Monday, June 27, 2011
there's not a better experience than sitting around a camp fire, and listening to the sweet and beautiful testimonies of these teenage girls. each one of them have such hard backgrounds. it kills me to think of the some of the things they have to go through. i love them so much.
it was a blast, minus one incident that has to do with my sleeping bag and cheese whiz. let's not talk about it. i'm still butt-hurt. but i did manage to get some pictures, and these ones are my absolutely favorite. here's for hoping there's a girls camp 2012!
Posted by melissa at 9:25 PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
ok, so i think it's healthy to admit that i am obsessed with fires. i'm paranoid that for some reason the rain won't stop and we won't get a summer. so when the weather is right, we jump all over it.
we thought we would celebrate fathers day with a little fire in the mountains. rob invited his girlfriend and i'm sure we offended her with how many jokes there were about hot dog "weiners". i've never heard so many in my life. i think my dad was even offended at one point when he walked away laughing and took a hike to get away from us, literally. my mom was sure laughing at us though, ha. and could you die at coop and reese with their root beer? heaven help me. sorry my pictures are fuzzy, my camera is on it's last leg. breaks my heart.
Posted by melissa at 8:41 AM
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
she always asked us to come over so she could cook for us. i think deep down we felt bad having her cook for us because she's old in age. she begged one sunday and we (another cute couple) finally gave in and set a date.
2 months went by and to be honest we kind of forgot about it. but the date finally came and our calendar reminded us that the dinner was the next night. so saturday night we walked over to her apartment building and the smell immediately had us stopped in our tracks.
i'm so mad i didn't take pictures of the food....it....was....extravagant! come to find out, this little 100 pound italian woman was a gourmet chef and had previously owned a restaurant in not only in italy, but in los angelas too. the food was INCREDIBLE! fresh, home cooked, right from scratch, food make from professional italian hands. we were floored....the whole night.
she made us an 8 course meal (literally not joking) that had our heads shaking with disbelief the whole evening. it was truly a night me and brad will never, ever forget for the rest of our lives.
Posted by melissa at 9:05 AM
Monday, June 20, 2011
our first mistake was riding the gravitron right when we got there. we honestly felt so sick the rest of the night! but i can't remember a time i've laughed so hard. using all my strength to look over at caitlin and seeing her face not even knowing how to handle what was going on. (she has never even heard of a gravitron before). so watching her reaction made the sickness 100% worth it.
Monday, June 13, 2011
we had 4 camp fires in one week. our apartment wreaks, all of our blankets wreak, my hair wreaked, and most of our clothes wreak. aside from wreaking-nothing makes me more giddy and says summer like a good, wholesome fire. and smore's of course. saturday night we made gourment tin foil dinners and they were supreme with a classy side dish of doritos.
me and brad got a new desk so we took apart the old one and thought the only way to pay tribute to it was watching it burn baby burn. and that's what we did. it made for a perfect fire.
we also got a huge kick out of old "put grapes under your upper lip and try and talk" thing. it had us laughing pretty hard for longer than i'd like to admit.
Posted by melissa at 5:27 PM
Friday, June 10, 2011
last night jackie and her friends came up to salt lake to come hang. we took them to get some gelato.
i saw this and liked it, so i took a picture. it has nothing to do with anything.
stace and her fam also came up for a bit to chat after they hit up some pizza! nothing brought more happiness to me than my sistas coming to my place! i loved last night. every bit of it.
and to help get your friday started off right-i'll let my gal pal rebecca say it like it is.
Posted by melissa at 8:10 AM
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
it made me think of the person brad is. gosh he's such a good person. a genuinely good person. if you know him, you know what i'm talking about. i'm probably just feeling sentimental because there's a love song that's playing on pandora right now. but really, little did i know how important that day really was. it was a perfect decision made by 2 immature people.
Posted by melissa at 11:26 PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
a rather large woman came into the clinic today and i heard a little boy say, "she has the biggest muscles i've ever seen in my life mom".
tonight's activity we wore pj's and i was laying on my stomach and one of the young women was laughing so hard at how much my butt was jiggling while i laughed.
we ate lunch at chuck-o-rama. the soul purpose of that fact alone is hilarious just in itself.
this commercial. couldn't get enough of it.
last night we were at a camp fire, and our friends 2 year old threw 2 sippy cups and a water bottle in the fire. he thought it was the funniest thing he'd ever seen. his parents didn't. i did.
brad confessed to me that he does different accents every time he answers the phone at work. i'm still rolling about this.
Posted by melissa at 10:48 PM
Monday, June 6, 2011
we hit up pizza planet for coops birthday-and i think me and brad were more excited than he was.
stace out did herself with one of the best buttercream cakes i've ever tasted.
i don't know why im still shocked when her food tastes like celestial glory. i should know by now that no matter what she makes, i will devour.
it was an awesome night, thanks so much stace and dave!!
i hope you had a good birthday coop!
one of my all time favorite memories of cooper was christmas 2009. coop is painfully shy and christmas morning my dad came running out with the video camera to tape the kids on christmas morning. coop stopped dead in his tracks and pretended he was asleep standing up thinking that my dad would leave him alone. oh man, i laugh so hard just thinking about it. he even started snoring.
Posted by melissa at 2:48 PM
Saturday, June 4, 2011
my favorites from the trip.
my favorite picture that i took is shay with that heart on her cheek. it does something to me. it's beautiful. her grimace face with that cute little heart and purse.
my favorite quote was when collin told brad he needs to go to the dentist because his teeth are yellow.
my favorite night was when we ate the worlds best churros with ryan and liz. we were all so hyper and everything was hilarious. did i mention that ryan and liz are ridiculously cool? i'm obsessed with them, and the idea of them moving to utah.
my favorite surprise was hanging out with pres. bednar's son. him and his wife are insanely fantastic. and hearing stories of his dad growing up were really intriguing.
my favorite saying of the trip was, "i can't wait to get type 2 diabetes". we really ate so much crap. it was great.
my favorite thing to wake up to was ashlyn cuddling next to me.
my favorite meal was anytime liz cooked. her home cooked meals blew me away.
my favorite conversations were every night staying up late with ryan and liz. laughing.
my favorite laugh was during sunday school when ryan fell asleep with his head in his hands. i pushed his elbow so it slid off his knee. his head jerked forward and it abruptly woke him up. i couldn't pull myself together i was laughing so hard. his face was priceless.
Posted by melissa at 5:46 PM