Thursday, January 31, 2008
Four jobs I have had in my life:
1) Personal Assistant
2) Geneva College, Spanish Conversation Aid
3) Christian Day Camp Counselor
4) Itinerant Elementary School Counselor for SLC school district
Four movies I would watch over and over:
1) Pride and Prejudice (any version)
2) Any M. Night Shamylan movies
4) Napoleon Dynamite
Four places I have lived:
1) Abington, PA
2) Phoenixville, PA
3) Pottstown, PA
4) Ogden, UT
Four TV Shows that I watch:
1) The Office
2) The Hills
4) Law & Order (any)
Four places I have been:
4) Cheyenne, Wyoming
People who e-mail me (regularly):
2) My mom
3) My dad (photoshows:)
4) random friends here and there-not that my friends are random, but the emails seem to be :)
Four of my favorite foods:
1) Tastykake Kandycakes (peanutbutter...mmmmm...)
2) dark chocolate
Four places I would rather be right now:
1) In bed
2) reading in bed
3) holding my nephew
Four friends I think will post responses in comments:
Things I am looking forward to within a year:
1) Dad & G'pa visiting
2) Roebuck family visiting
3) Getting a job closer to home
4) Stacey & Chris' impending nuptuals...:)
So that is only "4" of each of those...you know I could go on and on and on about anything Jane Austen, or mexican food, or my friends & family...so, let me know if you want to hear it & I could never delay any pleasure of yours willinging. haha Mr. Darcy says something like that to Elizabeth Bennett...I AM currently re-reading P&P and watching the 6 hour A&E version with Ben...and again, I could go on and on...but I'll save it for another post. :):):)
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Brett is one of my best friends from P'ville High School. We have been through a lot together, he is like a brother to me and he was a groomsman in our wedding. He lives in NY city and I rarely see him, so you can imagine how THRILLED I was when he called last Saturday to tell me he was flying into SLC airport on Sunday for a free-lance gig at Sundance Film Festival. He works in the film/TV industry, filming and editing film for different things like commercials and documentaries. So, when he got the chance to be flown to UT for Sundance, it was an added bonus to visit with Ben & I...or rather, it was our bonus!
So, we had about 6 hours to spend with our friend and were able to bring him up to the house, show him around Ogden, have dinner, and see his pics from his recent trip to Spain before returning him to SLC to his hotel and job. It was wonderful. There is nothing like a surprise visit from such a dear friend to liven up a long weekend! (hint hint)
Brett, thanks for NOT forgetting to call me and tell me you were coming...this blog may not have been as "sweet" if you had forgotten. ;)
We are now looking forward to a visit from my Dad, Mark and my Grandpa, Bill next month and from the Roebuck family in March. Anyone else want in? We love visitors! :):):)
Monday, January 21, 2008
Scott, Ben & Marissa climbing the "hill".
This is a view of Pineview resevoir, only it is completely frozen over and covered in snow. There are lots of ice fishers though!
We stayed till after sunset. That is Snowbasin's peak that the sun is setting behind and completely blocking with it's gorgeous light!
This pic might give you a better idea of how steep the hill was, but don't worry the bank at the bottom was steep enough to keep the sleds from going over and into the road...that is if we even made it all the way down on the sled. :)
This was the view of the peak directly across from our sledding hill as the sun was starting to set and the shadows from the mountain we were on were casting through the valley and onto that peak. Pretty awesome to see in person...let us know when you are ready for it. :)
We also had a surprise visitor this weekend, an East Coast friend, someone who was in our wedding party and who was in town this weekend for business...any guesses? If you know what is happening in Utah this week and are familiar enough with those in our wedding party, you may be able to guess...I'll post with a pic later to confirm or deny your suspicions, but let me know if you have a guess. :) In the meantime we'll be deciding what to do with the rest of our snow day (besides petting cats). :):):)
Friday, January 18, 2008
This is Chris posing in front of the Wasatch backcountry. The mountains that border Ogden are making the shadow behind him.
Snow rocks!! There's a Dinosaur park in town that has life-size replicas of dinosaurs that you can walk through. But this snow guy is my favorite so far.At Snowbasin, the snow is waist deep!And the parking lot has some awesome snow mountains!!
This is my neighbor buddy enjoying all the snow. He had some rockin forts built. They undid a lot of my shoveling... I'm getting old.And the pad all decked out in a foot and half of freshness.
Other than all the snow enjoyment, we've been trying to settle down and relax a bit. We'll be gradually checking out a ministry called Teen Parents, and we hope to help provide transportation for the teens involved from Ogden to the churches they meet at.
There's also a small possibility we'll take on a doggie for a few months....a budy's budy in the Air Force is deploying for 4 months and needs someone to watch his 1 year old Lab/Collie mix named Cody. So it may be a chance to see how a dog would fit into our lives, but we haven't committed yet. Will keep ya posted!!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
So we went home and were consoled by Rascal....and our friends at the dinner party we had that night....needless to say I was exhausted that week and still sore for a while.
Oh, I should tell you that I later found out that ski conditions that day were not ideal as it was snowing, was early enough in the season that there wasn't much grooming done (bumpy slopes), not all of the easier slopes were open and as beautiful as it was, that powder was not typical for intermediate slopes. That made me feel a little better...I'll be skiing again for the 2nd time in Utah this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes. :) Pray for me to enjoy it as much as I used to. ;) haha
This is one of the many Christmas displays in downtown Ogden in December. This is rodeo santa...so cute. :) Just thought you might like to see a little bit of western Christmas spirit.
Later I'll post about our trip to PA for the holidays....I'll just say we had an absolutely WONDERFUL time with everyone. And we miss them all already!