Sunday, January 25, 2009

Winter Semester!

So this semester so far has been quite the experience. The first few weeks i've been really sick and been in and out of the hospital. They found out it was a sist on my ovary, about the size of a grapefruit that errupted so there was about a cup and a half of liquid floating around in my abdominal that caused a lot of pain. So I've had to take it easy these few weeks i've been here. But its all up and up from here and of course I still manage to have some fun.Kierstin came to she is one hot man!

get out of her way!

Shopping... or maybe just models haha

Marit and Becca, my roommates TP ed my room while I was gone.

Marit likes to draw when she can't sleep so she drew me the beach scene.
oh how I miss the beach

I guess this is what my future man is supposed to look like...Oh BOY!

Marit's Birthday Party

Becca, Marit and I (roomies)

decorating the apt

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Second day of hike.

The second day there was the scariest canyon EVER! The rock slides were right there. Most of the trail was about 2 ft wide but here with the major drop off into the waves crashing against the cliff and the slanted trail with nothing to hold on to was much scarier than the rest.

Me at the top of a ridge.

Look we spelled WOW!

Alright so I had so many experiences on this trip both spiritual and just fun with the crew. About 10 miles into the 11 mile hike I was doing a little trot down this hill (pic below). It was the safest hill we had been on with more room to get a little jog going down hill. As I was almost at the bottom my foot slid into a ditch and my ankle rolled inward and snapped. I completely dropped to the ground and began to roll around because of the pain. Luckily this hill was a very wide hill not like the two foot and then a cliff hill. I didn't know what to do I was almost 11 miles in with an ankle swelling and turning blue instantly. With the help of the priesthood there and the Lord watching out for me, I received a blessing and they helped me to our camp site. I took care of it that night and in the morning and I was able to make it all the way back out the next day. Not that all the pain went away but I was able to bare it the whole way out. I know for sure that the Lord was with me and watching out for me. There is no way on earth that I should have even been able to walk out on it. I love this gospel and the priesthood power in our lives.

Our Camp site the second day.

The waves the second day were up to 20 ft high. So stinkin HUGE!

The Na Pali Coastline HIKE!

This might take a while but here goes. Hope you enjoy! This hike was the most beautiful and amazing hike I have ever been on. It not only was challenging but so rewarding. After every peak of climbing up or around there was an breath taking view. If you like hiking I HIGHLY recommend this hike. You'll never regret it ever, just plan it on a completely clear weekend. We started off on a bright beautiful morning early to get a good start for the day.

The beginning of our big adventure!

The coastline we hiked in the background.

About 2 miles in there was a little beach that I found out that many people have died at because of the huge waves that come through there. The waves were about 10ft that day. Which is big enough to me. So we opted to stay closer in shore. We were already so hot we all hopped in and played for a couple of hours. Exploring caves and playing in the water.

We started our hike on Thanksgiving Day. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

PS our Thanksgiving dinner was the best ever, granola and chef boyardee..mmm

So I guess I don't have the best hops ahaha

The cave around the corner from the little beach.

Kallee and I

Back to the hiking

The Na Pali Coast line. We hiked up and around every ridge.

The crew!

One of the cliffs into the deep blue.

Darval and the mountains. I Love the formation of the mountains. So different from Alaska's mountains.

There's the four of us girls out on the a narrow cliff off the trail.

First day in Kauai!

Right after we got off the plan and rented a car. you might ask how on earth did they manage to get a car? Well So I called around and found a place who rents to underage (ME) haha He picked us up from the airport smelling badly of smoke, we drove up to the lot where his cars were and well there was a bunch of his buddies smoking and drinking beer. I gave him the money we exchanged a few signitures and whabam the keys to the car. Talk about a getto business but hey we got the car for really cheap. Whoot whoot!

In our new found forture, the rental car.

This reminds me of Pride a Prejudice, the rolling hills.

I really wanted to go running through the hills and roll down them. Or just stand at the top of one with the breeze brushing accross me and the pride and prejudice soundtrack playing in the background . So Pretty!

The cave of WONDERS...or a big dark cave.

After the cave was the entrance to the hike, that I will tell you all about but the drive to the hike is so pretty. You literally feel like you are driving through the jungle. It's a little tiny road with luscious thick greenery all around. There were little one-way bridges along the way. Aw so so pretty.