Monday, July 9, 2007

weekend update

First, I'd like to say that this Monday is turning out MUCH better than last. In fact, the grounds crew did not show up this morning to wake me up at 7 a.m. Hooray! They decided to come in the afternoon instead. And Jared came home in-between classes and is right now making me a smoothie! Yum!

We had an excellent weekend. Saturday, as you know, was 7-7-07, and was actually the day that Jared and I originally discussed getting married. Needless to say, we didn't want to wait that long, but decided to have a fun date to mark the occasion. The kids spent the afternoon with their mom, so Jared and I took advantage of the time off and went to the movies. We saw Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. I didn't have super high expectations because I had heard mixed reviews, but it was actually quite good. Despite being 3 hours long, I didn't get bored and thoroughly enjoyed it. And I do confess to getting rather misty-eyed at the end. (So did Jared.)

We then went to dinner at Thai Ruby. If you like Thai food, I highly recommend it. Very excellent and right by BYU campus. It is also more reasonably priced than my other favorite Thai restaurant in Park City. We had the "House Special"--a delicious red curry with tofu, pineapple, lychee, tomatoes, and red and yellow peppers. So fresh and delicious! I want to try making it myself. One of Jared's students was our waitress and she hooked us up with a free dessert--a delicious fresh mango on sweet sticky rice. We were stuffed!

Sunday, we all got to sleep in. I must say having Church at 1 o'clock doesn't bother me in the summer, especially since we have the kids. We get to enjoy a leisurely morning. We are not attending the Wymount ward. We went a couple times and Olivia really didn't like it because there weren't very many kids. So we decided to attend the non-BYU ward by us. And we all love it so much more! It is probably one of the best family wards I've been to since my days in Zanesville. There is a really good variety of people in the ward--old and young and in-between. And everyone has been so welcoming. We also have two very well known Mormon scholars in the ward-- Truman Madsen (he teaches Sunday School!) and Susan Easton Black!

Sunday evening, we went to Jared's aunt and uncle's house. All their kids are in town so we went to see everyone. And I got to see my good friend Rachel, who just happens to be married to Jared's cousin, Spencer!

Thank you for having everyone over! We all had so much fun! Safe traveling to everyone this week who must return home!


  1. Truman and Susan are in your ward?? wow! fun! i took a class from her and she's an incredible bank of knowledge for everything church history related.
    you are so beautiful. love keeping up with you on your blog.

  2. Em, you are so kind! I think the same of you whenever you have pictures of yourself on your blog. I'm so glad we have this way to keep track of each other!

  3. Hi, I am Vicki's Sister-in-law. Your blog set-up is awesome. Was size is your header? What format are you using?