Sunday, March 15, 2009

Movin' Baby

I thought I'd share a little bit of my experience with our little boy, since Chris has already shared his experiences. It's such a wonderful thing to feel the little life inside of me! There have been times in the last 4 years I wondered if I would ever get to have this experience, but thankfully we were blessed with this wonderful little boy. I tease Chris that he is already like his dad because he seems bent on not doing what he's told. He is such a little mover, which I am grateful for. He spins and tumbles inside, I feel like his personal playground. It seems that he already likes to snuggle because he'll get high up into my ribs and stay there. He also likes to play. When we tap on my stomach, or even when I just have my hands resting on my tummy, he'll kick or push out a little body part and we go back and forth for a little while. He is very smart! I love our little guy alreay. It my sound strange, but I feel our Little Chris's spirit and personality. Only 8 weeks left. I can't wait to meet him!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Quick Thrills

I had the opportunity to go rappelling with the young men in our ward last Friday and Saturday. This is the first time I have been on a scouting camp out since I was in scouts. Since Jessie had to work on Saturday it made for a great excuse to get out and enjoy the weather before it becomes unbearable. As an advisor for the Teachers Quorum I get to go out and play like they do, but I still get the benefits of being an adult (without any responsibility). This particular area is almost directly east of Scottsdale and since I fly around these parts quite often it was good to see the area from the ground. The wall that was next to our camp is a popular place because it has a very easy climb and a path that leads up the backside. It takes about five minutes to get up and 15 seconds to get down. The hardest part is walking to the edge knowing there is 80 feet of nothing below. After sitting into the harness its all about friction and holding the rope. I have to say I really enjoyed myself. I recommend this kind of thing to anybody who wants a big thrill, even if you are afraid of heights (like I am).
This is the wall as it looks from our campsite
One of our young men getting ready to take the plunge
About halfway down the face