Thursday, July 24, 2008


We went up to Wyoming for a couple of days at the beginning of the week. We camped for three days, two in Star Valley and one in Teton National Park at Colter Bay. We had fun spending some time in Jackson Hole, hiking in the Tetons, meeting up with friends and fly fishing (I caught my first fish).

What we did see:
lots of deer
the Tetons
awesome views from our hike
a mountain lion (from the safety of our car, yikes!)
lots of mosquitos
Paul and Suzanna
Sean Penn (we think)
lots of RV's
a huge group of French Harley riders (weird)
lots of each other

What we didn't see:
bears (thank goodness)
a bed
hot weather (so nice)

                           just one of the deer that didn't seem to mind us

                                                   the Middle Teton

                             Loren on some of the snow we had to cross

                                                   Loren at Colter Bay

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bell Canyon

We are so lucky to have this just a 10 minute drive and a 20 minute hike from our house.

Sometimes I forget how beautiful our mountains are. Whenever we go up there I think, "Why are we not up here everyday?"
It felt so nice to get out of the house and unwind after work, I highly recommend it :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Long time no post part deux...

I have to admit that the idea of blogging lately hasn't been too exciting to me.  This is something that doesn't really need to be explained, just scroll down a bit and you will see a lack of recent posts.  I still like to check other people's blogs mind you, I just haven't been that into keeping up on mine.  
Loren is on a horse ride with his dad right now so I figured I would take the opportunity to fill you in on what's been happening in the life of the Shaw's:

-Loren spent 4 days fishing the Green River just below Flaming Gorge two weekends ago.  
-We went to the Oakley Rodeo with a group of friends on the 3rd and had some good American fun. I enjoyed it all except the calf roping, I hate when they do that.
-We spent the morning of the 4th with each other, and caught up with our friends Kim and Zack for lunch up the canyon, swimming, a delicious impromtu bar-b-que and the longest fireworks show I have ever seen--30 full minutes!!

I don't have pictures to prove any of this, but trust me, it all happened.