Saturday, September 26, 2009

He's home

Kent got home today!
He's been serving his mission in Argentina, and he came home to a new sister-in-law.
Scott's been so excited for the day. And it was sweet to see the reunion.

For all my nephews (and some of my neices) out there who follow the blog, I thought it was touching to see his shoes, all worn and dusty from two years of serving. I hope your shoes look like that too. (except I hope my neices shoes are cuter!)

Pocatello Weekend

We took a quick weekend trip to pocatello two weeks ago with the McNabb's, friends from our ward.

It was so nice to get away!
We watched football, ate yummy food, watched more football, went on a run, more football, rode horses, football, food, clay pigeon shooting, and football.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Shopping Carts #3

For those who follow my blog, you know shopping carts has been a major posting piece.

In case you thought this was a new problem - google maps has it documented on their street view:
Follow the above link, paste this into the space: 555 S 800 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, and click on the "street view" photo that pops up.

Good News: Our neighbors just told us you can call Smiths and they will pick up the carts.

100 years or 1000 years. We'll be gone either way.

We live in one of the oldest wards in SLC - the Tenth Ward. The meeting house was built in 1873, and later a chapel was built in 1909. We still meet in that chapel; a really neat place if you are ever in town on Sunday. Pipe organ, balcony, stained glass. Not even a basketball court.

Our ward celebrated the 100 year aniversary of the building and opened the cornerstone and never before opened 100 year-old time capsule on Saturday evening. Part of the celebration included writing letters which will be included in the next time capsule.

Sunday's testimony meeting was full of stories from many of the visitors who had come to town for the celebration. I especially loved the woman who, as she was talking about how neat it was to open the time capsule, and how neat it is that we can contribute to the next time capsule, said "And we won't be around when the next time capsule is opened in a hundred years in 3009."

Nope, and we probably wont be around in 2109 either. The math can be a little tricky when you're standing in front of a crowd.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Football Part II

Scotts is a Cougar. A Utah Cougar. Ever since moving to SLC I've learned that there are Cougars and there are Utah Cougars; ones who grew up among Utah fans and have had to defend the blue and white. And they dont just rise and shout for the Cougars, but for anyone playing against the red and white.

I'm a cougar. But an Oregon Cougar. And so when the guy 2 doors down starts for Utah. And when the couple that got married and moved into the ward the same day we did is a walk-on for the Utes, its like I've friends wearing red and white.

Scott said he would leave me if I ever cheered for the Utes. Scott calls it the unforgivable sin.

I guess we'll have to see how the season shapes up.

"I like football more than you"

Those were Scott's exact words about a year ago when we were still dating.

Now he meant to say 'I like football more than you do' ... and it took him a second to figure out why I threw a pillow at him. But we still laugh about that comment.

And tonight Scott asked me 'do you know what tomorrow is?' He was giddy as he talked about how sweet college football is, and how tomorrow is the start of the season

I'm heading to St George for a race tomorrow night. So he can enjoy the 2nd love of his life without his 1st love getting in the way.