Ok, I just have to blog this. It is too funny to keep to myself.
My dear friend, LaRene, had been looking to buy a scooter for her husband. Suprise him for his birthday. Good thing I am pretty sure he doesn't even know I have a blog!!! I would hate to ruin the suprise. Anyways. She found one on Craigslist, located in SLC. She lives in our old neighborhood in Orem. She called me and asked where the University of Utah football stadium was. Don't worry Cougar fans, we are still loyal! I told her it wasn't too far from my house and that she better not be planning on meeting a strange man alone. So, we set up a time to go and test drive this scooter.
We show up at the stadium. She gets on and takes it for a test drive. While she is riding around, I am chatting with the owner. He was a very nice Chinese guy getting ready to leave the area. Moments into the conversation it hits me he thinks LaRene and I are "together." But, I think no way. Who makes that kind of assumption in 10 seconds? We keep chatting and sure enough, it is clear he thinks we are together. I was dying, trying to keep a straight face. LaRene gets back and I whisper to her that he thinks we are together. It takes her a minute of talking to him to agree with my guess. At this point, she reminds me that a few months ago a sales person assumed that I was involved with my sister in law, Dana.
So, this is my question....What gives???
Oh, yeah, Dana, LaRene says she is not giving me up without a fight! But, Chris didn't meantion wanting to fight you for me.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Ok, I just have to blog this. It is too funny to keep to myself.
Posted by sunni at 11:50 AM
One day, soon, I will post a picture of my shoes. We don't have Internet at home. So, when I want to post pictures, I take our laptop to the library to connect. But, half the time Chris takes the laptop to work. So, I can type boring stuff all day on a library computer, or I can wait for the laptop and post pictures!
About my shoes....most of the time I wear a pair of sandals my orthopedic inserts can fit in. I have last summer's pair, and this summer's pair. They are slightly different in design, but the same color. What I forgot to mention was that I had already worn the mismatched pair of shoes to a Sacrament meeting that morning!! So, I figured I didn't need to wear mismatched shoes for a second time!!!!
Posted by sunni at 11:25 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sunday morning, on our way into the church building, I realized something about my wardrobe. I told Chris, who was 20 steps ahead of me that my shoes didn't match. He told me it didn't really matter. Then I told him, "My shoes don't match EACH OTHER." Well, that was another story. He sent me home to change.
Posted by sunni at 12:35 PM
The other day, we were in the car and a David Archuleta song came on. Chris asked me if David was back in school. (He goes to school right down the road from us.) I told him I didn't know if he was back in school or not. Chris said it would be funny if Archie went to his prom and they played one of his songs. I told him it would be funnier if Archie went to his prom and they played one of David Cook's songs!
Posted by sunni at 12:32 PM
Hiking the Y. It is something everyone in Provo does. So, I told Chris it was time we hiked the Y. He looked at me funny and asked if I meant th one up the mountain. Yeah, funny boy. My little 4 year old (at the time) niece Libby has hiked the Y. If she could do it, I figure I could. Well, my regard for Libby has gone up considerably.
To put it into perspective, here is a picture of the Y on a normal everyday day.
In the parking lot at the base of the trail, there was a inpromtu vote taken. The question was "Who thinks Sunni should go with us?" I was like, hello, I am right here. I can hear you. Well, needless to say, everyone voted that I didn't go with them. I guess they knew I would hold the party up.
OK. Here is a picture of the trail. At the time, I only took a picture of this. I didn't actually look at it. Looking at it now, I see the whole plan a little better. Silly me, I thought it was just a few
steps up a mountain. Looking at the map, Tanner asked why we didn't just go straight up the mountain. Silly Texas boy.
Sam and I had a great time hiking. It was just the two of us cause everyone else left us. We were too slow, even for Josh and Dana's twin 5 year olds! They smoked us. There is something to be said for youth.
On the way up, I struck up a conversation with an older gentleman. He was actually headed up for the second time of the day. Some people actually do this hike over and over, just for fun. Go figure. Anyways, through our chat, I came to find out that he was from Klamath Falls, Oregon. The same place Chris grew up. His name is Brother Hunt. Maybe, I think. I might have to ask Chris again. Anyways. Brother Hunt remembered Chris' mom and sister. I thought that was pretty cool. He hiked ahead of me, big suprise there, and caught up with Chris. They had a nice chat on the Y, before I even got there!!
Here are a few pictures from the Y. The area of the actual Y is pretty smooth.
Sitting on the Y was very scary for me. I just knew on of the kids would fall. I guess I was a little vocal in my fears and made all the kids crawl on their stomaches. Again, someone took a vote. "Who wishes Sunni hadn't come with us?" This time I raised my hand. As it turned out, Luke took a tumble and so did Ali and a twin. I guess Ali and the twin went tumbling down, head over heels. Everyone was happy that Papa and taken my off the Y already.
Here are a couple of pictures I took as we headed down the mountain. The sun was starting to come up as we got near the base of the trail. It was beautiful to watch the sun come over the top of a mountain that I have know my whole life.
Posted by sunni at 11:52 AM
Our very good friends, whom we call family for all intents and purposes, visited from Dallas last week. The Sorensen clan has know them for like 25+ years. And then, the Olson family moved into their ward in Dallas. It was awesome.
Anyways, Robin brought her oldest son, Tanner, to college at UVU last week. He also brought along his lovely and adorable girlfriend Sam. They stayed with my parents while in Provo.
Tuesday they came up to Salt Lake City to visit Temple Square. We love it when people come to Salt Lake and aske us to go to Temple Square with them. It is our favoritest place ever!!Here is Robin and her group: Robin's mom, Nancy, Andrew, Ben, Tanner, Sam, Erin, Robin and Dallin. Grandma was so excited to be on Temple Square. Someone stopped her and asked her how many kids she had. It was funny. It probably had something to do with the fact that I called her mom and of coarse Robin called her mom.
Here are Kat, Ali and Luke at the Christus Statue. It is such an amazing and inspiring site.
Robin and company on top of the conference center.
Sunni and kids on top of the conference center.Kat, Erin, Ali, Ben, Dallin and Luke on top of the conference center.
Posted by sunni at 11:02 AM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Some of you know that I have been having migraines daily. Chris asked me if I had been wearing my nightguard. I have. But I thought back to when I bought it and the directions said most people go through this guard yearly...but some people need a new one sooner than that. Well, it turns out I am one of the strange ones. I bought a new one and used it last night. So far, no migraine today! Hurray!!! So, I guess I will need a new one every 3-4 months.
Posted by sunni at 7:55 PM
Some of my neighborhood girl friends decided to go up the Snowbird Tram today. Here are a few things to remember when doing so:
1. It will cost you a fortune, bring your credit card. It cost Ali, Kat, Luke and I $45. Yikes!!!
2. You are only a few feet from the sun, don't forget sunscreen.
3. Don't forget your hiking boots for when your kids want to hike DOWN from 11,000 feet!!
4. A ski lift is your friend when you decided you can't really hike down the mountain without better shoes!!
Other than that, it's all good. We had a beautiful day. Nature is truly a gift from God.
P.S. Our adopted brother is Luke's friend, Keller.
Posted by sunni at 7:24 PM
Tuesdays in August are 2 Buck Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point. So, hear ye, hear ye, one and all from Utah Valley head on out! And let me tell you...they did!
Tuesday (duh) Dana and I took the kids to Thanksgiving Point. We had a great time, dispite all the other people who decided to show up. It wouldn't have been so bad, but Dana and I don't care for many people other than ourselves :) Really, people were EATING right next to horses and cows. Come on people....
Yes, we gave the little "rattlesnakes" money to buy the goats some food, but they still felt the need to pick some off the ground!!!
At the end of the day, I found it easier to just put the food for the goats on Luke's head and let them eat that way! Look away Mom, germs!!!
Posted by sunni at 7:01 PM