Sunday, November 4, 2012

Kamilla's Visit/Trip to Jackson, WY

We have had a pretty eventful couple of weeks. My little sister Kamilla came up to visit us last weekend. I loved seeing her! She came up last Friday and stayed until Sunday. We wish she could have stayed longer. The weather that weekend was just horrible. It kind of ruined our plans. We were going to go to the Haunted Straw Maze they have every year in Rexburg, but the snow and the extremely cold weather ruined that for us. So instead we kind of had a lazy weekend just hanging out and being together. On Saturday we went to Idaho Falls for some shopping and then we walked around campus. Later that night we had our cousin Jaime come over for some of my mom's famous Chicken Supreme.

(me, kamilla, and jaime at our family dinner)

Later that night, we carved our pumpkins. The pumpkins we got caused us a lot of problems a few nights before. Long story short, those pumpkins almost caused Brandon to lose his wedding ring. Luckily we found it, so it all worked out. But anyways, me and Kamilla shared a pumpkin and Brandon did his own. But lets be honest, Brandon pretty much carved both pumpkins himself. I am not very good at carving pumpkins. Here is the final product:

(Brandon did Bane from Batman, and Kamilla and I did smurfette)

The next day Kamilla had to leave to get back to Provo. We really enjoyed having her here with us. Luckily we will get to see her in less than 6 weeks when we graduate! 

Yesterday, Brandon and I decided to take a day trip up to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It's only an hour and forty-five minutes away from Rexburg so we decided to try something new. On the way up there you pass some really really small towns. Some of them didn't even have a stop light. These towns made Rexburg look like a huge city. It's a good thing we went the day we did. You have to drive up this very steep and narrow mountain pass in order to get there. It would have been better if our car would of had 4-wheel drive, but we were able to get there and back safely. 

It was both mine and Brandon's first time going to Wyoming. It was fun being able to share that experience with each other.

(Wyoming state sign)

(me in front of the Wyoming sign)

(Brandon in front of the Wyoming sign)

Jackson is such a pretty place. It was such a pretty day and it was in the 50s! It felt so good compared to what it has been around here lately. There was some snow in the mountains but not as much as I thought. In Jackson's town square they have these elk arches that lead into the park. They are so cool.

(The Elk Arches in Jackson, WY)

(me in front of the arches)

(Brandon in front of the arches)

Jackson really is a beautiful place. I really love the feel of these ski/snowboarding resort towns. I love seeing all of the log cabins and all of the little shops that surrounded the town square. It was very quaint and peaceful. This would definitely be a cool place to come to during Christmas time to see the snow everywhere and the place lit up.

(Brandon and I in front of the arches)

It was really fun to get out of Rexburg for a few hours and to explore a new place that neither of us had been to before. Going to Jackson was on our "Rexburg Bucket List" so I'm glad we are able to cross that off! 

P.S. Exactly 40 more days until we are officially college graduates!

Oh, and I hope you guys went to Taco Bell on Tuesday to get your free doritos locos taco. We sure did!