Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Party in the USA

Summer is my favorite time of the year, for many reasons. But the main reason is that I get to hang with my fam!! They decided to come for a "quick" trip to the states from Guam so Sam could go to EFY and my parents could see their families. But lucky for me, it ended up being a not so quick trip! And we didn't waste any of that time sitting around - we partied it up!! It was awesome, to say the least. Here are a few of my favorite photos:

A HUGE THANK YOU to my parents. You guys are seriously so awesome. Thanks a million for spending all that money and time on us! It really made our summer, and you know it! We love you and can't wait till you come back.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Surprise Bungee Hike!

So, my family from Guam came to the USA for some vacation and I was lucky enough to hang out with them for several weeks! It was awesome (blog coming soon). But all good things come to an end...and Shane knew I would be bummed. Being the sweet husband that he is, the day after they left he whisked me away on a romantic "hike." Yes, we did hike, but what he didn't tell me is that we would be BUNGEE JUMPING! We hiked 5 miles into beautiful San Gabriel canyon, outside of LA, and jumped off of the "bridge to nowhere."
The hike was sooo pretty and really fun. We waded through the river several times on our way.
Although I have to say the way down was much more enjoyable than the way up - cause I was FREAKING OUT! Since this was a surprise, I was not mentally prepared like the rest of the jumpers.
But I gathered myself and made the literal leap of faith. It was insane. And it was awesome.
(That guy helping me up seriously had to be my shrink before the jump! Couldn't have done it without him - he is good at his job.)
Shane's extreme tank top and short shorts gave him all the courage he needed. He loved it.
We have great footage of both of our jumps on our youtube page: www.youtube.com/sallyandshane
After jumping, we headed down below the bridge to enjoy the beauty. We watched some jumpers and took a few dips in the awesomely clear mountain water. We were loving being in the mountains for a change.
Thanks, Shane, for a rad surprise! I'm not mad at you anymore, now that we're both still alive. I guess we have to go sky diving next? Maybe I'll surprise you.