Sunday, June 22, 2008

Driving... Driving... Driving...

Well this last week I've spent over 30 hours in a car... in all truefulness though, it was actually really fun. The first 12 hours or so in a car I spent with the Frei's. Poor guys, they had to listen to me for forever! Thanks for being such good friends, I had a lot of fun!
Scottsdale for school was actually quite benificial, I learned a lot, especially after the keynote speaker the first day. I'm quite excited to put a lot of new things into practice for next year to help my students.
After Scottsdale I was home for 3 hours and we headed out for Logan UT. We stayed with John's cousin Dana, his wife Melanie and their kids. We had a great time getting to know them. Thanks again, you guys! Logan is a beautiful place... to be quite honest. However, I had just spent the week with temperatures over 105 and the high there was maybe 80. So it was really cold in the mornings! Michelle and Darin's wedding was beautiful. I really may start crashing random weddings just to hear the advice that the various sealers have to offer. I've really enjoyed these last two we've been to. Here are some pictures of the wedding.
As nice as the wedding was, I must say the highlight of our time in Logan was seeing Bryan and Tuffy play together. He is 2 and they had a ball chasing each other around, up and down stairs, and getting each other equally muddy in the back yard. Unfortunately I didn't get pictures of the muddy pair, but here are some pictures of them playing together, it really is adorable!

Saturday we packed up and headed for Idaho. We always listen to audio books in the car, it really makes the time go by faster. I will post some of our favorites that we've listened to. I highly suggest if you are traveling, get a book that sounds good to you and get it on CD. You'll have something to talk about and concentrate on rather than how long the drive is.
Well, we've finally made it to Idaho. I really enjoy being here and seeing family. It is interesting to me, now that a lot of the cousins are married, to see how similar and different we are compared to how I remember us being as kids. It is also nice to know that some of my personality traits really are inherited ; ). We all get along really well, and it is nice to get to see them.
We spent last evening with my cousin Dian, her husband Craig and a couple of their friends. Now any of you that know John, know that he's not a huge fan of playing board/card games. However, since they invited us to play he played Scatagories with us. He was amazing at that game!! He always had the best answers. The highlight of our game was when we were supposed to be using the letter e and for nickname ad my cousin Dian put idot... of course she used an e, but it was hilarious! I love you Dian!

6 comments:

SarahMarie said...

Sounds like fun. I know the reading conference in Scottsdale was great. I can't wait to start school so I can use it. I am glad that you enjoyed your trips. I can't wait to see pictures and I will keep you updated on my travels. Oh did you get the new book, The Host by Stephanie Meyer? I wanted to buy it but I want to know if it is good.

The Schmitt Family said...

The bride and groom look so happy! I never realized the Logan Temple looked like a castle. What a fairytale wedding they had. You're so lucky to have the oppurtunity to go to a sealing. Most of our friends are already married. Now we're on to baby showers.

Lee Family said...

Thanks for posting Michelle's wedding. It looked like she had a beautiful wedding. Im so sad that couldn't make it. Thanks again.

Lee Family said...

Dana's little boy is so cute. I'm so jealous, I wish I could've went for a visit too.

steveandsteph said...

You guys are TRULY the busiest people EVER!! Sounds like you are having about as relaxing a summer as I am! We might even need a VACATION from our summer vacation, maybe!

FREI FAMILY said...

We hope you guys are having fun. We are melting here. So I hope it is a little cooler where you are. We are heading out Sat. for another long trip. Wish us luck. And Erika I hope you are being careful:)