Wednesday, September 30, 2009

They may be fuzzy but i still wanted one more box

Peach season is in my opinion the best time of the year when it comes to produce! They are my favorite fruit and I just love them oh so much and so does Abe. Well, last night I got good news from my Mom, she told me that the O'henry peaches from the orchard in Orem were ready and she was bringing a box to my house. Let's just say we had been waiting for weeks to hear the peaches are ready. The softball sized peaches are amazing cut up with milk and sugar. All that I could wish for... a second box. But because of a harsh Summer our orchard farming peach grower could only sell Abe and me ONE box.
Look at the size of those peaches... it's like they have their own weather system
Abe enjoying his first peach from the box with some milk and sugar ... next up Peach Crisp!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Best Day Ever

The title of this blog is what Abe said to me Saturday night. So, lets reflect now on how we spent last Saturday. It started with me making a home-made breakfast for us... the menu: eggs Benedict. They were good if I do say so myself, we loved eating them on our cruise and I wanted to make them at home. Now all we need is a real egg poacher, which is on my list of kitchen supplies I NEED... that's right not a want a NEED! Next up on the best day ever, boating at East Canyon with the Johnson fam and Father Johnson's clients family. His client had two little boys who loved tubing... it was fun watching them as we told them that they were going as fast as the boat would go. On the way up to the lake it was fun to see the leaves changing colors. I am in love with Fall. Even though I am sad to see Summer end :( After boating Abe, his dad and I went to the University of Utah football game against Louisville. I just love seeing the Utes play well and WIN ... even though it is unfortunate that that game caused three of our key players to fall victim to injuries that could keep them from playing in the rest of the season. No good at all! The evening ended with a food stop to Hires Big H and as we were leaving the restaurant that's when Abe told me I think this has to be the best day ever!

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's ALL Talk

Yes, I am one of those people that despite being totally annoyed with what is said on Sunday morning political talk shows I can't help but watch. I can't help it. The left make me want to pull my hair out! But I still watch Face the Nation, Chris Matthews and This week with George Stephanopouloson on Sunday mornings. Yeah, for 1:00 pm church. Well, this last Sunday Pres. Obama made his rounds on those Sunday morning talks shows where he urged Americans to get on his Obamacare ban wagon ... it was as if he was shouting out to viewers ... "ALL ABOARD... Free health care for all!" But I ain't taking his bait... especially when the Prez tells ABC's George Stephanopoulos "it's a lie" in response to George's question about health care reform causing taxes to go up for the middle class. Ya freaking right, taxes will for sure go up and even for the middle class if Obamacare is passed. Hello!! in 1967, Medicare cost the federal government $3 billion; in 1977, $19 billion; in 1987, $75 billion; in 1997, $190 billion; in 2007, $375 billion... so, who really paid for it?? yep, taxpayers. When Medicare was originally passed it was predicted to cost in the millions... look how quickly it jumped to billions. Obamacare is expected to cost a trillion something and that's not with every American on the plan. So, we could expect zillions -- again if it's passed.
So, here is an excerpt from my favorite part of the Obama media round interviews this last Sunday. It appears that yet again George Stephanopoulos is the only reporter to attempt to ask the President some hard hitting questions... you didn't read it here's how it played out ... George asks Obama about the affairs with ACORN this past week and about them losing federal dollars, the president's responds, "George..This is not the biggest issue facing the country, it's not something I'm paying a lot of attention too." Oh, okay Mr. President so you don't care or are even aware of how our Federal dollars are being spent and you want us to trust you with our health care and the dollars that would go towards paying for it. Now remember, this is the same President who totally knew what was going on with the MTV music awards last week when Kanye West jumped up on stage and interrupted Taylor Swift in the middle of her accepting a music video award saying that she shouldn't have gotten the award and that Beyonce should have ... Well, when the President was asked about this recent event he called Kanye a jackass (off the record that is). So, Obama if you knew about Kanye I'm sure you know exactly what the latest is with your buddies over at ACORN.

When are you too old to???

The other day while shopping in Macey's (the clothing store not the grocery store) I had a thought. See I was shopping in the Juniors department when they were having one of their amazing sale's and it dawned on me, when are you too old to be shopping in the Juniors department?? I mean I am a Mrs. now but I am so not ready to go to that department yet. I don't think I have to go there right now because I still get mistaken for a Young Woman when going to stake activities and such and I have to say "no i'm their leader." But still when does the transition happen? Is it in your thirties? I asked Abe what he thought and he said, "When the clothes don't fit you anymore." But seriously, sometimes I see older women in the Juniors department and they just look out of place. Or maybe they look out of place because of the clothes they are holding ... it's like they're trying to relive their youth miniskirts and all!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An Anniversary, a Hurricane & a Cruise

First off I have to say Happy Anniversary to my husband. Yes, we had our first wedding anniversary over two weeks ago but I wanted to publicly (via Blog) tell my boy how much I love him before anymore time goes by. He is the best husband and my bestest friend! He loves me for who I am and I think that our love for one another will just keep getting stronger! It's just like the Ben Fold's song goes "I am the Luckiest." So, here's to one year my sweets and many more too come! Yes, I had to include pics from our wedding!
And how did we celebrate our blessed anniversary?? Abe and I kind of last minute decided to go on a cruise for our first wedding anniversary. 12 days before to be precise. We loved Mexico for our honeymoon and thought a trip back to Mexico to celebrate our one year would be great. So, we booked a cruise with Carnival, got a flight to Long Beach and set sail August 30 (our anniversary day). We were so excited about the trip because yes we love Mexico and it was my first time cruising. But sadly there was some disappointment that came with our trip... It all started when we went to go check in with Carnival to get our room key. They told us that the itinerary for our cruise had changed and that instead of going to Puerto Vallarta, Mazalant and Cabo San Lucas.... we would be going to Catalina (which yes is still in the U.S.), Ensanada (which I like to call Ensacrapanada), and Cabo San Lucas. The change of plans occured because of Hurricane Jimena which upgraded to a category 3 hurricane that Sunday. I was so bummed about the change... I almost started crying right there! I seriously never wanted to say that I had been to Ensanada... it's like 40 miles from the border and I have been to border towns before and all I have to say is that is crap Mexico! So long story short... Abe and I still went on the cruise, made the best of what was put in front of us and will never cruise Carnival again.... especially because we found out that Royal Caribbean (who we were originally going to cruise with but didn't because we wanted to see what Carnival's new ship was all about went to all the ports they were supposed to and just went around the hurricane b/c their captain wasn't some lame butt like Carnival's) So enough about that!! Abe and I still had a good trip despite the misfortune, I mean come on it was still our wedding anniversary! But since this was Abe's third time going to Catalina and Ensanada I wanted him to have the best time he possibly could have.

Abe and the airplane we took to Long Beach, CA... can I just say how happy I was that we didn't drive. 13 hours in a car just didn't sound like a good way to start off a cruise!
Waiting for the city bus to get us to the Cruise ship.
On top of the ship while at port in Catalina Island
Abe got a little too close to the fish in Catalina and one bit him... ouch! I guess that is what happens when you take fishy food into the ocean.
Lover's Cove where we snorkeled
Riding the tandem bike around Catalina... seriously so much fun. Poor Abe had to do the work for the both of us at times... there are some big hills around that city.
Horseback riding on the beach at Ensanada... okay, so we did for sure find the BEST thing you could do in Ensanada
Abe playing in the waves in Ensanada
Fancy night with lobster tails... let's just say I was REALLY looking forward to this night! I love lobster oh so much! and dessert... mmmm.... cream brulee!!!
Fancy dinner night
Me dancing with our waiter from Indonesia ... Wary was the BEST waiter!!
The fun towel creatures we found on our bed after returning from dinner
On top of the ship
Abe loved that slide so much... he even entered in a contest to see who could go down it the fastest... he took second! Not too bad at all.Me in our cabin just about to go to dinner
Finally making it to Cabo San Lucas... because lucky for us hurricane Jimena didn't hit that part of the Baja!
In Cabo at Land's End on our way out to go snorkeling... one interesting note about that snorkel trip... we got stung by jellyfish... that's right, from now on i'll be checking ocean water a little more carefully from now on!

I love Cabo... I could spend a whole week there for sure! If we had had more time we totally would have gone deep sea fishing, I have always wanted to do that.
Us with the fun couple from CA that we sat with for dinner
Us on our last night with our great waiters!
And our desserts the last night too!! I do have to say one of the BEST things about the cruise is the food... it's amazing!
Abe aboard Queen Mary... before going to the airport (to go home) we toured this historic cruise ship which is now a hotel. It is one amazing ship. I don't know how the U.S. scored this amazing wonder but so glad we did, if you are ever in Long Beach it's totally worth your time to tour Queen Mary.
Aboard Queen Mary with the cruise ship behind us