8:00 PM

We got a camera!!!!

So we broke down and finally accepted that our camera is gone forever. Apparently, Danny loses them quite often. Oh well. The good new is, is that we went and bought a new one. We've kind of been picture happy because we've gone so long without one. Enjoy!

On Friday, after Danny finished his big test, we went and had our own fun little outing. Because of Danny's last minute studying and my crazy schedule, we saw each other about 2 hours total last week. We really needed some good quality time together so we could actually remember who we were supposed to be married to. We went and bought our camera and then Danny had planned a little date for us. We packed up our camping stove, water, mugs, and hot chocolate, went to the grocery store to pick up a couple doughnuts and propane (we hadn't used our stove yet, sorry JJ and Britany), and then we headed up Millcreek Canyon. So beautiful by the way, and I had no idea that it was so close. Danny wants me to write that I MADE him take a bunch of stupid pictures. He enjoyed it and he knows it. Anyway, here's what we did:

Here is Danny putting the one part together on our stove. Yay for him!

This is my favorite picture so far. Danny almost fell into the river trying to get there before the camera took the picture. Pretty funny.

Us with our hot chocolate and doughnuts. Yum yum eat 'em up.

Take 1: we obviously didn't know how many beeps to count.

Take 2: No head.

Take 3: Look at Danny's face. :)

Take 4: Finally, perfection.

9:59 AM

I am a bad blogger.

Okay, okay, I know I'm not good at updating this thing. I guess I could say I have a few excuses of why I haven't but the main one being, we've lost our camera. So sad. We are definitely in the process of getting a new one, but until then, our blog will be pictureless (I know, that's not really a word). So you are definitely welcome to read the following post, but I will warn you, it's long and is full of the details that I want to remember. So read away if you would like, but I won't feel bad if you don't!

Lots of things have happened the past couple months. Some of the highlights that I can remember from the past month are: Elimidate, Dashboard concert, and the Deer Hunt. We will begin with Elimidate. Two weeks ago, we drove down to Provo to help with our cousins first attempt at "Elimidate." So hilarious!!!! Our good friend Stephanie Messick was such a good sport and was our guinea pig "elimidater". Aimee and Davey (cousins) found 4 very willing guys to participate. It was such great group of boys because they were all so different from each other and all stinkn' hilarious. We started out by going to Wendy's for dinner. Me, Danny, Sarah (my sister), Stephen (cousin), Aimee and Davey, and Spencer (friend) all just tagged along with Steve's video camera and recorded the whole thing. It was quite interesting to see 4 guys all trying to impress and take out the same girl at the same time. I'm sure the people around us thought it was just as funny to see a group of Asians and a couple white guys follow them around with a video camera and giggling the whole time. Good times. After dinner, Stephanie had to elimidate one guy. Of course, before each elimination, we spoke with each candidate and had them explain why they should stay in and who they thought should be eliminated. Pretty funny stuff. After the elimination, we went to our sporting activity...Around The World Ping Pong. Not the most athletic game but we were on a time constraint as well as it being so cold outside. After ping pong, another poor guy was elimidated and then we went on to dessert at Smart Cookie. They two boys that were left and Stephanie shared a hot chocolate and sat on the Lovesac all together. Romantic, right? There, they discussed their ideal first date and then the last one was emlimidated. Oddly enough, the boy that Stephanie picked, we all could see them actually getting together and having it maybe work. So funny! Tracy (another cousin and a very talented film person) is going to take all the footage and put it together. I'll have to post some of our video on our blog so you can all see how funny this really was. I have definitely not done it justice. It was definitely a success and we plan to do many more. We are really looking forward to a "Cousin's Elimidate" where we will have some of our boy cousins down in Provo do it together. We shall see.

Last Thursday, we ended up going last minute to a concert at the E Center with one of my best friends from high-school and her husband, Sara and Logan. Sara was able to get the tickets for 75 cents!!! Crazy, I know. The bands that played were: The Cab(a band from Vegas that was not very good), Plain White Tees, Dashboard Confessionals, and Panic at the Disco. Plain White Tees and Dashboard were awesome and super fun to listen to. I was pleasantly surprised at how many songs I did know from both bands and if any of you really know me, you know that I don't know bands and "music from our day." :) Anyway, we left only after a few songs of Panic at the Disco. They didn't do much for any of us. Super fun though, especially cause we were able to get together with Sara and Logan. They're crazy. During the concert though, Danny kept running out in between bands to watch the sad and pathetic BYU game. So sad. Oh well. After the concert, we drove down to Gunnison to visit my parents before we drove down to St. George the next day.

After spending the night and Friday morning with my parents, Danny and I drove down to St. George for the deer hunt. We stayed somewhere close to Pine Valley (I'm not sure whether it was Pine Valley or not). Danny's dad, Wayne and his family, and JJ all came down. I guess they've been doing this for years. We met up with Noall's cousin Tom Packer and his kids at the campground as well. Tom Packer is apparently the ultimate Santa Claus as well as an amazing cook! Saturday night, he cooked us all plum barbequed ribs and the most amazing dutch-oven potatoes. So good!!! We camped at this old ranch and Danny and I shared a tent with JJ and Noall. Wayne decided that he would sleep outside which was totally a crazy idea! He froze the first night. It was pretty cold but thanks to my dad's good camping gear, Danny and I were toasty warm. I love camping! I was sadly not lucky enough to get to go with all of the boys and really actually participate in the deer hunt. Saturday morning, I got up and had to drive to Bloomington and practice piano at the church all day. Pathetic, I know. Danny and the boys had fun though. Wayne was the only one among them that had a deer tag. He came really close to getting one, but didn't. Kind of stinky, but also a relief. Who really wants to clean a deer? We slept over at the campground again Saturday night and then Danny and I woke up to drive to St. George again and get ready for church. It's always a lot of fun to visit his old ward and for him to see all of his childhood ward family. No one can believe that he's married. He's still just a little boy to them. It's fun though, especially because everyone tells me that I am so lucky to have married such a great guy. Everybody loves him down there. Good times, good times.