Sunday, August 31, 2008

Rise and Shout!


After a months and months of listening to predictions, reading the newspaper, and talking with Sam for hours about what will happen, the predicting can finally end...BYU football season has arrived!  We went to the first game yesterday and watched the Cougars win 41-17.  Halle even mastered the "Ra-Ra-RaRaRa...Goooo Cougars!" chant.  I don't think Sam has ever been so proud.  

Saturday, August 30, 2008

San Diego Sunshine

After spending all summer at home, we decided that it was definitely time for a vacation.  We finally decided to go to San Diego and take Halle to Sea World.  It was so much fun!  Aside from a few minor temper tantrums, Halle was great and loved every minute.

After we flew in, we went to the San Diego Temple.  It is so beautiful!  Halle kept reminding us that it was Jesus's house, and Moroni is at the top.  Apparently, she is listening in nursery!  That night we went to a Padres game.


On day 2, we went to Sea World.  Halle loved getting splashed by Shamu, watching the dolphins, riding the Sesame Street rides, and touching starfish and bat rays.  


On day 3, we spent the morning at San Diego Zoo.  We saw baby giraffes (9 days old), panda bears, and all sorts of other animals.  That afternoon, we headed to the beach and hung out for about 6 hours.  We were so dirty by the time we left, but we had a great time!


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On day 4, we headed back to Sea World to do a few things that we missed out on the first time.  We fed the dolphins, watched the pet show, met the Sesame Street characters, and went back for another dose of Shamu.  It was a fantastic vacation!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Just waiting for baby

 
I'm almost done putting the baby's room together.  I still have about 2 1/2 months until he shows up, but I've had a great time decorating his room while I wait.  

Thank Goodness for Boy Scouts!

Last night we found a snake in our garage.  It was just a garden snake, but slimy and slithery nonetheless.  Now, I knew Sam didn't like snakes (we usually avoid the snake section at the Hogle Zoo), but I didn't know how much until last night.  When he saw it, he took a few steps back and just stared at it, trying to figure out what to do.  I, of course, was no help.  I have no problem killing spiders that make their way into our house, but snakes are another story.  I told Sam he was on his own on this one. 

About 15 minutes later, neither Sam nor the snake had moved.  Luckily for Sam though, 3 boy scouts were on their way home from the church, so Sam stopped them and asked them if they knew how to catch snakes.  They were thrilled to come and help.  (I use the term "help" loosely.  The boys did all of the work.  Sam just gave instructions from the other side of the garage.)  Anyway, the boys put their boy scout skills to work and caught the snake.  One boy even took the snake home to have as a pet.  I'm sure his parents are thrilled.  Our garage is now snake-free.

Sam is probably going to kill me for telling this story, but I couldn't resist.  It was too funny!  For the record though, Sam did say that if he were still 11, he probably would have thought catching a snake was fun too.   

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Five and Ten Tag

I got tagged by Dede. Here goes...

Ten Years Ago...
I was getting ready to start my senior year in high school.  That summer was spent working at K-Mart, designing the yearbook, and going to cheer practice.  Ryan left on his mission that summer, so I got to drive his car.

Five Years Ago...
I was a newlywed.  Sam and I lived in a one-bedroom apartment with a tiny kitchen.  I had just graduated from BYU and was anticipating my first teaching job.  

Five Months Ago...
I was teaching school.  3rd Quarter was just about to end, so I was busy grading papers and finalizing everything.  At home, Sam's birthday was approaching.  I was about 6-8 weeks pregnant and very sick!

My List of Five Things to do Tomorrow:
1. Clean the house
2. Weed the back flower beds.
3. Go shopping
4. Read
5. Play with Halle
(I'm now realizing that I have no life!  I have nothing to do tomorrow.)

Five Bad Habits:
1. Leaving my shoes all over the house.
2. Spending too much money.
3. No patience
4. Buying too many toys for Halle
5. Complaning

Five Places I Have Lived:
1. Riverton
2. Cottonwood Heights
3. Provo
4. Salina
5. Redmond

I tag... Janell, Alison, and Autumn