Sunday, February 18, 2007

Red Hearts and Red Rocks

Red Hearts and Red Rocks
Todd and I had a lovely Valentine’s Day with our dear friends, the Faulconers. We stayed in and made dinner rather than fight the crowds and be cranky. We had a lovely time. Hence the red hearts.

Then we got in the car and drove to St. George to visit Todd’s parents. Hence the red rocks. We have been having a good time. On Saturday, we started off by going for a bike ride up Snow Canyon.

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Rosie took her first road trip and did exceptionally well. I smiled every time we were passed on the trail by a light, aluminum, thick-tread tired mountain bike. I just rang my bell *ding*ding*!

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We biked in about 3 ½ miles and then out again. On the way in it was hilly enough to make me breath hard sometimes, but on the way back I hardly had to pedal. I just put my feet up on the handlebars and coasted (something you CANNOT do on a mountain bike!). I felt so happy to be there with Todd and his Mom and Dad.

This is my new favorite picture of Todd.

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After the bike ride we went to some of the local homes featured in the Parade of Homes. I found my dream home. Surprisingly, I really dig the nouveau southwest style: natural colors, natural stone, homes that blend into the surroundings, horizontal lines, a-doh-beee.

We had a nice BBQ dinner at Famous Daves and then home to a warm fire and book reading. I love my life right now. We have just had a lovely Sunday and we are looking forward to a lovely Monday.

Here are some things I need to do some catch-up blogging on:

Jobs or the lack thereof
Fertility and the quest to conceive
Home projects
Sewing projects (I just made my first dress with a pattern I made from a dress I liked and bought and copied and returned…this could be my next adventure!)

I am very out of blogging practice. I will do it more that I get better and more entertaining. If there is a subject you would like me to research and blog for you (like I used to do) please let me know.

12 comments:

mo said...

Oh it's just so nice to have you back, you can blog anything your little heart desires! Love the pictures of the trip. I'm glad you are getting to relax after a Christmas in retailing!

Abby said...

Can I just say again how much I LOVE unemployed Carrie? I love her. The working Carrie never called...and she never blogged...and she worked all the time and stuff--and she was all, "No, I have to go to work in the morning!" Happy anniversary!

Jessica said...

I am glad to hear from you too carrie...This is your cousin Jessica...new to the bloggig world, but loving it. So, so good to hear how you are doing. I miss my cousins! I am glad I have such normal, fun, entertaining family to keep in touch with!

Suzie Petunia said...

Normal? Us? huh? :)

Oh, Carrie it makes me happy to see you so happy. You deserve a completely fun and relaxing time with Rosie and Todd. ;) It looks like such a sunny, fun vacation. I love that picture of Todd, too. Very cute. I sure like that guy.

Do you have any opinions regarding hair styles or simply my lack thereof?

a-doh-bee. Where did that come from? Taylor and I always say it that way, too. In fact, I'm saying it right now over and over and over again outloud because no one can hear me.

brittany said...

Carrie OOOOOOOO

I am so happy that I get to see you soon. And that I get to eat your good food that you make for me. I may be the luckiest girl ever.

So, who's Rosie? I'm out of touch, I know...

I'm happy for your happiness. And Todd looks happy too.

I definately want to hear about the things you mentioned. The two that are sticking out in my mind is the fertility/quest to concieve and the sewing of the dress with a home made pattern. I want to see pictures, too. That's very impressive to me.

loves,
B

JP said...

It's so fun that you're blogging again. Can I also touch on how much I love your hair? Cute!

Glad you are having such a good time...

Can't wait to read more of all those topics.

Rosie said...

COOL BIKE! I have just put a picture on my screensaver of those awesome cruisers. They just scream out "Enjoy the journey" "Look around" "Slow down"

Kacy said...

Dearest Stuff-n-Stuff: I would be very interested in your take on sugar-free chocolates, and any of the possible consequences one might encounter when eating them.
Regards, Every Day I Write the Book

Lucky Candice said...

Give us stuff and then some more stuff. At regular intervals. Can't wait to read your posts!

LC

Julie said...

Cute hair Carrie. I like it!! It is so good to have you in the blogging world more often-- right? It is so fun to see pictures of you since I never see anyone while I am up here in the boonies. Looks like it was a fun trip!!

Jewel said...

Sounds like a really lovely weekend.

And, it is great to hear from yoU!

brittany said...

I've been soooo patient....:)