Sunday, August 23, 2009

4th of July!!!

This 4th of July was definately a fun one! We went to Logan and spent time with those crazy(in a good way) Lundbergs. We started the day off right by going to the Boy Scouts pancake breakfast. It was our first year going, but for sure not our last! Megan was thrilled because she loves pancakes! After the breakfast, we went to the farmers market(sorry no pictures). Our time old tradition on my dad's side of the family is to go to the Hyrum parade. His parents(Nana and Papa) house is on Main St so we always have the best seats. Since they are both passed, the house is up for sale and this could be our last year doing the parade. :( Here's Nate and I in our chairs anxiously awaiting the parades arrival.
I love this picture of my niece, Megan. This is when she didn't get the piece of candy that she wanted. Don't worry about the fact that she got like 700 other pieces. She really wanted THAT one.
This is a special guest that the guys caught lurking in the bushes at Nana and Papa's house! GROSS! Yes, that is a full blown rat! Nate, Daryl and a bunch of the guys cornered and caught him. After the parade was over, he came up missing from the bucket. I didn't like the idea of that. To finish up the day, we went up to the cabin with all the extended family and had lunch(again, sorry that there's no pics) and just talked. It was alot of fun. We were able to relax that night cause we went to the fireworks the night before. All in all, it was a very fun holiday.
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Nate's Honduran friends

I couldn't leave this out of the blog. While we were in Honduras, Nate took great pleasure in finding little 4 legged friends. Please note that these animals were all found on separate occaions and I didn't have enough room to post all of the animals that he found cause for some reason, I can't figure out how to post more than 4 pictures at a time. If anyone knows how, I would love a lesson. I'm clueless! Anyway, notice how small the gecco next to m&m is! It was a tiny little baby. He loved all the animals. I, on the other hand, was happy just to be the photographer! Also. I'm a little worried about what kind of animals are going to be coming in and out of our house when we have kids. SCARY!!


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Mangrove Tour

One of the last things we did on the trip was the Magrove Tree Tour. A Magrove tree is a water tree with intertwining roots and braches. Back in the 1600's they cut out canals within the Mangrove trees and used them to take their boats through the canals for protection from pirates. Because of the tunnels, they could take different routes through the island, rather than around the island and get the pirates from behind. They are so thick that they also offer protection from hurricanes. In the picture above is our captian, Emiril. He was really funny. The video below is a little snippet of what the tour was like.
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Here we are, enjoying the tour.
This is us on the last night of our trip on the beach by our hotel. We were sad to leave. The trip was AMAZING and Nate did a fantastic job of planning it and carrying it through. It exceeded my expectations beyond what I could have ever imagined. If you ever have the opportunity to go to Honduras, DO IT! It's such a beautiful place.
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Roatan continued

I know, I know, I have waited far too long to update the blog. But because of church being cancelled for the temple dedication, I have some time to catch up on everything! I still want to finish up on Roatan, so here we go. One of the days that we were there, we rented some scooters for the day. It was only $1/hr!! So we rented them for 24 hours and we had so much fun. The island is 15 miles long and 3 miles wide, so we spent the entire day driving all over the island. It was so beautiful to see the views and very interesting to see the little village. We also went to the place where the cruise ships come in and see all the shopping over there. By the end of the day we smelled like exhaust and had sore backsides, but it was so amazing! We loved it. Below is just Nate and the open road!



As we mentioned before, some of Nate's friends were down there at the same time as us. We did some stuff together and some stuff apart. Here we are at a place called The View. It's a spot were you can see the ocean on either side if the island. Here we are with Carter, Ben, Nate Goodrich, me and Nate Fawcett.

One day when we were on the beach, we encountered a pick pocket. Luckily, I got a picture for evidence. This little boy ran up to Nate (I was walking behind him at the time). He grabbed the strap on his backpack to help himself catch up and immediately started unzipping all of the pockets and rummaging through them to see what he could get. Instead of defending the backpack, I decided to take some pictures. He didn't seem like much of threat. I was pretty sure we could out run him if he got away with some loot. After getting some pictures, I told him he better stop. Oddly enough, he didn't seem to care that I caught him. He rattled something off in some sort of Creole language and off he went. We thought it was pretty funny.
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