Sunday, June 15, 2008

What a fun week

This past week has been so fun!

Celebrated my birthday with my family at home. We made homemade ice cream and it was just as good as I remember it.

Celebrated Meleah's (my niece) birthday. She's one! We tried to teach her to say "hawk" using some cool flash cards she got as a present.

Celebrated my birthday again at my apartment thanks to Judy's banana cream pie! We also played pickup sticks:

Ward intramural kickball team took 2nd in the tournament.

Had my very first mint julep at Thirsty Thursdays at the Ashley's. I took the experience to heart and sat on the porch sipping the mint julep. Can't say I'm a fan though–my mom noted that it's probably popular as a source of alcohol, and that since ours was without... maybe. Also, had a really good blender-burning chocolate smoothie. I think the sucker had 5 different kinds of chocolate in it.

Hostile Work Environment Day at work. During this annual celebration, employees can vent their frustrations by blasting coworkers with Nerf weapons. This is my brother before he went terrorizing:

Also, we watched Rear Window outside on the grassy knoll Friday night. I liked the movie. I liked that it was intense without the unnecessary gore or over-the-top, horror violence (I don't like horror movies). Some may say it was weak... I liked it just fine.

We hiked to the top of Y mountain! It was a beautiful hike. We ate strawberries along the way. And this is the first time I made it all the way to the Y without stopping. Here are some of the flowers:

Here's Martha flying:

Here's my hair flying:

Here's Ammon after he ripped two apples in half:

Here we are at the top (I think that's the Pacific Ocean in the back):

Here's where Elaina almost died from a rabid, prehistoric fern-dwelling, Brown Wolf Recluse Black Widow Spider-Snake:

Here's those ubiquitous, nest-making caterpillars:

And here we are at the bottom:

Then we played some water basketball in the pool to cool off (didn't actually cool off -- the game was a little intense).

Then we celebrated Tiffany's birthday with cake.

Then we saw Kung Fu Panda! What a fantastic movie! I haven't seen such a well-done movie for a long time. The animation was fantastic; the fight scenes were original (especially the dumpling fight); and it was funny! I recommend it.

Then we saw the fireworks at Orem's Summerfest. People had been staking out their spots for several hours so that they could get a good view of the works... We just took a spot right next to the fireworks on the road.

Then... I went home and slept a good sleep....

Life is good.


Liz said...

That sounds like a GREAT week.

I really love the idea of hostile work environment day. I could totally get on board with that.

Kira Joy said...

Ha ha! Jason was a elementary legend at kick ball...who knew he was still playing.

Miri said...

Your week did sound fun! In fact, you did so many fun things that I can't even remember all the things I wanted to respond to. However I do remember that I couldn't believe how amazing the idea of a Hostile Work Environment Day is. I almost died.

Also Kung Fu Panda was hilarious. I loved it so much.

I see you like to chew. Perhaps you'd like to chew... ON MY FIST!

ibscrubbin52 said...

yessss! lol holy cow, i am so happy you documented the week. so incredible!! :)