Tuesday, July 21, 2009


It's been a great couple of weeks here in Idaho - visiting family, eating yummy food, watching movies, etc. Penny and Gunner are tolerant of each other for 80 percent of the time, which is better than the first couple of days. Though Gunner would still forcibly paw Penny into the ground at any given moment if we didn't keep a constant eye on them. Here's the problem: Gunner is crazy, so Penny always ends up a barking mess every time he tries to play with her. Sometimes Penny forgets herself and tries to stir the pot a little, too. They're both just sort of dumb, I guess.

This is the closest I could get them together for a photo. Jon saw this picture and started singing "Now let me tell ya 'bout my best friend..."

Her face says it all.

Jon's sister Kelsey lives in Rexburg and we've gone down to visit with her, her baby girl Norah, and her husband a couple of times. (Ignore the fact that my camera seems to be incapable of focusing on the right subject. It was the cheapest one we could find. Four years ago.)

Annie and Steve came up from Utah for the weekend. We all went to see Harry Potter on Saturday morning. Luckily we got there an hour early; otherwise we might never have gotten seats.

The movie was great. We all loved it.

That same day, we all went through a session at the Rexburg temple. Directly afterwards we got lunch at Quiznos followed closely by dessert at Coldstone. When my dad ordered mocha ice cream, the girl looked at his suit and tie and asked, "Do you know it's made from real coffee?" ONLY. IN. REXBURG!!!!

Yesterday we had a fun picnic at Rigby Lake. Penny became a pro swimmer, it was sooooooo cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute.

That catches you all up to speed. Now, to conclude, brace yourselves for the best movie of the year:

PS - My old babysitter is coming over for dinner. As the often retold story goes, she was washing dishes after we were all supposed to be in bed when I came sneaking out of my room and bit her on the butt. Surprise!


  1. what the bluest eyes i've ever seen in that pic with jon and norah-- both of them.
    the swimming video is hilarious. i wish we could have come, instead we were drowning in moving boxes and crap. oh wait, we still are. . . ugh.

  2. You just reminded me why I'm SO GLAD TO BE OUT OF REXBURG! "real coffee" psh!!! Thanks!!

  3. I love Jon, I'm glad you married him!

    That video is so funny, I have a red hand print on my thigh from where I slapped myself laughing (yes, I'm one of those people).

  4. Hey my friend, we need to find a way to meet each other while you are up here. I'll be in Magrath and Cardston till Aug 9th.

  5. I'm no longer allowed to eat or drink while reading your blog. I just spit diet coke all over my keyboard.