eric hasn't been feeling very well for the past couple weeks. we moved in to our apartment in rexburg and it started getting worse. we went to the doctor and they told us it was a virus and that there really wasn't anything to do for it. well today he was in lots of pain so we went back to the doctor (for the 4th time) and we found out he has mono. :( i feel so bad! i am hoping and praying he gets better soon!
We have been in Canada for a while now and we haven't got to go do or see very much. This last sunday we planned a trip to Banff National Park (it's pretty much the yellowstone of Canada). We rode with another technician, our boss, and a girl from the singles branch. It was a long drive, but it was a lot of fun. We left early enough to go to the branch in banff and still have time to drive around and see the different things there. It was a fun trip
the entrance to banff
hah, eric forgot his church shoes...
in front of the church we went to in banff...it kind of looked like a cabin on the outside and inside. It was tiny
we didn't know that the other 2 were staying in church for priesthood and relief society, so we had changed and we were waiting outside taking pictures of the flower eric picked for me
This is the Banff Springs Hotel-it was HUGE and it reminded me of a castle
we then drove to the other side, right beneath the hotel to see the falls and eat some lunch
at the falls
eric HAD to have a picture with this guy... he had a funny name for him, something from Rocky and Bullwinkle i think? i don't remember...
eating some lunch... and trying to figure out the color effect on my camera
The next few pictures are from Lake Louise
This was probably my favorite place we went to
It was a really pretty place
We were waiting for the others to finish taking pictures and such so we started taking some pictures of ourselves...
This is the "who can do the most forehead wrinkles" picture...i won
This is my dog Lilly. She is the smallest, cutest little dog in the world. You just can't help but love her. I said goodbye to my family (and Lilly) and left for Canada to find another dog friend only....
he is HUGE. I went from the smallest dog ever, to the biggest.
This is Magnum. He is my boss' dog. This guy is with me 40+ hours a week, 6 days a week. He is great company, but sometimes VERY stinky. My first encounter with Magnum was not a good one. I am slightly afraid of big dogs and so when i saw him i was hiding behind Eric the whole time. My first day of work he came into the office room and sat under the table by my feet the entire time. He didn't leave my side. That was the start of our friendship. Now he always comes and sits under the table once i walk into the office. It's just tradition. He is probably one of the nicest dogs you will ever meet. He looks big, mean, and tough, but he is the biggest teddy bear there is. He is such a pansy-he is afraid of bikes, cats, long boards, and guitars. Eric was playing his guitar over here once and Magnum started freaking out and was barking out of control. It was funny. All in all i enjoy his company, but now i am just missing my dog, lilly.
the 4th of July has always been a holiday that i enjoy. It's so good to spend time with the family, eat good food, and watch fireworks at night. A day of play and relaxation=the BEST. This 4th of July was a little bit different for Eric and I. Since we are in Canada they don't celebrate the 4th which meant no fireworks, but instead we saw a tornado!
Tornados have always been one of my most dreaded fears. I am so afraid of storms;thunder, lightning, the whole sha-bang just doesn't thrill me as it does some people. I was freaked out of my mind when one of the technicians called me and told me there was a tornado outside. It was such a good thing that Eric was at the office with me at that time or else i would have been FREAKING OUT even more than i was. It helped brighten Eric's day a little bit, so that is good i guess. It definitely didn't do the same for me. I am praying that this is the ONE AND ONLY tornado that i will ever see in my life!
Eric is a pro at this game. We had lots of fun going out one afternoon playing in the sun-i am so sun-deprived this summer its ridiculous :) But we had lots of fun, i showed Eric how it's done (that is why in the picture he is rubbing his eeyes-he was so worn out after i worked him in tennis) :)
Since there really isn't much to do in Red Deer, we went for a little walk on a path that we found at a park we were chilling at one day. It was actually a really nice place-full of trees and plants and a little stream (it was actually kind of a stinky stream). It was good to
get out of our apartment and go see what's around us-which isn't much. :)