Thursday, September 27, 2007

Getting there is half the fun

Over Labor Day weekend, we had the opportunity to go to Las Vegas for our niece's blessing. I was so excited when Dave took Friday off, so that we could have more time to spend with the family. Much to our disappointment, we broke down just before getting to Beaver. To make a long story short, after being towed to Beaver, then to St. George, Dave's parents were kind enough to pick us up. We had to leave the car, so Dave's mom also had to bring us back to St. George on Monday. Luckily, the car was fine. Taking 9 hours to get to Las Vegas, not quite as fun. I do have to say that Dave and I were able to laugh it off and still had a great trip and time in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Jordan's Birthday

So here is one more thing that happened over a month ago. Oops! We were able to spend time with one of Courtney's best friends, Jordan, for his birthday.

We wanted to do something really fun with them, so we decided on Boondocks, which is a miniature golf, arcade, slide, bumper car place all rolled into one. Since my friend, Mindy, has a small infant, we opted to just let them play in the arcade part and on the slide.

I'm pretty sure that by far their favorites were ones that we didn't even pay for. We just let them think they were racing and shooting. Come on $1.50 for one game. That is outrageous! They had fun collecting tickets from the other games they played too. My skills finally paid off and I won the jackpot playing monopoly. I think we got around 300 tickets. They were so excited to get better prizes than just an eraser or braclet. Thanks for sharing your birthday with us Jordan!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Last month, Dave had the opportunity to go indoor skydiving. For all of you who know Dave, it's not a surprise that this was not his first time. He has done it before and has also gone real skydiving. As for me, I could have gone also, but I don't think you could pay me to do it.
It was really funny. Dave had to take this little class that explained everything to you. We watched him through a glass door while he was in the class and he looked very bored. Then he got to put on this cool gear. I don't know who was more excited for Dave to do it, him or Courtney.
Dave was able to do it with his friend, Brad. I think it was alot more fun to do with another person that he knew. They took turns going in the wind tunnel. When they sat down to let the other have a turn, they were tons closer than us, and not behind the glass.
He was a little disappointed that the instructor stood so close to him and didn't give him, "room to do better tricks." I guess they thought he was a rookie.
Courtney said that she is big enough to do it and one of the guys working there said that they would let ages 3 and up try it. I decided it probably wouldn't be the best experience because in July, we went to a children's museum that let you be in a virtual tornado. She liked it at first, but when it got up to about 50 miles an hour, she started to scream. Maybe next year.

Monday, September 24, 2007

I'll Follow Him in Faith

For those of you who don't know, I'll follow him in faith has been the primary theme for this year. I am happy to report that I survived my very first Sacrament meeting program. It may come as a shock to some of you but I have never been in primary until this past April. I teach the six year olds that are turning seven. It's a fun age but also a challenging one. I never knew all that went into preparing for a sacrament program. The kids were very happy that they were able to perform for their parents and now it's over for a whole year. Whew! I think the hardest part was learning all the songs. What ever happened to the good old songs? Children are now required to learn multiple songs with more than three verses each. We also had to learn one song in sign language. They sure expect alot from the kids. The best part of the whole thing was that I got to sit on the stand with my class while Dave struggled to keep Courtney quiet and happy.

Mountain Dew Tour

Ok, I'm finally back. I got a lot of grief from some people and now you'll have to put up with my many posts of what we have been doing for the past six weeks. For some reason, we always have something going on. It's fun though.

This Saturday, Dave and Courtney got to watch the motorcyles at the Dew Tour. I had a hair appointment, so Dave decided to take Courtney out for a date. They had so much fun! Courtney loves anything her dad does, so he got her very excited for the whole thing.

She was a little disappointed though. She keeps saying, "I didn't see any bicycles." We had prepped her by saying that there would be bikes, motorcycles, and skateboards, but since they didn't want to be there all day, they only saw motorcycles.
They also went to the Gateway mall for a little bit, because it was close to the events. Courtney is way to young to realize how lucky she is. She gets to go to almost every event that happens at the Energy Solutions area and goes to every movie opening weekend, when they come out. She is so lucky to have a dad that gets tickets to everything!