Thursday, July 31, 2008

Her earns must have been burning....

Yes she is at it again, just when you thought it was safe to go home again. The story: Steve had some continuing education to do so we went down to Fallbrook this week for Monday-Wednesday. We ate dinner with mom and dad on Monday night, and what do I find in the chicken noodle casserole? Yes, it is true, zucchini! There was no hiding under chicken or noodles, just out in the open zucchini. Dad was not to happy, he wondered if zucchini can ever be good tasting. I was a bit afraid to eat the brownies, who knew what might be in them. Ever here of zucchini brownies? But I could relax, they came from Paula's. So just to let all of you know, the "Zucchini Queen" still reigns. Kathryn, be aware, be very aware.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Scott in Brazil-
Scott has only three months left on his mission to Brazil. If you haven't written him yet, you better do so now. Or you can just wait until he gets home and tell him how you were always going to write but never got around to it. He just got a new comp, only his second American on his mission. His English might not be too bad when he gets home. Here are a few pictures of his busy life, the knee is from ward soccer

Scott in Florianopolis to meet new Mission Pres

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Road Trip to Vegas

Road Trip!
As any one who had ever driven east from L.A. can guess where we went. Craig has a room mate from college, Mark Fernandez, who lives in Las Vegas and needed some accounting help so we went and made a fun 24 hour trip. We left Friday around 10:00 and came back home Saturday after they helped Mark. Las Vegas is not one of my most favorite places to go, in fact I really dislike having to spend any time there, but I figured since we were going we ight as well make the best of it.

Nicole had never seen Phantom of the Opera so I was able to get tickets for Friday night. It was quite production. The theather is in the Venetian Hotel and was built to look like the inside of an Opera House, it is really convincing. We had a fun evening after the play walking through the hotel where they have made the shops look like you are strolling down a street in Venice Itay complete with water and gondolers .

How many of you have ever seem this sign drving into Baker?
I have been seeing it for years and years since I was a kid always wondering what a Greek Gyro is. Well, I finally got to stop and find out. I told Steve we were stopping in Baker there for lunch, he put up a bit of a fuss of course, it wasn't the usual grap and go get back on the road fast food.
Let me tell you, it was delicious!I'm still full. And the strawberry shake was great too. So next time you stop, make it Baker (where the worlds tallest theometer is), and get the gyros, you really can't eat it in the car they are so full.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

4th of July
For the 4th of July we decided to drive to Kent & Stephanie's house. I had never been up Highway 1 along the California coast, so we went that way. The things about the coast, its foggy.
And that is what we saw most of the way up there. We were about half way up the coast of Oregon when we decided we had seen enough, or not seen enough, and headed inland for Eugene.
One of the fun things we did on the way up, we stopped at the Rogue River and took a jet boat 45 miles up river. It was alot of fun and pretty wet. We also did a little hiking in the Redwood Forest.

This spring we flew to Washington D. C. to move Kent and Stephanie to Washington state. Like most men Steve wanted to drive across the country with minimal stops. But I wanted to make a few stops along the way. I have always wanted to see Mount Rushmore, it is not on the way to anything but we were going to be close. We spent a whole day driving around the area. We just took Kent's car off the trailer. I also always wanted to see where Devils Tower was. You might remember it from the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Especially the part where Richard Dreyfus make a model of it from mashed potatoes. Steve agreed, luckily it was only about a 30 minute detour, what a great husband. Both stops were well worth the effort.
I have found the fun of blogging and am attempting to start a blog for Steve and I. Our life at home is pretty quiet and borning compared to the rest of you, buy you know the saying, "Been there, done that." Maybe this will blog will be an insight into your lives in 20+ years, hope we can show you the fun we are having.

Taylor wants to ride in the truch

At Mt. Rushmore

Devils Tower Wyoming