Sunday, October 19, 2008


We met Tyler, Amy and little Kate in Nauvoo.  So fun!  I loved every minute of it.  The Nauvoo temple was everything I wanted it to be and more.  Really, it's one of the most beautiful temples I've ever seen and/or been in.  
But aside from the temple, getting to play with Kate and Ty and Amy was so much fun, too.  Kate is the cutest little almost-two-year-old ever.  She is so funny, has such cute a personality, darling curly hair and beautiful blue eyes.  I love that girl.  

Who says you can't jump on the bed?

In front of the temple, overlooking the mighty Mississippi. 

In the blacksmith shop.  Kate loved her "prairie diamond" ring.

Cute family!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Can't thank you enough

Dear Lion's Choice and Panera Bread,

I can't thank you enough for the sustenance you have provided in the last months.  I may have well starved to death had it not been for the delicious "cub meal" roast beef or the delightful tomato soup, both of which I have several times a week. 
You keep me from being sick and I will keep coming back for more; it is the least that I can do. 


Blast from the Past

Last week as I was getting to leave work I had a phone call from an unknown number.  I typically don't answer phone calls from numbers I don't know (yes, I screen calls), but I answered this one anyway.  It took the person on the other end all of saying "hello" for me to know who it was.  Who?  Jeff "Skippy" Kendall.  This dear friend who I have gone to school with since the pre-school was passing through St. Louis for work and tracked down my phone number (which apparently was a little bit of a task in itself).  I was so happy to hear from him; what a fun surprise!

We picked Skippy up to go get some ice cream later that night.  Apparently there was some convention going on and traffic was a joke.  So we missed out on Old St. Charles and good hard ice cream.  Instead we opted for Culver's custard.  I felt bad, like we were taking him to McDonald's to experience St. Louis; lame.  But whatever.  Skippy probably felt on the spot because Dave and I reeled off question after question.  

All in all, though, I was just so happy to see a familiar face and sort of reconnect with this long-time friend.  I never gave Skippy the credit he deserved.  He was always nice to me; and I know I didn't always return that kindness.  

So thank you, Skippy,  for your years of friendship to me, even when I didn't deserve it.    
Skippy drives all over the country in this monster of a truck for GoreTex.
Skip giving me (and Dave) the low down about what he actually does.  There's this rain/wind chamber (sounds like a hurricane simulator to me) where people dress up in all GoreTex and stand in the back of the truck and get pelted with rain and wind, then come out dry as a whistle; proof of how GoreTex works.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wedding bells

Eric and Jessica were married just about a month ago.  I know this is late, but better late than never.