every morning. Don't let the picture fool you he is no angel. He usually was doing this.......trying to bite the camera out of your hand. Hopefully he stops chewing up everything in sight or else I fear for his future at the Rodeback residence.