Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Easter eggs that we colored. It was fun, and somewhat of a competition.
Quinn's is the bottom left green one, dad's is the yellow, colorful one above it.
Mine is the one with the 2 yellow stripes, that is another of Dad's next to mine (green with dots and yellow).
Zak and Quinn's loot.
Kylie had her Highland Oaks Talent Show. It was fine. Her group talent was very good. Her girl scout troop did a dance to "Car Wash". I thought I was videoing her performance. I guess I wasn't because I don't have it. Today, out of frustration, I tried to see what the problem was and see if I could video. I guess I can, but not in the dark, under stress and duress.
So, here is that video, on Sunday. Only Zak has the duress (he has loads of homework to do).
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Steven and I went to Festival of Colors at the Krishna temple in Spanish Fork. You can look up what the holiday actually is, but basically there are thousands of people throwing colored powder at each other. It is crazy. I got a bunch of pictures which you are sure to enjoy.
Ever hear of Clamato? It is a combination of Tomato juice and Clam juice. Quite possibly the worst concoction ever invented. I can't believe anyone would drink this stuff. Anyway, our roommate Joel was born on St. Patrick's day. He had a birthday party last night, so naturally we played (mormon) beer pong. It was quite a game. I ended up drinking 3 full glasses of a weird soda/grape juice cocktail, but the real kicker was that I had to drink the nasty point cup. It had a real combination of all sorts of things, but the taste of clam overpowered it all. I would never suggest trying this stuff, I was tasting it all night. Steven got away with an easy one glass.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Kylie went to her baseball game on Saturday, but felt too sick to play. We stayed until all the tissues were used up that I had, then we drove home. On the way one, she announced she thought she might have to throw-up. She did.
It turns out she has an upper respiratory infection. She has anti-biotics, so she should get better soon!
It took hours to clean up, hence the picture.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Since Chase is talking about favorites, here is my new favorite food place. Great Harvest is right by us, and at lunch time they do these great sandwiches. Not only that, but you get a free slice of bread. A HUGE hunk, where they put butter and stuff on it for you. I always get the Cinnamon Burst bread. Mmm. And, guess whose photo is posted on the counter? You guessed it. Our very own mission president.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Other than that..I've noticed that throughout most of my life I go through phases of having favorite foods/activities (ie. eating donuts every day after school). Here are some of my recent favorites:
Favorite Drink: Blue Powerade. I drink it every day. Whenever I get a meal anywhere on campus, this is the drink I get. Every time I go running or do any type of physical activity, I stop off at the creamery to get some Blue Powerade. White is my 2nd favorite, and Green is my 3rd favorite. I different flavors depending on the severity of my thirst and what mood Im in. And yes, I refer to the flavors by their color. The people who work at the creamery all know I get powerades all the time too. They try to guess which flavor I'm going to get...its pretty funny.
Favorite Meal: Almost every day I go to subway to get a Chicken and Bacon BBQ sandwich on Italian Herbs and Cheese bread. Im very specific with how they make it. I make sure they put BBQ sauce on before they toast it so it soaks into the chicken and bacon, then I put southwest sauce on after its is toasted. A lot of the people who work at subway started to recognize me and know what I get every time. One girl said she would be very upset and confused if I ever changed what I ordered.
Favorite Activity: Recently I taught my two roommates and one other girl how to play racquetball and were all addicted. We go every single Saturday and sometimes more during the week. Its fun to get out of the apartment and do something active every once in a while. I am currently the reigning champion.
Favorite Pre-Bedtime Activity: Every night before I go to sleep I watch Conan O'Brian, and sometimes Jay Leno. Conan is the most important one to watch though. I always change into my pajamas and lay on the couch to relax before I go to sleep. This also helps me not stay up too late so I get a good amount of sleep each night. My roommate Sam watches it every night as well. A lot of people know we do this, so we randomly have people over to watch it with us pretty frequently.
Favorite Weekly Restaurant: Almost at least once a week a bunch of friends and I go to an on-campus restaurant called Legends Grill. We can use our dining dollars here and the food is really good so we like to go there to get a decent meal every week. A lot of athletes from the basketball, volleyball, and football teams go there to eat because its right by the track and indoor practice facility. My roommate is friends with Harvey Unga's girlfriend because they were from the same stake, so theycome eat with us every once in a while.
Ex-Favorite Activity: Near the beginning of the semester, for like 3 weeks, a bunch of friends and I would play monopoly every night. We would get very loud and competitive. The games usually lasted 2-3 hours. We dont do this anymore because it was wasting a lot of time and it started to get a little boring.
This isnt really a favorite, but Ive gone classic skating with a bunch of people a few times. We've gone like 3 times on Friday nights when its disco night, so a lot of people dress up and its pretty funny. I also went to the tumbling gym two days ago. It was the same place that steven went to. It was reeeally fun. We are definitely going to go back again. We had a jumping contest with and without a trampoline. I won the jump contest without the tramp. We would run down this platform thing that was slightly spring then dive over this big box things and land in a foam pit. I cleared one that was up to my chin, so it was about 5'4ish. We tied for the trampoline jump contest. We got it up to like 7 1/2 feet...it was way high and very fun.
Hmm...thats all I can think of for now. Aside from that, Im finished with everything I need to do for my mission. Ive just got to meet with the bishop one more time then meet with the stake president. Ill probably get my call mid-April depending on when I can set an appointment with the stake pres.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Zak: Woke up SICK this morning! Headache, fever, feeling cold, nauseated, not well. Let's hope he feels better tomorrow.
WINDS: they were blowing SO hard last night, I thought we would have a tornado. I was frightened! Dad just slept through it! I heard Kylie's bedroom door close hard about 3 or 4 times during night...meaning the wind came into their room - all windows leak - then the wind left, making the door open a bit and close hard. Very distressing to me.
Best part of Dad's day: sleeping in....he takes Zak to seminary and when Zak did not wake up, neither did Dad.
Christopher, I expect you to partake in the quiz question on the Payne blog.
Griffin: today he came up to me with a bit of excitement..."Mommy, smell me!" "What", I said, "Smell my hand", he asked, "OK"...I smelled his hand, and told him it smelled just like boy skin. He said, Oh, Good, Then I don't have to take a bath! I don't smell dirty!"
I don't know where that came from, but I thought his idea was funny.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
photographs courtesy of Mom
Great blog courtesy of Quinn
Friday, March 14, 2008
Dad and Quinn went on an overnight campout. In a shocking turn of events, they were actually ready WAY early! I fixed them both a nice tin foil dinner. Quinn has never had one before and was quite concerned about the bun for the hamburger. When I finally was able to explain enough what the meal was, he thought it very odd to eat a hamburger patty like that. We will see how he liked it.
Zak was at a vollyball game, I picked him up at 7:00pm, then he got ready to go to a friends birthday party - they are playing video games until 10:00pm when I hope he will get a ride home.
Kylie, Griffin and I watched Bee Movie. It was funny! I really liked it.
That's it. Hope you all enjoyed your night.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Kylie is a GREAT pitcher. Here is proof. She did great on her first game. Know this: she does not want to talk about it, but I wanted you all to see her pitch.
Kylie struck 2 girls out...this is one of them, you will see the girls 3rd strike, sorry for her, but happy for Kylie.
Last week, I got a random call from Lockheed Martin telling me they wanted to fly me out to Washington DC and interview me. I happily obliged. I flew in on Thursday night at about 9 PM. I stayed in the Sheraton in Crystal City. I spent that first night just walking around and exploring. There is a HUGE underground mall thing that spiders its way through all of Crystal City. I also bought myself dinner at a fancy seafood place called Legal Seafood at Steven's suggestion. I spent $45 all on myself, payable to Lockheed Martin.
The next morning I had my interviews from 9-12. They went fine, we'll see if I get any offers. The real exciting part was afterwards. I went back to my hotel, checked out, and had them hold my bags for me. Then at about 1:15 or so (I had to be back by 3-3:30 to catch my flight), I took off on the Metro for downtown DC. I knew I didn't have much time, so I just literally ran from building to building. I think I set a record for the number of national monuments seen in such a short time. I ran all the way around the Capitol Building, and then to the Washington Monument and on to the Lincoln Memorial (straight line from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial is over 2 miles). I made quick stops at the Smithsonian Air & Space thing, the Library of Congress, and some other small monuments. When I was finally done, it was like 3:15, and there was no way I would get back on time on the Metro. So I went up to a taxi driver, told him I only had $7 and asked if he'd take me to my hotel anyway. He did without a problem.
It was great to see all those sites. The architecture is incredible, unlike anything I've seen on the West Coast. It is one thing to see that stuff in pictures, but quite another to see and experience it all in real life. Thanks Lockheed Martin, I appreciate it.
What you see are pictures I took from my cell phone. It was raining pretty hard as you can tell, and I got fairly wet. I had no time, so I just went to the airport wet. It was fun.
Here are two videos for your pleasure:
I say: Is that all you are swimming Griff?
He says: Not any farther!
His comments upon seeing the results:
"I don't think I have seen hair cut this short!"
"It is just fine, I am sure it was this short when I was born."
I think it looks fine, just like regular.
Dad said as long as I am happy, that is great.
Monday, March 3, 2008
"Mommy, yesterday at Kylie's game I had to go potty. I looked all over for the potty and I couldn't find it. I couldn't find you, so I just went potty on the playground."
I thought it was funny, purely childlike and naive. I did caution him to not do it again.