Friday, November 28, 2008

pictures of vegas

so i finally got some pictures from my vegas trip onto my computer. we saw lots of neat buildings and architecture.

the eiffel tower

leo the lion

the statue of liberty

and the strip

we had a really fun time. i'll have some more fun pictures on my myspace page for those of you interested.

Monday, November 17, 2008

people bashing

so i went to church yesterday and there was a new lady there. i didn't talk to her because
1. i didn't even know she was there till they pointed her out in the room and she was about 4 rows back, and
2. when i had the chance i was so busy getting my roles back from primary and young women's.
anyway, i don't even know her name. i'm sure she said it, because she said something which i apparently wasn't listening to because then she says how glad she is that we understand big words in this ward. apparently (according to her) the ward in the south that she went to before couldn't understand big words. now i don't know what big words were said that we understood, but it was just really awkward. so the rs pres just said "okay" and started going on with her announcements. now i'm not saying that my ward is super smart, but i would never want to call another ward stupid. i was totally blown away by this woman's ward bashing. i guess she feels that it doesn't matter because she lives so far away from there and they are never gonnna know what she said, but really. let's be nice to people who can't defend themselves. of course, maybe i'm doing just that, but at least i'm directing it at one person and not generalizing a whole group of people.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

condensed vegas trip deets

well, we're back home now. the kids are clinging to us. it's nice. i thought that emmy would be really mad at us and not talk to us or look at us. i've seen her do that with other people, so i was a little worried. andrew had no problem welcoming us back. it's nice to be home in familiar surroundings and people and away from all the business of las vegas. we had fun. we went to the bellagio because that's where the convention was. i didn't go to the classes and at one point i just sat in a chair fro about an hour or so by myself. tony finagled a badge for me so that i was able to go to the vendor expo and we were fed buffet style, plus vendors had samplas and there was an open bar. needless to say, i had lots of cranberry juice and sprite. there were even magicians who would come to the tables and do slight of hand for us at our tables. one guy was so good! he asked me what my favorite card was and i told him queen of clubs. apparently he knew we were going to meet and what card i would say was my favorite since he had the queen of clubs in his wallet. later he made a mistake we thought when derek picked the ten of diamonds out of the deck. the magician pulled a three of diamonds partway out of his pocket. i felt bad for him because we had messed up. derek told him it was the wrong card and the man asked what card derek had pulled. then he started to pull the card more out of his pocket and it just kept going till there were ten diamonds on it and the number ten at the bottom. then he pulled out a huge ten of diamonds card. it was awesome! we are all blown away. he was really good. he was even lighting things on fire and he turned a bunch of loose pearls into a poodle. anyway, the next day they had breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided for us. they were really good meals. yesterday was our last day in vegas and we just played around. we went on a spongebob ride and a roller coaster and watched acrobats at the circus circus, and then we went to the new york new york and tony and michelle went on the roller coaster there. we also went to the mgm and ate at the rainforest café. i'd never been to one of those before, but it was really neat. afterwards we spent about an hour in the gift shop there. then we went to the m&m store. it had 4 stories! more m&m stuff than i'd ever seen! anyway, we had fun. we got home today and the kids were really glad to see us.

Monday, November 10, 2008

what happens in vegas should be happening to you!

so i'm in vegas and i'm having fun. derek is in a class right now and i get to play around the town and on the internet. ha ha ha. he's stuck on some hard chairs for three hours. anyway, we're here for some convention that his boss said he had to come to. we are here with derek's boss and her husband. actually i'm with "the boss" and we are gonna go run around some more. i gotta go!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

the parking spot

last night a guy who looked like a teenager came to my door and asked me if my mom or dad was here. i just had to smile and then he realized his mistake and asked me if i could move my car. we had parked in his friend's spot since someone was in our spot. usually we don't park in our spot since it's farther away from our apartment than visitor parking, but it was raining last night when we got home. so i threw on a jacket and moved the car to visitor parking. i think whoever parks in our spot just thinks that it's nobody's since we never park there. i think we've used it once and i know that my parents used it once. i would only want covered parking when it's raining or snowing so this winter i'll probably have to start leaving notes on people's cars telling them to get the heck out of my spot. anyway, i didn't want to just rant. the silver lining of the tale is that a teenager thought that i was a teenager, and my address is not 21 jump st. i just think that it's funny to be thought of as younger. not that i'm old, but i'm 28. high school was ten years ago, college was 6. sometimes people at church think that i'm younger than i am. i have small children so that may be part of it, but i just got started late. well, late for a mormon girl. at age 22 i was convinced i would forever be a spinster. a year later i was married and a year and a half after that i had my first child. i was almost 25. that's old to be starting out. well, in my opinion. sometimes i think about my mom when she was my age. when my mom was my age she had seven kids already. i can't even imagine that, but she started young. one time we were playing a game at a party for my dad and we had to tell two truths and one lie. mom told two truths and then said that she was married at age 20. well, one lady said that had to be the lie because she knew that mom was older then 20 when she got married. she knew it. i just had to smile and laugh because that was the lie, but mom was 19 when she was married, not older than 20. i don't know why that lady thought that mom was older, but i guess she wasn't thinking. did she know that mom had 7 kids and that i am the youngest? did she know how old i was? how old did she think mom was now? anyway, it was funny. that was back in july, since it was a party for my dad's birthday.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


so we had a fun time trick or treating. we went to the ward trunk or treat last saturday and then this past friday we went out trick or treating. it was fun, but my legs are still sore from all the walking that we did. i am not used to walking that much, but it was nice to do. anyway, i'll be putting some pictures on my myspace account soon, so my friends can see what we looked like. derek even wore his costume long enough to get his picture taken.