I just want the world to know that I have the best family in the whole world! I spent the weekend back on the Compound to do a little planting and hanging out with family. Sarah and Joe were there along with the usuals, Mom, Dad, Catherine and Onge. It was so much fun! I really appreciate everything that they do for me. The older I get the more I realize what they sacrifice and give to us ungrateful kids. I feel so blessed! I have a great extended family as well. Amazing grandparents (both here and beyond the veil) aunts and uncles, and cousins. They are so incredible!! You'd be hard pressed to find this caliber of people all in one spot and I get to experience it on a fairly regular basis. I truly am blessed! Thank you all for not only enriching my life, but the lives of all you come in contact with!
So I had a dream...... I was sleeping on the couch at Mom's house (this wasn't the dream, this actually happened.) I heard my phone vibrating so I rolled over to answer it. I saw that it was my uncle Dave, but I was way too out of it to answer. I just fell back asleep. Then all of a sudden...... I was over at Dave's house talking to him.
Me: "Hey Dave! Sorry I didn't answer the phone. What's up?"
Dave: "We are having a Gaila tonight for Abe!"
My first thought was what?? A gala?? Like something the Queen of England would attend??
Dave: "It's a celebration where we can express ourselves thru dance and massage!"
Me: "Nice!! I'm totally in!"
Dave: "Could you make sure the word gets out? That would be great! Mostly just the people right next to us. The Hartch's and the family right next to us."
Me: "Oh, the one's with the cute kids?"
Dave: "No, the one's Sam goes out to eat with all the time. Ok! I'll see you later!"
He promptly left and I was left to wonder who the heck are these people that he wants me to invite to the celebration. Luckily I didn't have to wonder too long. I woke up again and listened to his message.... Really, he just wanted Sarah and Joe's phone number. Who knew...
I just rode my bike home in the rain. Some may say it is crazy and cold and not so much fun. But I say that it was a beautiful experience!! I love the rain!! And I love riding my bike!! Put them together and you have something extra amazing!! Now for some hot chocolate.....
I went to the Logan Demolition Derby this weekend. I've never been to one in my whole life. I was excited and nervous to find out what it was all about. I'll freely admit it..... It was AWESOME!! Cars that look like they shouldn't even be able to run come into the arena, they waved the flag and they all started crashing into each other. It was amazing!! I had a lot of fun watching all the crashes. At one point one car ended up on top of another. They had to delay the festivities and bring in a tow truck to get it off and make sure everyone was alright. There were a few who were WAY too into it, namely, the family that sat just below us on the bleachers. They were hootin and a hollerin the whole time. They literally got mad when a chevy chavelle (someone had to tell me what kind of car it was, and I had to google it to make sure I spelled it right) rolled out there. It was a super nice car and I feel bad that it got destroyed. But hey, the guy had to know what he was getting into. Anyway, the people in front of us thought it was a disgrace having such a nice car in the derby. Turns out, the chavelle was the one that ended up with another car on top of it. Oh good times and great oldies.
When I left Nantucket last year I made a stop in New York to wander around a bit and to catch a show. So here are just a few pictures of the great city of New York City. The first one is just a random, giant arch in Brooklyn. I went to a botanical garden there and it was so beautiful! I just love all the flowers and trees they had. The second picture is a castle that's right in the middle of Central Park. At the time I knew what it meant and why it was there but I have since forgot. I know, I know, another reason I should have blogged about it when it was fresh in my mind. The third and fifth pictures are of the Brooklyn Bridge. My hotel was in Brooklyn and I walked over the bridge into Manhatten. There were loads of people there. It was great! Then the fourth picture is of a completely random, manmade waterfall. I have no idea what it is doing there. You can only see it from the bridge. Maybe it has a purpose that I am not aware of. If so, please tell me. It seems rather pointless to me.
So, I had walked over from the hotel and wandered around Central Park for a few hours. I had a ticket to see Wicked (which was an amazing show!!) and left myself plenty of time to get there. Well, I pretty much got lost in Central Park. Not to worry though, I still had a lot of time to get to my destination in time. I kept walking and walking and walking and walking. I felt a little like I was going to in circles. The paths are all windy and twisty so you really don't know what direction you are going in after a while. FINALLY I found a main-ish looking street. It was getting perilously close to curtain and I was NOT missing my show!! I hopped in the first cab I could get and told him where to go. I was so worried that I wouldn't make it in time. Well, the cabbie asked if I was from out of town and I told him I was from Utah. He laughed a little, turned the corner and pulled over. We were there. I feel a little foolish that I could have walked and been on time but let's face it, as much as I would have like to have blended in, I was a tourist and I no idea where I was. At least I wasn't late for Wicked! YAY!!
This is what I like to call, "I'm Leaving Nantucket so I Should Combine ALL the Food I Have into One Unrecognizable Mound and Eat it."
I fried up some onions, zucchini, red peppers, and chicken. Then I added some broccoli and chili con carne. Top it with a cut up tomato and you've got some good eats. None of my roommates wanted some..... Weird.
This is a special little somethin for Dave, Heidi and Onge. Now I know a lot has gone on and I just haven't posted anything about it. I got called out at Abe's blessing. Apparently I am the worst blogger around. Heidi is the best and Onge is ok. Here's a brief overview of my life right now..... I went to see Wolverine last night with some awesome people. It was entertaining. I went to the blessing of such a beautiful baby boy, Abe. SO CUTE!! Last week I finished a semster up at USU and that makes me really happy. I like school but I like being done as well. That's all for now. I will post pictures of the recent goings ons. I had an awesome visit to New York after Nantucket last year that I've got pictures for and a new house that I know you're all dying to see ;) Have a fabulous day!! Love you guys!!