Monday, June 30, 2008


Some of you may not know that my father has been in North Carolina taking a test. The only 2 places in the WORLD that you can take this test is in North Carolina and Germany. (I think) He has taken this test 4 times before this attempt and I am just so excited I can't even type right. My dad has been so busy studying for his CCIE. He hasn't had much time to do things like camping or family reunions or fishing. So now that he has passed this darn test we can do things like that. I AM SO HAPPY!!! I'm sorry I can't explain the test very well but I'm sure he can so ask him about it. I'm sure he'd love to talk about it!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

This Years Garden

This is our garden for this year. Last year we just planted lettuce, tomatoes, squash, and zucchini. Lots and LOTS of zucchini. way to much zucchini. We always had tons in the car we were giving away. We carried at least 2 wherever we went hoping someone would want them. So this year we just planted one zucchini plant. Our lettuce and tomatoes came back from last year. The new additions to our garden are lots of corn, some more squash, some strawberries, and 2 small banana trees. They produce small bananas that taste really sweet. Here are some pictures.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fish Tank!

We just got a new fish tank! It's a 120 gallon tank. We've been buying a bunch of beautiful fish to put in it. I love to just sit in front of the tank and just watch the fish swim around. We have a fresh water tank but in a few months my dad really wants to convert it to salt water. If any of you have had any experience with salt or fresh water aquariums then please tell me about it.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Family in town

So everyone just left and I'll tell ya, It's really quiet around here now. The funeral went well but it was a little different going to a mass. I've never been to a catholic funeral before. But it was good and we had a nice dinner afterward to. I met allot of family I didn't know and my dad had fun talking with relatives he hadn't seen in years. We may be having more family coming into town in July. My moms sister and her family want to visit. So that will be fun. Also I'm looking forward to seeing the Brooks. It's nice to be home again. I'm not finding the pictures I took. If I find them I'll post them.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Well we were going to head out for San Jose Tuesday morning but it's been delayed. Now we can't go to the burial. We don't know quite when were coming out but I'm pretty sure it'll be some time this week. I'll be posting pictures when I get home because I don't have a computer to load them to right now. I just found out about my cousins blog so I'm pretty excited about that. So I went to girls camp and had a great time. We went on a hike up in Brice Canyon. It was a long, hard, hot one to. But I had fun. I didn't get any pranks done because when my alarm went off at 2:00 in the morning I just couldn't make myself wake up enough to do a couple pranks. So it was fun. I'm really excited to come home although I'm going to really miss this place and this ward. I'm pretty upset that everything in our ward is changing while I'm gone. They released my young womens leader and my other two moved away so we have a whole new young womens presidency. But they called good people for those positions so I don't think it should take me a really long time to get used to it. But I am really sad.
My dad played a nasty joke on me a couple days ago. He called and said that they ripped out the whole backyard and put in a garden to feed the ward. (I kind of believed him because it sounded like something my mom would actually do.) So he just kept going on and on about all these fake changes to the house and all the parties they were going to so finally I just got annoyed and hung up. My brother called him back and tried to get things strait about the house but ended up getting tangled up in the mess. He was crying about all the changes and stuff. Then my dad asked to talk to grandpa. He told him that everything was a joke and they all started laughing at us. I thought it was the funniest thing but I was pretty mad at them about it to. But it was fun.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Girls camp pranks

Help me figure out some real good pranks to do on the girls at girls camp. I don't want anything that would ruin their clothes or any of their belongings but yet I want something that would make them laugh. It's being held on the 10th, 11th, and 12th. Two nights and 3days. There aren't many girls probably about 7 or 8 girls going. Also there is a new girl that just turned 12. So just to give you an idea of what I'll be dealing with. I need all the ideas you can dish out so PLEASE ask anyone you know or even if you have any good ideas. Even if some of them are cheesy GIVE EM TO ME ANYWAY!!!