Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Book Review

The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6) by C.S. Lewis


It was the most difficult 256 pages I have ever read. I honestly thought I would never finish this book. I started reading this nearly 3 months ago and I was having the hardest time caring if I finished it or not (this is quite a feat for me as I can't leave a book half read). But I finally made it through and from beginning to end I just wasn't as impressed with this installment as I had been with the others.


First of all, I miss Lucy and the other Pevensie children. Eustace and Jill are horrible characters with nothing to redeem their characters.


The book starts out with Jill Pole hiding behind the gym crying because she is being picked on when Eustace comes along and betwixt the two of them they are magically transported to Narnia when Jill promptly pushed Eustace off a cliff where Aslan has to come in and save him from falling and immediately you get a lecture about being a better person and doing your best.


They are then sent on a quest to rescue the Prince (Caspian's son) and Jill is given instructions that Aslan asks her to memorize and then she promptly forgets them.


To make long story short Jill and Eustace are helped by the owls to the marsh-wiggles and finally the trolls who live underground in killing the witch and returning the prince to his father who promptly dies (Caspian, not the prince) and ruins the ending of an otherwise already ruined book.


Jill and Eustace then decide it's not fun anymore and want to go home. So Aslan takes them back to his land where they meet up with a resurrected Prince Caspian who now lives with Aslan forever. blah blah blah the end.


no, I didn't like this book very much.

Movie Review

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - I'm not sure how I feel about this movie. On one hand I liked it because the story was interesting and documentary like, but on the other hand it was long and boring and didn't flow well and I think it took me twice as long to watch it because I HAD to get up and walk away from it once in a while.
I'm not even sure what I was expecting the movie to be. There were a lot of scenes that were just kind of in there for no reason and the story line was so hard to follow that it made you thankful that the narrator popped in every now and then to keep the watcher up to speed on what the heck was going on. I liked the historical aspect of it, but that's about as much as I can say about the good of it.
This film follows the story of Robert (Bob) Ford for the 8 months leading up to the assassination of Jesse James and how he goes from a doting wanna-be to a jealous resentful killer. Sure Jesse James treated the boy like crap and belittled him every chance he could so sure I guess he deserved it. But Robert Ford killed Jesse James, not for fear of his life or to protect his brother, no, Robert Ford killed Jesse James for the Glory of saying "I killed Jesse James".
There are side characters and side plots but really those just confused me more then anything else. I don't know if they were really valuable to the plot because the volume level of the talking was so quite I had my TV turned up all the way and I still couldn't hear them. The music, however, was amazing. Such a moody, calm, tension filled soundtrack this had. I may have to see if I can purchase that somewhere.
As for the movie itself I would not recommend this to anyone. If you want a good western I'd suggest watching 3:10 to Yuma, Tombstone, Young Guns, or even Blazing Saddles.
Now if you'll excuse me I have to go cleanse my palate by watching Tombstone or Unforgiven or something... there are so many better westerns out there.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Thank you Scarlet for answering my question

The Question was ... What is St. Elmo's Fire?


St. Elmo's fire is an electrical weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by a coronal discharge originating from a grounded object in an atmospheric electric field (such as those generated by thunderstorms or thunderstorms created by a volcanic explosion).

St. Elmo's fire is named after St. Erasmus of Formiae (also called St. Elmo), the patron saint of sailors. The phenomenon sometimes appeared on ships at sea during thunderstorms, and was regarded by sailors with superstitious awe, accounting for the name. Alternatively, Peter Gonzalez is said to be the St. Elmo after whom St. Elmo's fire has its name.

Ball lightning is often erroneously identified as St. Elmo's fire. They are separate and distinct meteorological phenomena.

Physically, St. Elmo's fire is a bright blue or violet glow, appearing like fire in some circumstances, from tall, sharply pointed structures such as lightning rods, masts, spires and chimneys, and on aircraft wings. St. Elmo's fire can also appear on leaves, grass, and even at the tips of cattle horns.Often accompanying the glow is a distinct hissing or buzzing sound.

In 1750, Benjamin Franklin hypothesized that a pointed iron rod during a lightning storm would light up at the tip, similar in appearance to St. Elmo's fire.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

hmmm ... true today

Today's Capricorn Horoscope: Sep 25, 2008

This is the end of the voyage you have taken over the past few weeks, dear Capricorn. You undoubtedly saw some interesting sights. Whether you were on an inner voyage or an outer one, the cosmic energy will bring you into a safe harbor. Unpack your bags carefully, as they are filled with treasures and souvenirs you will want to put around the house as happy reminders of how you've grown.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'm being sealed in! Who ordered the quarantine?

Good News

Wicked Tickets don't "officially" go on sale until December 8, 2008 so I may still have a chance to go.
Damn Scalpers.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Angry kitty jail.

Arrgh. My fax from friday proudly adorning my cubie wall.

Friday, September 19, 2008

This is absurd!

So... I had really wanted to go see this musical when it comes to town next April but would you believe that the least expensive tickets I can find ANYWHERE are $199 for the Balcony!! Ugh!
I guess this is one musical I'll NEVER get to see.

Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day.

I have had a great amount o' joy in speakin' like a pirate today. I have "yar'd" at me mateys and "Arrgh'd" at me family. and even confused t' heck out o' me husband.
It has also been t' Two year Anniversary o' me little sister's brain tumor and t' One year Anniversary o' when I learned o' Robert Jordan's death...
But above all...
Today (I believe) be t' One year Anniversary o' o' this blog!
Today has been a good day.
(aside from that bad luck curse that I have apparently passed on to Scrat, who I have told that if she birth's her baby today instead of Kae for a middle name it needs to be Arrrrrgh)

Pirate Fun

Q: What time is Lunch?
A: In one and a quarter haurn me mate and myself will be peelin' some taters and seeing what has climbed out of 'de bung hole today.
Q: Doctor, am I going to live?
A: "It's thee black spot! Ye do have 2 weeks to live ya scurvy bilge rat. Ye best make the most of it before ye go to davey jones."
Q: What time is the meeting at?
A: The parlay has been belayed!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Official Talk Like a Pirate Personality Inventory

You are The Quartermaster

You, me hearty, are a man or woman of action! And what action it is! Gruesome, awful, delightful action. You mete out punishment to friend and foe alike – well, mostly to foe, because your burning inner rage isn’t likely to draw you a whole lot of the former. Still, though you may be what today is called “high maintenance” and in the past was called “bat-shit crazy,” the crew likes to have you around because in a pinch your maniacal combat prowess may be the only thing that saves them from Jack Ketch. When not in a pinch, the rest of the crew will goad you into berserker mode because it’s just kind of fun to watch. So you provide a double service – doling out discipline AND entertainment.

What's Yer Inner Pirate?
brought to you by
The Official Talk Like A Pirate Web Site. Arrrrr!

I found this on my desk this morning. He's 60" tall and totally awesome!

Talk Like A Pirate Day (You KNOW this is my favorite holiday!)

Did you know Sept. 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? I know many of you have already planned your piratical celebrations, and some of you may already have own personal traditions in place. But just in case your busy schedule has intruded to catch you unawares on the eve of this important holiday, here’s some suggestions you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. You may find that employing the canny skills of the pirate boost your own agenda, as well!*


  1. Red and black is in. Not your colors? That’s okay! Pirate complexions invariably tended toward more sallow hues due the high incidence of scurvy. This is also your opportunity to incorporate any acne outbreaks or hairy moles into your overall ensemble. Use this day to display them with pride. Don’t be afraid to put your comb away for the day, either. Plundering the high seas leaves little time for involved daily hygiene routines.


  1. Accessorize. Pirates favored shiny metallic accents, preferably the timeless look of gold. The bolder the better... feel free to improvise! Pirates rarely consulted popular fashion, preferring instead to pioneer their own trends. If you’re male, this is a prime opportunity to try jewelry while maintaining your masculinity. Just think of it as wearing your trophies. A natural look works as well – you can’t go wrong with a good skull and crossbones. Hats are also important, but can be tailored to your individual taste. Scarves combine fashion and function; flattering headgear for many, they also serve to wipe off any unfortunate stains. It’s also recommended you invest in a sturdy, preferably thigh-length, boot.


  1. Consider carefully your pirate name. Tired of being Jane? Here’s your chance for a colorful change. Try putting an adjective or descriptive phrase in front of your name, first or last. For example, Rufus is now Bloody Red Rufus, or Mad Dog Rufus. The more visually evocative the title, the better. Alliteration slips off the tongue easier and makes your name, and therefore you, more memorable. (Try this at job interviews and you’ll get results).


  1. Talk with flair. Have fun with this! Change your "you" to "ye" and your "my" to "me." Pepper your sentences with "scurvy," "bloody," and "smarmy". End at least every other sentence with "argghh" and begin the other sentences with "aye." Show affection by assigning nicknames to others, such as "bilge rat" or "bastard." This is a great trick at work or cocktail parties if you can’t recall someone’s name. Remember, everyone finds an accent attractive.


  1. Don’t be afraid to advertise yourself! Let others know you’re coming, and that it’ll be on your terms. Create a personalized flag that relates to you (in red or black, of course), and attach it to your vehicle’s radio antenna. Make sure the flag is easily detachable for those times you’d prefer to drive incognito.


  1. Keep your mind active – challenge yourself! Create a treasure map for your office on pay week while you search for your check. Use your co-workers’ desks as landmarks. Invite your colleagues to join in the challenge by telling them to "find their own treasure, or walk the plank!"


  1. Delegate – it’s important you take care of yourself at home and in the workplace. Refer all inquiries and requests to your pet parrot. This works whether the parrot is live or stuffed. Either way, optimal parrot placement is on the left shoulder. (Be sure it is securely anchored – no one trusts an unsteady parrot). Insist others treat your parrot with respect and as your representative, or risk your wrath. It may be necessary for you to engage in hand-to-hand combat or swordplay at least once before your wishes are respected. Be firm, and your co-workers/family members will follow your lead. (You may wish to substitute a monkey or ferret).


  1. Value your assets. Don’t hesitate to bring your hooked hand to Human Resources to request your 50 pieces of silver for losing your appendage while fixing the copier.


  1. Offer to pioneer a new training series for your company based on piratical theory. Ideas for topics: "Walking the Plank: The How-To in Merging Companies and their Personnel," "Pillage and Plunder: Strategizing Sales Techniques," "Davy Jones’s Locker: You and your 401(k)", and "Pirates are People Too: Mediation and Interpersonal Relationships."


  1. Mutinies happen. When you’re escorted from your workplace, take it in stride. Pirates never worked well when accepted in the general population, anyway

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

All I can say is "This Game Is AWESOME!!"
Who knew it could be so much fun to use the dark side :) (oh, wait, I did)

Monday, September 15, 2008


This is something I would like to have when I have a baby:

The Zaky

It is a soft but weighed pillow, partially filled - so that it comforms to the baby's body - that imitates the look, feel, weight, scent, and warmth of the parents’ hand and forearm. It assures proper positioning, helps with pain management and sleep, provides a sense of protection, and assists with the physical and psychological development of the child.

In Memory of....

Today marks the one year anniversary of Robert Jordan's death.

My Beautiful Niece

I hear tell that this picture was taken at 4:00 am...
I don't think she looks tired.

That's it. We're Moving to Ireland :)

Last Update: 12:34 pm
The original costume for Star Wars character Darth Vader stands on display at 'Star Wars: The Exhibition' at County Hall on May 4, 2007 in London, England. (MJ Kim, Getty Images)

A university in Northern Ireland has launched a course based on sci-fi classic Star Wars.

The program, Feel the Force: How to Train in the Jedi Way, teaches the real-life psychological techniques behind Jedi mind tricks and launches at Queen's University in Belfast in November.
According to publicity material, no prior qualifications are required and "light sabres are not provided."

 Copyright World Entertainment News Network

The original costume for Star Wars character Darth Vader stands on display at 'Star Wars: The Exhibition' at County Hall on May 4, 2007 in London, England. (MJ Kim, Getty Images)


Friday, September 12, 2008

What's your Pirate Name??

In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day coming up next week (September 19th) I thought I'd help out me mates out with their pirate names.... if I didn't get to you use the link at the bottom to find your name.
Liz's Pirate Name:  Reeking Beth Dagger   (I prefer Bloody Beth Dagger)
John's Pirate Name:  Cap'n Harley Golddigger
Andrea's Pirate Name:  "Sharkbait" Bette Grimm
Kenji's Pirate Name:  Cap'n Skyler Dullblade
Jessica's Pirate Name:  Gorgeous Shannon Slasher
Norm's Pirate Name:  Gurglin' Billy Slaughter
Geoffrey's Pirate name:  Almost-Blind Jack
Scrat's Pirate Name: Cap'n Carmen Leadsword
Z's Pirate Name: Cap'n Ronny Deadweight
Alesha's Pirate Name:  Sword Jugglin' Azriel
Kyle's Pirate Name:  Hackin' Baird Blythe
Jane's Pirate Name:  Ambiguous Laura Drake
Carrie's Pirate Name:  Cheatin' Jen Dawkins


Thank you for your cooperation. Also Good morning. We would like to announce today’s events. First it is Friday, September 12, 2008. Second starting at 7:00am is glare at everyone hour followed by shunning at 8:00am. At 9:00 to 11:00 is name calling and bickering. A short break will be at 11:00 to 12:00. Then at 12:00 is a special lunch time event. Eat someone else’s lunch then throw it at them and tell them you didn’t like what they made for you. After an hour lunch. There will begin a short grouping period so you may gather your minions till 1:30. Also at that time anyone horribly burned from lunch will have their burns treated and locked in a dark closet for later torture. At 1:30 to 2:30 the Fort building will begin including building and taking of territories. Take as much as you can as quick as you can. Then at 2:30 to 3:00 building defenses will begin. At 3:00 all activities will come to an end. There will be awards given away at the largest territory area. Where actually all the losers who fell for this will be grouped together and captured and the territories taken. The true winner will exit leaving evidences that will make the cronies look like the ring leaders. Giving the true master mind time to escape with all the spoils. Thank you for all your help and we look forward to see how well, this day will turn out. Remember the dark side apparently has Cheese burgers today.

Thank you,


Thursday, September 11, 2008

God Bless America
Don't Forget

September 11, 2001

Where were you seven years ago? Don't forget.

This went around as an email 2 years ago. Here are some of the memories and responses I got then. If you'd like to share your memory please leave a comment.

September 11th 2001 this was the day before I was *supposed* to come home from my mission in the Washington DC South area (Northern VA) but I had come home a transfer early. I was still unemployed and in bed. My mother burst into my bedroom and told me I needed to get up and watch the TV an Air Plane Just hit the twin towers in NY. I watched in awe and horror with the rest of the country as a second palne hit and
as the towers fell. The news of the Penagon being struck hit me harder. That was my mission. Those are the people I loved and served and I immediatly went through all the people I could think of trying to remember who worked at the pentagon.... thankfully no one I knew, but that was Arlington... I had been there only 6 weeks earlier.
- Liz Evans

It was like any other morning the rush to get my boys dressed and ready for school when the phone rang. It was Kenji's friend who simply told me to turn on the TV. I flipped over from some silly children's show and could not believe my eyes. I didn't believe what I saw and immediately called my husband at work and told him to turn on his radio. I held my son's and watched as the second tower was hit and I knew that what I was seeing was real. I have never felt such fear in my life. I remember sending my boys to school and praying that they would be safe because no one knew if the attacks were over or if more would come. I have never felt such fear. I spent the day watching the scene replayed over and over as I held my Nicolas and cried. Kenji was 9, Andrew was 7 and Nicolas had just turned 1. Their world would never be the same.
- Andrea Melot

I had two babies. Thomas was almost 1&1/2, Taylor was just a couple of months old. I had spent the previous night up with Taylor and so I was sleeping when the phone rang with my husband calling to tell me to turn on the news, that they were bombing the world trade center and our country was under attack. I kept expecting him to laugh and say, "just kidding!" I hung up the phone and turned on the TV...just in
time to watch the towers fall.
- Carrie Bales

I was in Arlington Virginia just a few miles away from the Pentagon attending what I had expected to be my last zone meeting as a missionary in the Washington D.C South mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was supposed to come home Sept 12, 2001. Moments before I was supposed to give my final lesson on faith to the 22 elders and sisters of my zone the family history center librarian pulled me aside and told me the towers were hit, the pentagon was too, and another plain was headed towards our area. I somberly walked up in front of my peers prepared to drop the news on them. Standing in front of the podium, "I was supposed to talk with you all about faith. . . but I am not going to do that today." I then explained what had been explained to me. Many did not believe me because I usually had very interesting ways of getting my audience to listen to my lessons. "I don't know about you but I am going to go find a room and pray." I did so. Half of the zone who had "faith" in what I said followed suit. The other half who did not, found the librarian and confirmed the awful news. 30 minutes later we reconvened and cried, sang, and prayed together. We found out that Virginia was now in a "state of emergency" and that everyone was asked to return home and to stay off the streets. We got in touch with our mission president who told us to return to our respective apartments and find a radio so we could stay up on what was happening. Returning to my apartment held little comfort. My area, as a missionary had been attacked. And from my apartment I could clearly see the smoke rising from the pentagon. Thinking about it today, still brings tears to my eyes.
- Brian Gardiner

Lee and I were waking up to our first morning in Hawaii - a company trip with a few others that he works with. I remember waking up at about 6 am or so Hawaii time (about 11 mountain time) and seeing one tower "on fire" as it looked to me. Obviously by this time both towers had fallen but they were replaying the video. I remember telling Lee how weird it was that the tower was on fire. We both started watching the news and saw the video of the second plane flying into the other tower - it was totally unrealistic - it seemed like a horror movie would've been more
believable. We immediately called our families and were in total disbelief. It was a very strange feeling to be so many miles away in paradise but feeling very isolated and wanting to be home so badly with our families! We will never forget that day and I too, like Brian, get tears in my eyes just writing this. My heart goes out to those who personally lost family and friends that day.
- Kris Littlejohn (and Lee Littlejohn)

I was visiting Salt Lake City waiting for my brother Brian to come home from his mission. Cleaning the house when I got a call from my brother's friend ..she said the twin towers had been hit by plane and I think the pentagon has been hit. "Do you know how Brian is doing she asked?". Not knowing what the heck was going on I ran into my mother's room and jumped into bed with her and we turned on the TV to watch the news. Channel after channel showed the towers hit by planes and then to our horror the pentagon. Mom called the Mission President at the Washington D.C. South mission and received good news... for him anyway... her son,my brother was safe. After hearing that Brian was ok we spent the morning together sitting on her bed crying from the images on TV and praying for the missionaries and for the families of those involved. Brian came home not as scheduled on Sept. 12, 2001 but rather a week and half later.....I will never forget!
- Jennifer Gardiner Donalson

He didn't die he just makes hats now.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Flash Gordon (1980) - This movie was awesome! okay... so it was really campy and cheesy, but I loved it. It will go up there on my list next to Logan's Run. It was so far a head of it's time and the idea of the whole thing was great they were just limited by the special effects of 1980. The action was good, the dialog could have been better, but what do you expect from a movie that is almost 29 years old. I think that if they were to remake this movie I'll watch it. This is rated PG and is a "Family Friendly" movie. There is no nudity, no sex, and only a very small amount of violence so if your looking for that pick a different movie this one is just good for that si-fi laugh.
Blue Harvest - This is the Star Wars: A New Hope episode of The Family Guy. Begrudgingly I will admit that we watch Family Guy at my house. There are so many episodes that are so funny, but along with that there are so many that are so totally offensive that you have to look away and questions why you haven't changed the channel. This Star Wars episode was so funny! John and I both agree that it (meaning all the episodes) would be so much better without the pedophile old man who is Obi-Wan Kenobi. He is just creepy and gross and he wouldn't be missed. The rest of the cast is great though I often found myself laughing hysterically at the absurdity of it all. Id recommend this movie to those Star Wars fans that aren't easily offended.
Clue - This movie is a classic. It is one of John's favorites and has become one of mine as well. I had never actually seen this movie until I was married and I can't count how many times I have seen it since. There are so many one liners in this movie and it's fun to watch and try to figure out who did what and who was missing when and try to put it all together before "The Butler" gives it away at the end. The DVD has a nice feature that allows you to choose to watch it with all three endings (the original way) or just one surprise ending selected at random. We always watch it with all three endings it's more fun that way. But it is a great movie that I think everyone should love and have as part of their collection.

john's tombstone

Look what john's sister rachel found

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Photos from Our Journey

wow, what a loooong weekend.

As most of you may know, The Creator and I went to St. George for the weekend to visit with his oldest sister and her family. The nephew named Alex got baptized on Saturday.

Friday we left work early in the hope of getting on the road early, but that was delayed due to forgetting some very important items that needed to be completed before we vanished for the weekend. But once that was over we were out of SLC by noon and on our way.

Seeing as how I have never been anywhere within the state of Utah (except Zions) John and I decided to make a little vacation out of our family trip. We stopped at Kolob Canyon on the way down and it was beautiful. Now, granted, it's just a big canyon and where it's located it's not all red rocks and beauty, but it was still beautiful. I loved going out and seeing the natural wonders of our beautiful state.

We got to Kristin's house around 5:30 pm and enjoyed the time with the family it is always so fun to see them the kids are all getting so grown up and good looking. John's niece has turned into such a beautiful young woman. I was really surprised when I saw her she has changed so much since we were down last July.

Saturday I got up early... 8 am on a Saturday is early for me and after 12 people showered we got on with our day. Half the family went on an excursion to Costco for groceries and the other half went on a hike to the Temple Quarry that's up on the plateau there in St. George. We walked probably about 1.5 miles round trip and we didn't even go to the end of the train, but it was really neat. The Quarry train is just opposite of the airport so we would stop and watch the airplanes take off and land for Lucy and Alex.

John and I did have to make a voyage out to In-N-Out Burger in Washington City on the corner of Green Springs Dr. and Telegraph St. (It's kind of by Costco). Our Garmin got us there just fine. The eldest of my brother's needed a new T-Shirt, and since we were down there we figured we'd oblige. John and I got shakes since Kristin had already fed us dinner (Vegetable & Chicken Curry) John got a Chocolate one and I got a Vanilla one. They were both very good. As we were driving down St. George Blvd some lady with Nevada license plates honked at us and asked "Are those In-N-Out Burger cups?? Where did you get those?!" she was so excited so we told her where it was and probably made her day.

The Baptism was at 5:00 and it was great. I love going to baptisms and seeing the cute little kids making a choice that will effect the rest of their eternity. There is always such a sweet spirit there and it's always so strong. I have felt so spiritually numb for the past few years that the past month that we have been back to church it's been really nice to be reminded of things I have missed and I know that I need in my life. It's rough, but we're working to be where we need to be. Alex is such a special little boy (as all my nephews and nieces are) and it was a pleasure to have been invited to be a part of his special day.

That night I even went to Les Miserables with Lari and Scott down at Tuacon. That was awesome. I had never seen the musical version of it. I've seen the movies and I think I saw a shortened version when the theater group put it on when I was a Junior in High School (12 years ago!) and I have seen the 25th Anniversary special on PBS a lot but they just stand up and sing the songs. It's much more powerful and depressing when you get the full effect. Les Miserables was great. I would recommend it to everyone.

Sunday morning came and again there was the 12 people to 2 bathrooms wait for the shower and the sit around time before church started at 1:00 and to top it all off it was fast Sunday in a house full of Hypoglycemic people, one pregnant lady, one toddler, and one with PMS. What a joy! It's a miracle no one went home early. Alex got confirmed during sacrament meeting and then we all went home for lunch and to get ready to trek back north to our own homes...

John and I were planning on stopping at Cedar Breaks on the way home because I have never been there either and since we had paid $25 to drive up Kolob Canyon just a few days before we figured we should use our receipt again and drive through Zions on the way out. Well, John's dad decided that they wanted to go that way to and that we shouldn't go to Cedar Breaks, we should go to Bryce Canyon... so we did. We followed John's parents and had a really great time. My Parents-In-Law are great I loved the time we got to spend with them on the way home. Bryce Canyon was beautiful. I loved it. We made it there barely at end of sunset so it wasn't as lit up and beautiful as it could have been. John has promised me another trip down in the day light.

We finally made it home at ... 1:30 am! There was no way I was getting up for work Monday morning so we took the day off. John had 2 Vault drinks on the way home and he finally came to bed around 5:30 am but didn't really sleep at all Monday.

So needless to say, be are both completely tired from this trip. I hope we make it through the rest of the week.

Next year there will be two more trips to St. George for a homecoming (I can't believe Nick's been gone so long) and for a farewell.

To, Becky

Day 4 and still having fun! LOL!! That is all.


Patriot Day, 2008

Patriot Day, 2008
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America:


September 11, 2001, was etched into America's memory when 19 terrorists attacked us with barbarity unequaled in our history. On Patriot Day, we cherish the memory of the thousands of innocent victims lost, extend our thoughts and prayers to their families, and honor the heroic men and women who risked and sacrificed their lives so others might survive.


Since 9/11, we have recognized the threat posed by terrorists to the safety of the American people and worked to protect our homeland by fighting terrorists abroad. We are confronting terrorism by advancing freedom, liberty, and prosperity as an alternative to the ideologies of hatred and repression. Our Nation pays tribute to our courageous men and women in uniform serving around the world and the devoted members of our law enforcement, public safety, and intelligence communities at home who work night and day to protect us from harm and preserve the freedom of this great Nation.


Seven years ago, ordinary citizens rose to the challenge, united in prayer, and responded with extraordinary acts of courage, with some giving their lives for the country they loved. On Patriot Day, we remember all those who were taken from us in an instant and seek their lasting memorial in a safer and more hopeful world. We must not allow our resolve to be weakened by the passage of time. We will meet the test that history has given us and continue to fight to rid the world of terrorism and promote liberty around the globe.


By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day."


NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2008, as Patriot Day. I call upon the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day. I also call upon the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and remembrance services, to display the flag at half-staff from their homes on that day, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent Americans and people from around the world who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.




Friday, September 5, 2008

Squeeky Cheese from Beaver, UT



Thursday, September 4, 2008

Junk Mail I am SICK of!

Don't Accept New Coin! Please help do this.. Refuse to accept these when they are handed to you. I received one from the Post Office as change and I asked for a dollar bill instead. The lady just smiled and said 'way to go' so she had read this e-mail. Please help out....our world is in enough trouble without this too!!!!!

U.S. Government to Release New Dollar Coins

You guessed it 'IN GOD WE TRUST' IS GONE!!!
If ever there was a reason to boycott something, THIS IS IT!!!!
Together we can force them out of circulation.
Please send to all on your mail list !!!

Has no one LOOKED at this coin??


Don't forward the email to everyone you know! Infact if you get this junk mail go a head and tell them (and everyone else they sent it to) how wrong they are. Ugh!

But you don't have to take my word for it... The United States Mint can clear that up for you just as well as I can... and they even have a cool 3D Flash thing to play with so you can look at all sides of the coin.

Thanks for listening to my rant.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A very exciting meeting.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's that time of year again!!

Halloween Movie Month(s)
YAY! This is our favorite time of year at the Evans' house (at least my branch of it). We're dedicating September and October to Scary movies this year. Last year we started back in August, but we figure that 3 months is excessive but 2 months should be about right. We've cut down on our Blockbuster Online membership so we're only getting 2 movies a month with no in store exchanges so I guess we'll be utilizing Hollywood video more often since they have the larger selection.
I think we are going to kick off Halloween Movie Month with a few of my favorites including:
Sleepy Hollow (the Johnny Depp version)
The Adventures of Ichabod (Disney Version)
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Does anyone have any good suggestions for Halloween Movies/Horror Movies?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day

I love Twisted Toyfare.