Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Below is a little video created by Josh staring Michelle. He took it with his phone and edited in iMovie. Not bad for a phone video! They had a lot of fun making the video.
The second day we went to Raging Waters! It was sooooo fun. I hadn't been to a water park in like 5 years with my family. We used to go to Soak City (White Water Canyon) a lot when I was in middle school and high school. This park really different then a california water park. I hardly heard a whistle being blown. in CA if you look weird you get a whistle blown at you. Its dumb. They had something for everyone. I loved the rope swing and slide that threw me into the air a few feet and then dropped me into the water. But mostly I loved the lazy river. When I'm rich and famous; i'll be placing one around the perimeter of my mansion.
Here is another video about the day.
It was really fun to have my family in town for a few days.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
H&M has my kind of clothes. And they fit. They make amazing jeans, dresses, skirts, tops, accessories and are now coming out with shoes. They are stylish, made well and are priced very fairly. Plus they have awesome mens clothes also which Josh loves. Utah really needs to get a H&M.
Target, need I say more? I can't get enough of Target sometimes. I do my grocery shopping, music, cleaning, clothes, some decorating and other misc. shopping. They make shopping wonderful. Their prices and quality are great. I love that I can get the majority of my shopping done in one place. Even their coupon booklets are well designed (which speaks volumes for me).
There is no doubt about Josh and I LOVING IKEA. Last weekend Ikea hooked us up again, during their Seize the Days (50% off the sale price on select items) sale. We have been shopping around for living room furniture and haven't found what we have had in mind. I have had my eye on the Makor set from ikea, but I didn't think it was made out of real wood. I was wrong, its made out of solid wood! So two weeks ago we got the Seize the Days flyer in the mail and the Makor set was half off! We were one of the first people at Ikea last saturday morning and snagged a new TV stand and 2 end tables for under $300.00! How can you not love ikea? Most TV stands alone are about 500.00. This is just one of the many reasons we love Ikea. They have some great prices and we love their modern design. Plus the layout of the store is genius. I love well designed/thought out shopping experiences. Its perfect useable modern design. Oh how we love swedish design.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Next is Lady Gaga. For those of you who know me on a musical level I run away from pop music. This is because most of it is terrible and predictable. However I think pop music 'might' possibly change back to being good one day. Like Lady Gaga. I can't get enough of "Dance, Dance!"
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
The summer has been full of activities and has no signs of slowing down. We've gone to San Diego for a week in June. And we'll be returning in August. We also went to a Major League Soccer game in Salt Lake. It was a blast and the REAL won 3 to 0. Can't beat that!
We have avoided catching the swine flu; so that's always a positive when you can avoid communicable diseases right? I have caught a fever of sorts. A bike fever. Yes I have been converted to the ways of the two wheeled mountain climbing class. I seriously can't get enough. To illustrate my chain love craziness I have been waking up at 6:30 in the morning two times a week to go ride with a group of friends. Yeah I know, 6:30 in the morning; it's weird but I actually enjoy it. It helps that I bought a new bike and it is sa-weet.
I've also found a group of guys my age that go skate every Thursday night. So I've been skating with them for a few weeks now and it is so much fun to be with guys my age and skill level that just love to skate. It has been so fun.
This weekend was the 4th of july. Last year was pretty fun, I'll admit it. But this year was amazing. Our friend Scott invited us to go boating at Utah Lake in the morning. So we said "Sure. We like water." So we went and had a cosmic blast. I'd never wakeboarded and neither had Natalie but figured we'd give it a try. Natalie was able to get up and ride after only 5 trys. She loved it and can't wait to go again. I was eventually able to get up and ride too, but it took me a lot more than 5 trys. Wakeboarding is a lot of fun and feels really similar to snowboarding. I got a little ahead of myself and kept trying to jump off the wake. And smashing your head into water while wakeboarding is a lot like smashing your head into the mountain when snowboarding. The similarities are astounding. We had a great time. (I have video of us at the lake but Blogger won't let me upload it yet. stay tuned.)
From Utah Lake we drove back to our place just to turn back around and head to Oakley, Utah. JD and Kallie invited us up to hang out at JD's parents house. And that was way fun too. Hanging with them is always a fun time.
So that about wraps it up so far. Next week we are heading to Pocatello. My parents have blown the rams horn of gathering from the tops of the ancestrial hills. Everyone is returing like salmon to the land of their birth. It's going to be fun to be with all my brothers and sisters. We rarely get to be in the same place at the same time any more.