Sunday, March 30, 2008

Winter Wonderland (now that it is officially Spring on the calendar...)

We woke up this morning to see that our front yard was covered in snow. All the snow had pretty much melted in town, so it was a nice surprise. (I would have been more pleased if it had been on Thursday night as I went snowboarding on Friday and the slopes were fairly icy, but I will take what I can get!)
And yes, that is the Provo River going through our yard in the middle of the picture! We love our view! Usually we can see the mountains too, but it was snowing in this picture. We will have to post a Spring picture whenever Spring comes....
This is the view of the back of the house we are renting (the front of our apartment). We are renting the basement level, so you can see our front door here.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Catch up!

Okay, so it is about time that I caught up. I have been procrastinating putting up some more pictures from Brasil, I guess because it is just reminding me that I am no longer there. Sad. We had a great time there and I miss it. It was so wonderful to see Jean around his family and friends and get to know Brasil. It is a beautiful place and I love it! Give us a few more years and we will be living there!
So, while in Bombinhas we saw this crazy steep street that Jean could not resist driving up. I don't know if you can see in this picture, but to stand up straight I had to lift up my toes. The car only made it to that drive way on the left. We were turning the car around by doing like a four point turn and when we got perpendicular to the road, I thought for sure we were going to go rolling down the hill. Needless to say, I was a little frightened and grabbing onto the car door.
So this sand crab crawled onto my beachtowel and I didn't even freak out. Shocking! On this cold and windy day in Utah, it is hard to believe that I was baking on the beach in January.
We had a great view and it was fun to be so close to the beach!
If you know the owner of this cool ride, don't show him/her this picture. We couldn't resist jumping on for a quick picture! I want one....=)
Okay, so we loved Brasil and feel so blessed that we were able to spend a month there. It was a great opportunity and now it is hard to get back into real life! It is just not as exciting....haha