Saturday, March 31, 2007

Up In Salt Lake

Let's see...

We left Monday afternoon and made it to Nephi by 3PM. I thought I had remembered everything, but this time I forgot my toothbrush, paste, razor, a shirt to wear under my suit and a tie. Not doing to well. But luckily my grandpa had a spare shirt and tie in the closet and so I used that. The viewing started at 6 and was suppose to end at 8. However, there was still a line out the door around 9PM. That tells you that my grandpa was well know around Nephi.

Since I can only sit in a place for so long, we left around 8:30. Grabbed some dinner and headed back to the motel room that my dad rented for us. Since the TV went out before Robot Chicken came on, we decided to call it a night.

On Tuesday, there was another viewing an hour before the funeral took place. Rachel was suppose to lead (in church hymns), but those babies are starting to be a nuisance already. So we found someone else to lead and just incase Rachel had to get up and leave, we sat in the very back. After the funeral took place at the church, the hearse took my grandfather to his final resting spot. Since he had served during WWII, he was given a 21-Gun salute... and with my ears, the first shots scared the crap out of me. After dedicating the grave, everyone was invited back to the church for lunch. Because my superpubic does not cooperate well with tight pants, I can only wear pants for a short time before it starts to hurt. So we left the lunch session that was still going on and went back to my grandma's house to change. After changing, we headed up to Salt Lake.


Since my parents were originally in Hawaii before/when my grandpa passed away, they had Tristyn watch Snickers. Since the arrived home on Sunday, they immediately packed up again and drove down to Nephi. So, Snickers had to stay with Tristy a few more nights. After Rachel and I made it up to Salt Lake, I had to wait until Tristyn's dad got off of work before I could go pick her up. Man, she was a brat coming home. Later that night, my sister Annie and her boyfriend Ben invited us to a Utah Grizzlies ECHL Hockey game on Wednesday night. Rachel had never been to a hockey game in her life, and since we had nothing else planned we said sure.

On Wednesday, Rachel and I woke up to see that it had snowed. After getting ready , we checked out Babies R Us. After that, we checked out Target for more baby items. Since Rachel is creating a baby registry with Target, they let you take a laser scanning gun to scan items into your registry (Don't worry, I'll let you know when she is ready to officially list what we need). When we got home, we found out that my grandma (dad's mom) had made spaghetti for everyone. We agreed to go eat, but since we had a hockey game to go to, we couldn't stay long. So after dinner, we drove over to the E Center to watch the Grizzlies get tromped by the guest team, 7-1. Ouch! Even though they lost, we still had fun. After the game, Rachel and I drove over to see what was up at Super Saver. Talked to a few employees that I use to work with, grabbed some food for Rachel and then headed back to my parents.



Then on Thurday, we got ready, packed up and headed home. However, we had to make a few stops first. Since I had a $200+ gift card to CompUSA (and I can not use it online) we stopped in to get some stuff that I could use for my business. The best thing I purchased was an $80 laptop bag to hold all my stuff for when I go to On Site service jobs. That will make it easier to carry more and won't have to balance everything while going to and from the place of business. Oh, and we were able to find Rachel some new ear phones since she hates the earbuds that come with the iPod.

After CompUSA, we went over to Jason's deli (that is how they spell it and yes it ticks Rachel off, lol) for lunch. After sitting down for lunch, we drove down to Nephi to visit with my grandma and my mom, who has been helping my grandma get things taken care of down there. After about an hour, we filled up on gas and Rachel drove until Beaver (I had to take a Benadryl). I drove the rest of the way and as soon as we unloaded everything from my car, we headed over to Rachel's mom's house because her internet was still not working (since last week). So I had to call the internet company to have them come over. After that, I installed a new hand soap dispenser on her kitchen sink and then figured out why her vacuum was not sucking anything (something was stuck in the hose). Shortly after, Rachel was not feeling well again, and so we were there about another hour. By the time we got home, I was tired and cranky. Here it was 11PM and we had to unpack and do laundry. And to top things off, just for the heck of it (after paying some bills) I checked Google about tech-tonics.com... Not only had it dropped from the #1 spot, it was no where to be found. So here I am tired, and freaking out about that... Well, the last time I checked today, it was back at the #1 spot-- Thank God!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I Am Going To Live In The Estrogen Ocean!

Well, Rachel and I went into the specialist this morning to find out the sex of our twins. Now before I tell you what sex they are, I have a cool story to tell you about while the doctor was trying to get measurements of the babies. The doctor froze the screen once and one of the babies looked exactly like Strong Bad. I didn't even see it until Rachel said something. We should have had the nurse take a screen shot picture so we could have sent it into HomestarRunner.com's Weekly Fanstuff.

Anyways, as of this moment, "Baby A" has a 100% chance of being a girl (female). As for "Baby B", since the general area of determining "Baby B's" sex was directly in the area over Rachel's belly button (there was a shadow over the area in question), the chances of it being positively a girl (female) are 90 to 95%.

So, that means we are going to have two girls!

I mean, yeah, I am sad that there were no boys in this bunch, but there will always be a next time. And even though they are both girls and not a boy or boys, this does not mean that I will love them any less. The only means (despite what Rachel says) I have two girls of my own to spoil rotten!

So, if anyone has any girls names to help us in choosing, please send them our way. You never know, we may end up choosing one of those names...? And NO, JoAnna... We will not consider your name as one of our kids names. ............... I know you are thinking it... I already have to say "G** D****t, JoAnna!" enough.

Oh, if you look at the larger pictures (either one), the dates of how far along they are are wrong. Rachel is expecting on August 16th, not August 21st as depicted in the pictures.

Yes, these are the pictures of the babies bums. They were not cooperating with us very well to determine the sex of either one of them. So this was the best we could do at this time.


Baby A

Baby B

Thursday, March 8, 2007

This Is Where I Really Need Your Help!

(Some of you may have received this in your e-mail...)

This is the rough draft sketch of my Yellow Book ad entry. I like it and it looks good to me… But once it goes into print, it’s that way for a whole year! Normally I wouldn’t mind what it looks like, but this YB ad is going to cost me a pretty penny to have a 1/2 page full color entry and to pay for it each month.




So, this where you come in. I want everyone’s feedback that you can give me. Should I add something? Take something out? Does a sentence not make sense? Rephrase a sentence? Choose another picture? If looking at this, what would you like to know about my services to make sure that you are willing to choose my service over the others… Anything, and everything will do. Even if you hate it, let me know! Even if you have to save the picture above and use MS Paint or Photoshop to rearrange something, please do so and e-mail your altered version back to me, I would really appreciate it.

I’ll be contacting Yellow Pages by Friday (March 9) or Monday (March 12) to let them know that I have my final sketch.

Thanks!

Updated on March 8, 2007 @ 13:34 MST

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Looks Like Chad Finally Found a Job

I was on my way over to Wal-Mart yesterday (3/3) and when I was driving past the first entrance, I noticed that B.A.C.A. was doing something out front. However, they had someone dressed as Darth Vader and a Imperial Storm Trooper.

As I passed by and took a picture, I thought that Chad Vader had finally found a job at Wal-Mart. jk

For those of you who don't know who Chad Vader is, you really need to watch these webisodes...

- Episode 1
- Episode 2
- Episode 3
- Episode 4 (This is my favorite episode-- "A Dog?!")
- Episode 5
- Episode 6