Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lights on Temple Square

The family went up to Temple Square with my Uncle David's family tonight. I love seeing the lights on temple square. I can't wait for it to snow, awesome pictures.



So at my old work they sell these glasses, they remind me of the paper 3D ones you can find, but they make the lights into shapes. We had snowflakes and stars... the second picture is the stars...





The nativity.


I love this temple.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Meteor Shower

So last night, there was a meteor shower. And I watched it. There was a whole bunch of us, around 15 people, and I only knew the guy who invited me to come. So it was a little like.."oh hey... yeah none of you know me... I'm just tagging along no worries...I'll just sit over here. okay." But his friends were really fun actually. I had a really good time. We went to the fields west of the temple where there was a huge stack of bales of hay. We had to boost people up to the next levels. But we finally got to the top and spread out all our blankets and readied ourselves for a meteor shower. It was dang cold...ha oh my gosh it was bad. I saw a giant meteor and a couple smaller ones, but we didn't stay long. We left at 1, which was when it was supposed to be the most active :( but I had an 8 oclock class this morning, so I was fine leaving early. But it was really fun! Glad I went.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Date

Went on a date last night! Lot's of fun. There were three couples, Quinton and Lauren, Caira and Spencer, and Blake and I. We went bowling, which was a lot of fun. We bowled all these crazy ways, under the legs, opposite hand, with your feet, and my personal favorite, spin around as many times as the number on the bowling ball, and then bowl. Oh my gosh that one is hysterical. If you've never tried bowling that way... try it. It is the funniest thing to watch.
After the bowling we saw the movie 2012, which was pretty intense but sometimes cheesy. That film had a lot of other films in it though. You had a little Titanic in there, and my favorite, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Yes. I haven't seen that movie in so long but if you've seen it... remember the scene with the animals and parachutes... them trying to do the whole 'noah's ark'. Yeah that was in 2012 also. Giant mechanical complex 'ships' with animals being loaded into them... I was like, "hey! that's from sky captain...!" But overall it was a good movie, pretty awesome graphics. I was impressed.
After the movie we came back to the apartment and the guys had bought a pinata... classic Packard tradition. That creepy looking dinasour thing...only lasted 5 hits. That is very non-Packard. You normally have the uncles up there blindfolding you, spinning you in circles, moving the pinata all over the place! And on top of that, they duck tape the dang thing.
But the date was really fun! I was going to hike to R mountain in the morning, at 5 to see the sunrise with some people, but looking at the weather forecast, noooo thank you. Snow. Heck no. Early in the morning before the sun can try to heat anything up?! No way friend. But hey more sleep... not too much though. Making breakfast for the fhe brothers!... in 6 hours. time to sleep.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

R.I.P. Mack Daddy

R.I.P. Mack Daddy, our beloved Betta fish who died yesterday morning.....
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We decided to hold a funeral for him.

This is what Mack Daddy looked like when we first bought him...
This is what he looked like yesterday morning upon finding him dead... :(



So Katie really wanted to do a program, the whole legitimate deal with this fish funeral. So we let her. I don't know if you can see the quote that Katie found for our program but this is what it says, "Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. It's their way of falling."


Mack Daddy had finally floated to the top, belly upward by this time, so we stuck paper over his vase, at least until the viewing... haha we had the table all decorated for him! It was a shrine really.
Aubrey, with her mad rap/poetry skills whipped up a poem for Macker so we could read it during the program. This is how it went down....
Mack Daddy was a fish of class
He swam around proudly in the vase of glass.
To everyone who saw him, he was a friend
Sadly he didn't know his days would end.
We're not sure how he died but we have some thoughts
So we're reading this poem as his body rots.
Maybe it was the whirlpool we made in his tank
He seemed to enjoy it, and the next day he sank.
Or maybe it was the waffle maker that gave too much heat
It cooked all his insides, now his heart won't beat another beat.
Or maybe we fed him so much that we was loaded
And he got so fat that his stomach exploded.
Either way Mack Daddy died and gone is his soul
We bless him a good trip as he travels down the toilet bowl.


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This is Quin trying to show remorse for our dead fish, but secretly he was planning on murdering the fish anyways, he just died before Quin could kill the fish himself!


We had cake, popcorn, Rollo's, and punch afterwards :)


Our good ole FHE brothers who came to support!
We're still not sure how Macker died, but he have some ideas...
Idea #1: Over fed by Katie
Idea #2: Cooked by my waffle iron
Idea #3: Freak accident with Katie's whirlpool 'game'
Idea #4: Heart attack from always flaring up at himself with his reflection
Idea #5: Suicide because Katie called him 'baby'

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Forts

So last night we decided to build a fort....
In the back you have a couch flipped upside down and placed on top of our kitchen chairs...
in the front you have the 2 couch/chairs holding up another flipped over couch.
The cushions from the couches are inside as the 'mattress'



We fit all four of us in there... ridiculous.


The only way to get in or out, is crawling...army style. Yup, flat on the floor and crawl!


I slept in the fort last night and I'll tell you...it was wonderful. It was nice and dark, muffled noise. I was out and slept heavenly.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Testing

I just want a 100%. Please. I'm tired of only missing one or two questions. I know that's still good, but for me, it's almost like an obsession to get the full points. It's hard though when my math test is only out of 30 questions... I miss 2 and get a 93%. Ouch. My last 5 tests have been 93, 93, 96, 96, and another 93. I'm getting extremely frustrated! The test I just took today, felt really good until I got to the last few questions. He threw in a word problem exactly like the one I missed on the test before. My heart sunk when I hit that problem. And my guessing skills are atrocious. I was destined to miss that question. Grr