I Fell Off A Ladder…..

Hey y’all! Today I was supposed to go to work, but as you can tell from the title of this post, I fell off a ladder.

Last night I was helping my family in our unfinished pond, and the ladder is in the hole so we can get out (obviously). I was just standing on it and took my right foot off and fell, so my foot twisted all funny and now it hurts really bad. It’s not swollen though so I’m thinking it has something to do with just the muscle.

Tomorrow I’m going to the temple for young women’s to do baptisms for the dead so that should be pretty cool, I haven’t been for awhile.

This week our leaders started something called Daughter of God week to help us improve our self-esteem and testimonies. They gave us envelopes to open each day and Monday was a cute little journal so we could write down everything we are grateful for.

Today was a story, that I haven’t actually read yet, but I’m going to before bed, after I watch the Olympics. I think I’m going to take a bath with Epsom salt too since I haven’t been feeling good lately.

We’re going to see another doctor and maybe even try acupuncture, so there will be an update on that sometime soon.

Hope you guys have a good night/morning/afternoon! Love y’all!- Aspen AKA The Author

 

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Roadtrip!!

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Hey y’all! So about two weeks ago, Lauren and I drove up to Idaho on a roadtrip! Her grandparents live there so that’s where we spent a few days! Our parents were initially all for it, but as it got closer they got super worried. Especially my dad, he likes to pretend he’s not protective but he sooo is.

We left Sunday afternoon and spent the 4 hour drive jamming out to CD’s, playing road games, and talking about life. When we were almost there, I realized I left my phone charger at home, so we had to stop at Walmart so I could get a new one. We ate Arby’s for dinner and left for her grandparents house!

That night we just sat on one of the beds and talked forever as always, and the next morning we had to be up pretty early to go and feed the cows!

That day we went to clean out the canal that waters one of her grandpa’s fields and flooded it. We also got to ride in the swather ( a machine that cuts the alfalfa/hay, I’ll insert a picture)

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For the rest of the week we just did other things around the farm and town places like giving the cows shots, watering the other field and fixing the circle (a huge sprinkler), and just riding around in her grandpa’s awesome truck. We also got to drive the four-wheeler around the field while her uncle’s dog Max chased us around.

We got addicted to these pink candies that tasted like pepto bismol and were soooo good. Insert picture of our hot pink tongues… here! pink 2

 

While doing all of this I got a cool tour of the town and just took some pictures of the road and scenery 🙂

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One night we couldn’t sleep and went exploring upstairs and found an old record player! It was really funny though since it would only play super super slow or so fast that it sounded like chipmunks singing. We searched everywhere for another record, but couldn’t find one. That night was probably my favorite, I just felt completely at home and super happy.

One day we went with her grandma to go watch a movie, and when we got there it was all weirdly dark.  Turns out the power was out in a large part of the state so we spent the afternoon playing cards instead. We were playing BS and it was super funny because sometimes her grandma would just take  the cards instead of lying. And one time Lauren was looking through the cards and said, “Oooh someone was lying…. I think it was me”. We ate dinner outside and her grandpa kept swatting away the flies and saying, “Fetch!” “These dang flies make you  wanna swear!”

On the way back we stopped at this restaurant called Maddox where you just park in the driving port. They had super good fried chicken, french fries, and honey. We saw a huge fire on the way home and spent it talking and in traffic and obviously jamming out, it was awesome. These are pictures I took on the way out of Idaho!

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This trip meant a lot more than just hanging out with my best friend, because even if we were working on a farm or whatever I had tons of fun and I loved it. The freedom and new experience was just really fun, and I’m really glad I got to spend it with this crazy one 🙂

 

I hope you liked this post! Love you guys! -Aspen AKA the Author