Sunday, May 31, 2009

Part the Second

So, two other things that I would like to mention, one of which I have mentioned before, is the events of the past weekend. Now that I think of it, there are three things that I would like to mention. Actually, there are four, but the last one I will wait to mention for another week.
Item of the First: I got to see my brother Chris and his family (Leah and Jonathan). They were up here for couple different events and spent the night at my apt Friday night so that was nice and fun to have them around. I even got to see Baby John practice smiling. Cutest darn thing you ever did see.
Secondly iteming the blog: Matt, Amy, and I went and saw Disney/Pixar's latest production: Up. IN 3D! It was cool. Thats where we got these sweet glasses. They told us to be green at the end of the movie and throw them away, but the opportunity was too golden. As fairy godmother says "Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor." So we took advantage of the moment, and by we I mean me, and pocketed said glasses. What a rush! OK, so maybe not so much.
Last item of business. We went up to Ogden today to go hear our friend Melanie give her farewell talk. She has been called to serve in the Arizona Phoenix Mission (my home mission) and enters the Missionary Training Center on June 10th. We all worked with her at Jacob Lake and it was nice to see some of our other fellow Jacob Lakers there. I'm not entirely sure why Matt looks like a hunchback in this picture. Actually, I think it might be so that he doesn't hit his head on the tree branches. I did that once. Not too fun. Kinda like that one time I fell out of a tree in Rexburg. That was also not fun. At least, not for me. I know Matt and Alex laughed their respective heads off.
Oh wait, there is one more thing!
Epilogue: We went to some hot springs a little past Fillmore. It was nice. The End

Fun and games

The summer is here. How do I know this? Lots of ways.
Its getting hot by the time I get off work (noon).
I've gone on more hikes in the month of May than the previous ten months before that combined.
I've seen some of this year's designated summer blockbusters. Without having to Redbox them.
I'm sweating while sitting in this bed, typing this.
And I can no longer play for free in the RB.
That last one actually has me a little ticked. Apparently the fact that I am not currently registered as a full time student for spring/summer is enough to prohibit my use of BYU's athletic facilities until Fall. Unless, of course, I'd like to pay a $5 fee. One time I thought it was a simple mistake and paid. Then I realized I really was getting shafted. Never mind the fact that I AM THE ONE WHO FREAKING HAS TO PICK UP THE TRASH OUTSIDE OF THE FREAKIN' BUILDING AND KEEP THE GRASS ALL MOWED AND PRETTY.
But oh well. Their loss. Or something like that.
Actually, truth be told, most of the time I'd rather spend be with Amy anyways (see Fig.1 to the left). Which is something I've been able to do for the past three weeks!!! She got back from Mexico (swine flu free; and kudos to whoever can name the first Hollywood casualty from Swine Flu :P) and just barely got a job to occupy her time and put money in the bank so I officially consider her settled in.
We've been spending a lot of time with our friend Matt Hardin while his girl is in Italy for six weeks (four of which are completed) and he does a good job of notifying us of fun stuff to do around Utah (as demonstrated in Fig.2 above). A few weeks ago we went on a hike up Provo Canyon by Aspen Grove to some falls that are up there. It was a really fun hike and the falls were pretty pretty. It was nice to be able to do some outdoorsy stuff and even though we went right after I worked, I was only a little tired. OK, so maybe I was a lot tired. It doesn't really matter. It was nice being able to spend time with both of them, but I know it will be so much better when it's the whole CTC and not just three members.