Monday, April 30, 2012

A Weekend Con La Familia

What can I say, I'm super proud of Nathanael. I also feel so blessed to have been able to have him here looking out for me for my first two years of college! It definitely meant a lot to me, and it was the only time I've gotten to go to the same school at the same time with him since I was in kindergarten and he was in fifth grade. The Clyde Building will never be the same for me since those late night study sessions with my brother! (Also, while we're looking at this picture, please note the backpack Victor is carrying. That's mine, and it weighs one million pounds. What a gentleman!)

Did you know that BYU students graduate twice? Well not really...but evidently it took two graduation ceremonies to finally give my brother his diploma :)
My beautiful parents!

I loved being able to see Grandma, Aunt Christy, and Uncle Bruce! They are such fun people!

While in Provo, we helped Nathanael move into his temporary apartment before he goes off to work in Denver, packed up my stuff, and had awesome sleepovers! Victor stayed over at Nathanael's apartment, and Kristina came and slept at mine. I can't believe I didn't get any pictures with Kristina at my apartment! It sure was a party though. It was the last night with all my roommates there, so we made crepes and just had a great time talking and playing music while getting our things packed up. Ashley's little sister also slept over for one night, so I slept in the living room with Kristina and Ashley and her sister slept in our room. I had so much fun staying up and talking with my little sister. I miss doing that!

On Saturday morning we woke up early and went to Moab for the day! I had never been there before and it was so wonderful. The weather was perfect. It felt so good to be out in the beautiful nature after a hard semester and being stuck in the library for days on end! Nathanael showed us the ropes of rappelling (haha get it? Super punny, I know) and we all had a fabulous time.

The fun started from the very beginning of the hike, as there were all kinds of obstacles to get through before we even reached the rappelling spots!

Dad was the first to descend the 110-foot cliff!
Safely tied to my brother...which was good because I'm pretty sure I was mentally freaking out right about then!




I had so much fun!!!

About halfway down the first cliff we had to wade through this mini pond. Here is Victor being his awesome, funny self!

Super cool view from the top...
...and from the bottom.

Can you tell we're super tough?

Cliff #2




I got really nervous again on this one, but once again had a ton of fun. I started jumping around on the rock a lot and didn't realize I was shaking the rope so much :)
In my excitement I also forgot that before long, there was no more cliff face to push off of, and you just had to let yourself down with the rope. I was really confused for a sec there :)

Nathanael zipped down the cliff super fast!
I am so thankful I was able to spend time with my family last weekend! I loved seeing them and can't wait until the end of the summer (or hopefully sooner!) when I can see them again. :)