Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall leaves

It has suddenly hit me that this is our last year in Utah. I have been so excited about both of us being done and Justing going off to med school that I haven't really thought about how much I love it here. I will really miss the fall colors. Although Kimber is convincing me the colors back East are great too... 

Our first Alpine Loop drive was during our first year together at BYU. We drove it in a pretty snow storm during General Conference and listened to the speakers on the radio. I didn't think we would make it up there this fall with our schedules but a few weeks ago Justin made sure it happened. 

I'm so glad he did because it was beautiful. 

I usually don't like horses (traumatic experience at a Dude Ranch) but this is so pretty.

This pic is for Dad! Just as we were finishing our drive and coming down the canyon, a deer jumped out right in front of our car. I tried to grab my camera but was too slow. Then, a second one ran across and I missed that one, too. Just a second later a third deer jumped out and that time I caught it. Super blurry but I was just proud to get the picture! 
Who knows what setting it was in-- I just turned it on and snapped it.

Unfortunately there were no pals around to take our picture, so we just took them of each other. :) 

Isn't my husband dang cute? I've been thinking that for quite some time but this pic really captured it. I told him he should prof pic it for sure.

Hopefully no one is getting tired of our throwbacks... this is us on that snowy Alpine Loop drive 5 years ago! 

Just today I drove the Loop again with Ash and my Grandpa Olson! The leaves are falling now but it was still beautiful! Also we saw a MOOSE! So exciting. I'll have to post those pics soon. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Gooo Spikers!

Marissa, Justin's little sister, is playing volleyball this year and she gets to be coached by her mom, Jana! A few weekends ago we went over to cheer on the Spikers! 

Each team won a match so it came down to the third and final tie-breaker. It was a nail-biter. We were ecstatic when the other team missed a serve and the Spikers won it! Marissa says we must have been a lucky charm because it was their first win. 

We brought our big camera along and got some action shots. Sports photography really isn't my thing so don't judge! I don't have Kimber's skills in that aspect.

 Jana giving the pre-game pep talk

Happy Spikers celebrating their first win!

The Spikers with their fearless leader, Jana

And of course, we had to get a pic with the vball star herself

We were so proud of both Jana and Marissa! Hopefully we can make it to another game and be their lucky charm again :)

In other related news, Justin and I are heading up a coed volleyball intramural team this fall! I'm having flashbacks to the time I hit the ball into the net and lost the entire church volleyball championship for my team...