Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Catch up Blog...2007 gone in a FLASH!!!

Well, its been a while since we last put something down in our blog. So for all that we missed, Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Looking back, we were extremely busy the last part of 2007.

We carried on the Halloween Party Tradition at our home. It was started by Jake and Nicole Froerer recently gone from our ward and it was so much fun that we wanted to keep it going. Unfortunately though, I am still a little bitter about it since I lost best costume (I was 2x reigning champion) to Scott Hale the robot man. This year I am going to represent to the fullest (its one of my new years goals right above reporting every perpetrator illegally using the carpool lane).

After Halloween, our next big event was Thanksgiving. We bought thick juicy steacks and grilled them on our new grill (Thanks Tom and Kelly). We had a good friend Craig over from our ward and ate some steaks and watched Spiderman III.

Next we went to another UW football game where they actually beat Cal. Did I say how much I love college football? It seems like they win whenever I go, so Coach Ty if you are reading this can you hook me up with some season tickets? You bet I will be there in less than 8 months for UWs win over the Y.

Lastly, in 2007 we went down to Vegas and SLC. It was our first vacation longer than 3 days this whole year. Vegas was awesome, we went to the temple, we played Rockband of PS 3, we took some family pics, we watched movies at home, did the jacuzzi thing, and had a wonderful Christmas of course. My favorite part was staying over at my Brother's house on Christmas eve and watching my Nieces open their gifts on Christmas morning. Speaking for my wife, I know her most favorite event was our trip to see "Phantom of the Opera" at the Venetian Hotel. The stage effects were awesome and, to top it off, it only lasted 1hr and 45 minutes. Normally you have to see the 3.5 hr version pretty much everywhere else. So guys, if you want to please your woman without inflicting too much pain on yourself, check out the Phantom at the Venetian. You will have to ask Jen sometime about how I tricked her into thinking that the Phantom here in Vegas was a topless version...lets just say the joke wasn't as funny as I had planned.

SLC was awesome too. We saw a lot of Jens family and had a good time hanging out at her house. I even had a root beer with my cute little nephew Tyler. We really enjoyed seeing the Church Museum right next to the family history center. They have upgraded from 2.5 years ago when we were last there. They have done a really nice job and I recommend it to everyone. We celebrated New Years by playing boggle, and watching her neighbors light off illegal fireworks...we are talking the hardcore kind that you have to go to the park or other open spaces and watch professionals light off. I threatened to call the Police or even Bishop on these people. I am turning into quite the hypocrite, because I was once a pyromaniac myself, but when you do it everyday in a lab, the fire and explosions start to lose there effect. We finished up our trip sledding and freezing in the snow.

We hope that everyone reading this had a great New Years and Christmas as well. We are so thankful for our friends and family. Thank you for all you have done for us and been to us in our lives. Best Wishes on a happy and exciting 2008.