Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Secret obsession

After a long day/week/whenever-I-feel-like-it I throw on some PJs and skip to the best part of Lord of the Rings. I've seen the LOTR movies a couple dozen times, but the best part I've watched... ahem many, many times more than that.
And now, may I present...
THE BEST PART:
[spoiler alert!]


Ahhhhh it kills me every time. (And don't ask me why my favorite part is when it seems like evil has completely triumphed... I have no idea. It just is.)

PS: totally unrelated but I had the strangest dream last night where I had to punch all these kittens that were following me. Really weird, but much more interesting than my usual dreams about going to work or getting groceries.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Memorial Day

[I will post about our trip to the Bahamas soooon, but I wanted to get these pics off my camera first]

We made a trek to Utah over memorial day weekend. Up through Vegas, down through Page.

This was my first time over the Hoover Dam on "the bridge". I remember seeing the preparations for it over 15 years ago! So I happen to have an extreme fear of heights on man-made objects. I fully believe that the only reason I made it across alive is because I did not know beforehand the size of this bridge. It is ENORMOUS. Pics do not do it justice in my opinion but, as you can see, I still tried. After crossing the bridge we went back and drove over the dam, just for old time's sake. We made that drive between Kingman & Las Vegas SO many times growing up but this was my first time as an adult. Everything just looks smaller! Except for the bridge. That thing is huge.

It was 105 degrees when we left Tucson and 68 degrees when we got to Salt Lake City--glorious!


The best perks were seeing 3-days-old Isaiah Matthew (why didn't I get any pics??? He is a cutie!) and visiting Samuel & Janae and Paul & Stephanie. OH! aaaand I met President Monson. Shook his hand. Totally awesome.

It was (sadly) a quick visit, the main purpose of which was to take care of the business of scoping out some housing, but we will be spending more time with them in the fall since... wait for it... we are moving to Provo-town. Bada-boom!

Joseph got in to BYU for law school. I'm so proud of him, he is such a hard-worker! As someone who actually enjoys hard work, I think he will have a very pleasant next 3 years...

I will be (hopefully) working if I can find a job that doesn't want to pay me 30% less than what I make now doing the exact same thing--c'mon Utah!

This will be home for the next period of our lives:
Well, particularly the bottom-left section since it is a 4-plex. But, you know what I mean. Built in 1908, lots of character. I am excited: 30% because it's way cute, 70% because there is a washer & dryer.

On the way back from Utah we stopped to visit friends and family in Winslow, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Phoenix [we filmed an embarrassingly awesome music video for Call Me Maybe w/Allison], and finally Tucson.

So that's the latest with us. After 6 good years I will say bye bye to Tucson. Hopefully it's just hasta luego and not adiĆ³s. I will be so sad but happy at the same time. I love making new friends, I just wish I didn't have to leave my old ones.

PS: To all my SLC/Provo peeps... 6 more weeks my friends. And then, we party :)