Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME...Birthdays are such a fun time of year. Getting the mail is exciting...opening presents is fun...and it's always an excuse to go out to dinner! This year we went to Red Robin. It had been such a long time since we had been there. I wasn't smart enough to get my free burger this year, but I'm prepared for next year. And our good friends Tyler and Rachel made me a yummy cake...thanks guys!
...THE UB FOOTBALL GAME...was on November 17th we decided to go since the tickets are cheap and we have not gone to a football game in a long time. We bundled up, packed our hot chocolate thermos, treats and blankets and headed to the game. On our walk to the stadium there were lots of signs stating what was and was not allowed in. Ofcourse drinks were NOT allowed. So we were gulping down our hot chocolate all the way to the gate, only to get through without anyone questioning what, if anything was in the thermos! It was cold but we had fun!!
...THANKSGIVING...this year we hosted thanksgiving. Josh's sister Kalee and her husband Joe came to stay with us for a few days. We had a good time hanging out, playing games, watching football, and chatting. As for the Thanksgiving meal...I would rather show up at someone else's hosted event and then leave after the festivities. The only part of the whole meal that I was intimidated by was the TURKEY. Which ofcouse is the biggest part of thanksgiving dinner. I thawed my turkey for days in the fridge, got up early thanksgiving day, read the directions and time per pound, prepped the turkey and put in the oven. The directions said it would need to cook for 5 hours. 5 hours after putting the turkey in the oven it was still not done. Thinking it wouldn't take much longer we prepared everything else, still the turkey was not done...long story short we ate everything and then had turkey and pies later!
...NIAGRA FALLS...When you visit Buffalo the trip is not complete without seeing the falls. It was pouring rain the day we went, but it was the only day left. Kalee had never been to Canada so we braved the weather and ran across the rainbow bridge, and in to Canada. The boarder patrol guy looked at us like we were crazy when we rushed in all soaked. We went to the Hershey's store and bought 2 of their home made cookies and then sat in the Coke store and split them. Then we walked up the 'mini strip'. Then we ran back across the bridge. It was quick and crazy, but fun!
...IT'S A WINTER WONDERLAND...It snowed...not that it's surprising but, I always said it couldn't be any worse than the 3 winters we went through in Rexburg, but I will admit the quantity is more than anywhere we have lived before but they do know what a snow plow is, and they use it...unlike Rexburg!
...CHRISTMAS...is on it's way! I LOVE Christmas. The lights, the decorations, the surprises, the festivities, thinking of others, and most importantly the chance we have to remember the reason for the season.
...WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY...here are a few picts.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
While they were here we...
After all the work there was not enough time to go to Letchworth State Park...we'll
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
DURING JOSH'S ORIENTATION WEEK WE WERE ABLE TO GO TO THE BUFFALO BISONS BASEBALL GAME. IT WAS REALLY FUN TO GO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN WE NORMALLY DO. BUT WHENEVER THEY SAID BISONS THEY SAID IT LIKE THE S's WERE Z's. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?!
THE LAST DAY OF ORIENTATION WEEK WAS FAMILY DAY. WE WENT TO A WHITE COAT CEREMONY, WHERE THEY HAD SPEAKERS THAT TOLD THE FAMILY'S WHAT A TOUGH 4 YEARS THIS IS GOING TO BE, AND THAT WE NEED TO BE SUPPORTIVE AND PATIENT. THEY ALSO TALKED ABOUT HOW THIS IS THE MOST HIGHLY QUALIFIED GROUP OF STUDENTS THAT UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO HAS EVER ACCEPTED. THEY ACCEPTED 90 STUDENTS THIS YEAR, THEY USUALLY ONLY ACCEPT 85. DENTAL SCHOOL IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE COMPETITIVE EVERY YEAR. UB RECEIVED 2001 APPLICATIONS INTERVIEWED 205 AND ACCEPTED 90. I THINK THAT IT'S AWESOME THAT JOSH IS PART OF SUCH A HIGHLY QUALIFIED GROUP OF STUDENTS. WAY TO GO BABE! AFTER THE TALKS THEY GAVE THE STUDENTS THEIR WHITE COATS. THEN WE WENT TO A NICE CATERED LUNCH, AND LATER AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL.
~P.S. I GOT A TICKET ON OUR WAY TO THE WHITE COAT CEREMONY FOR TURNING RIGHT AT A RED LIGHT. APPARENTLY THERE ARE CERTIAN INTERSECTIONS IN BUFFALO WHERE YOU CAN'T DO THAT. BUT THE SIGN STATING THIS IS POSTED 50 FEET BEFORE THE LIGHT NOT ON THE POLE NEXT TO THE LIGHT. THE FINE FELL UNDER THE SAME CATEGORY AS RUNNING A RED LIGHT. YEAH THAT'S CORRECT I WAS FINED $125 FOR TURNING AT THE INAPPROPRIATE TIME, WHEN I COULD HAVE BEEN SPEEDING AND CAUSING REAL DANGER TO PEOPLE AND ONLY BEEN FINED $75!
WE LIVE ABOUT 2 MILES FROM THE SCHOOL, SO ALMOST EVERYDAY JOSH HAS BEEN RIDING HIS BIKE . ON MONDAY AUGUST 13TH JOSH CALLED ME TO TELL ME THAT HE WAS DONE AT SCHOOL AND HE WAS HEADED HOME. A COUPLE MINUETS LATER MY PHONE RANG AGAIN, WHEN I SAW THAT IT WAS HIM I KNEW THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG. HE TOLD ME HE CRASHED ON HIS BIKE AND I NEEDED TO COME GET HIM. HE WAS SCRAPED AND BRUISED ALL DOWN HIS LEFT SIDE. HIS HIP ENDED UP GETTING A BRUISE THE SIZE OF TWO FISTS. FROM HIS KNEE TO HIS ANKLE WAS MAJORLY SCRAPED AND CUT. HIS HAND HAD 2 HUGE CHIPS OF SKIN TAKEN OFF AND HIS ELBOW AND ARM WAS SCRAPED AND BRUISED. HE LIMPED FOR ABOUT A WEEK AND STILL CAN'T LAY ON HIS LEFT SIDE. I JUST HAPPENED TO BE HOME FROM WORK THAT DAY-THANK GOODNESS! HE WOULDN'T LET ME TAKE A PICTURE SO YOU'LL HAVE TO IMAGINE JUST HOW BAD IT WAS.
THANKS TO THE SOUTHWEST DING SPECIALS, YESTERDAY MY PARENTS BOOKED A FLIGHT TO COME SEE US IN OCTOBER. WE'RE REALLY EXCITED! OTHER THAN THESE EVENTFUL THINGS WE HAVE BEEN CRAZY BUSY WITH SCHOOL, AND WORK AND ERRANDS, AND LAUNDRY, AND MEALS AND THEN DOING IT ALL OVER AGAIN.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
When we first got to buffalo with Josh's parents we took them to see Niagra Falls. While there we paid the $1 to walk down to the lookout. Most people bought ponchos so they didn't get sprayed by the mist, but we didn't. We walked right up to the very edge of the lookout and were sprayed by the mist. It was so much fun!! We all said the $1 was well worth it! We also walked across to the Canada side of the falls. That was fun, I'd never been to canada.
The next day we took them to Palmyra to see the church history sites. Of course we had to stop at the Chill'n Grill for lunch and some of their famous ice cream.
After Josh's parents left we worked on our house. We unpacked, painted a few rooms, weeded, put a boarder and mulch around our flowers. This summer we've also hungout with friends, played lazer tag, guitar hero, mini golf and other games. Gone to Crystal Beach, the Hill Cumorah Pagent, and Allegany State Park, and celebrated our summer anniversary.
We backpacking at Allegany State Park. It was so pretty there! The woods here are so much different than when we've gone backpacking in Colorado and Idaho. At night there's no way to see the sky through all the trees so it is pitch black. We love backpacking and had a really good time except for the fact that my camera died about an hour in to our 5 hour hike in the first day, and on the way back we got lost. Other than that we had a great time, and our dog Teton loved being free to do whatever he wanted to do too! ~july 12-14,2007
This was the first time Josh and I had seen the Hill Cummorah Pagent, we had a good time. The church always does a great job with their productions. We went with Tyler's whole family while they were in town. ~july 20, 2007