Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pictures from UT trip

I have been dragging my heals with this blog thing, but I have to admit that this will be much easier to keep in touch with all my wonderful family and friends. So, where to start over the last several months?!? To make a very long story short, Ryan and I are in the process of leaving our home in Baltimore and moving to Manhattan. Ask anyone who knew me from age 8-22 and it was always a dream of mine to live in Manhattan. Now that it's coming down to it...it's harder than I thought to leave Baltimore and all the awesome friends we've made, my job, our house, etc. But it's finally happening this week. Ryan started a Master's of Commercial Real Estate program at NYU at the beginning of September and I was finishing up my job in Baltimore and of course needed to squeeze in a quick visit with the family in Utah before actually making the move. What could be better than a nailbiter of a game today against UNLV. I thought we had this one in the bag before we got started, but UNLV's offense proved really tough (that coupled with the fact that our defense couldn't do anything). We got lucky that we were able to score a TD and make a 2 point coversion on our last drive, leaving UNLV 90 seconds to score. We intercepted the final pass in the endzone and came away with the win although it was just a little too close for comfort. But a win is a win...go Cougs!

My dad and I also took a quick 2 day trip to Moab and Arches. It was awesome. We rented mountain bikes and road an intense trail known as Slick Rock. There were some inclines that were like 70 degrees; some of which I had to walk up as there was no way I could get up them. Some of the guys who were doing this were amazing; I don't know how they got up the climbs they did. It was sweet though; awesome views and just great to be in the outdoors. We did some hikes through Arches including the famous Delicate Arch which was pretty cool in person. I'm excited to start training for some triathalons...or maybe I'll start small and just do the biathalons until I can learn how to swim. Any advice?? It's back to NYC on Tuesday to start my new life...new jobs, new experiences, new friends, new opportunities. Our leather couch is always open and we have a nice queen air mattress so if anyone is in the area (we're in the upper east side) and needs a place to stay please do! (or you're at least obligated to call)...

































8 comments:

Serena Cherry said...

That looks like so much fun! I love Arches. We really miss that. And back to the city...I am sure it will be so fun! And don't you worry, we will call! Good luck with the new job!

Diana Hulme said...

Hi! I'm so glad you're starting (finally). :)
The upper east side - gossip girl, hello! I'm coming to visit for sure! hehe!
Love you.
(Looks like you got the friend list figured out)

Josh and Lar said...

I'm so glad you've started a blog! It was so wonderful seeing you over the weekend. I wish I could have spent more time with you, but luckily I'll see you in two months!

Erika Sullivan said...

Yeah Cara! Welcome to the blogging world! I'm adding you to my list! We miss you, hopefully we will see you soon (the next time I get up to NYC!)

Steve & Jenny~ said...

Cara - hey! I happened on your blog through Erika's...I'm so excited to know you have one so that we can be in touch now! Ironic that we were so bad at it while we both lived in the same city though. :) Anyway, that is REALLY exciting about your move to NYC!! I'm totally jealous - I'm sure you'll love it...and we have had a bunch of friends do that program and loved it too. In fact, there is a couple we know who just started this year too! So you'll probably meet them --- Jeff and Katie Wood, from SLC. We all went to the U together and have mutual friends (plus Steve and Jeff were in the same fraternity). Just thought I'd mention it. Also, I know how you feel about leaving Baltimore - it was hard for us too after 4 years! But are you planning any trips to Utah again soon? The holidays perhaps? Hopefully! We would love to see you if at all possible. We're in Salt Lake for one year for Steve's internship residency, then off to Duke for residency and fellowship!

Anyway, I will be checking back often on your blog to see all the updates!

OH! And one more thing --- when I saw the picture of your mom on your post, I thought to myself how familiar she looks. When I scrolled down further and saw her in her choir uniform, that's when I put it together....your mom and I are BOTH in the Salt Lake Choral Artists Choir with Dr. Brady Allred! I tried out this year when we moved here, and have loved being a part of it. SO - if you went to our October concert (which it looks like you did from your pictures :) )...umm, I was there singing too!! SMALL WORLD. I'll have to tell your mom tomorrow night at rehearsal when I see her. :)

Take care! (Sorry about the novel)

Love,
Jenny Preece

Kristy said...

CARA!!!! I'm just found your blog from the newsletter. I'm adding you to my links! :)

Claire said...

Cute blog! I'm glad I finally checked the newsletter.

Marg said...

Cara, I want you to take a camera to the ER and take pictures of your day (or does that infringe on privacy--just take pictures of non-identifying things)!