Friday, September 30, 2011

Whitt FHE

The Whitts have started a new tradition. On the fourth Monday of each month we get together and have family night. It is such a blast! This month we did it in my grandparents backyard. We roasted mallows, played games, and then Shea gave an amazing lesson on Testimonies. Then asked some of us to bear our testimonies. The spirit was so strong. I am truly lucky to be blessed with such an amazing family who is constantly striving to do there best! There are all such great examples to me! I love each and everyone of them!!
(Thanks Taisy for the pictures)

Saratoga Springs Triathlon

I completed another triathlon on Saturday, August 20. It was my first open water tri. It was very difficult, but well worth it.

The swim was 600 meters. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. The water was so rough, and so scary. I literally thought I was going to drown. There were times where I wanted to quit, but am so proud of myself for finishing.

Getting ready for the BIKE! Pam my dear friend who is such an inspiration to me waited for me! My transitions were so much better this time!
The bike is my favorite part. It was twelve miles, and was such a blast!!
Next comes the run which is 3 miles! I was pretty dang tired at this point. I thought I was done with the run when little did I realize I still had a mile left. Luckily my dad ran up the hill with me and gave me the extra boost that I needed!!
So this picture is quite cool!! This is my friend Michael who kicked my trash. So we really aren't running together right here, but my grandpa is pretty amazing!!
Michael and I at the finish... I wasn't going to do this tri, but he talked me into it which I am really grateful that he did!! He did so great! Especially on the swim. He actually got the second best time on the swim. Way to go DUDE!
The Kings and the Whitts. We were both so lucky to have an amazing crowd to cheer us on. It is my favorite part of the race to see the finish line in site, and to hear all my family cheering me on. I truly am so blessed! My grandparents were with us as well, but I didn't have a picture of them. Thanks everybody for the support, and thanks to my grandpa and Shea for the pictures! What great photographers they are! My time was 1:30 minutes. I beat my last time, and the swim was double the length this time. So I was really proud of myself!! I am so grateful that my body allows me to do hard things!

Lake Powell

So I am a little behind in my blogging! My family went to Lake Powell with the Todd Whitt clan. We had such a blast! I loved every minute of it! There truly is no place like Powell. Hanging out all day in the SUN with the people you love is a little bit of Heaven on Earth!!

My two amazing parents who are so in LOVE!! Thanks for the fun trip!
Our Boat
Cliff jumping is my favorite. I always get so nervous right before I jump, and I still get butterfly's in my stomach. It is worth it though!
Meg, Me, Ryne, E (it is sad when my 9 year old brother jumps higher then I do), Kyle, J, and Tyler
These tubes were a new purchase this year. Todd had one as well. So they pulled them together. My dad still scares me on the tube, and gives us one heck of a ride.
We broke a WORLD RECORD okay probably not, but how cool is it that we got five wake boarders up at the same time. It was definitely not easy, but so fun!!
J, Kyle, Shea, me, and Meg

We parked the houseboat at Cookie Jar, and one day we got the bright idea to hike clear up to the top. It was not as easy as it looked, and was quite the hike. We sure made it though.
Cookie Jar
On the way down a storm was coming in. So Kyle and J ran down to make sure everything was tied down. Well J slipped and almost fell off a ledge, and got quite the battle wounds.
Okay, so you would look this would be easy! Ha well me and Dani learned that it was quite the opposite. We got really good at going into circles though, and laughed so dang hard!

Trick skis are my new favorite!! I was the first one to try them. I literally have never shacked so bad in my life. I literally had no control. Between the shacking, and the laughing I was quite good ha! The hat made it all better as well!
J and E
Meg and I
Little E killin it on the board
KJ gettin it done
Mom still has it
Lets just say I can get up, but then I don't know what I am doing!! It is sure fun though, and quite the challenge!
J wreckin hard after a sweet cut

This was after a lightening storm. Notice our hair! Yeah, that is static not wind. Kind of creepy right!
Grahm and Dani... Grahm is so dang cute, and loved swimming in the water!!
And you wonder where I get it ha ha!!

So J decided to be super cool and buy these goggles for when he skied and tubed!! Doesn't he look like a stud?
Todd and Annie
Cute E
Me and my beautiful mom!!
I am truly fortunate to have such an amazing family, and am truly lucky to get to go to Lake Powell. It truly brings our family closer together. It is chance that we can get away from the real world, and just be with those that we love. Thanks for the fun trip Whitts!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Elder Chase Whittaker is finally HOME!!!

My Cousin Chase returned home from the Florida Mission this last week. I am so proud of him, and his willingness to serve. He was a dedicated missionary who did his very best, and served an honorable mission. Way to go Chester!! WELCOME HOME!!!!

Bike Ride up the Canyon

This last weekend KJ, Shea, and I decided to ride our bikes up Provo Canyon. We had a blast. I am truly Grateful for Shea and KJ for always let me tag along, and including me in their fun adventures. They truly are my best friends. We always seem to have a great time. Shea tends to get really embarrassed by Kyle and I, especially while we are in the car dancing around, and just being our crazy selves. It is priceless, a site I am sure you all wish you could see.
We rode up to the falls. It was beautiful, and such a great night!! Fall is just around the corner, and I can't wait!!!!!

Moving On

This week has definitely been a trial. I said goodbye to one of my best friends. We have been dating for quite some time now, three and a half years to be exact. Although there was some amazing times, there was also lots of sorrow, and frustrations. I finally realized that I deserve the very best. I finally realized that I was worth it. It was one of the hardest things that I have ever done, but I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me, and that one day I will find that special guy who will treat me like I deserve. I learned so much these past three years, and wouldn't take any of it back. So I am now moving on, and can't wait to start the next chapter in my book. Let's hopes it's a good one!