Friday, July 31, 2009

Rebecca Urie Fitness

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I am keen to get going with my Personal Training so have set up a site for all details about it- click the title, it will take you to the site and let me know what you think. (

Spread the word to any one you know that is interested on Personal Training or Group Exercise in the Surrey area!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Idaho... Famous Potatoes!

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On July 24th in Utah it is Pioneer Day so that meant a few things; lots of American flags going up in the streets, parades, marching bands and the like and the best one- Mike got a day off work! The McKeen's were heading up to Idaho to see their Grandma and one of their cousin's who lives up there was leaving on a mission, so we decided to go with them for the weekend.
We drove up Friday morning and made good time (having the sports car probably helped!). We went swimming in the lake that afternoon with most of the people. Mike and I made a bonfire that evening (with help from Deb) and toasted marshmallows. Janet had brought up some fireworks so they set those off in celebration of the Pioneer's! Felt like Bonfire night lol, just considerably warmer!
Saturday was really good- Mike and I went up to Rexburg to see the new temple there. It is set right up on the hill so you can't miss it. We drove around BYU-Idaho and brought back EFY memories for me and when I had stayed up there for a few weeks one summer with Angie and Kristen. Mike was less enthused and was glad he had chosen to study for a little bit at BYU in Provo rather than in Idaho- not really his kind of place...

We got back, had lunch and then got all ready to float the river. We went to one of the bridge's by the river to jump in with our inner tubes (rubber rings for all the Brits!). It was freezing!! But definitely a better way to get in then walking in bit by bit. There were some rope swings and mini-rapids on route which made it really fun- I should remember to take my contacts out though as I was just worrying that I had lost them every minute. The river took us out to the same lake we swam in yesterday, and after the river, it felt like a warm bath! So we swam a bit more there and had a spot of sun bathing.

Grandma Birds Garden:

That evening we all ate a lovely dinner, had ice cream cones and Mike and I were taught how to play croquet- a very good game indeed! They all thought it was funny that we had to travel all the way to the US to learn how to play croquet!! Mike loves it and is now looking to invest in a set, well, when we have a garden big enough to play!!

The Croquet Crew- Mike, Justin, Kristen and Shawn

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mount Timp...

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We decided to head to Timponogas Cave as neither of us had ever been. Little did we know that it closed at 4.30pm and we got there at 5.30pm! (Just our luck, these kinds of things keep hapening!) So we just had a drive through the canyon and up into the mountains. It is such a beautiful place. We had a dip in the river, it was freezing but lots of fun! We had a bet as to how deep the water was and I learnt that is was rather deep! I was like 'it won't be that deep' so just went right in- Mike was just stood on the side laughing at me wade in the river in my new jeans and have it go up to my thighs! Everyone was giving me funny looks as we were walking around as it looked like I had had an accident- nice! We saw the most HUGE ants ever, they were pretty minging tbh- so left Mike to investigate- boys will be boys!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer USA Adventures!

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Hubby and I have been in the USA since 10th June. We are staying in Farmington, UT until 2nd September. Mike has been offered an internship here for the summer with a Law firm, so is the reason for the long stay. We are staying in the basement of a family I have known for years- the McKeens-they are American but used to live over in the UK.

When we arrived it was pretty rainy and everyone was accusing us of bringing the rain with us! Now though, it has been constantly sunny and reaching temperatures up to 100 degrees f. However, when we took a weekend trip to Vegas, it got up to 111 and 112!! We were melting!

Whilst we were in Las Vegas we stayed at the MGM grand hotel (there was an offer on!). With the offer you got free Michael Buble tickets to an exclusive concert that he was performing just for the MGM guests. Here is a link to part of the concert. It was on July 4th and as Michael is Canadian it was rather amusing:

We have had an array of cars to use while we have been out here (it's been fun to learn how to drive on the other side. It's been so long since I've driven in England, it will be interesting when we get back!). The cars have belonged to the people Mike is working for so that has been great.
Our first was a little Chevy Aveo. The we had a Nissan Titan- not so good with the Petrol Mileage! Our last car is a Nissan 350z sports car. We should have this one for the remainder of the time we are here. It's been my favourite one (and Mike's!!).
We are getting used to living out here and having a lot of fun, but are both missing some English things!

First Blog!

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I have been meaing to get started with this blogging thing, and this summer, as I have more time on my hands, I have no excuse to not get started!
Mike and I will just have to make sure that we are doing enough fun things so that we have something to 'blog' about! Bear with me!!

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