Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Have you missed us?

Howdy folks! Do you by chance remember your faithful blog writers (...us...)?? We are still without internet at home, but today we've trekked up to campus to take advantage of the free wi-fi. We figured that since we're here, we might as well do something productive, (in addition to researching internet providers in the area) and further entertain the masses with our stories, photos, and experiences.

Our carefree summer days are winding quickly to a close as we anticipate the beginning of fall semester classes next week. We're both registered for full-time coursework, in addition to each being scheduled to work 20 hours per week to support our riotous (ha!) living. Add some homework to that, along with our church callings and typical chores, and we are going to be two busy people!

But enough about the future. Here's what we've been up to lately:

We got some new things:
new glasses.

Lisa's new glasses (no pics of Thomas')
new neighbors.
new toys.

fun stuff!
We saw some interesting things:
a VW van/flatbed thingy.
Thomas' friend Seth's new baby.
a small valley filled with satellites.

yeah... we don't know either.
a trailer filled with an alarming amount of antlers.

We celebrated some exciting dates:
Robert's birthday.
Elizabeth's birthday.
Morgan's birthday.
America's wedding.

We did some fun activities:
hiked the Y and beyond (Thomas did it twice!!).

Lisa on the Y
Thomas and Lisa beyond the Y!! overlooking Provo and Utah Lake.

Provo temple work with Lisa's cousins (the week before last, we made it 3 times!!).
Backstage Library Works summer party, complete with dinner and a show at the Scera Shell Outdoor Theatre.

Lisa and coworker Shari
Thomas and Lisa
Annie Get Your Gun setup at outdoor theater
dinner at Cracker Barrel.

The place
Lisa's food (the Sampler with green beans, fried okra, and fried apples)
Thomas' food (the Sampler with applesauce, mashed potatoes, and corn)
quick trip to Ikea (for lunch).

We played around at home:
started using our collection of shampoo/conditioner samples.

Yeah. It'll last us for a while.
Thomas created a music stand for Lisa to use while playing violin.

enjoyed some tomatoes from our former neighbors' plants.

Gotta run!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Please Be Patient...

Our internet service has been down and gone with the neighbors having moved, so we're juggling our options. We'll be back to a regular schedule in a week or two...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

2^3 * 379 visits

In celebration of Lisa's rapidly-approaching Calculus class, I figured I'd start with some numbers through the First of August (yes, less than a month left of summer):

Visits: 3032
Countries: 33
States: 28 + DC
Cities: 265

Yep, that's right. In under 8 months, we've managed to accumulate quite a following. The sports idioms page seems to be a popular funnel for international users.

Anyway, moving on. I was told by mine acquaintance that I should try to be witty. I shall thus expand my creative sphere by writing in verse:

1. And in those days, there was great heat over all the land; yea, the inhabitants cried forth from their shelters, but respite was none to be found.

2. Nevertheless, the scribes continued in their belief of winds from the north that were prophesied to come.

3. And they were on Wednesday found within the gates of the house of the Lord.

4. And they were on Friday found in the presence of friends, feasting and fraternizing.

5. And they were on Saturday found cleaning and wrapping up loose ends.

6. And at all other times did they walk hither and thither, talking and enjoying the sights and the company of the other.

Beautiful sky scene we saw whilst walking
Bark surrounding a tree from which it did not fall....??
Anyway, enough creativity for now. We had a pretty good week and were invited over for dinner on Friday. We've got many a thing planned this week, as Thomas' dad is back in town for work and personal things. Speaking of which, his new book entitled Temple Themes in the Scriptures is soon to be released, along with the second edition of In God's Image and Likeness.

And a snippet of a conversation we had:

Lisa: You're crazy.
Thomas: No more than when you married me.
Lisa: That's what you think...
Thomas: If that were true then I wouldn't be crazy.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


We will be posting tomorrow or the next day...sorry for the long delay! Pictures are proving to be difficult. Stay tuned!