Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What I do

I am an Internationally Certified Arborist. I love trees. I climb 'em, plant 'em, prune 'em, and occasionally take 'em down (but only out of necessity). Sometimes it's hard, most of the time it's fun. I enjoy having the outdoors be my classroom, because I am continually learning and trying to use what little muscles I have (although I did just beat my tough sista in an arm wrestle. It was close...a little too close). Here's a little of what I do in picture form.

This weekend I went home a helped out one of my sisters Honeylocust. Sibling and Gordo all had a try at climbing trees-arborist style.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

13 inches later

So you didn't think I had the guts....huh. Well, sure showed you! The colors are changing, the seasons are changing, might as well change a little bit right with it. I left one little rat tail to mix things up. I can braid it, put it in a pony tail, leave it down. Still tons of options. FUN!


 I was invited to complete a year goal of hiking Timp with Jo Jo & some of her friends. We took off round 5 a.m. from the trailhead and made our way up the amazing trail. The flowers were blooming, the mtn. goats were present, and the girls had so much fun!!

 Still plenty of glacier ice was on the trail. I wish we all had those sweet poles
 So glad CAMJAM came along, she may be petite, but man she showed no signs of slowing down on the steep parts

 Top of the world lookin down on creation!
OK sliding down the glacier...usually a great fun activity right? Well when there's a tremendous snow year and there are no signs of previous sliders....maybe not such a great idea. I tested it out-couldn't even scream, but made it down zippy fast and stopped in time to yell....it's too dangerous, GO AROUND! Did Jo and Camie heed? No way they want the highroad or no road. Down they came!

We look pretty good escaping death by only having little bruised bums!


3 States 206 Miles 1 Day

We came, we rode, we conquered.

Hard time keeping up with Gordon

 Those Tough boys did all the hard climbs

 Gordo & I were a team and Wil and Gordon were a team meaning we'd see each other at the switch points. This was so so fun and I'd love to do it again....as a 2-man relay! (not sure I've got the guts to do the whole thing) 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Only know one way to post these photos. Just me and my mom are the only ones looking at this anyway right? Three weeks into school and summer seems like eons ago....EONS! We've moved into a new apt. with a bit more responsibilities, and life shows no signs of slowing down. Did you know I married a secret circus performer? Gordo is a master juggler. He juggles making me happy, studying Landscape Architecture, and recently Elders Quorum President. I'm workin hard, watering the lawn, and coming up with things to feed the two of us. I needed to make a list of what we did this summer because it seems like it's slipping from my mind quickly. Best news is summer shall visit us again.
 Hubba Hubba here's a recap:

We starting things off with a bang by Gettin Hitched...then off to Sacramento (see post below) Our fridge was covered all summer with other lovey doveys with the same great idea. Weddings galore! After our garden gathering in Orem, we headed out to Antelope Island with the Listons. Great moves and the best dance party occurred and Gabe and Ellens georgous wedding. We toured on the Conference Center Roof top Garden. Gordo celebrated his 24th birthday with buddies coming over to our place and modeling overly large shirts....only large shirts.
We bought a CSA share from the Logan Farmers Market. Our farmer brings us weekly produce clear until December. We headed on down to Moab to visit our dear friends. We ran the raging daily, ate at Milts, visited the garden and farmers market, hiked with the Davis' clan, and camped (or actually slept in the back of Cliff in the World Wide parking lot). We asked ourselves why again didn't we move down here for the summer? Oh yeah because I didn't want to share my hubby with Cataract. We made numerous trips down to Orem for some family fun. We feasted each time on mama's good cookin and had some rallying volleyball matches in the park. We accomplished the first RAW ride. A 72 mile Ride Around the Wellsvilles. This wouldn't be possible without the generosity of a pregnant Abby and her sweet ride.

We invited Jodie and Kodey on a Mayfield adventure that turned out to be them completely taking care of us. Food, shelter, and 4-wheelin fun. Bud and Liesl joined us for a day at Palisade Lake. We failed miserably at taking the Hughes rock climbing in maple Canyon. As soon as they hit the road, we found the easy climbs. Timpanogus, Logan, Salt Lake, and Jordan River temples were added to our visited list. I spent a day at Lagoon with the fam taking the kids on the whirly rides. We tore it up at Newton Dam and Clarkston behind the boat. I signed up for my first ultra race, luckily due to dangerous snow conditions it was shortened greatly. Gordo decided the morning of to run the trail with me. I attended the Wood Family Reunion at Island Park. We enjoyed great meals, turbulent tubing, Old Faithful, and bridge jumping only after the brave Henry jumped first.

The Woods gathered far and near for a family reuinion for Bud and Liesl's beautiful wedding. They'll come crawling to us, the pro's, for married advice. We were blessed that Jason's fam was able to come out and visit for awhile. We climbed up Logan Canyon, read books, went on long bike rides, made meals, and never disagreed once. Ok we resolved confrontation quickly. We ended the summer on a high note. Litereally thousands of feet up. We did the Wellsville traverse and had amazing views on either side of us.
What a grand summer, and I was thinking that I didn't want it to end, but now I can rest assured that we spent our summer wisely playing, laughing, loving. I'm ready for the next slightly chillier chapter to come.
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Duh....we are still on our HONEYMOON

Here I go again tryin to figure out these collages. I just get so bad at updating this thing and I have fun photos that describe our adventures better then I could with words. They literally paint a picture in your mind. We went to Sacramento for our first vacation as the Mr. and Mrs. Gordo Wood Family. Over a ten hour drive flew by with Gordo at the wheel. We had delicious treats and when we weren't chatting, we listened to Arctic Drift. When we hit the summit at Lake Tahoe...SNOW! AHHH we were coming to California for warmer weather I thought. We were stopped for quite awhile because all cars required chains or 4 wheel drive. Luckily we had the big white truck.
On to Sacramento....and there we fell in love with the Mariott, Capitol Park, Towering Trees, and interesting people. Sacramento was a blast....many people questioned, "Why Sacramento?" We thought Sacramento was such a neat place and enjoyed ourselves completely. We scraped on our bikes all over the city and were right at the 200ft mark from the finish line at the Tour of California bike race. We visited the zoo, and always found something going on at Capitol Park.
We also got to visit Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Although snowy and completely drenched, you couldn't find two happier tree huggers in the world. We also visited some fun thrift stores and learned about frog jumping races in Calaveras County
Heading to San Fransisco was another day adventure. We rode across the Golden Gate Bridge on our bikes....along with 600 other people (we thought we were so original) We ate great food, felt completely lost in this huge city, and had a theft of my scraper. Not gonna get us down though. With one bike and miles away from our parked truck across the bridge, we settled for a scenic tour on top a convertible bus.
We also ended our trip by helping at the state Tree Climbing Competition. The two of us helped all the little kiddies climb a small tree. Talk about exhausted...yeah-we'll wait awhile.
Sure love this boy and sure am glad to have all the rest of my adventures with you Gordo Wood
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