hello you sick twisted freaks

Posted by TAWNY at 12:36 PM

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Every weekday at 5 pm, I get in my car and I tune my AM radio dial to 570 KNRS. I love to listen to Glenn Beck on my way home for about 20 minutes. He is a voice of reason amid a turbulent liberal storm that is raging across America.

I due have a problem though. When I get off my exit on 800 North in Orem, I have to travel under the overpass of the freeway for about, um, maybe four seconds. I don't know about the AM radio's in your cars, but in my car, any bridge or overpass interference leaves me with complete radio static. It's terrible. You wouldn't think this would cause too many problems - but it surely does.

I am always completely enveloped with his topic of choice. I need to hear every sentence; every word. But everyday I'll be listening along and something like this happens, "And so, the most important thing you can do is [caaaaaaaaa]." Or, "And my final, and most important point is [caaaaaaaa]." Or, "You wouldn't believe what that Socialist (commonly our President) said next [caaaaaa]." I dread overpasses.

But I am excited to report a breakthrough. As I was listening yesterday, Glenn announced that they are now on the FM dial. I looked to the skies and praised the heavens above. I changed my station and then came to the overpass. No interference. Best day ever.

So now folks, you can enjoy listening to him too on 105.7 FM.

bbq / baby blessing

Posted by TAWNY at 8:42 PM

Sunday, August 2, 2009

This weekend we had a BBQ up Provo Canyon to celebrate my sister-in-law Stacey's birthday and also Hannah's blessing.

Nephew Cole. With his mischevious smile.

Hannah and me waiting for Bran to finish at the grill so we can eat.

Ally, Hannah, and Kim.

Stacey blowing out the candles.

Dad and Hannah.

Pulled out my old volleyball skills. Which are pretty much non-existent. Check out my sweet underhand serve.

Hannah by the river. She likes to stick her tongue out at people lately.

Cole by the Provo River.

Stacey, Bran and Hannah after her blessing.

She was all tuckered out.

Havasupai 2009

Posted by TAWNY at 8:14 PM

Here are some pictures from our trip to Havasupai in July.

On the trail. 10 miles in. The hike in went very smooth for us. We hiked the whole thing in about 4 hours. When you hike with Jordan, you're forced to book it.

I love this bridge. When you reach it, you know you're getting close to the Village. Check out my knee brace. It saved me.

It was SO HOT that we resorted to putting this table in the water. We had to eat all of our hot meals in the pool table.

Amy was met with some blisters on her way in. I did an okay job taping her back up. Hopefully I'll get better in the next 3 years.

Back 3 years ago in Kauai, I was constantly doing scary things: jumping off waterfalls, going off of high rope swings, etc. But now in my old age, this seems to be all that I can handle. I've lost my edge.

Amy shot this priceless photo during one of our photo shoots. If only I was a senior in high school I could use this as my Senior pic. Dang.

Hiking down the river to Beaver Falls.

Jordan, Tawny, Graham, Alex, Hazen, and Ana in front of Mooney Falls.
Alex jumping off Beaver.
And here's a video of Jordan jumping off Beaver. I guess I was too dumb to figure out how to flip this video, so turn your head sideways if you want to watch.

Found these by Graham's things. I pocketed them.

One of the many falls on our way to Beaver Falls.

The boys climbed up the face of this little falls. It was quite a challenge.

I didn't take any pictures of the hike out because, well, quite frankly I wanted to die. We left a little after midnight on Saturday morning. Along the trail, Alex and I were feeling quite sick. At one point Graham told me to take a bite of a Clif Bar to see if that would help. So I put a small morsel upon my tongue and immediately started to dry heave. It wasn't pretty. So, as you can imagine it was pretty grueling. I think we were just so exhausted, sleep deprived, and dehydrated. But we made it out alive (barely).
It was an awesome trip - aside from the Grand Canyon heat.