Friday, July 30, 2010

SC&M Bees Night

Aww . . . the Salt Lake Bees.

One of the perks of the new firm I work for is that they sponsor a Bees Night for everybody and their families.
So . . . Mike and I went: And just to give you a picture of how alieninated I am at this firm, I only saw a few people from afar that I recognized. Hmmm . . . I should probably fix that.
Feel the stretch:
Bumble, Bumble, Bumble:
How do you become a mascot? Is there a mascot camp?
During the game, they made the announcement that Frank Layton was signing autographs. There was a line, but I did want a picture, so I took this from afar:
At all baseball events (okay, maybe not ALL, I don't think Little League does it), they play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch. And guess who led the crowd: Frank was literally RIGHT by us. We could have reached out and touched him. And we were probably on the jumbo-tron, being that close to him.

After the 7th inning stretch, Frank was kind enough to take pictures with fans. I was trying to just take a picture of him, and he motioned for me to come over. Frank was really nice. He even asked me what my name was and who the handsome man I was sitting with was and everything. (Part of me was thinking, "Is Frank Layton hitting on me? Or could he possibly be interested in Mike?"

What a nice, nice man.

Okay, it's summer, right? You'd think I'd be able to get at least a little tan, right?! Well, as this picture proves, that must be impossible for me:In the end, the Bees won, 5-4. The game was pretty exciting, which is why I love baseball!

This firm really does have some great perks.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Weekend Away

I have really great parents.

The best ever.

I'm sorry if you thought your parents were the best, but you're wrong. My parents are.

My parents will do anything for anybody and are the most generous people ever. EVER.

So, how do we pay them back for being so great?

We take them to the cabin for the weekend where they can relax.

My dad had never been to Yellowstone before. (I know, what?!) We didn't go as kids (why would we? Family of all girls. Camping = big no, no. Actually, OUTDOORS = BIG NO, NO), so we took him to:

Old Faithful:

(Yup, still boring.)

And the "Little Grand Canyon of Yellowstone:" Where there is a really pretty waterfall:

And we got caught in a buffalo traffic jam:
And we literally saw 2 buffalo butting heads feet away from our car. It was kind of scary, but really cool:

This is my dad:He's taking pictures of the fighting buffalo out of the sunroof.

My parents and Mike were also good sports and indulged me in going to see a show at Mack's Inn Theater. We had fun before the show started:

The show was a spoof of Robin Hood.

I think I said, "I'm sorry," to my family at least 50,000 times. It was awful. Well, no, the first act was awful, the second act was just okay. Mike leaned over to me at one point and said, "We drove 4 hours to listen to Mormon humor?" There were a lot of Mormon jokes. And it was funny, just not extremely funny. And the guy who played Robin Hood looked way to comfortable in his tighty, tight tights. So, that was my indulgence for the weekend.

The next day we went to Big Springs and Johnny Sack's Cabin. Whenever Mike and I have gone there in the past, the cabin has always been closed, so we'd never seen inside it before. Johnny Sack was a German immigrant who was only 4'11" tall. His house has become a historical monument in Big Springs.

Kind of cool: It was a really nice weekend. And it was especially great to get away from the heat (the high was 85 up there; jealous?) and relax.

My mom will do a much better job (and her pictures are better) of detailing our trip, so jump over to her blog:

Thank you to the Steed's for letting us use the cabin!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down a flight of stairs.


My sister, Aimee, sent me to do this a while ago, but, being me, I forgot until now. So . . . hang on. You're about to learn things about me you might not want to know . . .

#1: Favorite Shoes
This was hard for me (and you'll see why if you keep reading), but I decided to pick . . . my Madden Girl heels. Lately, these are my favorite because they make my stubby legs look long kind-of long.

#2: Kitchen Sink
#3: Favorite Room
Our big bathtub. It's probably the only thing I like about our house.
But I do like our front room or "home teacher room," because it houses most of my books.
#4: What are the kids doing right now?
No kids, but the cat is being obnoxious and keeps trying to attack me.

#5: Self Portrait

#6: Bathroom
Don't judge.

#7: Closet
You are about to learn the reason why I had a hard time picking a favorite pair of shoes.
Yes, that back wall is filled with my shoes.
And here's some more . . . And more . . .
And more . . .
Yes, I know it's a problem. Don't judge.

#8: Refrigerator
Hmmm . . . I should probably go to the store.

#9: Laundry Room
What can I say? Pretty typical.If you want to play and share your house (or, in my case, your mess) please do.