Friday, January 26, 2007

Sundance Film Festival

Tonight Jason and I went to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. We weren't able to get into the movie we wanted to see, so we just walked around downtown. We look forward to the festival each year, not so much for the films but just cause we love Park City and any excuse to go up there. Unfortunately, we didn't see any celebrities (last year we saw Paris Hilton), oh well maybe next year.

A good shot of downtown.

The last couple times we have gone to Park City we ate at this cute little deli, it is now our newest tradition to eat there, if we want to eat light. If we want to eat big we eat at Bangkok Thai on Main, it is soooo good!!!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Patients Needed

I don't have anything exciting to post but I did want to put a plug in for the Hale Center Theater. We love this little place. This weekend we saw "The Man With The Pointed Toes", it was quite funny. For those who live here in Utah I encourage you to check it out. If you are a student and you call and get tickets the night you want to go, you can get tickets for half price with your student ID. We love it because we feel like we are supporting something good. There is a bigger/nicer Hale Center Theater in West Valley City as well.

Also, for anyone who lives in Utah without dental insurance, I start seeing patients at my dental hygiene school starting Jan 29th and I need as many patients as I can get. It is free to come, and you get a very thorough cleaning, xrays if needed, etc. The only catch is that it takes about 3-4 hours. Because it is a school, we do a very thorough job and instructors have to check all our work. If you are interested let me know.

Friday, January 12, 2007


Tonight we attended a yearly Auto Expo. This is our third year going, it is really fun. All new cars are on display for you to check out, sit in and gawk over.

Being that Jason is very into cars, the topic comes up fairly frequently in our home. Tonight I realized that Jason and I will never see eye to eye when it comes to picking out a car. Besides the Toyota Prius, which we are both huge fans of, there was not one car that we could agree on possibly getting in the future. Jason wants a fast car. He doesn't care about the features, color, comfort etc, he just wants a car that is the very best at something. He doesn't like cars that are mediocre at everything. For example he loves the Toyota Prius because it is the very best at fuel economy, or the Surbaru WRX STI because it is the best performance for the price. He is very passionate about this. I appreciate his passion, I think it is one of the things I love most about him, but I cannot understand why I need a car that goes from 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds when I am taking the kids to school or soccer practice. Tonight we sat in a WRX and "discussed" this for a while, and I have come to the conclusion that I will never understand his need for a fast car, but I love him so I will get my Prius and he can have a WRX.

Jasons side of the argument:
Mediocrity has taken over our society, you see it in everything from our cars, to our computers, to the food we eat. I like to find the better things in life, the ones that stand out from the crowd. I use a Mac because I don't simply want a crappy Dell that gets the job done, I want a computer that I love to use and own, I want something of superior quality, design, and functionality. I don't feel this way about everything, and I'm not arguing that everyone should be passionate about cars or computers, but I am, and I would like to explain my reasoning. I hope to never buy a car that is sort of good at everything while at the same time not great at anything. These are the Camrys, Accords, and Corollas, of the world, practical, functional, and down right boring vehicles, like Ginny said, I like cars that excel in their given area. You may argue that the Accords of the world do excel in one thing, practicality, and you would be right, but practicality will never inspire any passion. To sum up my point I refer you to Revelations 3:15-16.

Here are some of the highlights from tonight.

Jason with his favorite car of the night, an Audi RS4
Jared and Shannon Burton with their favorite, a Subaru Outback
Me, with a really cool concept Bronco
Jason and Jared with a Defender 90
A Ferrari F430, it only costs $200,000!

Other favorites to mention:
Jeep Rubicon 4-door
Lexus LS460
Saturn Sky (I know its a Saturn, but this one is really cool)
Pretty much any Subaru

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Blast from the Past

This post is a trip down memory lane for me and some of my friends. We had a really great group of people we hung out with and we did lots of fun stuff. I miss those times but it is fun to keep in touch and see where life takes us all!
New Years Eve, I can't remember what year
Sleepover at Tiffany's
San Francisco Summer 2003
Camping Summer 2003
I think this is before a Stake dance, what hot mamas!!!
Stacie, me and Brendi in Rexburg
Hanging out at my house
Helping my Dad out...remember that?
Stake dance
I think this was before a New Years Dance
This is the night we spent at Brendi's before we left for EFY
"Let's Hear It For The Boy"
Hard Rock Cafe in Sac Town...remember how we took the train!!
The Gang
Stake Dance

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Palm Springs

We had a fun last couple days in Northern California. Jason and I were able to go to the Sacramento temple for the first time with our families. Jason was able to work on all the different projects he had going on at home, and I had some friends over to play games. We left for Palm Springs on New Years Eve. It was sooooo nice there. The weather was seriously so perfect, 70-75 degrees everyday, with a slight breeze. We pretty much just relaxed the whole time, we played a lot of tennis and some golf. We were very sad to leave the nice weather and fly into a big snow storm and 30 degree temperatures in Salt Lake today, but it is still nice to be home.

Chrissy, Megan, Stacie, Evelyn, me and Letty after playing games
Grandpa, me, Jan, Jason, Dad and Mom at the Sacramento temple
Jason and I at the temple
Alyssa being cute
Miller Family (everyone but Michael, he is on a mission in Ecuador and will be home next month)
Jason and I on New Years Eve
Jason's Grandpa and his Mom
Jenny and Jeff
Michelle and James
Action shot-Jason and I playing doubles
Jason preparing for an important shot
Me golfing
Dinner at the Cheesecake Factory...soooo good!