Jul 31, 2009


Some of you may know that I dispise scary movies. I just don't like the feeling it gives me, ya know, terror. I just don't think it is fun. Derek and I rented Coraline, having no idea what it was about but I heard it was a kids movie. Not so. I'm not sure how kids took this movie, but I WAS CREEPED out. I mean look at this picture...button eyes? They are terrible.

***Note to mothers
There was this uber weird scene with an extremely little outfit, large boobies, and it made it all the more gross with it being out of playdo.

Jul 22, 2009

Jul 17, 2009


Thursday. Incubus was in town and we went to the concert. It was pretty awesome. They actually sound good live. This video is pretty boring, but you can listen to a few songs if you want:

Obon Festival

We went to some weird Asian thing the other day. Here are some videos:

These are the Tyco Drummers. That's probably not how you spell it though.

A lot of people walked in a circle waving fans. The song repeated 2 or 3 times and they just kept doing the same dance over and over.

Jul 9, 2009

God Bless America and Southern Utah

This fourth of July weekend was extremely fun.
Hiking, Fireworks, Fabulous Family Fun.
This hike is in Zion's National Park, we decided to hike this one because Derek's Grandpa built a log cabin all because his dad wanted to keep him and his brothers out of trouble. It's called the Palmer Cabin.

Here's the crew, Uncle Roger, Carol, Gena, Tyler, Caleb, Logan, Derek, me, Joan, Hali and Hannah. Stephanie and Tom I think are taking the pictures.

There are many debates between all of us, Chaco vs. Keens vs. Teva, we will see who wins.

This is not the Palmer Cabin just one on the trail.

We love the Kolob area. I've noticed people from Southern Utah have a real attachment to their red Mountains. They are beautiful.

Brilliantly situated, I know.

Baby Tyler.

Now, I know what you are thinking, does she not look like a crazy Asian? She had been walking with her hat flipped up unbeknownst to her....funny Mama.

Caleb and us riding in the back of the truck. Note to all, do not do this in National Parks, they don't allow it.

Views of Kolob

I would have to say that the Chaco's won over.

Kannarraville Falls.

Derek and I love this hike. It's through the water, has shade, pretty slot canyons and water slides.

Steph, Hannah, Kone, Hali, Corbin, Derek, Brittany and Mama. Chris was taking the picture.

There's a couple sections where you have to climb up the log/metal ladders to get up the water fall. I swear, every time that there is a different material on the log. The metal ladder was already going to fall off.

Luckily, Hannah and Hali took many pictures for us. They didn't even drop their cameras in the water! (It's happened a couple times before)

The lighting was awesome!

These are the water slides. I'll put up some movies when I get them. But here is Hannah, apparently the right slide is extremely deep and she did a somersault underwater.

Here's Mama braving the cold water.

Kona is such a sport. She has a hard time climbing the log (obviously) so Derek (also a sport) has to carry her up. Sometimes when we leave her behind, (just for a minute) she starts this pathetic and ear piercing cry and tries to climb the ladder.

For those of you who don't know, Kannarraville Falls has now been fenced off, meaning you have to walk down the road an additional mile just to get to the trailhead. Also, don't tell anyone but we dogs are no longer allowed either. Shhhh. Don't tell, but we were not about to drive Kona all the back to Cedar just because they put up a sign.

Flannigans Arch

Hali walking pretty. This hike is always fun. There are two paths, one that you can view the arch and one that you climb up to the arch. We did the view one. Derek, Kona and I have done the climb up to the arch and our lives flashed in front of us many times. It was well worth it, once.

We decided to try and climb some walls. This resulted in two sprained ankles and anger.

It's funny to watch Derek and Kona hike. Derek is usually in the front and that is where Kona will be. Two buddies.

Big Boulders.

Apparently, I didn't get a picture of the arch uploaded. We'll have to try again. Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention that we got POURED ON. Ya know the flash flood warnings, well there were points I was worried. I've never been rained on so hard. We were completely soaked and we left the car windows down...Nice.

The fourth of July was the Palmer Reunion/my family was there too. It's funny how different we all are. Derek's family helped settle Cedar City, so they have many stories and journals from their ancestors. We had a presenation about Derek's Grandpa, the cabin and we each received a book about him with stories, songs, and pictures. At one point we all sang songs that their grandparents sang to them. (Which at an Oka reunion singing is not Possible)

Jul 6, 2009

Causey x2 with our Neighbors

Welcome to Causey Part II. This time we have brought along our lovely neighbors. We've both been BBQing in our separate backyards the last 3 nights and carrying conversations across the fence.

We decided it was time to do something about it. We packed everyone up and 10 minutes later we were gone!

Causey is obviously one of our favorite places. It's so green right now!

Here's Hali fishing out of the Kayak, trolling, in beautiful Causey.

Derek really liked this photo, props to Hannah.

Brian and Avery Kayaking.

Here's where tragedy struck, it begins with an "H" and ends with "ali." I had a nice comfy seat and then Hali sits.

She starts bouncing really hard on the tube, so I tell her to stop before she pops it.

You can see the little dust cloud from the air that came from the hole that Hali created.

And, this is what happens when Halis' come around.

Here we are, swimming to the cliffs of Insanity to go cliff jumping, which you can't see.

It was a fun filled excursion. Next time, we'll have to bring the wood for some mallows. Anyone ready for a Causey trip?