Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stadium of FIRE!

Jer and I went to the Stadium of Fire with my parents and Cody. We had a ton of fun! Here are some of the highlights:

David Archuleta
the skydivers coming in with the flags
the last skydiver's flag catching on the barrier which caused him to face plant and take out an innocent bystander
Cody eating 3 or 4 churros, a frozen lemonade, a bag of cotton candy, and...I'm sure there was more, I just can't remember at the moment
no one sitting in front of us so we could put our feet on those seats
spending time with family

Here are some fun pictures before the show began:

Yay for cheesy smiles:)

And making faces:)

Such a good looking couple!

Notice our festive 4th of July T-shirts


About a week ago we went to Lagoon with Jeremy's little brother, Jaron, his mom, and his sister, Harmonie and her little girl Harper. We had a BLAST! It was a much needed break for both Jeremy and I. We've been working our little buns off for weeks straight now, so it felt SO good to get out and have a little fun. We had more than a little fun too! We're so grateful to Jaron for his good idea and his generosity!

Ready to have some fun! Woohoo!

Jaron had his heart set on doing the scariest ride at Lagoon with Jer. I forgot what it's called exactly, but basically it takes you up super far in the sky and then you pull a cord to release yourselves and then free fall while praying you won't hit the ground before being caught. Thankfully their praying paid off and they made it out safe and sound:)

Here they are flying through the sky

We discovered that even if you don't go into Lagoon-A-Beach you have plenty of opportunities to cool off from the hot summer sun. We got SOAKED on quite a few rides.

You could seriously wring the water out from my clothes after this one. I felt like I had just taken a shower with my clothes on.


I loved riding the ski-lift thing across the park. My feet needed a break haha.

Jaron was bound and determined to win a prize at one of the booths. We decided afterward that he should never be allowed to go gambling haha. He lost quite a few quarters, but came out with a couple prizes in the end, even though they weren't the huge ones he had his eye on. Jeremy and I also won a couple cute little stuffed animals. There was a booth that had someone guessings peoples age, weight, or birth month. If they were withing 2 years on the age they won, if not, we got a prize. As soon as we saw this we thought, "this is perfect!" Jeremy's slightly balding head makes him look older than he actually is, and people often guess I'm no older than 20. The lady at Lagoon didn't stand a chance. She guessed that Jeremy was 25 or 26 I think and that I was 19 or 20. We won Alfred and Abagail, our cute new stuffed animals. It was the perfect end to a perfect day! Thanks again Jaron!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Camilynne Jones is HOME!

This is a couple weeks late, but I haven't had a chance to post this yet so here it is...CAMI IS HOME! Can you tell I'm a little excited? I can't say the same for my husband though. He is afraid he is going to be replaced now that she's home. I keep telling him not to worry, but I don't think it's doing a lot of good.
She was supposed to come home on Wednesday June 15th, however, there were a few complications...okay a lot of complications. Poor Cami! Most of the complications were due to a volcano in Chile that sent a lovely ash cloud over Argentina. So instead of taking a plane from her area to Buenos Aires (where the international airport is) she got to ride a bus for 14 hours. Yuck! Then she got stuck in Buenos Aires for a couple days before she flew a small plane to Chile to fly to the states.
I had requested Wednesday and Thursday off work months ago when I found out when she would be getting home. I wanted to be at the airport SO badly. So when I heard that she wouldn't get home on Wednesday I had a come-apart. Thank goodness for loving husbands, because Jeremy had his work cut out for him in trying to cheer me up and convince me that everything would be okay. He was so understanding and knew how much it meant to me to be at the airport so he encouraged me to do whatever I needed to do to get work off Friday and Saturday. It took calling everyone on the phone list and begging, but I finally found someone to cover both of my shifts.
We headed down on Thursday night and got to be there the whole weekend, so it actually worked out better than if I had just been able to go down Wednesday and Thursday. Cami was supposed to get in to the St. George airport at 5:45, so we spent the day with family and running errands. At about 4:45 I got a phone call from her sister saying that Cami was at the airport. Yep. She came earlier than anyone was expecting and got to the airport with no one to greet her. Of course we all felt horrible and RACED to the airport as quickly as possible. My family and Jer and I got their first and my mom and I jumped out while the boys parked the cars. We ran into the airport searching frantically for Cami. This guy noticed us running around like chickens with our heads cut off and pointed us in the right direction. I can't even explain how happy I was to see her and give her a big hug. We just laughed and cried a little and hugged multiple times. She told me I look way different which was surprising to me. Her family wasn't far behind us and it was so much fun to watch each family member run into the airport to greet her. It wasn't the typical welcome home, but it sure makes for a good story!
The last complication was that her bags unfortunately didn't make the early flight with her. Jer and I volunteered to wait for the bags so Cami could go get released and go home and shower. We drove up to her house after and hung out with her family for a bit. I was so grateful that they let me stay and share that first night with them. I felt like part of the family and it was so fun to spend time with her.
The next day I went shopping with her and then we went back to my house so I could show her my wedding pictures. All of them. The engagements, bridals, and wedding day pictures. It took a while, but it was fun to finally share that with her. It wasn't easy for me to get married without her there, but I'm grateful she's such a good friend and is happy that I'm happy and not mad that I got married without her. Although, she does take every opportunity she finds to say "oh ya, well you got married without me!". It's true. I did. I'll let her use it a little longer.
She did an awesome job on her homecoming talk. She sounded like a true sister missionary with the pauses and missionary accent and all. It was awesome:)
It was a great weekend...I sure did miss her the last 2.5 years! Welcome home Cami!

Pictures to come!