Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Commencement 2009

I just wanted to make a quick post about my upcoming commencement ceremony. We just found out that ASU's keynote speaker is going to be President Barack Obama!! Even if you did not vote for him, I think it is pretty cool. I will keep you posted on the total chaos of trying to herd 8000 graduates and their family/friends into Sun Devil stadium with secret service running around!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Best Five Years.....

Charlie and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary on Friday March 20! I can not believe we have been married that long but I can say it has been the best five years ever!!! We are looking forward to many more years and many more memories. Luckily Charlie and I had the same week off for spring break, so we were able to take a little trip to celebrate. We first went to the AZ/UT border and camped and hiked in the Paria wilderness. It was absolutely amazing! We want to backpack the entire Paria canyon some day, just not in March!! It was a little bit colder than we expected!! After camping for two nights, we packed up and made a stop at the Lower Antelope Canyon outside of Page, AZ. I had heard this slot canyon was awesome and it lived up to its reputation. This canyon was one of the most beautiful natural wonders we have ever seen and would recommend it to everyone. Yesterday, we were able to go out to dinner and just relax with each other, which was a wonderful way to finish celebrating this great marriage milestone!

The pictures below are of Buckskin Gulch (part of the Paria canyon) and our cute campsite. We knew the canyon would have water but we did not know it would have freezing water and slippery mud! Even though we couldn't feel our feet, the canyon was amazing. The entire Paria wilderness was absolutely beautiful!!