Thursday, December 4, 2008

yum Shrimp!

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Monday, December 1, 2008

A Blog we can believe in

Exciting Events for us this last month? Spent a quite weekend in St. George, Bathed the Dog, Thanksgiving with family, What am I missing? Oh yeah The Election!!! Something that has consumed our lives for the past 2 years... finally its over? Now what are we gong to do? To some election night was bitter sweet. Obama wins YEAH!, Dems in Utah Loose Boo...
and Prop. 8? WTF!!! Is is really appropriate to vote on someones civil liberties? NO!
For others the excitement was too much. Little Henry A. crashed before Obama gave his acceptances speech.
Lovely Ladies so Excited for the Change to come

The Always fun and exciting Jaiya, Nichole & Mica. Are they even old enough to vote?

Oh happy days! This is a Dance we can believe in!

For me and Justin this is how we remember the night. Cup in hand, everything a bit blurry but all smiles... I HOPE the next four years brings CHANGE we can all BELIEVE in.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Don't let this happen to you!!!

Big Screen Debut

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Alisha's Haunted House Review

I am a wimp and have been boycotting Haunted house for years (although I used to love them) but as many of you know I am ridden with FEAR! Thanks Mom. But this year I said to hell with!
We started with the Carnival of Terror in Taylorsville, Its a bit geto, but just what I need to get back in the game. And its a bragging, For a group of 6 its only $35
We then immediately moved on the Biggest and the Best (Allegedly) Nightmare on 13th. The expensive cattle herd I like to call it. $30 bucks for the fast pass and still you have to wait, but the special effects are cool. The girls behind us, NOT Cool!
The next week we deiced Castle of Chaos. This we had a free pass for (Thanks to Janet and Beans & Brews) but it would have cost us $27 (this is without the "BLOODFEST!" This is an add on of 3$. with "BLOODFEST" they give you a yellow rain poncho and splash you with fake blood and the actors can touch you (you have to sign a waver to participate, so count me out!) I did enjoy it, but would not pay $27 in the future to go.
...we were pumped and need more... but we have done it all in SLC, so what to do?
and as always the answerer is Tooele. ASYLUM 49 $13 for a regular pass $16 for Fast Pass TAKE THE FAST PASS!!! we did not and waited for about 40 people before for 1 hour... the wait was worth it. Best Haunted House EVER! Loved it. so much fun. The love it Back Baby!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Maggie gets a Cousin

Introducing Simon Mauzer Fritz! He is a very small 6 week old mauzer. His mom is a 9 lb miniature schnauzer and his dad is a 4 lb maltese. He is so adorable! He is a mini Babaloo. Maggie is terrified of him and won't come near him for some reason.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Ms. Maggie Turned 3 on the 15th. The Terrible 2's are behind us. Maggie dined on treats all day with her favorite gal pal Kona. We Then settled in for debate watching and more treats. Maggie really loves to watch Obama.

Maggie in her new parka she is looking a bit grouchy. She has now learned the down side of too many treats it they make you feel Sick!

Media Darling

I finally get some press, not that I want or need it unlike my Media Whore Husband who thrives on it. The SLC Trib called my office early this week and asked me a few questions (this happens around Halloween and Memorial day, but never have I been quoted. Unfortunately it has to do with sports which is low on my list of things to talk about. but still... I am in fact a media darling. But I would like to clarify that I would never say Tombstone!
They are in fact Monuments or Memorials.

Utah football: A boot hill for Rice-Eccles
Ute football: Whittingham looks to bury opponents
Coach wants graveyard for BCS teams Utes beat
By Lya Wodraska The Salt Lake Tribune

Beating teams from Bowl Championship Series conferences is no longer good enough for Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. Now he wants to bury them, too. Whittingham possibly would like to have a football graveyard outside of Rice-Eccles Stadium with tombstones recognizing the BCS teams the Utes have defeated in their stadium. Since 2000, the Utes are 15-10 against BCS schools, which is the most wins against BCS teams for any non-BCS team. Under Whittingham the Utes are 6-3 vs. BCS opponents and 3-0 at home. "I think it would be something fun, a good thing to do," Whittingham said. Whittingham isn't the first with the desire to pay tribute to wins against highly regarded opponents with a twist of morbidity. Clemson has a similar graveyard outside of its practice facility marking Top 10 teams it has beaten on the road, and Maryland has one outside of its practice field with the names of the Top 10 teams it has beaten at home. Whittingham spoke of his desires at a recent Crimson Club luncheon, mentioning he would take donations for the project. On Tuesday he said he hasn't had any takers yet but still likes the idea. The Crimson Club, which is often involved in fundraising for such projects, wouldn't put the project on the list of priorities for the organization and would let Whittingham do the fundraising, director Doug Knuth

said. "It has already generated a lot of interest," he said of the idea. "I think fans would love it, but it could backfire, too, and get every BCS team that saw it fired up." Utah athletic director Chris Hill said the idea would have to be discussed further before he gave his approval, but he didn't sound too excited about the proposition. "We have lots of things we need to do to beautify our stadium," he said. "That probably isn't one of them."
The costs of tombstones range from $800 for ones that are 18 inches tall to $2,000 for ones that are three feet tall, according to Alisha Daniels at Salt Lake Monument. "Usually people get them for more traditional reasons," Daniels said. "But we'll do anything, I guess."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Brenda Brenda Brenda

Where to start... Its been almost a month and so much frivolous crap has happened.
House Hunting: 3 moths ago we really restarted our search for our own home. at that time we could barley afford a home with a roof. then things got better for us homes in our price range came with a roof just not stairs (even when their were more than 2 living levels of the home) but now we can have both a roof and stairs. the economy is looking bad for the rest of the country but our home search is looking up. some day we will be able to afford a home with walls and maybe floors...

YDU: Justin's work with the YDU (Young Democrats of Utah) is going quite well. For a while there, the only way to see him was to watch the news, but now that he had his IPhone you can just IM him.

Utah Politics: Things are heating up around here. Even Tres Hombres is in on the Action.

90210: Pretty much since Donna & David wed in 2000, I have been searching for my 90210 replacement. Their has been a void in my heart that Rori Gilmore, Peyton Sawyer, Carrie & Big, or Rachel & Ross just couldn't fill. They all have their own place in my heart, but will never fill the void. But now their is hope and it not just Obama in the air. Real hope is out their. I am just 3 episodes in but it's not that bad. Brenda looks like shes been smoking 2 packs a day since she left the show in 1994. Kelly hasn't changed a bit well except for the love child her and Dylan have together. I can't wait for the rest of the crew to make an appearance. Donna we know your better looking now.

Cabin Party: It was a small intimate gathering with crazy weather. We enjoyed the usual adult beverages and good times. Yes in deed good times
Maggie: Woof WOOOF woof

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Twin Falls?

On the way home from Seattle we made a pit stop in Twin falls Idaho to buy lottery tickets of course and see the sights.
Perrine Bridge over the Snake river. I found it especially pretty.
Snake River Valley
This bunch was also impressed

this guy is just happy we finally let him out of the car

I am only partially excited knowing we still have 6 or so more hours to go. Will we ever get home???

this Jesus look a like is thinking what can i jump this gorge with? is their a motorcycle near by?

Free Base Jumper. It was so awesome!
Hobo a sleep in the park? no that my brother Mica

After quick nap and talking Justin out of jumping the Snake River with the family car. the boys are ready to go.

Shoshone Falls

The actually Twin falls. but wait their is only on fall? whats that? they block off the other one to place a power plant. well certainly they will now change the name of their city to Uno Falls or something?

Justin in shock over the lack of actual Twin falls.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Family Hemp Fest

Me and my family (Justin, TJ, Mica, Mom, Grandpa and Grandma) drove to Seattle last week to visit with my Uncles and vacation.
As luck would have it the 2008 Seattle Hemp Fest was in that weekend.
Not that me or my Family are Pot Smokers, we are just freedom lovers, and who doesn't love a festival?

Mica, Mom, Jeff, TJ & Larry on the way to Hemp fest at the out door S.A.M. (Seattle art museum) Art? at the S.A.M. Its more like a sad reminder of road construction.
We made a trip out to the Seattle Museum of Flight Restoration Center in Everett Washington.
My Grandpa is a airplane fanatic. He has made and competed in model airplane contest all over the country. He loves things that fly. So we found a museum he had not been to yet. This is the place they restore old planes for the Boening museum of flight.
Justin learning how a propeller works.
Justin, TJ & Mica with the ET plane. they are ready to phone home.

Grandpa with his favorite plane. This plane is the first commercial air line. This is also the first plane my Grandpa modeled as a kid.
Justin with the Snoopy plane. Justin loves snoopy
Mica with the plane that looks the most like a something from Star Wars. Mica was very sad we were out of town during the release of the new Star Wars movie.
TJ with the wooden ____ , this is a glider

Me with a plane? It just looked nice I don't remember what it was

We also made a trip to Aquarium

TJ & Mica touching sea creatures.

Me and my favorite creature at the aquarium. (well a wood carving of one that is) the River otter. they are so cute and look like Maggie. We all missed Maggie. She spent the week with Amy and the Boys.

Mica taking a measurement of his quest to be the tallest man alive. He is getting there. Its good to have a goal Mica.

And TJ with his quest to be... well TJ

Justin with his quest to visit the Lenin statue in Fremont Seattle.
We also spent a day at Lake Washington Kayaking, swimming and relaxing.
Every minute we got watching the Olympics.
Justin got the ultimate Seattle souvenir an IPhone. TJ & Mica lightsaber fought all over Seattle. My mom spent the day at the Mall (probably her life long dream, our family seems to vacation to mall exclusively) My Grandma got to sit around and do nothing, her goal of the vacation. As always I can't wait to go back.

Cabin Weekend

This post is a bit late.
a. I came down with a very serious staph infection MRSA and have been very very sick. I'm fine now.
b. I went on vacation to Seattle with my family.

But 2 weeks ago Justin and I spent the weekend with the Fritz boys up at at the cabin.
Our Friends Amy C., Evan and William also came up for a night as well.

Alisha Maggie & Kona on the way up to Big Rock. The Fritz Boys could have gone up and down about 5 times in the time it took me to get up there, but i made it.
Jackson and Keaton waiting for slow Uncle Justin and Aunt Alisha. Although Kona was first she came back to round up the slow old people.
Ahh finally made it, now i will rest for about 1 hours before I attempt to make it back to the cabin.
Man it's so far away, I think I will just stay up here...
I made it down a little scraped from my gracefully hiking skills. but see it really far.
Jackson on the inter tube paddling no where. We spent almost all the days at the little river, we have a great little swimming hole that the boys and the dogs love. I especially love it, the grown ups can sit and watch from he shade.
William with the larges squirt gun I have ever seen. after the boys filled it up they couldn't hold it up it was so heavy. but they soon figured out a system.
system at use. poor Justin. I think he had it coming he had been squirting the kids all day.
Walker trekked to Big Rock 5 time in one day. He tells us he got really good cell service. He sent about 2000 text messages to his girlfriend every day. Teenagers!