Friday, March 28, 2008


Lots of topics today. My friend Kacie came a few weeks ago from Boston. I haven't seen her in about 7 years. We had a blast! We stayed at Hampton Inn (I think?!) one night so we could be girls and chat all night! (Or until 2 a.m.) Plus have pillow fights in our underwear. What would a girls' night out be without that! We saw Juno which I've decided is one of the best movies I've ever seen. It is pretty crude at parts, and I hate to justify, but it's more real life situations. As opposed to Will Ferrell "let's be crude just to be crude and make more money". Anyways, the songs are FANTASTIC. But beyond that, I think it's some of the best acting I've EVER seen. (that includes all the old movies I love and adore.) Anyways, it was sooo fun to have Kacie visit. The kids ADORED her! Cameron was constantly talking to her and wanting to sit by her and sleep by her. It was really cute!

Last weekend Tyler and I and the kids had a little 'weekend getaway'. We stayed at the Raddison downtown for 2 nights. The first night we met up with Adam and Nisha and went out to eat and then went swimming.

It was fun, except I wish we had floaties for Cameron's arms and one of these for Alexis. I was so excited to 'swim' and somehow forgot we have 2 children who can't swim. So we each had one and never got to swim! Oh well. It was still nice to be in the water. The next day we went to the Natural History Museum. Which yes, was in fact as boring as it sounds! I'm really not interested in any kind of history. We thought there would be more 'dinosaur' stuff. There was some, but nothing like the dino museum at Thanksgiving point. Cameron still had fun. Sort of.

Then we went to the Clark planetarium. Tyler, Cameron and I did a free exhibit that is similar to walking on the moon. They hook you up to what looks like a weights machine and adjust your weight to what it would be on the moon. Then you're strapped into a harness and can jump around. It was pretty cool! It was adventurous for me, being the wimp I am. I enjoyed it because when you jump, you come down only as fast as you went up. I liked having that kind of control! Anyways, Tyler and I were just going to do it. Cameron isn't too brave about those kinds of things. Or hasn't been in the past. After watching several people (including us) he said he wanted to try. We were sure the minute he got buckled into the harness he would freak out and not want to do it anymore. Au contraire! He was so excited. He jumped pretty high and wasn't even scared. (More than I can say for myself. Pretty pathetic, huh?) I was sooo proud of him!

We had lunch at the Gateway. Then we went to the Aquarium. Cameron touched the sting rays (again, something he's ALWAYS been too afraid to try in the past) and thought it was the coolest thing. His favorite part, of course, was the sharks. We were lucky enough to be there when they were having a special rainforest exhibit. We went into another room where they brought out a Macaw, a parrot, a tarantula (sp?) a Madagascar dung beetle, and a few more things.

We left the hotel Sunday morning, ran home to change for church and open baskets from the Easter bunny, went to church, came home to change, and go to my sister's for Easter! The kids had an easter egg hunt in my Sister's yard and their neighbor's yard. We had tons of eggs and Tyler and Chris found some great hiding places!

Monday, I was cleaning and doing laundry. Trying to catch up from being gone, and also getting ready for Amy to come over the following day. I had just got home from the grocery store when Amy called and wanted to know if I could meet her at the mall. Tyler was sweet enough to watch the kids so I could go play! It is always a fantastic treat to hang out with Amy WITHOUT KIDS! The next day she came over with the whole fam. It was fun to hang out with John for a bit since I usually only get to see him for about 30 minutes every 6 months or so! The kids had fun playing together and did quite well for two 3-year-olds. But they were still cranky at times. Alexis was NOT happy unless someone was holding her and Cameron and Gwen would get bored. We were so happy we had a least a few hours the day before to hangout with no distractions! Don't have the pictures uploaded from the kids yet. I will soon though!

Whew! Anyways, that's been our life. And in between all this, Tyler's been busy with cabinet jobs. I'd love to go to a movie tonight, but Tyler's too busy! We're DYING to see '21'. It comes out in theater today. This is me and Tyler's kind of movie. Check out the trailer and let me know if it's the kind of movie you like. Can't wait to see it!

Okay, next order of business. I'm trying to decide what song to sing for the audition. It's supposed to be 'upbeat'. The only song I can think of is 'The wizard and I' from Wicked. Is that too cliche, though? I can't be trusted with this decision anymore. I've been thinking about it too much! Any suggestions?

Well I think that's about it. Thanks for letting me gush!


Anonymous said...

What a busy week! Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

Rob said...

We would love to get together tonight... but I can't find your number! Here's the deal, we are going skiing today, so I just need to know what time you want us to come over so we can just come on our way home from skiing. (Don't worry, we'll shower and get presentable up the mountain.) Anyway... so if you get this, call me! I need to know your address and what time you'd like us to come. And what can I bring! ( :
I hope to hear from you!!

Amy said...

Love those pictures...and we had fun too!!! Can't wait until we can come down and actually hang out a lot more often!!!

andrea j said...

Now I know why we couldn't get a hold of you that weekend to get the sunglasses Randy left!

I so want to do something fun for spring break, even more after reading your post. So great to have an old friend visit after so many years.

Any word about Weber State?

Rob and Tiff said...

You guys are so awesome! I'm glad you had an incredible week with lots of friends and fun activities. Wish I could be there to have fun with you. :-)

Speaking of wishing I could be there, you keep asking me when we will be in town again and I'm afraid to say it wont be until Christmas time. We have a very busy summer ahead of us. Rob takes two boards exams the first of June and as soon as those are over he starts right into rotations. So Christmas time it is.

I love all the randomness you posted about this time. I love seeing all the neat things you guys are doing. Keep us updated about Tyler's schooling.

Love you guys.

Brother and Sister Harker said...

Fun Stuff! I loved Juno as well, i agree with you on the crude stuff as well. My nephews are adopted(I know you are too) so I suppose we can appreciate that kind of film more than others might. It made me cry. I have the soundtrack too!

gillespies inc. said...

It sounds like you've been having a ton of fun! It's nice to get out of the house - I'm jealous!!

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