Sunday, October 13, 2013

summer moments

although i spent a heavenly month in england this summer, i also had some grand moments in utah and new england. i still need to share more about england adventures. but thought i'd post about the other moments first. :)

so fun to literally run into a neighbor in utah and walk all over alpine one morning. we saw brother jones who told us to go visit the camels. okay - no biggie. a typical sight in alpine, utah. :)

one of the greatest parts about being in utah in the summer is swimming at home. night swimming is probably my favorite, but chillin with mom and dad listening to some tunes is pretty much the dream as well!

lake powell with this DOLLY is about as good as life gets!

no matter how much time i spend with these three crazies, i always want more . . . 

a stop in goblin valley with an ode to the best parents ever!

fireworks with the sisters - mary alice will always be an adopted snyder!

"nestled in the corners of the mountains" = alpine = home

no summer in new england is complete without a few runs to kimball's!

remember that day when the Church brought a massive crew to HBS to film Clay for a new commercial? supposedly it's done, but who knows when it will be live. but talk about a legit production! it was one of the largest crews HBS has had!

blessed trip to new jersey to brian's parent's home. they are so nice and let me give thoughts and suggestions about how to design and decorate their home. it's even better that they don't see us as brian's friends, but as their friends too! how we love john and susan! (even though john isn't ever sure about my crazy ideas and how i come and change everything!)

exploring winchester fells. i heart boston. 

the weeks of bdays. brian's is july 20th. linda's is july 31st. mine is august 2nd. thankfully they are still in the mood to party by the time it gets to me. but here was bri's bday - chocolate by the bald man and RED 2 - we all got desserts - we are ridiculous. but decided that we could have made them better!

heading to martha's vineyard!

 the adorable gingerbread row! people really live here!

chillin at the beach. mark is really happy to be here!

love the beautiful random things that make new england charming!

forum reunion! these men spent 1-2 years of their lives working with us at HBS. how i miss them!

linda's bday wish - karaoke and pizza!! 

my bday wish = hiking in vermont. i went alone to see if i could do it. might have gotten lost and hiked for 6 miles instead of the 1.5 i had thought i was doing. thank heaven for answered prayers and miracles! but it was so rewarding to get to hike at my own pace and pause and reflect whenever i wanted. but i learned my lesson. won't be doing it alone for a while . . . 

then traveled down Vermont Route 100 . . magical!

summer walks around spy pond, arlington

sunday picnic and reading at the park - gotta love these people!!

have i mentioned how i love primary? and this girl and her family in particular!! fhe at their home was a sweet blessing. i love being adopted!

cool conference at my cool job

beaching it at the beautiful crane beach. i finally found out why the beach is so dreaming once i went here!

stopping at woodman's for fish and chips and ice cream after crane beach was an added bonus!

date night with bri at fenway - watching Sandlot!

camping with the boys in sharon, vt at the ward camp out. might have stopped in woodstock for pies!!

on the way home, we found this home we all decided we should buy. how we wished we had a reason to buy it and live in the random tiny towns of vermont . . 

blessed moments in new england! how i love the seasons and memories and friends and adventures of my life!


ellen said...

Hiking alone? Never!

forget laundry said...

dear emily- I just now read your comment you left a couple weeks ago. you are so kind and simply the sweetest. thank you so much for reading my blog (most days I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who will ever read it ;) your compliments are so motivating to me... sometimes I think my blog is my best self... and I need to be as grateful in real life as I am in a post. sometimes in the thick of hard things... it's so easy to forget. thank you for your sweet reminder. hope you are doing well! xoxo hillary