Saturday, July 26, 2008

Try Not to FREAK OUT!!!

Remain Calm... I have news and I hope you are all sitting down for this. My sister is thinking about moving back to the cities. Can it be? Could all my dreams of toe nail painting, boy talk, pj parties and late night junk food fests really be realized? I miss having my sister around, I feel like we haven't had good bonding time for about 3 years (that is pathetic I know).

I was thinking the other day of how we used to make tape recordings of us singing Debbie Gibson songs and making farting noises and laughing, having tent camp outs in the back yard... dressing Ben up like a girl and trying to fool my parents that he was the new girl in the neighborhood. Oh, and there were also the countless hours of barbies, staying up all night trying to beat Mario Brothers on Nintendo, sneaking out Beth's egress window in the wee hours of the night ... and that time we took the station wagon on a joyride to Tom Thumb to buy candy!!!! (don't worry we have already confessed all of this to my parents)

I am sure she will hate me for putting the above picture on here... so just to redeem myself please see the picture below.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Minnesota Twins Fans

Don't we make thoes Hot Dog's look specatular... well they were. Ms. Burboch... aka Sara came to visit me this weekend, and went to her first Twins game!!! It was a good time... I got some beads shaped like little baseballs, sang my heart out at the 7th inning strethch, and waited in line to be one of the first 5,000 fans to get a free T-shirt infused with real dirt from the new Twins stadium.

Which I don't think I told you this, but I am trying to see how many free T-shirts I can collect this summer. This one makes six (I am counting the two that I had to give to Joe because they only had extra large left... but hey I still got them for free!!!) I think I am going to make a quilt out of them... or something.

Sara and I also got our picture taken twice for the Twins Fans Website... you should click here and here to check us out!!!!

We also walked around for hours in Minneapolis, I had good intentions of showing her all of the really cool things in Minneapolis, but it turned more into us walking for hours aimlessly through the city... Sara I hoped you liked some of it!!!

The highlight was perhaps our chocolate shake at Applebees... minus the dirty fork :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

You know you need to go grocery shopping when....

You stick a bowl of frozen brussel sprouts in the microwave and call it dinner.
I am pretty sure this is a young child's worst nightmare, good thing I only have me to please.
They actually are delicous I am eating them while I am typing to you... my next stop Mom and Dads to see what's in their fridge, and then as a last resort, the grocery store:)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Thoes Special Kinds of Moments

I feel like I have been creating a lot of really great memories lately... the ones that make you see life a little bit differently, the kind that make you want to be a better person. SO here they are

Another Race in the Bag....

I don't know why I didn't discover running earlier in life, but I sure love it. The 4 mile race on July 4th made me feel like I wanted to die half way through due to a gradual incline that we had to run up for what seemed like eternity. Joe was singing me songs to inspire me and even gave me a few pushes to keep me going. Sometimes I hit these walls when I am running and I think, "How in the world am I ever going to run this half marathon!?!?!?!" But it never fails I ended up sprinting full speed across the finish line, and feeling victorious.

This is the Foster Family, on the far left is the dad, who just happens to be the bishop at our singles ward. They all run this race every year as a family tradition. Joe and I are hiding in the back, and then Audrey and Becky also came along.
Just the two of us after we crossed the finish line.

Stillwater was a great place to watch fireworks... we had a beautiful view of the river, got to see real live cannons fired (Not with cannon balls, but with balls of oatmeal wrapped in Plastic wrap... the effect was the same KA BOOM!!!)
We got to talk with some people who do war reenactments and learn a little bit of history. There was a gorgeous bridge and view of the river, great ice cream, a orchestra playing American Classics... The fireworks were by far the best I had seen in a long time, and they were set to music even.

It was a very inspiring day to say the least. I feel like I need to be a little more grateful for the country that we live it... God Bless America, Land That I love.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Oh Happy Day

I am so excited for this long 4th of July weekend!!! Today my manager came into my cubicle at 2:00 and told me that I have been working too hard lately and needed to start my vacation a little early, and he let me take off at 2:30!
Tomorrow morning I am going to run another race, this one is about 4 miles, hopefully I will be able to run it in about 35 minutes. Then I am going to hit the pool, and enjoy the day... Joe and I are thinking of maybe heading up to Stillwater to snoop around and watch fireworks over the river.
How about you... any big 4th of July Plans?