"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

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer so far...

So here is a quick update of the summer thus far. I recently hiked Rendezvous Peak, we celebrated 4th of July, and Jay's Aunt Margy and Uncle Will came to visit. Below are some pictures of my most recent activities.

Me at the top of Rendezvous Peak - 7.5 miles and 4,100 vertical feet. This hike took me 2 hours and 25 minutes. It was incredible and so beautiful!

View from the top!

Last weekend was the 4th of July. This picture is all the girls at sunset before going to see fireworks at Snow King. Megan, Tori, me, Jenny, Katie, and Jennifer

Jenny and I

The girls at 43 North getting ready to watch the amazing fireworks. Katie, Jennifer, me, Tori, and Jenny

Jay and I getting ready to take the Tram up with Margy and Will

Will, Jay, Margy, and I at the top of the Tram

Jay and I at the top of Rendezvous Peak

We hiked around at the top of Rendezvous Bowl and down to Corbet's. This picture of Will and Margy is one of the prettiest pictures with the valley in the background. Top of Rendezvous Peak.


A great shot of the Tetons from Dornan's where we enjoyed some margarita's after a super fun, enjoyable, and adventurous day!
Well, that is all for now. More pictures and updates to come soon. I hope everyone is well. Love and miss you all BUNCHES!
P.S. Mom and Dad just booked their trip to come out in a month! They are staying at an amazing place and I absolutely CAN'T wait to see them! YAY :)

Friday, July 3, 2009

You Raise Me Up

I have attempted this post several times now, but I have struggled to find the appropriate and deserving words to describe the loss Jay has recently had. His Mom, Marsha passed away June 5th. I was fortunate enough to have met her once while she was visiting Jay in Jackson. She is one of the sweetest, friendliest, loving, kind, smart women I have ever met. I feel like I learned even more about her after she passed away because each person I met while in town shared many sweet stories and memories of her. She really had a huge heart and was loved by many, many people. She loved her children so much and beamed with pride for them. Jay is who he is because of his Mom and he loved her very much.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.
~Josh Groban

The champagne toast in honor of his Mom, Marsha.

Most of his family. They are a huge, loving family!

Jay's aunt Margy, me, and Jay.