Sunday, November 25, 2007


I am in a new ward now. Well actually this was the ward I was in when I first moved to Denver but it has changed a lot. It was good timing because the day after I started at the new ward they were having their annual Maplewood Thanksgiving dinner and auction on the Monday before Thanksgiving. I bought a Nuggets ticket while I was there for the next day. A girl in my ward is a nanny for some really rich people. He has season tickets on the 10th row center for the Nuggets games. I bought one of these at the auction. I was really excited about getting to sit close at a Nuggets game because I am always up in the high balcony.
I have long said that before I die I want to be on the gaint screen of some sporting event. Well at some point during a tv timeout they asked people to get out their King Soopers discount card. I got mine out and started waving it around. All of a sudden I was on the giant screen so I got really excited and started jumping around more. The camera went off me and I still was jumping around. After about a minute I was on again and it said winner around me. I, of course, was really excited so I jumped around more. I asked my friend what I won and they said $100 gift card for King Soopers. So now I can die a happy person. I was on the big screen for about 15 seconds and even got a gift card. It was awesome.
This year at Thanksgiving there was just four of us. We had a great dinner and I eat to much and apparently drank too much kool aid. My stomach hurt so bad for the next two hours but it was worth it.
At the dinner table we noticed my Dad's shirt. Both his elbows were worn out. He told us he saves those shirts so when he has to wear his suit for a short time he can still wear them. He marks an X on them so that he knows which ones he has to keep his suit jacket on for. We all got a good laugh about that.

My Dad is retiring at the end of the year. We got recruited to help move some filing cabinets from his office to our house. Little did we know there was more he had in mind. We had to move boxes of files to a storage unit.

Carol and I did have fun with the moving dolley. The filing cabinet was a job that was a little bit too big for us. I have a big bruise on my leg to prove it. At one point one of the cabinets fell off the dolley and rolled down a hill at our house and then we dropped the big one which broke a painting in our family room.
We also went to the BYU vs Utah game. Here is my Dad and my Uncle Don dressed for the game. It was 37 degrees that day. It was a good one.
Most of you probably (or you should have) watched or listened to the game. Very exciting.
Students rushed the field. I remembered how much I loved those games, especially since we won.

Fall Break

We get a week off for fall break. Last year we went to Guatemala this year Carol and I decided to visit Kim in D.C. After talking about it we decided that we probably should spend a long weekend in New York since it has been almost a year since we have been there last. Connie and Kim didn't want to be left out so we had a Single Summers' sisters' long weekend.
Carol, Connie, and I took the red-eye and arrived Saturday morning. Kim was taking the China Town express bus from D.C. and didn't get in until that afternoon. It rained the whole first day we were there. I had to buy an umbrella from a guy on the street.
We went to two plays this time. We wanted to see musicals that we hadn't seen yet. The first night we saw Legally Blonde. The story is pretty much the same except for a couple of things at the end. The songs were pretty funny but the singing was great. The girl who played Elle also played Glinda (Wicked) on Broadway. She was really good.
We also saw Drowsy Chaperone. It was good but not my favorite.
Oh and Bob Saget was in it which we thought was funny.

We waited too long before we found a place to stay so the cheaper hotels were all booked. We decided to stay at a hostel again. Last December we stayed in a hostel so we decided to use the same one, The Continental. It isn't very nice but at least we knew what to expect. It is located on 95 on the Upper East Side. Our room had two bunk beds. It was simple but it worked.
Washington Park is one of my favorite places to visit.
Every time I have been to New York City with my sisters we have tried to eat at a place called Serendipity 3. It is suppose to have really good desserts. So this time we made reservations since it is always busy. The dessert was pretty amazing.

All we did this time was shop, eat, and see shows. Connie went back to Texas and the three of us went to D.C.
I have never really been to the D.C. zoo so we went. One of my favorite safari animals is always the hippo. It was cool to see one up so close.

We also went to the Spy Museum. It was awesome. I have always been upfront about my desire to be Sydney Bristow. Here I am trying to go through this heating duct without being loud. They had a little noise meter. Watch out Jennifer Garner.
One of Kim's roommates works in the West Wing of the White House so we got a private tour. We weren't alowed to take pictures inside the West Wing but here we are outside.
I really wanted to sit in the Oval Office but we weren't allowed to go into the room. It was still pretty cool. We ended our vacation in Delaware at our Aunt Ann's house. I didn't take any pictures but we had a great time. We drove to Intercourse, Penn to see the Amish Country. Good times!