Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving in LA

We like breaks from school. Especially when it involves going out of state.
We also like holidays. Especially when it involves good food.
We really like it when those two things coincide. Yay for Thanksgiving!

For our first Thanksgiving together, Megan and I went to California with Megan's family to spend the holiday with her dad's side. We drove down and managed to keep ourselves entertained during the car ride with our snacks and games.



We arrived in plenty of time for Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday night. I (Scott) got to meet aunts and uncles and cousins and put a lot of faces to familiar names. We ate lots of good food and talked and laughed and had a great time. We were also happy to get to bed that night after the long car ride earlier that day. There's just something about sleeping on your back on a bed instead of leaning over onto someone's lap while wearing a seatbelt in a moving car.

Thursday we had a big day planned. Megan and I and the Graham family went to Long Beach for a whale-watching cruise. We saw sea lions, seals, birds, and a blue whale! It's only the largest animal on the earth, that's all. We had a lot of fun out on the open seas.

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(It was cooler in person...)


That night we saw a beautiful sunset at some tide pools. I love the ocean!


Friday we had a full day planned: First we went to the La Brea Tar Pits (all I knew about them I'd learned from Far Side comics...) and saw lots and lots of bones. It was pretty cool.


Then we drove up Sunset Blvd and Hollywood Blvd and ended up at the Griffith Observatory. There we learned all about the solar system. We decided we wouldn't want to live on Jupiter because we'd each weigh around 300 lbs. That night we ate at Ruby's, a 50's diner on the pier at Huntington Beach and witnessed another beautiful sunset.


Saturday we drove. All day. The trip was over and it was nice to sleep in our own beds.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Quirky BYU humor

Okay, this needs a little background info:

Every year during the week of the BYU/UofU rivalry football game, campus security is tightened and the area is prank-proofed. I always look forward to seeing all of the statues on campus saran-wrapped to deter any vandalism. (There's something odd about walking by Brigham Young covered in plastic... I bet the U of U students get a kick out of us doing this just to avoid some statue-related prank...)

So as I was walking through campus one day, I came across the family statue of a mom and dad holding hands with a little girl. (Touching, I know...) Of course, the statue was covered in plastic wrap, but this time someone had taped a sign to them, like so:

(The sign reads, of course, "Sealed for Time and All Eternity")

I love those BYU students that find a way to make life on campus a little less monotonous...

Happy Birthday to meeeee...

Yes, the day after Halloween I had a birthday. It was my 24th, as a matter of fact. My wonderful wife Megan bought tickets to see "Noises Off!" at the Pioneer Theatre Company. It was so much fun! That night we had a little party at Megan's house with her family and my sisters and nieces... I like birthdays.

Happy (late) Halloween!

Megan and I kept talking about what we wanted to add to our blog, but we never did anything about it. So we finally picked up that round tuit and are posting everything from the past couple months that we've been talking about. First is Halloween...

Megan and I and our fellow Cottage neighbors got together for a fun Pumpkin FHE. We carved Jack-o-lanterns and ate pumpkin pie. Ours didn't quite turn out to be the scariest...



Also, our ward had a Trunk-or-Treat party, so we bought a couple bags of candy, gathered our trunk decor, and parked by the church for fun night! (Thanks to Eric for our scary costumes...)


And, because I'm an Advertising student, I had to include a link to this commercial from Goodwill...

Friday, October 24, 2008

We're entering the arena!

Hello Everybody!

This is our official entrance into the blogosphere. We don't think of ourselves as having incredibly thrilling lives, but maybe you'll find something interesting here. Anyway, thanks for visiting and come back often!

-Scott and Megan