Sunday, September 26, 2010

First Soccer Game

Last night Chris and I got to experience something new. We were invited to go with my cousin and brother to a Salt Lake Real soccer game. It was a new experience for us because we are not big sports fans, so we don't often go out to games, but we thought that it would make a fun change and it did. It was a lot of fun, especially to watch the other fans and how into the game they get. We were sitting near a group of die hard fans who for the entire game were dancing, beating drums, shouting, and throwing shredded paper into the air. It was funny to watch and i'm fairly certain that they were very drunk. It got pretty tense at the end because Real was down 1 point (well, they didn't have any at all) and it would have been horrible to lose on home turf. But, in the last 3 minutes of the game, they were able to score which means that the game ended up being a tie. I don't really understand how a professional sport game can end with a tie, but I guess it's better than losing. Overall, Chris and I enjoyed our first soccer game and would be open to going again. Thanks Amanda for inviting us to come!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Exciting Work Day

I never really thought of the dangers that were present when a job is located up in the mountains. Yesterday, I learned what some of those dangers are. It started like any other work day, I got up, was at work by 7:00am and worked. I had lunch with my friend Hannah and its after lunch that my typical work day became less typical. I guess that I should step back and say that yesterday was a bit of a stormy day. It wasn't as bad as a storm that we had a month ago, but that storm combined with the dry weather we had been having in September created a bit of a problem for yesterdays storm. After everyone had started working after lunch, a couple people were asked to go see the managers. This is not a singular occurrence, so no one thought of anything until those individuals came to get their belongings and were told to immediately go home. What? We asked them why and they said that the rain had caused mudslides and the access road to work had a slide across it. Well, now everyone wanted to go home early and we were just discussing the mudslides when one of the managers came and told us that we were all going to be evacuated in groups of three. Lets just say that no one was very upset that we would have to leave work and go home. Oh darn...The manager continued to say that those who had parked close to the mountain (which just happened to be me) could go home first since they were more likely to have trouble getting out (since where their cars were located there was now a fairly strong moving current of water, mud, and small rocks). I was in one of the first groups of three to get to my car which was luckily undamaged. So, I got to go home an hour and a half early from work and i'm now waiting on word from the managers to see if I will be going in today or if it is still to dangerous. I'm hoping that it will be too dangerous so that I can have a nice day at home, we shall see. So, working up in the mountains can give you some exciting days at work, i'm just happy that no one was hurt.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cheaper by the Dozen?

In one month, Chris and I will be standing at this spot once again. This time however, we will not be alone! Earlier this spring, Chris and I (mostly I) decided that another trip to Disneyland was a definite must for this year. We decided that it would be fun to invite some of our family to go. At first, we just invited my parents, then it was extended to my Aunt and two cousins, then we asked Chris' parents if they would like to join us. One of my cousins dropped out of the trip because she was going on another major adventure which happened to be at the same time. I also let Chris' sister who lives in LA know that we were coming to her neck of the woods and we would love it if she and her husband would like to join our merry band. So, for most of the year the grand total of for sure attending people was 8. This past week, that number changed drastically! Towards the end of last week, Chris' parents let us know that they were for sure coming because they had gotten their plane tickets. We were so excited! Our party of 8 was now 10! I thought that this would be the grand total for our trip. 10 was a good number, right? Well, I was wrong. Over the weekend, another Aunt humbly asked if she could join us to which we said "no problem." Our total was now 11. This time I felt sure that our party was now full. I was wrong again. Yesterday, we got another email from Chris' parents letting us know that another one of his sisters will be joining our not so little party. We are thrilled! For several members of our party this is going to be their first time at the original Disney park (although they have been to Disney World) and I am so excited for them. I can't believe that from our casual talks earlier this year that our party to Disneyland will have 12 people!! This is going to be one epic vacation! I can't wait!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Second Blog

I've started a second blog about my attempts to be crafty. Please check it out at

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tanners Flat Camping Trip

This weekend, we went on our annual camping trip to Tanners Flat which is in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. This year was super fun! We just relaxed the first day, making crafts, reading, and playing games. The second day we did a 8.2 mile hike. It was really hard, but it was so worth it because the trail was stunning and Chris and I saw snakes, squirrels and a dear! My cousin Amanda and my aunt Julie also saw a Moose! We also enjoyed great food and amazing company! I had so much fun and I can't wait for next year's trip!!