5.29.2008

487.62 miles


... That's how many miles it is from Logan, Utah to Fruitland, New Mexico. Why do we care? Because that's where I spent the long Memorial Day weekend {I know, I know, some of you are thinking, "I still don't care"}. :)

And why did I go? For this ...


No, not to sit underneath an umbrella in the pouring rain at a high school football stadium {although, that did happen}. This is actually at Chance's little sister's graduation. In the back of the photo is Chance's fam: his aunt Robin, his pa, his mom ... and then his roommate, Drew Chapman.

What else did we do?


Waited at the optimologist for hours while Chance picked out a new pair of glasses and had an eye exam ... What do you think of his new pair? ... Okay, so those aren't exactly the ones he got. :) I am actually beginning a new scrapbook, the contents of which are going to be based solely on photographs of me waiting for Chance ... pictures will include me waiting at the dentist, at his seminary building, and outside of restaurants after he throws his wallet in the trash bin and has to go find it, to name a few. :)


Also, we ...


Shot guns! This terrifies me every time I do it! And on a very serious and unfortunate note: it is believed that while aiming for a tree, I accidentally hit and killed one of God's little creatures ... a bird. At least that's what I was told. Every time I pull the trigger I look away and close my eyes. Dangerous? You bet.


Also while in New Mexico ...


I was domestic for the first time in 2008 {and 2007} ... Yes, I really am playing an active role in preparing a dinner! Not only did I stir this pot of yumminess, I helped prepare Jalapeno poppers and ... take a deep breath: cut fish! UGH! Bud Basinger, the things you somehow get me to do!


Hmm ... what else?


Played the worst game in the world ... Settlers of Catan. Chance won. As always. I cheated. As always. And lost. As always. The little guy's face on the left, next to Chance's dad, says it all about this game. And it is with deep sorrow that I inform everyone that we accidentally left the game in New Mexico ... Hahahaha!


We also saw a mutant sheep.


You'll notice ... He has no head.

Annnnd, Chance was ...


... naughty to his mom. :)

I am also going to start another scrapbook ...



All of its contents will be photographs of the random ways and places Chance leaves me little messages of, "Die." He's done this for years now ... I've never been sure why ... and yet, even with the gruesomeness of the message I am so entertained.


And I know this may come as a shock to you, but New Mexico ...


Actually has some gorgeous scenery {although I don't feel my photographic abilities can fully capture it}. All of these are photos on Chance's family's property. Behind the trees in the top photo is a gigantic drop off where you can see the river flow through. It looked amazing in the spring {especially considering every other time I have gone has been the middle of winter!}.


Next item of business ... what is wrong with this picture?


Can you tell??

And ... here we have ...


A photograph of two of the best leg-wrestlers in the world. #1 is on the left. #2 is on the right. :)


Annnd then one day ...


We had to come home. Dirty darn. However, on the way back this time we detoured a bit to make our way to the four corners. In the bottom photo I am in FOUR places at ONCE! Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado! The above photos are of the COLORFUL Colorado {does anyone hear the irony ringing out?} and leaving New Mexico. If you think that photograph is bright, imagine what our eyeballs were feeling!


Anywhoot: this currently is the longest blog entry known to mankind. Congratulations for being a part of history. Too bad there is no tangible reward for such a feat. Just the warm fuzzies you may or may not feel inside. The end. :)

9 comments:

SLM said...

Is this a boyfriend??

Toni said...

You went to the middle of nowhere NM and the aggies weren't involved ...it must be love :)

jill said...

ditto to Toni's comment. Plus you drove all the way to 4 corners... dedication at it's best :)

Our Little Fam said...

I yelled "HA!!" in Brandon's face when I read the part about the worst gave ever...Settlers of Catan! I agree full heartedly with you on that. where is fruitland new mexico to albuquerque? I was also surprised to see that new mexico was really really pretty. So what is this chance guy? you can leave it on my blog if you want the answer to be more private.

Brandon and Erica said...

Uhm...I concur with the rest of them: is Chance your boyfriend?!?!?
Because if he is, then YES!!! And if he isn't, then that needs to happen soon.
You may either answer my question: a) on your blog, publicly, or b) via a facebook message, or blog comment to myself.

Thanks! :-)

Brian & Chennell said...

Wow, that is a long blog! It's fun to get away, huh? I've heard of that Settlers of Catan. I must be out of the link, though because I thought it was a Nintendo game.

Sis A said...

Isn't it great to have such good friends! Sounds like you had a great trip!

Nick & Leila said...

I love the post, super funny! Looks like fun. I love road trips! What other adventures are you up to?

Julie said...

Looks like fun!! I miss road trips without children! ;) And...we aren't pregnant. LOL! That was our April Fools. Can you imagine? YIKES!

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