Monday, April 28, 2008

Hyde Park's Most Wanted.....ROMO CHRISTENSEN

We don't even have a teenage dog yet, but we already have a delinquent dog.  Today while Brock and I were at Lundstrom park coaching our little league team, our dog got out and proceeded to chase down neighbors.  Now, we have already had to talk to our neighbors about our dog getting out because the kids are scared of the dog, and sure enough, Romo apparently went chasing after them when he got out today!  They called to let us know he was out, but Brock didn't have his phone on him.  By the time he got the message, we were already on our way home.  When we pulled up to our house, two cops were sitting in their SUVs in our driveway.... I got out and asked how we could get Romo back but he pointed to the little idiot in the yard and said we just got a warning this time.  He's in his crate now....and for the rest of the night.  If our dog's behavior is any indicator to how our children will be, I don't want kids anymore!!

This is why I never pass up kids selling stuff on the sidewalk...

On my way home from work today, I noticed a few kids holding up a sign to cars to sell something.  An old friend taught me something that I have stuck to since and that is to NEVER pass up kids selling stuff on the side of the road.  I saw some water bottles and a cooler so I naturally figured it was lemonade without reading their sign.  I pulled up, rolled down my window, and asked how much.  They proceeded to point to their sign and said "50 cents for the big ones, 25 cents for the medium, and 10 cents for the small."  I was a little confused until I read the top of the sign that read "Crystal Rocks."  Then I looked down next to the water bottles I initially saw on the cooler and low and behold, there they were lined up by  I asked for a big one, gave the kids a 300% tip, and got my "crystal rock" (aka a clump of cement).  I thought it was really cute and got a crack out of the kids selling rocks on the sidewalk.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

"This Mormon Loves the Booze!"

So Brock and I went to the 4th game of the Jazz vs Rockets playoffs here in Salt Lake.  It was sooo much fun!!  As we were trying to find our seats, we noticed this sign that said "This Mormon Loves the Booze!"  We thought it was really funny, and then found out we were sitting right next to the guy holding it!  He was a really nice guy there with his kids and their signs got up on the Jumbo-Tron.
The game was awesome to watch.  It started at about 8:45 so I was pretty tired by the second half.  It was close the whole time and there was TONS of cheering since the Jazz have THE LOUDEST fans in the NBA!!!  I don't think we'll be going to any more games this year, but we have definitely discovered a new event we both love going to.  I'm sure we'll go tons next year!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"Put Me In Coach..."

So, Brock and I have decided to take on a new "role" this summer. We are going to coach...are you ready....9 & 10 year old little league baseball!! The team is going to be the Wilson Rangers. We are pretty excited, but I'm a little nervous as to having to deal with the parents! We are coaching our nephews team. I guess none of the parents could take on the "head coach" position, so Brock and I decided he would be in charge of the actual coaching and I would be in charge of managing the behavior. I'm really super excited for it. I wish it was girls because boys are hard to deal with, but it should be fun. Hopefully it will get Brock excited for having his own little slugger around! We'll post some pictures when we start practice next week!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Brock and I have been having fun going to Jazz games the last couple weeks. Because the games were all sold out, I got on ebay and won tickets to the Spurs and the Nuggets games in the last seconds of the auctions. I went out and got us some jerseys to support our team and we had a GREAT time at both of the games. I think we'll go a lot more next year!! Playoff tickets are too expensive for us, but hopefully we'll get to some Bee's games this year. We're debating going to Denver in June because the Rockies play the Indians and Braves right next to each other. It couldn't be more perfect for us two, but we're trying to decide on if we should really spend the money on it!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Dani's Temple Pictures

These are just some photos I have taken of the temples.  I'm kind of obsessed with sepia tones if you can't tell :)  Let me know what you think!! I'm contracted at a store called "On the Avenue" to sell the Salt Lake one so hopefully that goes well!!

Brock's Surgery

Haven't blogged for a while, but I thought I would update you all on our awesome easter weekend.  It all started when we went to Wyoming to spend easter with my family at my sister's house.  Brock's stomach was hurting him, and despite a couple trips to the store to get medication, it was getting worse.  By the time we drove home late Easter night, it was almost unbearable pain.  So, I called Logan Hospital to ask which side the appendix is on while Brock got onto WebMD to check the symptoms for appendicitis.  Because he pretty much had ALL the symptoms, we figured we better go into the emergency room.  Within an hour and a half of getting there and after a very uncomfortable test Brock had to go through, the doctors were wheeling my poor baby to the operating room to remove his "very sick" appendix.  The surgery went well, but being a young wife, I was pretty terrified.  His appendix hadn't ruptured so he was out of the hospital within 24 hours and back at home.  He rested for about a week before returning to work.  The best part of the whole story though is that his staples from his incisions were bothering him so much, that he took them out himself...with my tweezers.  That's my guy!!