Tuesday, May 25, 2010

An Eagle Scout And A Fish

So before I even begin let me just say I hate fish. They are ugly and scary and don't even taste good...
So on that note, my little brother Andrew is an avid fisherman. I love the guy but he is just weird; who likes fish??? Anyways he is 14 and this last Saturday he had his Eagle Scout project. He decided to do something along the lines of yep, you guessed it FISH. The project itself was really good. He decided to teach a group of underprivileged kids how to fish. The idea was to teach them how to fish and hope to instill a lifetime skill and hobby in them. You know the phrase, "Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime." Andrew worked really hard and got lots of donations for all the equipment which he gave the kids in the end as surprise.
The weather was super crummy though, 37 degrees and rain is not a good mix. These kids were Just adorable and they didn't even complain about the unfortunate weather. They were between the ages of 6-12 and most of them English was their second language. I was excited because Adam and I were going to use our Spanish to help interpret and I was anxious to talk to them, which turned out to be a funny story. I was getting my group all geared up and as we were working I surprised them and started talking in Spanish. My favorite was Marcelino and he was just completely shocked that I knew Spanish! The look on his face was priceless, but his older and of course much wiser sister was the one to pipe up and say with a puzzled look on her face, "We speak English too." Haha! I didn't know what to say! So I just cut the Espanol all together.The best part for some, but the sickest part of the day for me was catching my first fish! SUPER SICK NASTY! Maybe I should explain some more, I am not only grossed out by fish, but terrified of them! My brothers think it is just hilarious to remind me when we are at the lake just how many fish there are swimming with me. And they just roll with laughter if I see one because I am out of that water faster than a fly on stink. I am lightning fast! I am just scared they are going to bite me... I know, I know, "They are more afraid of you, than you are of them." WRONG! LIES! They are out to get me and I don't care ewhat Anyhoo, so I was swindled into catching my first fish and the result was pretty funny. The outcome was a lot of screaming and flailing around on my part. It was quite the site. The video below has just a little tid-bit of what I am talking about... see for yourself.
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Oh and if you are interested- Andrew was in the paper, here is the link if you would like to read the article... idahopress.com.

Saturday Is A Special Day

Let me just say it. We just love our Saturdays! They are our ONE day of the week to actually get something done TOGETHER! This being the case, they are SLAMMED! I don't know if any of you even remember that one actually NICE Saturday we had awhile back? You know the one with the great weather? I know it was pretty far away but we had to so much fun that day and got quite a bit accomplished. The most exciting news of the day was I think I found the best chocolate shake in Boise. It was at Good Times. Yum! The second most exciting news of the day was we bought sleeping bags and a river raft! But they were steals of a deal. There is a huge liquidation sale going on the old CompUSA building over by Sports Authority that had everything 50% off! So we bought 2 fantastic sleeping bags that I am just dying to use and the tube is not ordinary tube. It is a double-seater with mesh bottoms AND complete with a built in cooler in the middle. We are just a little excited to use it!
We also bought a set for frisbee golf which we discovered we are not very good at. We could definitely use the practice. We played at Ann Morrison downtown with our great friends the Leavitts and completed our outing with ice cream at Goody's downtown- gotta love that place. It reminds me of the candy store in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. :)The craziest thing to happen that day was watching a little old lady run her BRAND NEW, NOT EVEN REGISTERED 2010 Toyota Highlander into a giant concrete barrier... oops. We were at the ATM and heard these loud noises that I thought were gunshots they were so loud. We got to play the rescue team as we helped her get a tow truck. That was interesting.
Then to complete the night I had to watch the Idaho Steelheads hockey game. It would have been a little more excited but due to the fact that we had a score of 0:0 for a large majority of the game was super lame. Then to set off the night in a bang we got beat in the last 20 seconds, bummer.Happy Saturdays :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It Takes Two

So Adam and I are parents........... Just kidding :) We WERE parents for 2 adorable little girls this weekend though. So sorry to disappoint you! Meet Hannah and Cate. We love them.These two are practically nieces and their parents went to Las Vegas for the weekend so Adam and I were in charge. I have watched them since they were both just babies and we had SOOOO much fun together. We went to gymnastics, soccer practices, soccer games, Applebees, wedding receptions.... you get the point; we went everywhere. It was a fun packed weekend! Our most fun outing was complete with their cousin Ian, three kites, two dogs and a wagon. Saturday night we went to the park and had just a ball! We flew kites, played tag and even taught a little man to use the great outdoors as his bathroom. But THAT was an accident and a funny story all in itself. Ian is just precious and those of you who know him understand why. Bless his heart, we were at the park and he has to use the restroom. He kept doing the bathroom jig and I kept asking, "Ian, do you have to go potty?" I kept getting the same answer of, "No thank you." Well, several repetitious inquiries later I asked again, "Ian, do you have to go potty?" and got a huge "OKAY!!!!" in return. I told him to run over to Adam for some man-to-man outdoor bathroom assistance and next thing I know I see this cute little boy with his pants around his ankles sitting on the grass going potty. He hadn't quite learned the standing approach and this was no time to coach. I was laughing so hard at how adorable the whole situation was. Adam is ready to be a dad. See for yourself:I am in love with this man. Maybe someday soon he'll have his own kidos to play with.

Queathem Wedding

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. That is how you spell it; beautiful. Adam and I went down to one of my bestie's wedding in Utah. Miss Candace Emily Burr is now Mrs. Candace Emily Queathem. She married Eric Queathem we just adores her. Their wedding was sooo grand and sooo amazing! It was literally a fairytale, something you only dream about. We had so much fun and it was so great to see all our friends while we were there. They were married in the Draper Temple and had their reception and ring ceremony at The Caille. WOW. Can I just say that? Love you Candi and best wishes to you both!