Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Feeling Hot Hot HOT!

Wow is it ever hot here today. It doesn't help that my work building's AC needs some repairs, so we roast all day there too! It's only bad here because you can't go home to AC. Most of you who are living in way higher temps may have it rough outside, but at least you can live inside. We however, get no break. I think I may end up sleeping in the car tonight. It reminds me of the summer Joslyn got married (Lis, I'm sure you remember) it feels sort of humid which is so strange for the dry lands up here. Oh well, we complain when the temps lower too. We're never satisfied around here.

Anyway, for those of you who haven't checked out Michael's Blog, you wouldn't know that we saw the sneak peak of SUPERMAN RETURNS. And let me just say that Superman has indeed returned. It was awesome! I really liked it and highly recommend it to everyone. It was good clean entertainment. The new superman did an excellent job! Go see it right away. Don't wait on this one! The only draw back was that we got home really late, and I suffered at work today for that one.

Only 1 day left at work until we leave for the weekend. It'll be so nice to be in the heat, but have a pool to jump into. You can't complain when you're at the pool. Michael and I are heading up a little early with Jeffrey and Emily, so we need to go get some food. The rest of the clan is coming out on Sunday, which is a little sad because I thought the plan was for the whole family to go together. At least that was the impression I got from the family meeting. Oh well, you do what you can! Before we go I have to do a whole bunch of stuff around my house. The last thing you want to do when it's boiling, is clean, but it has to be done! And I hear, it only gets worse.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Singing Girlies

Since I don't have kids of my own, I'll brag about my nieces and nephews. This was what I captured when we went to Utah back in 05. My favorite is Liv wanting to get her picture taken, and Sommer as she realizes she's being taped. The end I totally mistake the wrong house for Amy's. Oops. They watched the Lizzy McGuire movie a lot...that's all.

The Sing Off

Well I'm still trying to get Lara's camera working. I'm sure you're all so sick of me saying that I don't have a camera. I'm sorry. I'm working on it. Not much to report though. I had a short weekend and had to go back to work today. I'm totally spoiled that way, but once you go to 4 days a week, it's so hard to go back. We don't work Friday though and I'm so excited because we're going out to Invermere again with the Palmer clan. Should be good times had by all. We spent the whole day Saturday looking for cars. All that did was expand all of our options and now I seriously don't know what we're going to get. I'll keep everyone posted though. The topic of cars sure gets a great reponse on my blog. Who knew? Sunday night was worth mentioning. We went to Lara and Sean's for dinner and after Lara showed me the ways of Karaoke on X-Box. Oh my was it so much fun. At one point Lara and I had ALL of the kids, and we were having a sing off to a medley of songs. We were so serious about this sing off that at one point the phone was ringing and the babies were crying, the kids outside were yelling, but we didn't let that stop us. Sadly I was defeated, but she's had 2 days to practice her skiiiils. So funny. I don't know if any of you have played that singing to a song you've never heard, but let me tell you, it's an experience. I spent a couple songs singing so ramdomly just trying to get my voice to match the little bar. I laughed pretty hard. I'm with Jeni on the actual purchase of an X-Box. Michael has the same sort of addictive personality where he stays on things like those for hours, but it would be worth it to get one just for this game. Hilarious.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

New Car??

Well Michael and I are off tonight to test drive a couple of cars that we're thinking of. It's so hard to be in our stage because we hope to have kids in the near future and this car has got to last for a while, so what kind do ya get? That's the dilemna for us right now. I know that with Michael leading the way, we won't make the wrong decision though. Not only does he know everything about cars, but he also never makes a wrong decision since he comtemplates things forever. Anyway, it should be fun at least to drive around something new and fun for a little while. We'll see how we end up. We are thinking about the Toyota Matrix or the Pontiac Vibe which is basically the same car. The vibe has a better base model and better financing rates, but who can turn from the Toyota name? The other kind of car we're thinking about is a used Mazda Protege 5. That's probably my favorite choice. We wanted something more suited for a few kiddies. I guess I'll just have to keep everyone posted on what we do. Well I just got home from work, cleaned up, and had my visiting teachers over. Michael's just running in the house as it's totally hailing outside. It's pretty funny actually. We've got to bust it if we're going to get all of the places we've got to go. Just thought I'd update everyone. It is just pouring out there. I just thought I'd tell everyone. If I didn't have to go somewhere I would be out there right now getting soaked. I LOVE doing that! Stupid car appointments.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Invermere and back again

Well we just got back from Invermere again. We left on Saturday and got back yesterday. Michael and I had lazy fun. We watched a ton of movies, hung out in the pool (I have the pink shoulders to prove it) and walked all over the town. It sure is beautiful there. One of my favorite places in the world I think. While we were there we came across two fawns in the grass right outside our door. There were there all alone, and one was not moving at all. I was nervous that it was dead so I tried to get as close as I could to see if I could see it breathing. The other little one, as I was doing this, went and stood over it, and started wimpering at us. It was so cute/sad all at the same time. We didn't know what to do, so Michael called someone out there, I have no idea who, and asked what we should do if there is a dead deer on the property. Lucky for us, I spotted a breath not long after that, and later when we went back, they were both gone. I guess the mom will leave them to get food, or sleep on her own, and then come back for them. She must've come back! They were so cute though. It was like seeing Bambi in real life.

We had a great time out there, and now that we're back at home, we're working on selling our car, and getting a new one. That is fun/stressful. We wish it would just sell already. I guess it hasn't been listed that long, and everyone who has looked at it wants a deal. We can't all get a good deal people. Hehe. Other than that not much has been going on. Oh, I watched the end of Scream 3 on TBS last night. I was all alone in my room, and I used to watch those scary movies all the time, but I kept finding myself sinking lower and lower into my pillows, and as soon as it was over, I started calling to Michael to tell him it was time for bed. I really just needed him in the same room. Man, I've become a chicken. What's wrong with me?

Lara let me use thier old camera until I can get a new one, but what do ya know, I can't get the pictures onto the computer. I don't have the right cord. So, here my blog is again, pictureless. Isn't technology wonderful. My pictures are stuck in my camera, and I can't do anything about it! Oh well, we'll see what I can do.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I am nothing...

without my camera. I know I've said it before, but it's true. None of my blogs mean anything to me without my pictures. And since it's not just that simple to go out and pick up a new camera in our stage of life, you all will suffer. I am sorry for this. Now, for a little update. So since I last posted, things have been pretty run of the mill. On Thursday I went to Enrichment with Emily where we "learned" how to make authentic Mexican tortilla soup from a lady in our ward...who is from Mexico. It was so good, and I honestly don't think I'll ever be able to make it. Sad. Then we met our hubbies at Moxies where they ate, and we had dessert. Friday we watched Erik for Lara and Sean, on my request. He was so sad because he woke up early from his nap, he didn't know where he was, and his mama wasn't there. So we drove him around until he fell back to sleep. When he woke up again, he was much happier and even cracked a smile or two while we were at the Palmer's place. Once they came and got him we started to watch "The Pink Panther" with Jeffrey and Emily and Kevin and Cyndi. I have to admit, I only made it about 20 minutes in before falling asleep so we'll have to try that one again. Saturday was spent not doing a whole lot, and then Saturday night we went to Kandice's recital, which was awesome by the way. I'll put on the footage Michael got, if she'll let me!!!!! Sunday was fine, the Missionaries taught again so that was nice, and then we went to Palmer's for dinner. We left there early because we were hoping to watch the cruise dvd that Michael had made of our vacation, but it wasn't quite done so we spent the rest of the night inside. It was probably the most boring night I've ever had. We finally got to watch it last night, and I must admit, it was worth all of the time (about a month every night) he spent on it. It was amazing! Tonight I actually made dinner, which was really good if I do say so myself. I was in the mood for Mexican so we had a Cafe Rio type salad. I did the best I could. I made salsa, and seasoned chicken with lime and cilantro. We had black beans, peppers, and avacado on top, with tortilla chips and a ranch/lime/cilantro dressing. Chad Simmonds stopped by to see Michael so he joined us. He was the first person that has eaten dinner at our kitchen table. Congrats to Chad. Anyway, now it's off to clean up a little and do some laundry. Those things never end hey?

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


So I'm sorry that I've been awol. I really have a hard time posting without a picture to go along with it. I guess any post is better than no post. Not a lot has been going on lately. Kandice had her grad on Friday, and we went to the convocation and we went to see them all dressed up. Those girls looked beautiful! It was very fun to see them since most of the are in our Sunday School class. I'll be sad when they leave us for the single's ward :( I know they must move on though, and these years hold great things for them. Saturday, we did nothing. It was so nice. In the evening we went to Jeffrey and Emily's and watched some of Ultraviolet. It was brutal! We then played some family feud. That was great except Michael and I stunk at it. We did however win the last game. Woohoo for us! Sunday we got to Church and found out that the Missionaries would be teaching our class for three weeks, so we just sat and watched! We then went to Lara's for dinner, and played with the kiddies. Monday we went to check out the furniture and accessories from my dad's showhome. He's getting rid of all of it so I might be able to cash in on some great stuff for a low price. Last night we went to Brett's basketball game...which he won...with the whole fam. All in all, not a whole lot been's going on, but I just thought I'd fill you all in a little!

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Hamburger Trick
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I thought this was pretty funny, if for nothing other than the hilarious commentary. Kerri I thought you would like this the most!

Mario - Live
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This was just cool!