Mike and I made a brilliant match tower and apple nachos. Talented. I know.
I ran my first race! I realize that most people are proud to run half-marathons and marathons at this point of our life...but I ran a 5K at our high school. It was awesome feeling the sense of community that the students/parents/school had to offer. Oh, and I got 3rd in my decade dision and 8th out of all the girls!
A group of us made the drive down to Zions' over Labor Day. It was a fun trip! We joined up with some people in the ward who had perfectly planned out quite the adventure. They took great care of us. We hiked the Narrows and Angels Landing. Loved it.
The group after Angels Landing.
We were in stand still traffic on the way down. Russ decided he could walk faster than driving...
Before school started up again, I ventured up to Brigham City to tour the new temple and visit family. I was able to go to BC on two occasions. Once was with Mary Rose and her little one. I also went up for Peach Days and was fortunate enough to spend time with my family!
The trip wrapped up all too quickly. I certainly met some wonderful people while I was there. Honestly, they were my favorite part.
We visited the German government building.
These are all the people who served in the Bundestag overtime.
Hitler's box was blacked out.
This was funny because the FDP is one of the most liberal parties ever imaginable. I was the one chosen out of our group to pose there. If you know our group...I was the absolute farthest from actually representing the FDP's platform.
Group shot in the Bundestag's main room.
The German Holocaust Memorial
A portion of the Berlin Wall which was removed so people could get a sense of how tall it was.
We had a free day. Most people went museum hopping but we were certainly museumed out. Ryan, Karen, and I walked to the Wall and returned and basked in the sunlight of Museum Island. It was beautiful.
Our tour leader, Jim. We gave him an Ampleman soccer ball.
This pretty much sums up what I drank during the entire Germany trip. Still Vassa. Boy did I miss tap water...
and I ate way, way, way too much dessert. I can certainly translate my German dessert items now though!!