Sunday, August 31, 2008
I went to church with my parents today, then Tyson and I are going to his parents' house for dinner. His birthday was Wednesday, but his family wanted to have a family party today. After that we're heading over to my grandparents' house in Ammon so I can say bye to them. Then back to my parents' house for some card playing. It should be a pretty fun evening. Tyson and I went to the Blackfoot Fair last night. We had a good time. We definitely didn't eat as much as we thought, but we spent a lot of time just walking around and taking in our surroundings. I love watching people at the fair, it is so entertaining! We had a lot of fun.
The next few months are going to be an adventure! I'm really excited to get going with Richter7. It is going to be hard not being able to see my loved ones back in Idaho as much, but it will all be just fine. We're going to make it work. The next time you hear from me I'll be in Utah, so wish me luck on the move tomorrow! Not to mention my first day of work in Salt Lake, ahhh!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tyson & I
Amy & Mark
Aaron & Britney
Tyson & I
Che' & Amber
I love my twin!
We all had a great time at the party. Amber and Che' are so great for making me feel so special!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Tomorrow night Amber and Che' are having a housewarming party to kick off the start of their lives in their first home. After doing some touch ups and painting the entire inside of it, we went in and decorated the whole thing with all the decorations they got from their wedding (which was a ton!). But it looks really good, and our family is going over there tomorrow night for a party to celebrate with them. I'm really excited for that.
Wednesday is Tyson's birthday so I'm going to take him out to dinner. My guesses on what he'll want for dinner will be either seafood fettuccine alfredo from Olive Garden or chicken parmigiana from Carino's. Or he'll throw me off the track and want Thai food. Who knows! I guess we'll see!
On Thursday night Amber, Che', Tyson, and I are going to have a Rock Band night at Tyson's house. Amber and Che' have never played, and I haven't played since that rockin' night I played with Tyson, Clark, and Kristi back in June. So we thought it would be a good time if we all got together for a little Rock Band. I love that game!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This post contains about 15 pictures. They are awesome, yes, but to some it is tedious looking through so many pictures on one post. Just thought I'd give a heads up!
Every second weekend in August my mom's side of the family heads up to good old Ashton, Idaho, for our Murri family reunion. So August 7-9 we did just that. My grandparents own a cabin on Fall River and we all bring our tents and camp trailers up for a weekend of food, cards, and ring toss.
We had a great time at our family reunion! I took a LOT of pictures while we were up there, but here are just a few so you can get a taste of what we did that weekend.
the whole Murri clan
all the boy cousins
all the girl cousins
Random Reunion Events:
We decided to do something different this year and have a 5k. I decided to run it, and I even beat my last 5k time by four minutes, I was so excited! This was everybody who got up at 6:00 to run or walk.
the awesome shirts Tyrel made - Jena wanted a picture of the logo on her phone so different people were holding the shirt straight for her.
Ashleigh and I were twins for the night! Blonde, wavy hair with grey t-shirts! (Ashleigh will be one of the people I live with while I'm in Utah this fall.)
We had ribs for dinner on Friday night and it was delicious! Jena and I wanted a picture of us chowin' down. (Anybody seen the movie Anchorman? I can't help but quote this line!: "Ribs. I had ribs for lunch. That's why I'm doing this.")
The Ring Toss Tournament:
This is what we did almost the entire weekend. If we weren't eating or playing a game of cards, we were watching people play ring toss for the tournament. My brother Aaron and our new cousin-in-law Kristen (Brandon's wife) were playing in this picture.
Uncle Lance and Grandpa battling it out
This is a close up of one of the boards during a game.
My people! Jena, Tyrel, Amber, Deidre, and I have always been really close. We are good buddies, that's for sure! After eight years of use, we decided to retire this board. Everybody in the family signed it and we put it away for good. (That's why we're holding the board in the picture.)
a close up of the retired board
the whole family in our ring toss shirts
We had such a great time at our reunion! I've got to be one of the luckiest people in the world to be part of such an awesome family.
Until next year!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Last night was a tough one for the USA Women's Gymnastics Team. But I still loved watching them. After China's team captain fell off the balance beam during her routine the United States had a huge opportunity to take over the lead and take the gold. But it didn't exactly turn out that way. Alicia Sacramone struggled on her beam and floor routines, and I just felt so bad for her! During an interview after the medal ceremony she blamed herself for the team's silver win instead of the gold, and I just wanted to reach into the TV and give her a hug. I thought these girls did such a great job last night, it was such a fun event to watch. I'm so excited for the men's all-around tonight!
And how can we forget these boys! Was that not one of the coolest moments in Olympic history or what?! I think the best part of these four winning the gold at that relay against the French the other night was how arrogant the French were beforehand. I believe the phrase, "We're going to smash the US," is what comes to mind. I'm so glad they didn't! That race was so intense how the US came up behind the French at the very end. That's what I call a competition! That was some good TV right there.
I just love the Olympic games! I can't imagine all the years of training and hard work these people go through to get there. But I'm glad they do it so I can watch them on TV and cheer them on as they go for the gold.
I'm so excited for the men's all-around gymnastics tonight!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
My little brother Adam had to leave the reunion early tonight because he and his band were participating in Battle of the Bands in Idaho Falls. They play a lot of differents shows in the valley and have recently made a CD. And it turns out they totally swept Battle of the Bands and took first place! They won $1000 and eight hours of recording studio time, which normally costs around $200 an hour. Amy sent me a text up to the reunion tonight to give me the good news and I was so excited to tell everybody! I'm so proud of my little brother, he's so incredibly talented. He plays the guitar and drums, but in the band he is the drummer. He's so good! I just love him.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Spoon in 1 egg
Pour in milk and oil, and mix well
Put in microwave for 3 minutes
This little cake is great served with a little bit of vanilla ice cream, topped with powdered sugar or berries, or just left alone. I just love it!
PS - I just wanted to make a note that I watched "Ferris Buehler's Day Off" all the way through for the first time last night! Now I can mark it off my list of things to do in life, yay me!