Sunday, July 28, 2013

A little bit of everything.

We like a little bit of everything around here.  We like Chinese food, Sri Lankan food, American, and yes, Mexican.  We like outdoors and indoors, and hot and cold, we like friend time and alone time, family time and fun time.  We like to read books up in the canyon, take bike rides around P-town and to our favorite tree.  We just like a little bit of everything.

The only real problem with this is that we both are not picky.  So when it comes to deciding what to do or what to eat...well, it's hard!  (hard life, huh?)  But we get by  :)

Lately we've been doing a little bit of everything.  We have been spending time with family, rafting, camping, running, and much more.

Here is us at our latest Pioneer Day Race!  This is Utah's holiday, and this was a very special race.  It was from TEMPLE TO TEMPLE.  Can you imagine?  Here, RIGHT HERE, in Provo we will have not one BUT two! TWO! temples 3 miles away! 3. THREE. TRES.  I just cannot believe it.

So, a stake here in Provo put on a 5K (3.1 miles) from "Temple to Temple."  It was free, unless you wanted a chip and shirt, then it was $8.  Yes. 8.  We did the free thing, but it would've been the cheapest (timed) race out there!  There were seriously so many people, it looked like a sea of people coming down 100 east in Provo, and was such a sight!  I couldn't get over how amazing it was; there were 5,000 people.  And all for the temple! :)  What a blessing it has been to live so close to a temple.  I only hope that wherever we end up, we'll be somewhat close! Right now Mamma Smith goes to the temple in Monticello which is about 2 hours from her.  What a saint!  Her dedication empowers me to go to the temple which is only a mere 10 minute drive for us (or 25 min bike ride for us right's uphill ok!)

Here are some pics of the Temple to Temple 5K!

Here's everyone walking up to the start line!

The start line.  CROW-DED.....and beautiful.

My Number One getting ready for the start.  Did I mention we walked (power walked) all the way from our house to the temple so we could do this?  :)  Such a good man.

My good friend, and old teammate, Maddie! We used to run for BYU together, and now we're in the same ward!  So fun...she still beats me!  (this is during our final stretch...while running!)

They had a bunch of signs along the way, although with the crowds of people I couldn't see them well.  This is one closer to the finish.  They all had something to do with our Pioneer Heritage.

This is about 200 meters (or less) from the finish!  Some people (cough Aaron) would walk to hear, and then-as the finish was around the corner-make a dash for the finish line!  Always cracks me up.

Another of the finish...about 150 to go!

These lovelies were all along the way-THANKS Elders and Hermanas (Sisters)!  It was so fun and encouraging to have missionaries along the ENITRE route.  So cool. 
(These were also taken while running..I'm pretty talented) 

We also went river rafting (we should really say floating) last weekend.  It was lots of fun...and super hot! 

Yep.  I got pooped on. I was just getting ready to take a drink...and the next thing I know this white, gooey stuff is in my hand.  G.R.O.S.S.  GROSS.  I was just standing under a tree..and that bird should've been asleep in his nest already! 

The evidence. 

US!  We had a lot of fun with Johanna too! She was quite the river rafter!

Our attempt at getting a moonlit picture by the water....

This little guy jumped up at me and scared me as I tried to feel the water least it wasn't a snake like I first thought.  These little guys were all over the place actually, kinda fun.

Here's the crew getting things put together.  We had 2 large rafts and 2 2-man rafts.  Quite a fun way to do it!

Here's some of our friends!  Jessica (far left) goes to school with me, Hilary (middle) is our new found friend at the U (yes, I said friend and U in the same sentence), and our fav sis Hanna on the right!  What a bunch!

The CREW!  URTA retreat July 2013, Green River, UT

 Here's a couple pics of the view!

It truly was beautiful down there in Green River.  The muddy (and I mean MUD-DY!) river wasn't the greatest, but the mountains and scenery sure were beautiful!

I already feel like summer is winding down (and there are 5 weeks left!)  Carolyn, my BFF, comes home from her mission in 10 days and I am excited for that.  Too excited.  Tomorrow Aaron starts his job as a BYU Custodian.  What a champ...4:30am arrival time for that each morning.  He has received 3 secondaries so far, for med school, and we are taking that as encouragement! We are feeling so blessed right now, and hope we can maintain our optimism through whatever may come our way this year, as it will be quite the year in the Smith home. 

Here's to all those little bits of everything we have enjoyed lately!  
(root beer floats, walks on Sundays, bike riding b/c no car, Japanese steakhouse, game night with friends in the ward, new Wolverine movie, and even a candle lit dinner!)

He loves me.

We love our "little bit of everything" personalities.  


1 comment:

  1. Why can't our stay-vacations be as fun as yours! Wish I was there to enjoy all the fun.... :)
    Momma Wynn