Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Roosevelt Tour

During our Thanksgiving break I had a chance to take Dan on a tour of Roosevelt. Both of my parents are from Roosevelt. I spent my first year or so of life living in Roosevelt in the bunk house at the Tidwell Ranch. The Tidwells have since moved to Globe but the Carters still live in Roosevelt. Josh and I took Dan to see the Tonto Cliff Dwellings (they actually let you hike up into the cliff dwelling), the Roosevelt Lake Visitor Center and we drove across the Roosevelt Lake Bridge (the largest two way arch bridge in North America). I remember going as a little girl to see the bridge when it first opened because my Grandpa Tidwell accidentally shut the car door on my finger and we couldn't get the door to open up. I think that lead to my first experience swallowing a pain pill. Even though it was very painful, I am now grateful it happened because I probably wouldn't have remembered the outing otherwise.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Have You Ever....

My mother-in-lay and sister-in-law did this on their blogs. It was fun to learn new things about them so I though I would give it a try to return the favor. If you want to try just copy and paste it and bold the ones that apply to you. Enjoy!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (at my baptism)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (You are not allowed up anymore)
18. Grown your own vegetables (helped my parents when I was little)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (how about hugging one at a petting zoo)
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Ran a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (do the cartoon ones count)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (a homemade movie)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (dolphin)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (in my high school news paper)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life ( I don't know how Dan would survive without me lol)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (I wish)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee (what can I say....I'm a swimmer)

Carter Family Thanksgiving

The Carter Family got together on Saturday to have a big lunch. This side of the family doesn't get together all at once very often, so it was a special occasion. Aunt Lori and I did some cooking. She stirred the soup and I baked some rolls. Lunch sure was yummy!

The whole Carter bunch!

The Beauty of Fall

My Grandma Tidwell's yard was full of beautiful fall colors for Thanksgiving.