Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Population: 5,000. It's seriously in the middle of nowhere. And it's not exactly the usual place folks "escape" to. Anne Shirley would be very disappointed with it's name too because there is no snow here. It's named after the Mormon explorers that founded it. (Brother Snow and Brother Flake) Although there was no snow, it still was at least twenty degrees cooler than Tempe. This was a welcomed escape.
Despite the small population, this town has this beautiful building:
Another welcomed escape.
It was a great little day trip. It's about a 3 hour drive each way. We enjoyed the scenic drive. Ate lunch at a fine restaurant called "The Skillet."
Michael did some golfing. I'm starting to think it's quite a serious addiction problem. But if he gets a cart in the special deals he finds, then I usually go for the ride. This was actually a fun course. It was beautiful. It went around the temple and through different neighborhoods, off some cliffs, had waterfalls, and most importantly it wasn't that hot.
"The closest thing to heaven:"
We did a session in the temple and drove home in time for a short swim and then Harry Potter Weekend. Not bad for a summer Saturday!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The joke for us has been 'who wouldn't move to Arizona in the summer?' For the real answer to this question see this. Thank you Laura for the answer. Well, we did move down to Arizona during the summer. The majority of June was really not that bad. It was over 100 only a few days, so it was perfect pool weather. HOWEVER, July is now here and it is definitely HOT. This weekend is supposed to be 116! AH!!
Therefore, this post is dedicated to how wonderful air conditioning is.
We realized how grateful we are for this masterful invention last night when our neighbors' air conditioning went out. Not a good thing. Their apartment was as hot inside as it was outside in a matter of minutes. The heat also killed the battery in my poor little car yesterday. Not a good day for heat. After the Andersons saved us from the dead battery, the four of us had a sleepover at our air conditioned apartment! It was a win-win.
To my air conditioning unit: Please keep working!
Monday, July 6, 2009
My picture taking stopped before our yummy steaks were off the grill and before the potato salad, chips and watermelon. Trust me though, it was all good.
Despite the grumpy picture, we really did have a great day with some great eats, great friends and a lot of sun. So much, in fact, that we both were way tired and fell asleep. We didn't wake up until middle of fireworks. So lame. How old are we anyway? I guess it was a good thing though because a lot of cities down here cancelled their fireworks to save money in this economy. Therefore I heard the ones that did have fireworks were way crowded. We stayed in our wonderful air conditioned apartment and watched a movie. (Still very American- even if we missed fireworks.)
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I don't know why it's so funny to watch people try to make it through ridiculous obstacle courses with some serious wipeouts. But it is.