Thursday, September 18, 2008

Some Stuff I forgot to Post...

Well, For Labor day weekend Justin and I took our favorite road trip down to St. George to hang out with family! It was so much fun and I just love going there. We played games, watched movies, hung out and talked, and we went to THE GRAND CANYON!!! My first time there and it was awesome! We got all ready in our warm weather attire and headed out. We made a few pit stops, one to pick Stu up from work and then the other one where we stopped at an Indian Reservation? Hm, I think thats what it was. Fun fun. We got there, to the Grand Canyon, and got out of the car to find that the weather was nothing like St. George... pretty sure it was snowing, well actually it wasnt snowing at all, but it was cold. So some Grand Canyon sweatshirts from the gift shop for almost everyone were a must. Then we ate some lunch. Then we went on some hikes. It's amazing for those of you who have never been there, you kinda feel like you need to whisper. We didn't, but it feels like you should. Its amazing what Heavenly Father has created for us! On a beautiful drive to our next hike, Danielle and I saw a magical Meadow. A Shire, forest, coolness. It looked enchanted... maybe like Edward from Twilight was going to be there. The grass was all really green, long and whispey, um if it was even grass... kinda looked like furr, you know from a green monster that was sleeping there or something, and then there were these brown sticks popping out of the ground and then arching back into the ground... it looked like big worms or something way cool. Of course only Danielle and I saw this enchanted LAnD, so we wanted to stop on the way back to take a picture in it. Well... my friends, we looked and looked and looked for it on the way back, and it wasn't there. YOu are only allowed to see it ONE time, and then it moves, we couldnt find it and we were so sad. AND Stuart and Justin did not believe us that we even saw this place. ANyway, enough about THAT.... it just think its really cool and everyone should know about it.

Another thing that has happened is Justin's Brother BJ and his wife Katie had their baby girl Emma. She is so cute and its so fun to have them as neighbors. Congrats guys!

BYU Football has started which means every Saturday is dedicated to Football... not just for a few hours, but ALL Saturday, which is fine and everything but yeah... GOOOOO COUGARS!! RIGHT?! It was fun we got to go to the BYU vs. UCLA Game and it was a lot of fun. Pretty sure Justin could have had more fun sitting by his Dad and Brothers, but I'm sure he loved explaining everything that was going on :) He's the best!

I know more has happened its just hard to remember! Life is great! Im grateful for the Family and Friends I have! Im grateful for this baby girl in me, and will be grateful when she comes out too! About 2 months left, then she cant kick my guts out anymore! WE love her already though! HAPPY SEPTEMBER! Only like 3 months until Christmas too! Oh man life is good!

IM SORRY THIS WAS SO LONG... I didn't Realize!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

You know you live in Utah When...

Green jell-o with carrots mixed in doesn’t seem strange.
You can pronounce Tooele.
The U is not just a letter - Neither is the Y.
You have actually eaten funeral potatoes.
You’ve gotten both heat and frost burns off your car’s door handle in the same month.
You are not surprised to hear words like “Darn, Fetch, Flip”, “Oh, My Heck” and “Shoot”.
Your tulips get snowed on three times after they come up and twice more after they bloom.
Hunting season is a school holiday.
The largest liquor store is the state government.
You can go skiing and play golf on the same day.
30% humidity is muggy and almost unbearable.
Somewhere in your family tree is a polygamist.
You know the difference between a ‘Steak House’ and a ‘Stake House’.
The elevation exceeds the population
You’ve broken down on the highway and somebody stops to help you
You can see the stars at night
You have a bumper sticker that says “Families are Forever.”
You were an aunt or uncle before you were three.
Your spouse’s mother was pregnant at your wedding.
You have more children than you can find biblical names for.
Your family considers a trip to McDonald’s a night out..
Your first child was conceived on your honeymoon.
You feel guilty when you watch Monday Night Football.
Your kids believe the deer hunt is a national holiday.
You drink Coke from a brown paper bag.
You consider a temple recommend a credit reference.
At least two of your salad bowls are at the homes of neighbors.
You believe that you must be 18 or older to order coffee at a restaurant.
You wonder why fire truck drivers honk when you drive 35 mph in the left lane on the freeway.
There is a similarity between a ward basketball game and the L.A. riots.
You think Jack Daniels is a country western singer.
You negotiate prices at a garage sale.
You can make Jell-O salad without the recipe.
You’ve heard about BYU football in a testimony meeting.
You have two gallons of ice cream in your freezer at all times.
Your father-in-law thinks Ronald Reagan was a liberal.
A member of your family wrote in Lavell Edwards for president in the last election.
Cars in the slow lane are traveling the fastest; cars in the fast lane are traveling the slowest; cars in the middle lanes are always trying to exit.
Sandals are the best-selling shoes.
You have to ask for the uncensored version of “Titanic.”
Hotel rooms all have the Book of Mormon.
You buy your wardrobe at the local grocery superstore.
You learn about the Mormon Church by taking history in elementary school.
You live in a state where Democrats always come in third place, unless a zoo animal is running. Then they come in fourth.
You’re on your own if you are turning left.
Schools stay open, even if two feet of snow falls overnight, but close for the opening of hunting season.
People wear shorts and T-shirts if the temperature rises above 32 degrees.
There is a church on every corner, but they all teach the same thing.
The most popular public transportation system is a ski lift.
People drive to Idaho (or Arizona) to pick up a gallon of milk so they can play the lottery.
In-state college football rivalries are bigger than the Super Bowl.
Beer drinkers don’t shop on Sunday.
You don’t have to breathe cigarette smoke until you walk outside a building.
The cost of living rises while your salary drops.
Every driveway has a minivan and a pickup truck.
When you buy a new vehicle, cigarette lighters are optional equipment but gun and ski racks are standard.
Every time a new family moves into your neighborhood, the local elementary school has to hire a new teacher.
Your paycheck has an additional 10 percent deduction.
“Temple recommends” is acceptable identification for cashing a check.
More movies are filmed in your town than in Hollywood.
You’ve never had a Mormon missionary knock on your door.
Your neighbors complain about where they live, yet refuse to return to the state they moved from.
You make a toast with red punch at your wedding reception.
You have more raw wheat stored than some Third World countries.
Your idea of a good time is playing Pictionary in the cultural hall.
Your idea of a wild party is a six pack of Pepsi and a PG-13 movie.
You and all your friends come to your mother for a haircut in her kitchen.
You measure Kool-Aid by parts per million.
You think “You’re a 10 cow wife” is a compliment.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Utah.

You hear “She’s not a member of the church, but she’s a good person anyway.

I really LOVE Utah, and don't want to live anywhere else to tell you the truth but who knows. and Its SO PRETTY

Monday, September 15, 2008

You know you're from Washington When...

You know you're from Washington when...

-You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Enumclaw and Issaquah.

-You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer), Deer & Elk Season (Fall)

-You buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the old ones after such a long time.

-You know what "Jo-Jo's" are.-You measure distance in hours.-You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists

.-You get a terrible sunburn on the first really nice day of summer.

-You can't make it two blocks without seeing a Starbucks.

-You can tell the difference between Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai food.

-You become frightened by the bright yellow orb in the sky until the 9-1-1 operator tells you it's just the sun.

-You can't imagine living through a tornado or hurricane but you secretly think earthquakes are kind of fun

.-You can endure 100 days of rain and wind but an inch of snow means school cancellations.

-When you cross the mountains into eastern Washington and it feels like you entered a completely different country...

-When you live in a small town and when you try explain where you live, you eventually have to give up saying other larger towns around you and say "Oh, nevermind. Just NEAR Seattle."

-You say 'pop' instead of 'soda.'

-When you think wearing a hooded sweatshirt 11 months a year is normal.

-When you're out of state, people always ask you if everybody's suicidal.

-Smiling and waving at strangers is no biggie.

-Being pale isn't a big deal, because everybody is.

-You know that cow chip is a delicious cookie.

-Whenever someone visits from another state you always start a fight over the fact that we have more stuff started in washington than any other state. (Starbucks, Boeing, Microsoft, Costco, Sea's Best, ect.)

-You eat chinese/japanese/thai food all the time

-You feel a very close connection with British Canadians, as well as the Japanese

-An inch or less of snow means school is cancelled for one day for at least half of the Puget Sound. More then an inch and you're getting some serious time off.

-you notice that you have no accent wut so ever...

-you get mad when people dont use their blinker

-you live "in the woods"

-you can identify 10 different apples by taste and smell only.

-you can smell the rain coming...

-You expect snow for Valentine's Day, not Christmas.

-When you visit another state and it rains...and all the other people around you run and scream while you continue to slowly walk around in your flip flops and shorts

.-You "Do The Puyallup" every year.

-You feel guilty throwing something away that could be recycled.

-You or someone you know works at Boeing or Microsoft

.- Anime and Manga is a pretty BIG thing, and you know of at least 10 different stores that have them.

- You know the difference between "showers followed by rain" and "rain followed by showers".

- The sight of Mt. Rainier is still awe inspiring.

- Your lawn is mostly moss and you don't really care

.- You have learned to assume Christmas will be rainy, not white.

- Your phone book contains a tide table.

- You still can't believe the new Seahawks stadium is open air.

- You use the word "sunbreak" and know what it means.

- You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

- You never go camping without water proof matches and a poncho.

- You can point to at least 2 volcanoes even if you can't actually see them through the cloud cover.

- You often switch from heat to a/c in your car in the same day.

- You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.

- You know how to pronounce geoduck and know that it doesn't quack or have feathers.

- You get upset when a store doesn't carry your favorite brand of bottled water.

- You go to work in the dark and come home in the dark even though you only have an 8 hour workday

- You realize no education is required to be a weatherman. Just make it up

.- You know what 'Sodo Mojo' is

- You think summer starts in July and winter in September

- You know you better enjoy the snow the first day it falls before the rain washes it away

- You own a barbeque that has rusted.

- You prefer one mountain range to the other

- When someone honks at you, you think they are trying to say "hi".