Friday, August 29, 2008

ACCAPELLASTOCK....Spelling anyone?

Ever heard of Accapellastock? Neither had I until Rodney called me one day and told me he'd won tickets off the radio for it. But let me tell you... it was totally wicked!! We went with our friend Brandon (same one who just got home from his mission) and his date Zantha (who I guess he didn't actually know, but got set up with by his mom and sister. Ahh, don't miss those days!). I don't know if they had fun (they're both kinda quiet and didn't do much talking) but Rodney and I had a blast!

So we got there a little early and had to wait a bit... a long bit... before the show actually started. During which we got a little bored and Rodney and I (ok, mostly I) started playing with the camera. An excellent pass-time experience! Once it finally started it was amazing!! I didn't really know what to expect but apparently for the past couple years up at the Ogden ampitheater they get a bunch of accapella groups together for a big festival/concert. You know, like woodstock? Only with less children to show for it... This year they had T-minus 5, some group I can never remember but sounded something like FaTeSomething... (but of course they were my fav), High Definition, and RXP. Or was it RPX? Obviously I'm not the greatest at names, but they all were really awesome. High Definition tied thier whole segment into Star Trek which was hysterical! But of course my favorite part was when Rodney leaned over to me and asked why the one guy was talking so funny and I had to explain the Star Trek thing. (Which he'll probably kill me for telling you)

As great as that was by far the all time best beyond best part of the whole night was when the RXP/RPX/Origional Rocapella (for all those who don't know, cause I didn't) group preformed "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego"!!! I guess they were the ones who origionally sang it. I loved that show growing up! Totally made my night to hear that. Of course I visited my family the next day and those poor kids had no idea what I was talking about. They're so deprived.

Moral of the story is, all in all it was a great night! We even got to listen to Showtunes Saturday Night on the way home! : ) And we even stayed out until after midnight... watch out world! Well, that's about all I have to say. Ok, soo not true but that's all for today! There's a million things going on with life right now but I'll wait until we have a little bit of closure before telling you all about it! (I know you're on the edge of your seat with anticipation, but try not to fall off for a week or two and I'll be sure to write again and satisfy all your needs!) Till next time!
The End.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yay! Water!

So last summer some friends and I went floating down the Provo river and had a blast! This year I thought, let's do that again! Only this time it ended up being mostly family... which just goes to show how much I've matured and grown closer to my family in the past year, right? lol Anyway, on Saturday Colin, his roommate Rich, Eliza, Bethany, Brandon (high school friend who got home from his mission the day before, Rodney and I went for a little ride down the canyon. It was a blast!

Well, other than the FREEZING water, sunburns, and a few purple bruises when we got out. (luckily all of which I managed to mostly avoid!) There aren't really words to describe floating down a river other than to tell you I spent most of the time trying to avoid the trees, rocks and logs while Rodney spent a great majority of his time dragging me to catch up to everyone else. : ) But it really was lots and lots of fun, just take a look! (oh, we had water proof cameras, but apparently if they're wet the pictures seem to glow. That or Eliza just really is an angel!)

After going home to shower and rejuvenate some more energy, the sun'll soak it all right out of you, we all met back at my in-laws for smores and movie night. Now, let me tell you something about the weather that I've noticed. Mother nature is heaven's best source of humor. If you want it to rain it may threaten and get your hopes all up but not a drop will fall. But as soon as it's incredibly bad timing, that's when the thunderstorm hits! I'd been praying for rain all week long! I wanted to go play out in it so badly!! But of course it decides to pour right after I've taken a shower, dried off for the day, and am all psyched up about having a good fire and smore. Blast.

But the night wasn't a total loss! We ended up just eating the chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers plain and they were still delicious! Then we played Nerts. *shuddar* After playing with my Aunt who shall remain nameless (cough cough, Lani, cough cough) I had decided that, after Settlers of Catan, Nerts was the worst game in the whole world! My score was always negative and people were calling Nerts before I'd even counted out my 13 cards! (ok, maybe not that bad, but it adds to the dramatic effect) Saturday night I discovered my problem. I just need to play with people who haven't had the past thirty years to practice! In fact, playing that night I actually got to call out Nerts once! It was a miracle! Anyway, all in all it was a great day. Sorry the only pictures are from the river but we didn't think about a camera at any other point. Maybe next time!