Wednesday, May 21, 2014

bear world

The first three weekends that bear world is open the admission is half of so we decided to go!  We first drove around and saw many different kinds of animals.  We saw mountain goats, deer, bison, elk, black bears, brown bears, and moose.

It was so fun to drive around because a lot of the animals got really close to us.  I loved seeing all the deer just watch us.  One of the bears was right next to the road and was just laying there eating.  He was so huge!  Another bear was swimming in some muddy water and it was so funny to see him splash the water and have a nice time.

The little bear cubs were so cute.  We wanted to feed them so bad but it was quite expensive.  We are saving up our money to go back and feed them.  It was so fun to watch them jump up on the workers and play with them.

I had never pet a goat before and let me just say that they are one of my favorite animals now.  At first I wouldn't pet them but Nik convinced me I could do it.  They were super friendly and loved it when you pet under  their chin or behind their ears.  One of the goats loved it so much that his ears would move up and down as I pet him haha.

We had a great day at Bear World and can't wait to go back!  I also want to pet the goats again. ;) Feeding the cute bear cubs would also be pretty sweet.

Friday, May 16, 2014

sam moore

Two weeks ago I was sitting at my apartment waiting for Sam Moore.  Sam was apparently one of Nik's mission buddies who was bringing me up a package from Nik.  He was taking the Salt Lake Express to come spend the weekend with some friends.  I was just sitting there when Sam knocked on my apartment door.  My roommate answered the door and low and behold Nik was standing there!

One of the biggest surprises haha.  It turns out Sam Moore doesn't exist.  Nik sure had me tricked!  It was one of the best surprises haha.  I think I was in shock for the first hour just knowing that Nik really was in Rexburg again.

We decided to go to Heise hot springs that night to relax and have a good time.  We swam, relaxed, laughed, and had the best time.  I love spending time with my crazy best friend.

While we were driving to the hot spring we passed some llamas!  What a coincidence.  I pulled over and we got out to take a picture.  We didn't try to pet them because we didn't want them to spit on us but we will pet them next time.  It was so much fun seeing the llamas.

After the hot springs we went to dinner at Pizza Pie Cafe and stuffed ourselves with some Oreo pizza. Man it was delicious.  Thank you so much for surprising me Nik!  One of the best days yet.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Well, I moved to Rexburg!  Nik was kind enough to help me move.  A few weeks ago, on April 19th we headed up to Rexburg.  It took me so dang long to pick Nik up because of the Salt Lake Marathon.  Note to self:  don't try to drive when there is a marathon going on.

The ride was long but we finally made it.  Nik helped me unload all the stuff from my car and get settled into my new apartment.  We went grocery shopping, ate dinner at Wendy's, drove to Idaho Falls, and watched the beautiful sunset.

On Sunday we went to church together and then we went and took some pictures at the Nature Park.  We walked down onto the pond bed since most of it was dry and we got to see some turtles.  Who knew that Idaho had turtles?!

Since it was Easter Sunday I decided to make some classic funeral potatoes for us.  We had a nice dinner together and relaxed.  That evening Nik got on the Salt Lake Express and headed home.  Since it was Easter we did a lot of reflecting on Christ and how blessed we really are.  Because of Him I can be with my family forever, I am never alone, I can begin each day over, and so many other things.  I am forever grateful for my Savior.