Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fun in Santa Rosa, CA with Hardesters and Kirbys

Jennie with Conner Brennan, Paisley, Hayden and Elly (Dog Bella)

TJ and Lauren Kirby (Arizona)

Conner and Jared

Jennie with Hayden and Brennan


Yes, a 10 year old beautiful girl (ELLY) is driving a Tractor!

Conner with his cute cousin Paisley. She likes boys and prefers Jared over me :(

Ross and Brennan having fun!

Conner Catching some Air!!!

Pretty Paisley!!

Jared Dunkin IT!

Jen and the Kids!


Elly's Brothers, Brennan, Conner and Hayden

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Another Great Week

Snow Canyon State Park 10.22.09

After work on Thursday we stopped by Snow Canyon State Park. We hiked into a white bowl made of awesome rock formations and took some fun photos.

Jrad- Snow Canyon

Jen B/W Snow Canyon

You know... I just have to share on my blog how wonderful it is to be able to work with my husband. Not only is window cleaning great exercise... But it is also a joy to be able to spend the day with my husband, working, laughing and laughing some more. I feel very blessed to be able to spend so much time with Jared! He is such a calming influence and so much fun!! We laugh often everyday. Sometimes I laugh so hard I can hardly breath! (is that spelled with our without an e at that end breath? or breathe?)

This week we were pretty busy and I worked with him all day thursday and friday, and then we did one big job early Saturday. Next week we also have a busy week scheduled... no rain please!

Monday, October 19, 2009

10.15.09-10.18.09 Wonderful Weekend

Brian Head Peak 11,300 Feet Elevation

Jared At 11,310 feet elevation... he's on top of wall doing his polynesian dance!

Jen getting sun burnt at 11,300 feet Elevation

Jared he's got the whole sun in his hands!
Well, at least he's got my heart in his hands!

Jen and Jared at Aida at Tuachan in St George, Utah!

Thursday Night we were given tickets to see Aida at Tuacahn! The weather was perfect and the show was so much fun. After the show we drove up to Brian Head and stayed at a friends cabin. Friday, Jared drove down with me to Cedar. He dropped me off, while I taught a couple classes. We spent the rest of the weekend at Brian Head. It was so wonderful being able to spend the weekend with the man I love! I am so SPOILED! And I know it!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Jared's Restful Retreat A Top the Sierra Nevadas

September 24-26, 2009
Sierra Nevada Adventure with Owsley Clan

Okay so Jared's idea of a "retreat" and my idea of a retreat are not the same. I soaked in a nice hot bath. He jumped into a freezing glacial lake at close to 10,000 feet elevation. I'll add a video, just for proof. Notice everyone else is wearing jackets and hats. My husband is the one wearing swim trunks jumping off the rock!!! You can't miss his gorgeous farmer tan!

From Left to Right- Trevor Owsley, Jared McBride, KC Owsley above 11,000 feet elevation.
(Notice Trevor holding on for dear life! KC is pretending to be "cool" for the photo. And Jared is ready to keep climbing!)

Yes, this is my husband doing Yoga in Rock Climbing Shoes, a top a Sierra Minaret

Here is Adam pointing to the Minaret. Yes, siree, the boys climbed to the tippy top. This is their idea of a fun adventure. What is so wrong with just getting a massage? I mean which would you choose... climb a jagged cliff up to 12,000 feet elevation, or get a massage???

I think men and women are suppose to be different. If for nothing else, so that we can miss each other terribly--even while we are both enjoying ourselves immensely!

To be completely honest, if I didn't have to camp without restroom facilities, the hiking and photography looks to be out of this world! I've got to learn to hike and take pictures faster, so I can make it back before dark.

Check out the videos below for more graphic details.

We would also like to thank KC for sharing his pictures and video of Jared's retreat!!! THANK YOU!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Retreat Weekend!

Jared is in the Sierra Nevada's with the Owsley Clan and I am having a weekend retreat!

I've spent the past 3 days catching up on some "writing".

I found out that I don't sleep well without Jared in my bed! So, I went over to a friends last night and slept 10 hours! It felt so good that this morning I came home and treated myself to a facial and soaking bath for an hour! Am I spoiled or what???

I think I'll use this face mask as part of my halloween costume this year!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Okay... I know that you can't see it... but really there is a plane down there! Seriously, they sunk a plane into Sand Hollow Reservior for the divers. (I don't know who... but they)

When the water is high the plane is about 45 or so feet under the surface of the water and depending on the conditions can be very difficult to find. It's a big lake and the plane is rather small in comparison. So, ever since we've moved here, Jared has wanted to dive down to the plane. Because that is what boys do. They dive down to touch things that are sunk in the middle of the lake. They think it is FUN or something!

Earlier this week, Jared had some jobs in an area near Sand Hollow. So, after work he went to the lake and thought to himself, I might touch the plane today. It was a Wednesday and there were only 2 boats on the lake and not another swimmer in site. (That's because all the kids are back in school!)

The Conditions were practically perfect. The water was a little lower so the plane was only 35 or so feet under the surface. The lake was perfectly still.

Now, you have to understand, everytime we go to Sand Hollow there is one or two suburbans full of divers... you know the kind with wet suits, oxygen tanks, fins, the whole outfit! Diving schools take their students there to learn to dive. Most people use this type of fancy and expensive equipment to dive down to "touch" and "check-out" the plane.

Not my husband... oh no... he shows up... he's the only one at the lake (practically)... he has a pair of shorts on and some small swimming goggles. He swims a quarter mile or so off shore and spots the plane from the surface. Takes a few deep breaths and dives down. Clears his ears... dives again and then back up the surface... and then at the surface he thinks, "I am going to touch that plane TODAY!!!" He takes a deep breathe swims down 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 25 feet, 30 feet to 35 feet and touches the plane!

Once again, Jared has a goal and achieves it!!! He is amazing and I am so happy that he finds so much joy in life! Great job free diving to the plane!!! You are AWESOME! I love you!

Saturday September 19, 2009- OBSERVATION POINT

Jared and I got up at 5:00 on Saturday Morning to go hike to Observation Point in Zion's National Park. We arrived before the trams were running! And were able to watch the sunrise during our ascent up over 2000 feet in Elevation! What a beautiful morning!!

It took us under 2 hours to hike 4 miles to the top and for some reason it took over 3 hours for us to get down. I must be getting old, because the down HURT more than the up! Up, I was out of breathe from time to time, but going down was downright painful, especially on the toes and knees.

After hiking we went to Fatali's Photograph Museum in Springdale! His photos were amazing! Then we went to an apple orchard and picked apples! YUMMY! What a wonderful day!