Sunday, November 29, 2009

BYU 26 + Utah 23 = Peace and prosperity in the land

Ah! All is right in the world. BYU just beat Utah in overtime on a Max Hall - Andrew George touchdown pass. Lakin and I rushed the field and got a few pretty good pictures before deciding that death by trampling is not the way we want to go, so we shoved our way through the crowd to freedom.

Before the game, we got a Christmas tree, which meant that I HAD to buy a new bow saw. There are few times I've felt manlier than walking out of SEARS with a saw in my hand. We put the tree up today and it looks great, mainly because Lakin is a master of tree decoration. If she were engaged in mortal combat with Chuck Norris armed only with her Christmas tree decorating skills, ol' Chuck would be the one taking the slow-motion roundhouse kick to the face.

Did I mention we beat Utah yesterday? Yep. I'm pretty sure we can expect to see the economy begin to improve from now on. The sad part is that everyone is going to think that it's because of Obama and congress and start electing more Democrats, when really it's because the forces of darkness were defeated in Lavell Edwards Stadium last night.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Much to be Thankful for...

I am grateful for Harry Potter. We drove up to Darby, Montana yesterday and Harry just makes those long hours shut up in the confines of the Civic much more bearable (that and snack food--if we end up being one of the those old RV couples, chunkiness is inevitable). Not that our trip was uneventful. On the way up we saw two moose hurdle over a fence (they're surprisingly limber for being so stocky) and then...

...I got tailed by a police car.

I was going 10 miles over the speed limit when I saw his car (so naturally I slowed down). The cop car slowly pulled out and started following us. Just to be safe I went three miles under the speed limit and he eventually passed us...but then he pulled out on an exit, waited for us to pass, and then proceeded to tail us again. After that we passed at least four more police cars before crossing into Montana. Lesson learned: Idaho cops should be the poster children for persistence and they are everywhere, so don't speed.

Now we're safe and happy in Darby and I'm so grateful for this wonderful family I've married into. It's fun to see where Robb gets some of his quirks and all of the little things I love about him. We've been married now for almost seven months and I'm not really sure how I got along without him. I'm grateful for my own family, for my faith, and for this time of year to be reminded of how charmed my life really is.

Hope your life is equally amazing!

I'm officially part of the family now :)