Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall is here!

Fall is one of our favorite times of year and we made sure we got out and enjoyed it. Lindsay went to Hawaii for a week with Ivory, her mom, and her littler sister Paige. Lindsay felt it her duty to drop off Paige at BYUH and show her all the best places to spend time on the North Shore. Big thanks to Quinn who stayed home and worked his butt off (as he did all summer as well). Lindsay ran the inaugural Big Cottonwood Half marathon with her sister Jennifer. With 11 of the 13 miles being downhill, it is a great race to achieve a personal best (which Lindsay did). It is not fall without a trip up to Logan to celebrate USU homecoming weekend. Quinn went golfing and Lindsay went hiking we joined back up on Campus for Quinn's leadership reunion. We finished the evening with a triumphant win at the football game. We took the scenic route home from Logan, a route we would highly suggest. You start in Logan, go up through Bear Lake, past Huntsville, and down Odgen Canyon, what a beautiful way to celebrate the fall. To wrap up the month, we celebrated our belated wedding anniversary. Lindsay's parents took Ivory off our hands for the weekend and we ran off to Deer Valley. We rented a place in Deer Valley, ate a lot of good food and slept in until 9:00! We ended our weekend up at the Olympic Park in Park City and spent the afternoon testing our skills on the high ropes course. Quinn did not love how high up it was, but he could not let Lindsay show him up.

Sumer Round Up

Summer always seems to take forever to get here and passes by way to fast, this summer was no exception. We started June off with Lindsay's little sisters high school graduation up in Logan. We always enjoy and trip up to Logan to see the beautiful mountains and of course enjoy some Aggie Ice Cream. AJ's wedding was a great opportunity to reconnect with family and celebrate Polly and AJ's happy occasion. Lindsay was able to participate in  several races during June, the Ragnar Relay and The Bear Lake Triathlon. It turns out that having  baby and getting back into shape actually makes you faster and Lindsay PR in both races. Our last trip in June was up to Bear Lake where we rented a condo and a boat and enjoyed some relaxation with friends. 

In July we spent the 4th of July in Sugarhouse and enjoyed the amazing fireworks put on at the park on our own front porch. A bonus…Ivory slept through the whole show! The Rappleye family had a reunion in the beautiful Lake Powell! Lindsay went for a full week and Quinn joined for the last few days (someone has to work in this relationship :) We also headed up to Burley Idaho and Twin Falls ID. Lindsay participated in the Spudman Triathlon and we spent the weekend  with Lindsay's sisters family in Twin Falls. 

August brings the summer to a close, but that does not mean we played any less. Lindsay ran a midnight 10K with one of her girlfriends and found out that Cheesecake Factory serves milkshakes until 1:00 am. We ventured up to Bear Lake again and enjoyed Raspberry shakes and beach camping with babies (not as hard as we thought it would be, Ivory is a trooper). We celebrated 6 years of wedded bliss on the 19th. Lindsay was able to go to Wicked with all of her sisters and her mom, for a well deserved girls night out. Ivory turned one on the 23rd and we celebrated with a huge family party complete with a bouncy castle at the park. We rounded out August with a long weekend of camping up in beautiful Fishlake with Lindsay's cousins. A special thanks to Lindsay's mom and dad who lent us their pop-up camper, because we felt our first taste of cooler fall temperatures while in Fishlake.