A weekend at the Cabin

Last year, my parents bought a cabin up near the Skyline Drive Trail. If you don't know where that is, then it is near Fairview. Now, Fairview is a little town with a population of about 10,000 people, so I bet that not a whole lot of people know where Fairview is. Well, it is about 30 miles north of Manti (another pretty small town) or it is about 30 minutes up Spanish Fork Canyon, take a right at the Thistle exit, and drive another 40 minutes. If you can't guess, it is kind of in the middle of no where, but it is in a prime location as far as cabins go. My parents bought it from a previous owner who had partially built it. The outside of the cabin is finished with logs, and they had done some framing in the inside, and almost had the outside deck up. Well, most of the cabin wasn't up to par with my dad's standard, so we have been taking things done and putting them back up correctly. It still isn't finished, but we make progress every summer. My dad usually goes up every Saturday, but being a Bishop and running a very successful construction business, sometimes Saturdays aren't always free. Last Saturday my parents, me, my brother-in-law (Bryan), and his son (Daxton) made a trek up to the old cabin to do some work. It usually turns out to be a long day. I usually have to wake up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning because my dad like to get a FULL days work in. The progress is slow, but the quality of workmanship is excellent! On Saturday, I help take a heavy wood beam off, then put it back into place. I used the mini-ex to move some concrete pillars, and caulked in between the logs on the inside. Here are some pictures of that eventful Saturday.

Bryan and I taking a wood beam down.

Bryan and I putting the beam back up.

Dax and I moving concrete pillars with the mini-ex.


Our Busy Month

So I know that it has been forever since our last post. I use to hate it when other people wouldn't update their blog, and now we have fallen into the trap. We don't have the Internet at our house, so we have to create a post at work, school, or my parents house. It just sometime doesn't fit into the schedule. We also had a pretty busy July. The first week of July, we went on vacation to Oceanside, CA with Emily's parents. They rented a beach house for an entire week. It was so relaxing and fun. I read a novel for the first time in a long time. It was Deception Point by Dan Brown. It was a pretty good book. Has anyone read it. Em and I also sat by the beach a lot and did some body boarding. I got sunburned the first day which was a miserable experience.
About a week and a half after the California trip, Emily had a big family reunion up at the Zermatt Resort in Midway. I met all her cousins, aunts, and uncles from Arizona. About a week and a half after the reunion, we went up to Bear Lake with my family where again I read another novel Digital Fortress. Em and I also sat by the beach and went waverunning. Emily also adventured out and tried knee boarding!! She gets nervous when it comes to water sports so it was a huge step for her. We also saw the movie Get Smart, which I thought was hilarious! It is definitely a movie to see. Anyway, here are a few pics of our trips.