Sunday, October 28, 2007

Murder Mystery Party

Ryan and Callie Bott as Captain Hal Overy and Captain "Saucy" Nancy Martin

Danny and Jenette Darais as Salamanca the Valet and Hayapitl the Indian Chief

Buffy and Joe Dayton as Tom/Meg the Cabin Boy and Don Inigo

Cory as Crazy Bill Pistol the Pirate (yes, he is dressed as a woman)

Dave and I as Captain "Black" Jack McCracken and the Host

Jessica and Matt Shane as "Sawbones" McGraw and Governer Percival Stanforth

Last night Dave and I hosted a murder mystery dinner, and it was so much fun! Everyone was such good sports and their costumes were amazing, they went all-out. I feel so bad because I originally forgot my camera so I asked Dave to bring it when he came a little later and he did bring it but after taking like five pictures the batteries died! So here are the pictures we did get. Everyone looked awesome! We played a game called a Dead Man's Chest, so everyone was kind of piratey, or something related. Thanks to everyone who played, it was so much fun. We will have to keep this tradition going!

Friday, October 26, 2007

NYC Here I Come!!!

I am so excited, as part of my birthday present my Mom is taking Ashley and I to New York City! She has to go for work, so she figured the three of us might as well go and make a girls trip out of it. So far we don't have any real plans beyond going to see the Broadway, Wicked, and we may hit up the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building because Ashley hasn't seen them yet. I have a favor to ask, I have already been to New York a few times before, and I know there are a million things to see and do there, but I want input on what you think are the highlights, the things that really worth seeing while we are there. We will be there a total of four days, two when Ash and I will be just hanging out while my Mom is in Seminars and two when the three of us will be playing. Any input would be awesome, thanks.

Also, we had our second book club last night, and I have to say that the turn out was much better this time. Stephanie Lloyd, my sister in law, did an awesome job of hosting, and the book we picked for next month is Silas Marner by George Eliot, for anyone who wants to read it.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Witches Night Out!

Every year Garner's Village holds a Witches Night Out party and Ashley, Callie and I have found that it is a great way to get into the Halloween mood. The three of us have gone to it the last two years. It was a fun night where we dressed up as witches and shop and walk around Garners Village. This year is was so crowded that we had to wait in line to even get into some of the stores, but is was still fun. They have all kinds of "Witch" festivities, like cackling contests, drawings, and fortune telling. The best part about it is to just walk around and look at everyone's great costumes. Some people get totally decked out in cobwebs, fake crows, and all kinds of fun stuff. Going to Garner Village any time of year is great because they have all kind of awesome decorations, but they go all out for this party. It was a lot of fun!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fall In Utah

I just have to say that I love the Fall! I have to say that it is by far my favorite season, it is so nice and refreshing after a long hot Utah summer. Also, the leaves are the greatest. A couple weekends ago Dave and I decieded that we wanted to go up Provo canyon and take some family pictures. We figured this would work well seeing as how we were going to my parent's ward with them. We recruited Ashley to come and take the pictures for us, not an easy job when you have a dog that doesn't want to cooperate. We looked all over the place for spot that would be perfect for pictures, and we finally ended up at Sundance. It was kind of fun because when Dave and I were still in our church clothes we matched, so it looked like we were taking engagement pictures. The funny thing was we both brought a change of clothes but we didn't coordinate at all, so Dave is going with a little more summer theme, and I am sporting a fall one. It was fun regardless, and Ashley did a great job taking the pictures. Thanks again Ash!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Okay, I am officially feeling old now! Yesterday was my 26th birthday! I can't believe that now I am closer to 30 than I am 20. I know that in all reality I am just a day older than I was yesterday, and that it is really not a big deal but it still seems pretty crazy that I am really 26. It is kind of interesting how you hit little milestones that make you want to evaluate your life and make necessary changes that will get you where you want to be. So that is kind of where I am right now. I never thought, oh, when I am 26 I want to be here or anything, but now that I am 26, I don't know that I am exactly where I want to be. Not that I am in a bad place at all, I am not, I have a wonderful husband who I am madly in love with, I have a great job, wonderful family and friends who I couldn't live without, but I think that I personally could be better than I am right now. I don't know if that makes any sense at all. So here I go, now that I am 26, I want to make some postive changes in my life, so that by the time I am 27 I can be in a better place than I am right now.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Dallin and Ella

What can I say, I love my niece and nephew! I can't imagine two cuter kids! I am sure that everyone thinks that their nieces and nephews are the cutest, but I really think that mine are. One of the best things about them is how much they love their Uncle Dave. I love watching Dave with them because he is the kind of Uncle who will get on the floor and play with them. Lately Dave has been busy teaching Dallin some really important things, like how to make a really good funny face, and how to arm wrestle. It is so fun because Dallin and Ella are not only really cute, they also have awesome personalities. Dave and I find ourselves using some of the cute phrases that Dallin and Ella come up with. They both are total entertainers and love to get everyone laughing. I am sure that having your own kids is wonderful, but until then, I will just have to keep enjoying Dallin and Ella.