Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kirsten and Ducks and National Lampoons Camping Vacation

We picked up my little sister Kirsten last Sunday. She came out to visit because my parents and Nicole and Larissa were gone this past week on the Stake Trek. We had a fun week, we feed a lot of ducks. She called it Duck week.We also went swimming and to a movie and painted our nails. Everything sisters like to do together. Thursday through Sunday she stayed with her cousins in Layton. She had a lot of fun, and came back exhausted as you can see in the bottom picture.

While she was gone James and I took my Granparents Camper and went camping. He wanted to go to a new area, in a new canyon we haven't been up before. Well we left really late and to make a long story short we didn't find a camp site until 1am and by that time we had been driving for 4 hours!! You know what its like looking for the perfect camp spot, until you realize your lost and can't turn around. We finally found a map and discovered we had gone completely through the Cache National Forest!!! It was terrible but what do you do. We woke up the next morning nice and early because of cows in our camp ground and our dog Diego went crazy. So we got about 4 hours of sleep. I got up and fixed us pancakes and while cooking Diego had wraped his chain around behind me and when some more cows showed up he took off after them and my poor ankles caught the full brunt of his chain. They were bruised pretty bad and had the skin torn off. Luckly I didn't fall like you see in the movies when someone gets wrapped up in a chain. The worst part is that they got really swollen. They are much better not but man it hurt! Well, we decided to drive somemore and to head back to Logan Canyon so we would know where we were. So we drove to the nearest town and headed for Bear Lake to get back to Loagn. We found another site and had a good day camping. Theres so much more to the story but I think we're going to save it to make the movie National Lampoons Camping Vacation. I think it will sell like crazy! :PThis was looking out at the top of a mountain. We got so high up I'm amazed we didn't die with that trailer on the back of James truck!! I guess thats one good thing about driving through the mountains at midnight, you can't see anything, good or bad. This is the camper and our happy camping spot we finally found. It was really pretty and had a little stream that ran through it. Heres Kirsten passed out at about 1pm monday. She was tired and so was Diego after our camping adventure.

On a side note when my Family got back from the Trek Yesterday they found their basement had flooded. They have been trying to salvage and clean up everything. Luckily my Dad was able to postpone his flight from today to Thursday, so he can stay and help with the clean up. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, July 6, 2009

HAPPY 4th Of JULY and General Good News!

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!! We are finally finished with our week of Fireworks sales! I'm not sure if I've ever been happier to get a week over in my life. We did really well, we even had about 3 hours on the 4th that we had all three windows packed with people and the lines went about 20 ft out. To give you an idea of our sales Monday the 29th through Friday the 3rd we had sold about $8,000. On Saturday the 4th we sold another $8,000. It was crazy! We sold out of almost everything. I think if we would have had more product we could have made even more. We make a little under 20% of our sales to split between us and our friends we did it with. They just had their second child and with us having one on the way, the money is going to doctor bills.
Here's James looking like a regular salesman! So handsome. He had the top 2 sales. One of $320 and another of $290! It was always amazing how much some people spent.
James and I borrowed my Grandma and Grandpa Larsen's camper to have behind the booth. We had to have someone there the whole time in case people tried to steal the fireworks. We would be held financially accountable if that were to happen. So we slept there every night! I frogot to get a picture of it, but it had to be 50 ft behind the booth. Oh what fun!
We did get a little break Saturday morning, an we were able to go check out the cars at the Cache Valley Crusin'. I found my new car, let me know what you think? :) They had so many cars this year, I think it was the most I have seen in a few years. The weather was nice, and it wasn't to hot, but later that night I saw my sunburns comming and I was shocked. I got fried!
This car was amazing, I had to take a picture of the sign on the window! Of course I frogot to take a picture of what it is and what year it was. OOops.

We had a fun busy 4th, and ironically we didn't shoot of any fireworks. We just didn't have time. We hope everyone had a great time!!

The good news is that I received my diploma in the mail today, so I'm an official USU graduate.

We had our Dr. apt last Monday, and everything looks good. I am 25 weeks and, he's a growing healthy boy!

Also James has been at Midas just over a year and he is now being considered a head mechanic so he will work everyother Saturdays as the other head mechanic. I'm so proud of him and all his hard work. He absolutely deserves this little promotion!