Friday, June 29, 2007

Just To Let You Know...

Rachel has decided that August 1st is the day that she wants the twins to be born. The 37-week mark is on July 31 (her birthday), and the doctor says that they really do not need to be in longer since they are twins. So, we have agreed that August 1st is the day the twins will be born (unless they come early).

So, if you want to come on down around that time, you are more than welcome to. However, since the guest room is now the babies room, we really have no room to house anyone... Unless you don't mind sleeping next to a dog. If you treat her nice, she will give you kisses.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Thank You Everyone

I just wanted to say Thank You to everyone who sent me a Birthday e-mail, greeting card or took the time to wish me a Happy Birthday by phone. I appreciated it. For those of you wish to send us regular USPS mail in the future and you want it here on a certain day, I guess you better send it two or three days in advance. I received the cards on the 22nd. But the thought that you still sent me something still counts. : )

What did I do for my birthday? Nothing really. I'm serious. With Rachel being required by her doctors to bed rest, we never went out to dinner. The only thing we went to do together is to go to a doctor appointment. That is about it. Oh, I was able to sell some of my used CD's, had Rachel's sister help me move some furniture from my mother-in-laws house over here for the babies room (which is almost done!).

But with this last week being kind of hectic and stressful, I pushed myself on the 20th to finish things so I would be able to relax on my birthday... Which is exactly what I did.

Don't Make Me Come In There!

I have let Ginger (Rachel and my dog) sit in the passenger seat a couple of times when I have gone places in our new minivan. Last night, after coming back from dropping Rachel's sister off at their mom's house, I let Ginger sit in the seat with her head out the window down. But when I went to go walk around to open the passenger door to let her out, she kept doing this...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

"Hope It's Chocolate, For Me!" - Jim Gaffigan

Well, another year has passed from my last birthday, except a **** load has happened in this past year. It's amazing what can happen in 365 days! Now that I think about it, this has been the best year (6/21/06-6/20/07) of my life.

Well, like this and every year, enjoy the first day of summer.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

As Promised...

As I mentioned and promised you last month, here are the videos clips of the cable car conductors turning around a cable car and of the Bushman. Now that I have an actual internet connection, I am able to post the videos on my website without any problems...

Don't forget, I am still working on getting the pictures of my trip up, but look how long it has taken me to post these videos...

Oh yeah. Happy Father's Day!



Thursday, June 14, 2007

To the Mormon Mobile!

As I say that, "To the Mormon Mobile!", I see afterwards a CTR shield come spinning up to the TV screen just like the old Batman logo did in the '60s TV series.

Well, on Thursday, we made it up to Salt Lake in Rachel's truck with only a few pit stops along the way. Didn't do much on Thursday, except work on my parents computer.

Friday, all I remember is first dealing with association stuff when we woke up. Later, Rachel wanted a manicure for the baby shower. I went along and just watched my video podcast that I have on my iPod. Then later that night, my family and I went to dinner for my birthday at the place my mom wanted to go. So I really am just calling that dinner.

Saturday was the day of the baby shower that my mother was hosting for Rachel. We received a lot of stuff, yet we still have another baby shower being held on the 30th down here in St. George. For the time being, we thought we were going to have to leave some of the items up in Salt Lake until my parents came down for a visit.

Then on Sunday, Rachel, my family and I, went out to visit the newly built IKEA in Draper. If you have never been inside of one, bring good walking shoes and be sure to eat/drink something before you go. I don't want to get into full details as to why I did not like it, it is just something you will have to experience for yourself.

Before we headed up to Salt Lake, Steve, a friend from high school, found me on MySpace and we started talking again. We have not talked in 7 years because I did something dumb. Yes, I know, I have done a lot of dumb things in my lifetime. But we agreed to meet up while Rachel and I were in SLC. I finally got a hold of him and we met up on Sunday night after him and his family got back from a barbeque. He wanted to meet Rachel, but my mother took her out shopping for a few good hours before hand and that made her tired, so she never was able to meet Steve in person. So we started talking about what we have both been up to and talked about some of the crazy stuff we did during and after high school. After a couple of hours, we called it a night because he had to be up earlier the next day for work.

On Monday, Rachel and I started to pack up the baby items, to make sure they would fit in the back of the truck. Well, we had other plans to take care of before we were to head back to St. George, so we headed out to do them before it was to late. We had to stop at CompUSA use up the gift card that I had on ink. We then headed over to the State Surplus near the Utah State Prison to see if they had any vehicles to purchase so we could fit the twins and all the baggage/strollers they will be needing. My dad met us over there to check out any vehicle we had our eye on. Long story short, we purchased a used 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager.

That is why you may hear me say, "To the Mormon Mobile!". Now that we had an extra vehicle, I changed the oil in it when we got it back to my parents house and then we packed half in one vehicle and half in the other. By 6PM we were on our way back to St. George.

We made it home around 11:30PM and Rachel's sister helped us unpack. All the gifts that we received are still sitting in the TV room as I write this, because we are still working on getting the babies room back together. Since getting back though, I have been able to get a lot done, but still have a little ways to go before it is done.

Sorry it has taken me until today to post this, but Rachel and I have been busy registering the vehicle and trying to get a loan for it. Plus, dealing with all the association stuff that has been going on. I swear, I am going to have grey hair by the time I am 30...