Sunday, September 28, 2008

For Shauna

Inside joke...Allen really liked that whip cream.

Back Country Camping - Mineral Canyon UT

Right after work on Friday, Allen and I flew down to Mineral Canyon (down by Moab). Allen has been wanting to take me back county camping for a long time.
This is it. This is Mineral Canyon.
There is a little landing strip right next to the river.

Do you see it?
Saturday morning we noticed sky divers getting closer and closer. There were about 20 of them. They were landing on the run way.
They were so funny. It looked like such a rush.
Maybe some day I'll be as cool as my awesome neighbor (Cheryl) and try it.
We went for a little swim in the Green River.
I took my wetsuit, even though I didn't need it. The water was in the 70's and only got about waist deep.

These are some of the views we had from the sky.
Aren't they cool!
On the way home I shot some pictures of the trees starting to change (I always think of Trix because of Emily J. W. D. M.) I love fall. It's one of my favorite seasons. Especially when it's as warm as it has been.
Here is a little video Allen made of the trip:

Mineral Canyon Airstrip - UT75 from Allen Macbean on Vimeo.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Songs for Mel

At the bottom of the blog is a play list for Mel. These are some of the songs that I like to listen to when I run. I couldn't find the edited version of Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne so it's not on there. But I really like that song. I hope this helps. Keep running!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Paint balling

We went paint balling today after work. It was so much fun!
We had Chad H, Lindsey H, Jarvis R, Natalie R, Bret B, Noreen M & Allen M.
The girls
(girl power)
I was so excited, the first game I shot Bret and our team won.
I walked away without getting hit. I didn't know what I was in for.
I soon found out what I was in for. I came home with six (6) welts. The other two are on my right shoulder. Man it stings when you get hit. Jarvis R hit me twice and Natalie R was responsible for the rest of them.
She was out to get me.
We had a great time and can't wait to go again.
Thanks Jarvis!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Allen made a delicious "Peach-Blueberry Cobbler Pie" tonight.
The peaches were straight off our tree.
I think this pie got a solid 4.5 out of 5 rating.
Way to go Allen!
We had a Canadian family get together tonight. Aunt Sandra and Uncle Steve (Jehoda) are visiting family that have migrated to Utah.

Additional calling extended

Allen and I were called into the Bishops office this morning and were extended the calling as Activities Committe Chair Person(s). It's just for one activity, the Christmas brunch. We accepted and would love to hear your thoughts/sugesstions as to what you think we should do. Please leave a comments. **The Bishop has asked us to keep it as a brunch.**

Skin Cancer Sugery Anniversary

A year ago today (9/21/2007) I had my sugery to remove the skin cancer on my left calf.
This picture was actually taken in October when my soft cast was removed so it had been healing for about a month.
Looking back at it makes me realize how much it has actually healed and how much better it really looks. I'm so concerned about how it looks. I hope it will keep getting less and less noticeable.
We still joke that I really didn't have skin cancer removed but Allen just wanted me monogrammed with an "M" on my leg to let people know that I'm his (a Macbean).

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sleep over

After work on Friday Lindsey and I went to a wedding reception and then out for ice-cream with her parents. Then we felt guilty about eating ice-cream, so we went on a long run. We didn't get home until 11:00 p.m. Chad was on a camp out, and we were planning on a bike ride in the morning so Lindsey slept over.
Allen tucked her in like a burrito
She was as snug as a bug in a rug
In the morning we went on a bike ride up into Alpine. As we turned around to head back I noticed that my bike wasn't riding right.
I had my first flat ever! Just so happens that I also had my camera. Natalie stayed back with me as I changed it. The back tire is harder to change then the front because of the chain.
I'm glad I had the experience because It made me realize how long it would take me to do it if I were in a race. I found a thorn in the back tire. Darn those thorns.
As Natalie and I headed back it started to rain. Then there was lightning, and it was close. It was awesome. We were so drenched and dirty by the time we got back to the house. It made me kind of miss riding outside.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Not our normal morning workouts

I've wanted to take pictures of our morning workouts for a while now but haven't. Natalie came over around 5:15 a.m. and crashed on the couch. We decided that we would take a short nap until Lindsey or Bret came.
They never came.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Tonight we had a little FHE / Powell planning meeting.
Natalie and Jarvis stayed and played for a while. The kids found the hand cart and convinced Natalie and Jarvis to pull them around the yard in it. We convinced them to do it in a kimono. It was great entertainment for everyone.
Jarvis, Luke, Haley, and Natalie

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Another day of skiing

Today started off with a run/walk with Lindsey, followed by a bike with Allen and Natalie, followed by some news that made me... well, sad.
In attempt to cheer me up we went boating.
The best picture taken of me today is this one here of my feet (and it's not that good of a picture). We only got a couple of pictures of Allen skiing and wakeboarding. The other two pictures here are of Chad and Allen helping Lindsey put on a wetsuit.
After boating we went to Park City for some shopping.
There's more to tell but I'm feeling kind of blah so I'm going to sign off.

Friday, September 12, 2008

2nd Annual Swim Across Deer Creek

We had our 2nd Annual swim across Deer Creek. We met at Rainbow bay and swam a mile across the reservoir and back making it a round trip of 2 / 2.2 miles. (Depending on who's GPS you are going by)
Because both Allen and I swam, we didn't get any pictures of us in the water, but here is a picture after everyone was done swimming. We had about 65 people there, most of them swam most of the way if not all of the way. We had three kayaks and two boats as support.
(Thanks Moneka and Perry)
After the swim Kim had a WONDERFUL meal for us.
(She is amazing! The food was sooo good)
In this collage we have the food table, Keena (Coach Keena aka best Tri coach ever) striking a pose, Bret waring his 14 year old daughters BAM shirt, and Moneka learning a new I.T. band stretch.
I can't forget to thank Gary (Lord of the swim aka Gary Phelps) and Allen for organizing the swim. The Timp Tri Club rocks!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Wetsuit

My new wetsuit came in. Five minutes before the half iron I ripped my old wetsuit. I guess four years of use and abuse is all a cheep wetsuit can take. I'm really excited about my new wetsuit.
The club is going to swim across Deer Creek and back (about 2 miles) tomorrow, I'm excited that I'll be able to go. Last year I only made it across and half way back before I jumped in a Kayak and paddled back. This year I want to do the whole thing. It should be fun, we are having a BBQ when we are done swimming.
This picture's for Allen.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Lindsey Came Unhinged This Morning

I may have mentioned it in the past but Allen and I have set up our basement so we can bike on our trainers and watch movies as we workout. We have our normal group of people we workout with; Allen, Bret, Lindsey, Natalie R. and me.
This morning we were biking and all of a sudden Lindsey's bike came unhinged. She (and her bike) fell into Allen's lap. Allen and his bike tipped over too but he was next to the wall so he didn't go far. After inspecting her bike it looks like she just forgot to lock the trainer into place. It was funny.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Deer Creek

Lindsey, Chad, Allen &I went to Deer Creek this morning. We all got to ski/wakeboard on good water. (That's a first this year.) After looking at all the pictures, I realized that I look like a dork when I ski and so I didn't post any of them.Lindsey did an amazing job at both skiing and wakeborading but the most impressive picture of her was of her wreck.
Of course I think Allen's the bomb, so I had to put up nine pictures of him skiing.
I hope to some day look at good as him.
After boating Lindsey and I went to the Women's Expo at UVU, and then we met up with Allen, Chad, Bret and Shauna for dinner and a movie. We saw "The Fly Boys". Bret's step brother is in the movie. He did a great job, it was a good movie.
What a long, fun day.

Monday, September 1, 2008

What it looked like

The Bushman's came home and found all of the pictures. We thought that it would take them a while to find all of them but we underestimated them. Here are pictures of what they looked like framed around the house.

This cute little one was on the nightstand by the side of the bed. Abbey was replaced by a picture of Chad.

I'm glad that they were good sports about it. We all had a good laugh. And we're still laughing...

We are so funny

We are so funny!
The Bushman's were out of town over the long weekend and so we decided that we would play a little trick on them. While they were gone we took some cheesy individual and "family" pictures of ourselves. The Bushman's have their four children's school pictures proudly hung in their family room. We replaced their pictures with these.

#1 (lindsey h. - sweet sixteen)
#2 (noreen m. - classic senior photo)
#3 (chad h. - sassy)
#4 (allen m. - deep in thought)
Then we replaced random pictures around the house with these.

(lindsey & chad - engagement pose)
(allen & noreen - what's up doc)
(lindsey & chad - the dip...chad is doing "blue steel")
(back row: chad & allen front row: lindsey & noreen - family photo #1 white button down top and blue jeans)
(chad, lindsey, noreen & allen - family photo #2 the walk away)
(back row: chad & allen front row: lindsey & noreen - family photo #3 lean on me)
We couldn't stop laughing. We don't know how long it will take them to notice all of the different pictures around the house. We love the Bushman's and hope they love us after doing this.