Friday, July 31, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Thursday after work, I had the awesome privilege of volunteering as an usher at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House. (That completed serving in four different temples over the past two weeks.) I was assigned to Sealing Room 2. I have to say that Sealing Room 2 was the cleanest and most well runned room there was that night! It was great to see the variety of people that attended the Open House that night.
Friday, my Mom and I traveled north with the top down in her Mustang convertible. (Hence the pink flesh in the following picture.) We visited with my Grandma in Providence, Utah. I hadn't seen her for a few months. It was great to visit with her. Then Mom and I continued north to Bear Lake, Idaho. We ate a delicious dinner at LaBeau's. We had the all-American meal of a burger, fries, and shake. Yum! Then we saw my friend Michael perform at the Pickleville Playhouse in the musical Annie Get Your Gun. He plays the lead character of Frank Butler. He did an amazing job! Truth be told, I was anticipating my shake at LaBeau's more than seeing him perform that evening. (Sorry Michael!) After the evening was over, I ended up enjoying the musical MUCH more than my shake. Go figure! So if you are heading to Bear Lake this summer, I highly recommend seeing Annie Get Your Gun at the Pickleville Playhouse. (Come on! What else is there to do after dark at Bear Lake?!) Here's a picture of us afterwards.
Saturday was my laid back holiday. I slept in late (since I got home from the performance around 2 AM). I spent most of the day outdoors. It was a perfect day! I had a barbecue with my parents, an uncle, and some neighbors. We were just chillin' after our barbecue feast, chit-chatting away when the real excitement of the day began. Behind my house is a canal. Next to the canal is a gravel area where people can walk, ride their horse, or ride a four wheeler. Whatever you prefer. As we were talking, we heard two four wheelers speeding past our house a few times. Then all of a sudden, It happened. By It, I mean the sound of plastic being crunched against plastic. It's not a comforting sound. We ran to the fence and looked over. There was a girl sitting on the ground and the guy on the other four wheeler was just looking at her. We asked her if she was alright. At first, she said she couldn't breath but she soon got her breath back. Then the guy dragged the plastic saddlebag that goes on the four wheeler out of the canal. (Good thing it is water proof!) He put it back on the girl's four wheeler. She lost her sunglasses and looked for them. We think they sunk to the bottom of the canal. She slowly got up and got back on her four wheeler. As she started the four wheeler and drove away, we noticed she was doing everything with her left hand. (We think she sprained or even broke her right wrist when she got thrown off the four wheeler.) Then they drove away, slower than before. Life's lessons learned. How can you top that excitement?! I knew you would ask. We drove to the temple hill and watched at least 6 different cities fireworks (along with countless home fireworks). It was a fabulous day!
Sunday, I went to a friends' house and hung out with her family for a little while. It was a great weekend. I think I'm going to start a petition at work to always work four eight hour days and have three days off. I wonder if they'll go for it?? I have to start it now while this past weekend is fresh on their minds. :)