July 31, 2010

This sucks.

Love of my life...this week... is this cute little vacuum. (do you get the title now? Ha! I crack myself up.)

It's a Bissell 3-in-1 Vac and it's PINK. I know right!?!

It's super tiny but has awesome suction. I'm in a new, small, apartment and it's the perfect vacuum. It comes apart and turns into a hand held vacuum too.


It was only $19.99 and it comes in lot's of cute colors.

Random i know, but it's so great that i had to share.

Also. I went boating this morning and tried wakeboarding. LOVE boating. Really stink at wakeboarding. But it was fun!


Can you tell by this post that i'm sleep deprived? Good night my loves.

July 30, 2010

The Whole Famdamly

This June the whole Kepsel clan gathered in Zion National Park for a reunion. It's been years and years since we have been together and it was so wonderful.

Here are lot's of pics.

The reason we are... Grandpa Ben and his four boys.

Terrorizing Grandma Jackie, like always.

The whole Kepsel Clan. (well, most of us. Lot's of cousins couldn't make it)

I was thinking that it would interesting for Grandpa to look at all of us and know that we all came from him. We are all his fault ;-)

How many Kepsel's does it take to light a birthday cake?



For the cake decorations we had everyone find something that said "Grandpa" to them and put it on the cake.

It turned out pretty darn funny. We had funny sayings, matches (blue darts...), an American flag, a boat (sinking), beer of course, vintage car, gun, hot peppers, chocolate, nacho cheese and weird cracker/potted meat sandwiches that he used to make for the boys.

And my personal favorite:

A dead bunny in a pool of blood. Awesome eh?

When the boys were young my Grandpa raised eating rabbits. He used to make the boys slaughter them...with a pipe. They all still have nightmares.







How sweet are these little cousins?



Levi took EJ and JB on a wild bear hunt. Be verwy verwy qwuite...

Don't you think EJ's shorts are perfect for hunting? She blends right in.

He pretends to be all tough but he's a total softie when it comes to these munchkins.








Why is Levi laughing so hard?


Because he just did this...


Good times my friends. Good times.

More to come, don't you worry!

July 27, 2010

And


Found this in my bag of pretzels the other day.

The age of miracles has not passed!

July 26, 2010

I'm white

I know some of you have been wondering on account of my sweet tan this summer.

But it turns out I am :-(

I think i need to take my cuff off when driving around in the Jeep...

July 20, 2010

A camera would've been nice...

Saturday I went riding. It had been awhile and i was having horse withdrawals. My bishop, pastor for those of you who don't speak Mormon ;-), has five beautiful horses that a friend of mine has been working this summer and we decided to take them out on a trail ride.

They were all roans. Two blue and three red.

At the last minute Bishop decided to come along. That right there meant the ride was going from leisurely to death-defying.

I ended up on a beautiful blue roan named Hector. He is really tall. I'm not. Enough said on the mounting issue.

Look at his ears. He loves me.

I will also tell you that these horses have been lounging in a high mountain field all spring and they are...fat. Really fat. It would've been pretty funny to see them huffing and puffing up the hills if i wasn't empathizing so much :-)

Anyway. The first hour or so was pretty mellow. Crossed a river. Went up a steep hill. Reached top of hill. And it all went downhill from there. Ha! Get it? Downhill? I crack myself up.

I really wish i would've had my camera. The pictures would've been priceless.

Bishop asked us (3 girls) if we were ready for some bushwhacking. Brooke and I said no (we know Bishop), Anne said yes. So we went.

It was Man From Snowy River!!! I kid you not. We headed straight down the mountain. There were a few really tight switchbacks but mostly is was leaning all the way back to the horse's butt and hanging on for dear life. There are times in your life when you just have to give your horse his head...and this was one of them. (that was deep, think about it)

The horses were amazing. Mountain horses for sure. They just headed down, never hesitating...until the very end. The mountain comes to an abrupt stop where they cut the cattle road. It goes from scrub to a four foot drop to road. The other three horses just went off the edge and sort of shuffled down. Hector stopped on the edge, looked over and said something like "oh hell no" (pardon my french, horses are a bit vulgar). Everyone stood below me, waiting, so i kicked Hector and said "Come on pansy!". He of course didn't like that, being a young buck, and decided to show me a thing or two. He jumped. Really jumped. That was about as close to really swearing as I've ever come. I may of yelled "SHIZ" right in front of my Bishop. But i didn't swear!! Be proud Dad. I stayed in the saddle but I gripping that horn so hard the saddle yelled. Bad form. I know.

Bishop was laughing his head off but i decided to wait until i could breathe again before laughing.

The rest of the ride was relatively uneventful...except for the huge Angus bull guarding his girls and babies. Oh and the rickety bridge that wasn't built to hold a horse's weight. The horses might of been swearing on that one too.

Anyways. Long story. But the long and short of it is that it was a fabulous day. I was reminded of why i love horses. They really are amazing creatures. Also they are brats. Just saying.

I will be going again next week...maybe without Bishop.

"Right Hector?"

"Hell no."

July 6, 2010

It's Official

I'm the worst blogger ever.

This summer has been crazy already! My head has spun off several times already.

I received a new calling/job at church that has kept me hopping.

There was the big Kepsel Family Reunion to plan and attend.

There have been three big camping trips already.

I've been super busy building my brother's website for his sweet new guiding business, Desert Mountain Guides. If you are ever in Utah and want to see some amazing country, give him a call.

And I designed and printed wedding invitations for good friend. Talk about stress! I may show you them at some point. They were so fun to design but it's scary to show others...

But it has been really fun and i'm not complaining at all.

Here is a photo smorgasbord of the summer so far.


Had an amazing birthday with friends.


I tried slack-lining. It's really fun! And hard...


Baby C is getting so big!


EJ made this for me on my phone.


My amazing great-grandmother passed away at 98. These beautiful women are my great-aunts. And they are indeed great. (this was May 23rd, it was freezing)


Camping trip in Moab.


Baseball on hot summer nights.


The Kepsel Clan


Natalie's bridal shower. Lot's of panties...


And the Zion shuttle.


More to come...just you wait.