Monday, September 29, 2008

Birthday Fun

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes. I got to talk to all of my family and felt very spoiled. I love you all and I'm grateful to have such caring people in my life. This picture was taken at Ruby River, the restaurant Clint took me to.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Engine

I'm always amazed by Clint's brilliance. I've always thought he was a genius (then again I am a little prejudice), but I'm still blown away that he can take a car engine apart and put it back together. Our red Paseo is up and running, and now he has taken on the Accord. Clint's friend Spencer comes and helps him sometimes, and they were pretty excited about removing the bad engine. It was pretty impressive to watch.

The Accord with old engine in tact


Clint and Spencer getting ready to hoist the engine.

My man lifting the engine : )

I thought this looked especially unusual. I think it's strange that this is possible.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Still Under the Weather



So apparently my celebrating over getting better from my cold was a little premature. I got a second wave of sickness this weekend. Just a head cold, but still not much fun. It's kind of nice that it ended up being on a weekend, so I didn't have to miss work or school. Clint's been taking great care of me, and with another day of rest I think I should be feeling normal again.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Go Go Go Joseph

Clint is looking forward to opening another show at Mystique. Which also means that he is super busy. I went to a couple rehearsals with him and it looks like it's going to be a fun show.

We found out Clint's parents are coming to visit us at the end of the month. We're really excited to have them here. We're planning on going to General Conference with them.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Great Yellowstone Adventure!

As I mentioned in my last post, Clint and I wanted to take a vacation. So, Clint finished fixing the car and we took off for Yellowstone.

First we forgot to pay for gas....it was an honest mistake, but the cops showed up at our house. Fortunately, our good friend and neighbor Spencer, showed up and bailed us out.....almost literally.



We were on the road towards Idaho Falls, when a wolf/dog (there is some debate as to what it was) jumped into the road. We swerved right, and it ran right. Unfortunately, we did hit him, but he got up and ran away. I like to think that he was okay, poor thing. But I guess there is no way to tell.

We stopped at a quaint little Chinese restaurant in Idaho Falls. The food was pretty good. But about 15 minutes down the road, Clint began to suffer from food poisoning. Fortunately, it wasn't too serious, and we were on our way after a few bathroom stops.


At this point, one may be thinking "this vacation is doomed, turn back now!" But not us, we continued to our first campsite. On the way there I had the pleasure of having a moth fly directly into my mouth....he didn't survive....it was very gross. Most people that know me are aware that I am terrified of moths. It's something about their powdery wings and the way they charge at your face. Anyway, this was not one of my fondest memories.




Once we set up our tent, the trip took a turn for the better. Aside from some rain, and it being a little cold, the next few days were the perfect vacation.

video

I had to add a clip of Old Faithful. Although, he was 10 minutes late from the park rangers prediction (not very faithful if you ask me : )). They claim that they are accurate 90% of the time, so I guess we were the lucky 10%. Because it was a little cooler, all of the geysers were sending up steam all over Yellowstone. It was very beautiful.


As we were leaving Yellowstone, Clint was a little sad he didn't get to see a bear. We were traveling through Teton National Park, when there was a road block of cars ahead. Clint got out to see what was there, and just his luck, he got to see his bear. He got some great pictures (he took the picture above).


Overall, I think it was a great vacation. Clint and I had never been camping together. It's definitely a lot more fun when you have a spouse to cuddle with. I look forward to many more camping trips in the years ahead.