"Some people do not have to search, for they find their niche easily in life and rest there seemingly contented and resigned. At times, I envy them, but usually I do not understnad..and seldom do they understnad me. I am on of the searches. There are, I believe, millionsof us. We are not unhappy, but n neither are we completely content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power and unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests, mountains, deserts, hiddern rivers, and lovely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as our laughter; to share our sadness with the ones we love is perhaps as great a joy as we know. Unless it is to share our laughter. We searchers are ambitious but only for life itself and anything beautiful it can provide. Most of all, we want to love and be loved, to live in a relationship that will not impede our wanderings and prevail our search. We do not want to prove ourselves to others or compete for love. This passage is for wanderers, dreamers, and lovers who dare to ask of life, everything which is good and beautiful." ~Found in the door of a deserted store in Colorado

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

More Snowshoeing Adventures

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go on a guided snowshoeing tour for FREE thanks to Megan and Justin! A guided tour is different because the guide has an immense amount of knowledge about the area, the geography, and nature. Cathy, our guide was great and showed us a fantastic time. The day was really really cold...about 5 degrees...its hard to notice sometimes though while hiking and working up a good sweat. The group included Megan, Justin, me, and four others from New York who were visiting Jackson. It was a great day...I think I am really liking the snowshoeing thing! Here are a couple pics from yesterday...enjoy :)

Megan and I starting out our hike...being silly :)

Stoping for a minute...

Taking in the view!
Megan and Justin on top of the ridge...it was beautiful up there and brrrr cold!

Megan and I on the ridge showing off our snowshoe's :)

Other than snowshoeing, I am still skiing as much as possible...though believe it or not, today was too cold for me to ski! I think at noon it was -8...brrrrr! They actually cancelled school for the little ones because it is so cold. Today would have been a great day...a blue sky day...but I decided to take it easy and run some errands around town and take a day off from skiing. I always feel so guilty if I don't ski...but some days just aren't good for it. Other than skiing, I am working and enjoying life in Jackson. Jenny is set to come back on the 30th of this month...we are all so very excited for her return!!! I hope all is well with everyone...I miss you all bunches and bunches!!! Talk to you soon...see ya :)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Snowshoeing Grand Teton National Park

So I had my first snowshoeing experience on this past Wednesday. It was so much fun and a fantastic workout! Tori and I went up into the Grand Teton National Park. We were not really sure where exactly we wanted to go so we started at Granite Canyon trail head and ended up trail blazing our own trail which was a lot of fun and made us feel very adventurous! We finished our day with some snow angels in waist deep snow...amazing. We realized how effective the snowshoe really is when we took them off and fell to our waist in snow...pretty fun! Also, as a side note, us girls are participating in a snow shoe race in Salt Lake City to benefit breast cancer. Here are some pictures from mine and Tori's snowshoeing adventure...enjoy :)

Starting our hike
The trail head for Granite Canyon
An insanely beautiful and perfect day for snowshoeing!

Tori and I taking a quick break

Tori starting to make her snow angel but once she stepped out of her snow shoe's she fell to her waist in snow!

Tori's snow angel :)

My snow angel :)

Finishing up our hike...a truly great day :)

Well, I hope you enjoyed the update and the pictures (which honestly do not do the landscape justice)...guess you all will just have to come see it for yourselves. Love and miss you all soooooooooo much! See ya :)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Top of the mountain and Corbet's

Here are my pics from the other day when I went to the top of the mountain to check out Corbet's Couloir. It was a blue sky day which is very rare this time of year so the views were amazing! Enjoy the pictures :)

View of the Grand from the top of the mountain

Me at the top!

Jesse at the top!

Looking down into Corbet's...crazy people ski this! And I want to ski it someday too :)

Looking out into the valley...so beautiful!

Me with the view of the valley in the background...truly a gorgeous day to be skiing! I am in love with this place :)

Love to all...see ya :)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Corbet's Couloir...WOW!

After checking out Corbet's yesterday...I was pretty excited about it so I thought I would share with you guys what the big deal is! Check out this video and you will see...


Never too Late

So these pictures were before I came home for Christmas but I haven't had a chance to post them...so here they are...enjoy :)

This is our "Charlie Brown" Christmas Tree...Tori actually went into the woods and chopped it down. Thanks to our Mom's sending us decorations, we were able to load the tree down with some beautiful ornaments and lights!

I got to put the star on! P.S. I had just finished working out...hince the shorts!

Tori, me, and Jenny with our beautiful tree!

In Jackson, we don't get dressed up often...so when our friends decided to have a Christmas Cocktail Party...we couldn't resist! So much fun :) From left top: Kristy, me, Lauren, Tori, Simpson, and Megan

Megan, me, and Tori at the cocktail party

Sorry for the late updates but I hope you enjoyed anyhow. Yesterday January 3rd, I went to the top of the mountain for the first time (elevation 10,500)...AMAZING! It was a blue sky day...which is rare this time of year so the view was absolutely beautiful! I got to walk over to Corbet's Couloir which is the hardest place to ski on the mountain...people travel from all over to ski this one spot...needless to say it is pretty intense. It was my end of the season goal to ski it, but after seeing it first hand...I am not so sure anymore. But we will see :) I did get pictures with a friends camera so I will be posting those very soon.

I guess that is all for now. Missing you and loving so much! See ya :)