October 26, 2010

Pre-Halloween Fun!

My mom came out and visited for a few days last week!  It was so fun to hang out with her- we did a lot of fun things while she was here.  For example:

carving pumpkins,

making and decorating cookies,


and other things.  I'm excited for Christmas so I can go home and see my whole family again.  And I'll finally get to meet Natalie's future hubby, Chris.  Yay!

In other news, it's snowing.  Don't get me wrong, I love playing in the snow- sledding, making snowmen, even taking walks in the snow is fun.  But I just feel like it's a little early for winter.  What happened to fall?

My dad sent 3 DVDs of video clips of me with my mom.  I've been watching them and thinking about high school (since that's when most of these clips happened).  For the most part, I'm very glad I'm done with high school and all the drama of being a teenager.  But I'm realizing that there are some things I really miss and would love to get back into.  Tennis is one of these things.  There was only one video clip of me playing tennis, but it's something I really miss.  I was on the tennis team for 2 years in high school, but I've been playing for quite a while since my dad and brother both played before, and then my sister and I started playing.  It's one of those things that makes me wish I lived near my family because I could always count on playing tennis with them when I was home for the summers.  Now I just go there when it's cold, so tennis doesn't happen.  And unfortunately, the man I fell in love with doesn't share my love for racquet sports.  I think I need to find a tennis buddy.  Too bad Utah has decided to be winter. Maybe next year.

October 7, 2010

Crafty Projects

So I mentioned that I made a baby gift for my friend Johanna in this post and I just want to show it off for a minute:

I think it's super cute- I hope she likes it!

I've also been working on a winter table runner.  It's blue with white snowflakes and it's taking FOREVER because I have to piece the snowflakes together.  Actually it's the cutting that's really taking so long.  But it's coming along and I think it's going to look great once it's done.  Here's what I have so far:
Cool huh?  Ok, it's not much to look at yet, but it'll get there.

And my mom is coming out to visit in a couple of weeks!  I'm excited to hang out with her again!

October 5, 2010

Caught in the Rain

Ok so I just have to write about yesterday.  Because it was crazy.

The box office was asked to represent the Covey Center at the Provo City Service Fair in the parking lot of Provo Towne Center.  We were running a karaoke booth.  The fair was supposed to start at 4, so we were asked to meet at 3 so we could set up our booth.  Two of us went straight to the site while a few others went to the Covey Center to get everything we needed and bring it over.

Kari and I were waiting outside when we started to feel a few raindrops.  So we hopped into my car to wait.

But the rain didn't stop.

In fact, the winds only got stronger, and the rain only came down harder.  Police barriers tipped over and started blowing through the parking lot.  Balloons escaped.  Booth tents came off the ground and tried to fly away in the wind.  One was successful-- we saw it fly across the street and over a hill.

People who had already set up their booths were struggling to keep everything on the ground so Kari and I got out to help.

After several minutes of holding things in place, we started dissembling tents, taking apart the police barriers, and picking up the paper popcorn bags that had flown away and stuck to cars, trees, and the ground.  We had to yell just to talk to each other and our coats and hoodies weren't doing anything to keep out the water and wind.  Finally we decided things were under control and we left.

I really don't think I've ever been that wet in my life, except when submerged in my swimming pool.  I got home and took off all my wet things and left them dripping over the bathtub.

So much for the Service Fair.

Of course the rain stopped about an hour after I got home and dried off.

Go figure.