Im sure most of you know the story of why we only had one car when we were married ;0) and with both of us having conflicting work schedules and Matt also going to school we soon realized that we needed another car...and then the search began :0) at first we were just going to get a clunker that would get me from point A to point B so we looked on craigslist,Auto trader and every other place you can think of for something that would work..at first we were going to buy an old BMW which i was totally fine with but then decided that we dont want to get something that we would need constant fixing SO we started looking for something a little nicer and more reliable and fell in love with the new beetle! Its a 2002 RED limited edition turboSport 6-speed in excellent condition with a sunroof, two tone black/grey leather bucket seats and 210 horsepower! its fast and so fun to drive! the guy selling it lived in the Bay Area so we took a trip down there and decided to get it..the payments arent that bad and i dont mind driving this car for a looong time :0)
So one day i was cutting some old guys hair and was told about this 'huge waterfall' you can hike up to about 30min away from chico called Feather Falls..it sounded pretty cool to me so i started asking around about it and most of the ppl said that they havent hiked it because they heard it was a really hard trail..so that night i told matt about it and we decided to go on an aDvEnTuRe for valentines day :0) It had been raining earlier in the week so we were afraid that it would be rainy and muddy but we were pleasantly supprised when we woke up to discover a beautiful day perfect for hiking :0)The hike was 8.5 miles round trip and although difficult it was one of the best hikes ive ever been on! Along the way there were smaller waterfalls to see..bridges to cross and awesome views! when we got to the falls there were salamanders all over because of the moisture and of course..i HAD to pick them up ;0) I was suprised how big the waterfall actually was..its 640 feet tall! Matt got mad at me as i tried to climb closer and closer to it..we started heading back when the rain clouds started coming in..the trail back was WAY harder than the one we came on because it was ALL UP HILL!! my favorite :0/ but it was still fun..it was definately a good,much needed workout! :0)
So, i was told that i had fallen off the face of the planet since Matt and i got married so i figured that this blog thing wasnt such a bad idea to help keep my family and friends updated about my new life as the married Mrs. Tenille Gates :0) Well first of all, Matt and i couldnt be happier together!!! Since we moved up North to Chico "real life" has come into
play and weve been working(me at SuperCuts and Matt at Jiffy-Lube) while Matt goes to school at Butte College. Chico is a very pretty place..its green with alot of trees (foreign objects to Bakersfieldians) ;0)Needless to say we find ourselves trying to get outdoors as much as possible. Theres a 3,600 acre mountain area called Bidwell Park around the corner from us..we go there to hike along the river and explore..i heard there are some old indian caves there that we've yet to discover. Last week it was really windy so we went there to try out our kite-flying skills and play Bocce Ball!! it was fun stuff :0) Our ward here is a pretty good one. We already have callings..Matt is a Scout leader and i teach in Primary. Its been a good experience so far and those kids sure keep me busy...i think well wait quite a while before we have one of those ;0) Anyways im off to go cut some hair at work..ta ta for now!