Sunday, July 31, 2011

An unexpected thump

The other day, McKay and I were getting ready for work in the morning.  Then all of a sudden we both hear this loud thud.  It scared the crap out of us.  I walked over to the window that looks out from the roof and there on the window I see a clump of feathers.  I put one and two together and figured out that a bird had flown into the window.  The funny thing was that the window really dirty, I thought birds had good eyes.  We went to find a dead bird on the grass or on the roof, but we couldn't find it.  R.I.P poor birdie.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Some pictures of me in our backyard lounging around

A view from our hammock

A view into our neighbors ugly backyard

My first golf experience

My father is an avid golfer. I really never paid attention to the ancient game growing up. I would go with my Dad sometimes just so I could drive the golf cart. I had the opportunity to play my first round of golf in a tournament. Long story short, I was invited to play at an annual golf tournament organized by a company I do a lot of business with for work. It's a way to thank their clients and to get ideas for promotional items. I told my rep that I didn't golf, but he insisted I come and play. After many talks he convinced me to come. I didn't know what to expect and have never seriously tried to do well. Thank heaven I could bring a co-worker who had experience so I didn't end up looking like an idiot (thanks Angie!). We ended up playing a scramble (don't know what that means go to this link) with another team. I had a few good shots but most ended up in the bushes and trees.

I felt like I was on Oprah's Favorite Things (except there wasn't screaming, crying, and people peeing their pants kind of way) because every 4th hole they had a gift for you.

At the end I got: 3 golf shirts, stadium blanket/seat, a metal water mug, Callaway golf bag, a really nice pen, hat, golf balls, tees, and bunch of other stuff I can't remember. Overall, I had a fun time. I was no pro, but felt like I pleased the golf gods above. I wouldn't mind going again, if someone would pay for me :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

My new favorite hobby

Since we've moved to Kaysville, I've been trying to get to familiar with our new home. I never really ventured into Kaysville and Layton area growing up, so now I'm doing some catching up. There are a lot of hikes and trails against the mountains near our house.

About a month ago McKay and I hiked up Adams Canyon, at the end there is a 40 ft waterfall. Being exhausted and tired of hiking up steep terrain, I wanted the hike to be over! So instead of walking back, McKay and I decided to run back! This sounds kind of funny because we were so tired, but we found some energy to do it. We made it back to our car within 15 minutes and it took us a hour and a half to climb up to the top. We had so much fun running down the trail because we felt like we were Pocahontas running through the forest.

Anyway, we had so much fun I've been going out of my way to go on hikes, which I used to dread, because I love running down them. Any of you want to join me, I'm currently in the market to find a buddy to go with me. Let me know if any of you are interested.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Don't Take A Full One

A couple nights ago McKay had a hard time falling asleep, so he decided to take a sleeping pill. For some reason he didn't fall asleep right after, a few minutes later he started to hallucinate and did so for 45 minutes. I stayed up with him until he stopped because I didn't want him to get hurt. He talked about marsupials from Australia, skeletons, helicopters, bubble wrap, and how he wanted to "create" worlds and learn. Poor McKay. Lesson learned, don't take a full one.

The End.

The Holiday

McKay, myself, and the Killpack clan spent the weekend at the compound in east Park City. It was fun. We did a lot of the following:

Movie watching

Laying around and relaxing

On Sunday we went to church at the Wanship ward. Because it was 4th of July weekend there were a lot of visitors there like us. It was fast and testimony meeting and I won't forget one testimony in particular. A 30 year old pregnant woman got up and started to tell everyone about how her husband got gotten a vasectomy when they thought they were done having children. She continues by saying she had a feeling they needed to have more children, so her husband had to get a reversal on his vasectomy. She closes by quoting the lyrics to the Salt N' Pepa song "Whatta Man" by saying "What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man" her husband is by going through his vasectomy and reversing it. Talk about an interesting fast and testimony meeting.

I found this on the internet and thought it was blog worthy

July 4th morning Monday , I had to go into work. Work was throwing candy and frisbees at the Clearfield and Kaysville Parades. I've been in charge of decorating and organizing the parade float this year and it went well. No one got ran over. The Kaysville parade was crazy, there was a sea of children on both sides of our float. I had to gently shove children aside so they wouldn't be overtaken by the float.

After the parade we went home, McKay took a 4 hour nap, I worked on tracing the shape of my upholstered headboard I've been trying to make.

We went over to the Craig's for a BBQ and a dip in the pool