Friday, October 22, 2010

The Love Affair

They usually say that third wheels are awkward, but not in our family. You see, Alex has a friend who is going to Oregon State, so she decided that she would be a Beavers fan. That's cool and all, but I am certainly not a Beavers fan and have been trying to convert her to the Ducks for quite some time.

I finally found a way to accomplish this, and it came in the form of this beautiful YouTube clip:

I had already shown her another one where Puddles got in a fight with Houston Cougar's mascot. That had sparked her interest because as she noted, that duck had edge.

Totally dominated

But she was truly swayed when she saw the Return of the Quack. All I had to do was show this to Alex, and she was hooked. I returned home that night and was told that she had not only watched that video several times, but had also searched for other duck videos to enjoy. She stumbled upon a bunch of other good ones, but I still think that this one remains at the top of her favorites list.

Now it seems that every day when I get home there are new pictures of Puddles popping up everywhere from the background on her computer and phone, to our wall of pictures in our room.

I have never seen her so excited to watch a football game as she was last night when we watched UCLA fall to Oregon 60-13. She watched the whole thing, while i fell asleep (I'm not exactly 100% healthy right now, that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

Anyways, I leave you with this parting image:

How can you not love that face?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Some people have this idea that college students live off of Ramen and Mac and Cheese. While I do love Mac and Cheese, Troy and I are now taking college food to a whole new level.

We made this awesome chicken pot pie the other day. Just try not to be too jealous ok?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall Camping

If you are not familiar with the weekend of General Conference and how things go down here in Utah let me inform you. First off, many people from the greater provo area will tell you that this place is zion, mainly because of the mountains and because "This is the place" where BYU was established. Please do not believe these people. Whoever created the layout of the city did not do so with car traffic in mind.

The Friday before General Conference is a perfect example of this. You see, every male over the age of 21 who has served a mission will be attending a mission reunion on this day. Also BYU and Utah State play football this Friday so that both players and fans alike can watch all sessions of conference (chances that actually happens: 0%). So with all this traffic, it is a headache to go anywhere.

Luckily Alex and I decided that we were going to go on our first ever FAMILY CAMPING TRIP! Hello awesome.

After scouting out a few places (AKA talking with some people who know places to camp) we decided that we would head out towards the booming city of Heber. We got the car packed with everything that we needed and made our way to the camp area. Here is a picture of the drive:

I think that is Deer Creek, but don't quote me on that because I am not 100% familiar with places in Utah.

Because the sun was going down and we wanted some light so that we could set up camp, make a fire, and get dinner ready, we decided to stop at Deer Creek State Park instead of continuing to our original destination. It was a nice little place, and wasn't too packed because of all the festivities going on in the city.

Our campsite. Pretty nice stuff.

We were able to get everything set up super quick. Alex seems to have a natural radar for perfect fire material and was super helpful in getting that going. She was also able to partake in the joys of hotdogs roasted over an open fire and real s'mores instead of the microwaved kind. We were both a little restless and at 2 am played a game of war with a deck of cards.

Saturday morning. Yes it was 7 am.

All in all it was a fun experience. We got up the next morning, broke camp, and made our way home in time to make hot chocolate and french toast and sit down for the morning session of conference.

What a great weekend yeah?