Sunday, July 25, 2010
The best thing that happened to our family was....... Buying a VACUUM!! The two years we have been married, we have never owned one. First, they are too expensive, and borrowing one seemed to work just fine. Well I got tired of that, plus having a little one on the way, I just want everything to be clean and perfect. I found this used vacuum place in town, so I decided to check it out. WOW... there were a lot of vacuums. This guy comes out, and starts showing me different types ranging anywhere from like $20 to $75. "Let's keep it under $50." I say. So he shows me those, and the funniest part was, when he would turn them on to show me, he would find things still wrong with some. Like one he needed to fix the belt, and another, he needed to put the belt back in..haha... It was funny! Well the one I ended up liking was a trade in. It is this cute little baby blue one, that is super light and works awesome. I have never been so excited to go home and clean my house. I cannot believe all the stuff we had on our carpet. It was actually pretty gross, but we don't need to worry about that now with our baby blue!!!
Denton finally got his motorcycle running. It took a little while, but after a couple false alarms, It finally works. He is sooo excited.
It took a couple weeks of every day and night him out there taking things apart, putting things back together, him being frustrated, and tons and tons of reading online. When he first got his bike running, he would use our car battery to start it, so he wouldn't have to kick start it, but when he took it off the battery, it wouldn't run. It turns out with older bikes, you actually need a motorcycle battery for them. So he got his battery, and was psyched it could run. His first ride was staring him in the face.
I was at my friend Jewelyn's house when Denton was telling me about him getting it running, so he was going to drive it over. YAY!! I thought, finally he did it! So I get another call from him, and he asked if they ( Jewelyn and hubby) had jumper cables. "What for?" Well it turns out, he made it over half way to their house, and his bike dies. Talk about an excitement killer. I thought the best part was, us following him home and jump start his bike like every two blocks. HAHA, Those are the moments that I wished I carried our camera with me all the time.
Denton, being the man he is, did not let that get him down. He finally figured out the problem, something to do with the regulator ( whatever that is) and now the bike is running like a champ! Yesterday was his first real ride on it. I have never seen him smile so big! Now all he has to do is pass the safety test, and he is good to go! (But that will be an adventure also....)
Friday, July 2, 2010
Our Vacation is over. Its amazing how fast two weeks can go. It was a lot of fun tho. Both our families are now in Gridley, so we got to see EVERYONE. ( this will make it a lot easier for those holiday visits that are in the future!) The hardest part was leaving Cali. We can't wait to move back. Only two more semesters, then it is good bye Utah forever I hate your guts, and hello California, we love you and we will never leave you again! Here are some of the memories of our trip....
Boys will be boys. Tradition with Denton's friends: have the biggest bon fire ever! Him and all his buddies got together and not only had a bon fire, but made fire balls and threw them at each other. I guess seeing your friends on fire is fun! haha
The beautiful scenery and sunsets of California! I mean, what more is there to say about that. The picture speaks for itself!
So my sister Ashley ( the one in gray) came to Cali from Iowa with her boyfriend Jon, and was worried he would not have a fun time. So she wants ideas on what they could do. I was like... Bald Rock! We made it a triple date, and went to bald rock. It was sooo fun! Bald Rock is exactly how it sounds, a huge rock that is bald. But it's so much more. There are caves you can explore and rocks you can climb, and the view is amazing. It's an endless adventure! We played around until the sun went down, then had a fire and cooked smores and watched the stars! (California has the best stars for star gazing!)
My sister Chelsea and Denton's Brother Trevor, both graduated highschool! It's crazy how they grow up so fast, and funny how you think you are sooo much more older than they are but, in all reality, you're not! They seem so much closer in age to us now that they are moving on to grown up stuff. Trevor got excepted to BYU, and came back up to Provo with us. He is doing summer school right now. Chelsea is thinking about playing basketball for a local college who keeps bugging her. They want her pretty bad, and the coach is confident he can get her ready to play on a university level in just a couple years. I hope she does play. She is amazing!
I also had a baby shower while we were there. I had my sis Alexa take pics for me, so as soon as I get those, I will post them. But I do want to thank both Denton's fam and mine for everything. You all are amazing and we love you!!!