Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Way Behind

So all this stuff with Jeff has got me behind on my posting. Also, our website is down for a while, so I don't have a place to put up my pictures, so that makes it hard to post at work, which is where I usually post. But I am going to attempt to post, with out pictures.

St. George

The weekend of the 12th we went down to St. George to celebrate my mom's 50th bithday. It was a great weekend and a great party. So many family members came! It was really great. It was good for me to see how many actually came because I was the one planning it and it was a devil of a thing to plan. I am just glad that we weren't keeping it a secret from mom. We had the shindig at a great park that had a great play ground for the kids. And Nik.

Sunday we took a trip to Zion National Park to see the sights. Nik planned to do some out door painting and I was hankering for some picture taking. We drove around for a while and went on a "short" hike to an Outlook. It was a really great hike and not too strenuous. We drove a little more and found a place for Nik to paint and for us to eat lunch. After eating Dad and I took a "walk" to take some pictures. It was a beautiful place to talke pictures too. I was trying to get the hang of depth of field on my new camera, and some of them worked out. I got some good ones anyway. I will tell you though, I paid for that "walk" the next day. I could hardly move. I walked like I was pregnant because my legs would move properly. And the dive home the next day was a plesant experience, I tell you what.

Speaking of the drive home, Nik and I stopped in Beaver for dinner and gas, and just as we were getting in the car to get back on the road a guy from the tire store on attached to the gas station knocked on our window and pointed out that my back tires were on the verge of blowing. We agreed to let him put the car on up to take a better look (trust me, I was warry too. I didn't want to get scammed, but I also didn't want a blow out. My spare would not get us back to Salt Lake) and he showed us where the tires were worn down to the buffer. It was a little scary. We had just had the tires rotated, so the wear that was showing on the insides of the back tires was created on the outside on the front. Fearing that we would not make it back to SLC on these tires we deliberated and decided that I would need new tires soon anyway, and that we might as well get them here, and not risk getting stranded on I-15. I was still a little wary, but we went a head and did it.

The funny thing is, we had been complaining that my car would shake vilolently when we approached 82mph (not that we would EVER go over the 75mph speed limit). And as soon as we were back on the road with the new tires, nothing. No shaking, no matter how fast I was going. Yay! Nik commented that even though we forgot to say a prayer before we left St. George, we did pray that we would arrive at our destinations in safety before we left home. Maybe this was the only way we would make it safely. The car runs great now!



Yesterday Nik and I both had the day off and decided to make the most of it. Besides going to Costco, and having family night with Noah, we finally hung our curtains in the bedroom! I mean, Nik hung the curtains in the bedroom. I watched. Then took a nap. Its hard work watching someone do something that manly. They look amazing! I am been wanting curtains in the bedroom to help block the light in the morning. While it is easier to wake up when it is light outside, and I usually have to get up around 7 am, I don't ALWAYS have to, and its those days I curse the heavens for it getting lighter earlier. And I look back on fond memories of the sun making its way into our eyes at 5 in the morning during the summer, and I wanted to nip that in the bud before it nipped me. I win! Great, great curtains.


Short Movie Review

In the last couple weeks Nik and I have seen a couple movies. The first was "21". The story of the MIT card counters. I loved this movie. I will admit that it was a little slow in places, but I loved the cinamatography and the characters. Especailly Jim Sturgess, who played the main character. You may remember him in such films as "Across the Universe" (if you don't remember him in that movie, you need to see that movie) and, well, that is probably it. Oh! Wait, it says he was in "The Other Boleyn Girl", but I didn't see that one. He's cute. Very cute. Kevin Spacey was in it too and he was amazing. But he can really do no wrong in my eyes. I love Kevin Spacey. If you are not familiar with the story of the MIT card counters, it is worth a look into. It is a good story made better when you know it is true. I have seen many a documentary about these kids, and the theatrical version is a good second. I give it a B.

The second movie we saw just last night, "Juno". Now this movie I LOVED!! It was a little weird, it had a strange sense of humor, but I love strange humor. We heard a lot about the sucky sound track, but I actually liked it. I think I liked it because it added to the just-offness of the story. For those of you who do not know this movie, it is about a 16 year old girl (Ellen Page, or Kitty Pride from X-Men 3) who gets pregnant and decides to adopt out the baby. The story evolves as her Dad and Step-Mom, Best girl-friend, best guy-friend (also the father), and the adoptive parents-to-be become involved in her and her pregnancy. It has a good ending. I give it an A-. I want to see it again just for all the great lines. I think a couple of my favorites are: "I think this is the most awesome discarded living room set I have ever seen." and "Thats right, doctors are sadists that like to watch the lesser people scream." If I got that last one wrong Lou, please correct it. It was a great line!

Ok, thats all for now. Sorry it was so long!


Jessica said...

We saw Juno this weekend too! I loved the part where she told Bleeker his shorts looked especially gold. Sounds like you guys have had a fun couple of weeks!

Mimi said...

Loved Loved Loved JUNO. The ending was perfect and the lines are something I have a feeling Nik with be quoteing

Nik said...

great post sweetie!~

Anonymous said...

It was great seeing you two! The part about your prayers being answered gave me chills. You (Nik) were so right.

LOL on the movies! I haven't been interested in seeing Juno AT.ALL. Maybe because I *don't* like strange/"off" movies like that. But, I did like Napolian Dynamite, so....

Sounds like you had a busy week! Yay for a manly man hanging curtains. ;)

Kathy said...

Juno was probably one of my favorite movies last year. I'm glad you liked it. I can't wait to see your curtains. Maybe when Jeff comes home!
I hope you get your pictures posted. I'd love to see them.

loudaisy said...

Love the movie so much. Cannot stop thinking about it. You got the line right.

So happy about your curtains. Can't wait to see them.

So happy that you are safe coming home from St George and now Jeff is feeling better

Anonymous said...

That little stroll we took left you sore? We are going to have to get out more this summer! I did enjoy it though. How did your pictures turn out? I haven't downloaded mine yet.


Lisa Louise said...

ah I love love love Juno!! One of my new top 10s for sure! Glad to hear Jeff is ok now.