Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snowed In

I was headed to church today and I walked outside to a bunch of white, wet stuff. It looked rather pretty, however, it became my nemisis. My car was trapped. Mike had left earlier in the morning for work and had no problems, due to a commodity called 4-wheel drive. But as I reversed I made it to the end of my drive further. I tried go forward again and reversing faster but it got me no further. I tried going forward and reversing in multiple directions, but it got me nowhere. I dug out the snow from underneath the tires, in hopes that I got the car to turn sideways, hoping that if I went forward I would be able to make it over the hump, but to no avail. And all I was left with was this...

There is a little bit of a lift at the end of the driveway, and I believe that was my biggest obstacle. Just to give you all an idea on how much snow we were getting, I had cleaned all the snow off my windows prior to trying to escape my house! So, needless to say, I was homebound today!

What a Weekend!

So I have totally been slacking in the blogging department and I apologize profusely!! Life has been down right crazy here and unfortunately the blogging gets last priority. And although it may not settle down immediately it should get quieter soon! But enough of that...lets get some updates! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We started our weekend on Wednesday and went to Blues Central for a anniversary party for one of the radio morning shows up here. We went mostly for the music, and we were NOT disappointed! A man by the name of Geoffry Castle came and played his violin and he was amazing. For all you musicians out there, I'm sure you will know all the technical terms for his equipment, but you'll have to suffice with my mere description! He had this pedal gadget thing that recorded different parts that he was playing, so he would begin the song and play the same thing for a bit, and then while the pedal thing was repeating it he would start the second part of the song and then the third and by the end he was playing all the parts of the song by himself. Anyways, enough of my lousy was good!

Thursday we slept in a bit and then watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Afterwards we headed out to Palmer to my uncle's house for some good Turkey Day Food! We watched some football, visited and was lots of fun. We left there fairly early because the roads were wet and we were afraid it was going to be a very icy and slippery ride home. We went to our friends Shug and Paul and visited with friends. We then proceeded to our friend Forrest's house to play a game of rich man/poor man. Which then led to us needing to go home to sleep!

I had no intention of going shopping in the wee hours of the morning on Black Friday, but I purchased a newspaper just to see what was being sold and my mind was changed. They had some great deals this year and I do believe that 90% of my Christmas shopping is done!! Jamie Clarker RN and I woke up at 3:30 and were at the mall @ 4:00 a.m. we then went to Walmart, which was a ZOO, but I got what I needed and then we headed over to Fred Meyer for their Buy a board game get one free sale. We then headed home and went to bed! Mike worked until 8 p.m. and then we went and saw Four Christmases. It was pretty funny! I've been wanting to see it since I first saw the previews and I really liked it. The rest of the weekend was pretty uneventful. Mike has had to work everyday, I went to work for a little bit to get caught up on some stuff. But then I had to do all the grown up stuff of purchasing grocery's and cleaning house and such. I have enjoyed my 4 days off work and I'm really excited for this Holiday Season! I'm excited to get our tree and decorations up! It such a wonderful time of year!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Go Aces

The Utah Grizzlies were up here in the far northfor a 3 game series against the Aces. We thought it would be a fun activity and made a night out of it. We started at the Sourdough Mining Company eating none other than the infamous Korn Fritters. We then headed over to the Sullivan Arena.
We didn't make it there until the 2nd period, but we had fun nontheless. The Aces came out on top with a 4-1 victory. Although I don't really understand the rules to Hockey, it's the only sporting event we get up here, so it's fun to watch. There was only 1 small fight, which was a little disappointing for the fans :(.

Forrest, Abby, Roy, Gavin, Jamie, Wendy, Mike

Sunday, November 9, 2008

California Party

I'm finally getting around to posting about our California party. We had so much fun being with Mike's family. We are so greatful for all the family and friends who came out and supported us. As you will see there was even more cake in the face and a slight 'dip' in the pool! Thanks Alan and Pam we really appreciate it!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Long Awaited....

Wedding Photos!

I was so excited to get my pictures back. My mom has had them for the last couple of weeks, and finally was able to get them sent up to me. I am so happy with them! Thanks Suzy, you did a great job! You'll have to excuse the crazy layout of all the photos. And please standby for more great pictures from our California party! Enjoy...