Girl’s Night Out

This last weekend was of course General Conference weekend.  All the boys went to Priesthood session while the girls went for a night on the town.  Ok, so as much "on the town" as you can get in Utah Valley.  Saturday night is the time when every mall, craft store, and scrapbook places has "huge giveaways" and "mega sales".  One year Robin and I made the mistake of going to Roberts for "girls night out."  It was a mess!  They advertised all these great sales and take home free projects.  They should have called it a Primary activity.  Everything was aimed towards five or six year old girls.  The lines were long, they ran out of supplies quickly and it just wasn’t worth it. 

So not this time!  We were determined to beat the system.  The five of us girls (plus little Kaden) decided to meet at Olive Garden in Provo at 5pm.  We knew it would be crazy busy so Katie and I showed up early to get on the waiting list.  Once everyone got there we only waited about 10 minutes to be seated.  Generally, everything went smoothly.  Then we realized with got quite the yacker for our waiter.  He was great at keeping us informed about things but then became overbearing. Then he told us that we were his only table….great. Robin and Megan decided to tell the waiter that it was my birthday (which they shouldn’t have because they were two days early).  So a group of servers came over and chanted some birthday song, which I couldn’t understand. But what the heck?!  No free desert?!  What is the point of telling them it is your birthday if you don’t get something out of it?  Don’t go to Olive Garden for your birthday…they don’t even give you an extra mint.

Anyway, after dinner we went bowling.  It was fun.  I spent about four frames trying to figure out how to spin the ball.  I still don’t get it.  So here is a picture of all of us.

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Random Updates

The past several days seem to have been pretty busy.  Last week Eric and Cari-Ann (and Mitchel) came for a last minute visit.  Eric was asked to do some recruiting on campus and Cari-Ann decided to come along for the ride.  It was nice for them to visit since we didn’t get to do much with them over the summer.  Mitchel is getting so big and is cuter than ever! 

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Eric, Cari-Ann and Mitchel in American Fork Canyon.

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Mitchel with his "grabby hands" hanging out on the couch.

Last Saturday the whole family (plus Eric and Cari-Ann) did another camping excursion. Yesterday, Kennon (Devin’s brother) go set apart (again) for his new mission.  Today he left for the Illinois, Chicago South mission where he is lucky to be serving many Serbian people.  Good luck Kennon!  (Maybe this gives me a chance to repent for not writing during the first half of his mission….oooops). 

Classes are still somewhat boring but I am beginning to enjoy my infant development class.  Last week the lecture was titled "where babies come from."  Now that I know, I can correct what we’ve been doing wrong for the past three and a half years and….just kidding. 

Devin and I have been putting a lot of thought and effort into our work.  With the crappy economy, banks crashing, and less than wonderful decisions made at work, we are both doing our best to make ourselves valuable to the company. 

Funny story: Last week at work, everyone had an interview with the CEO and president of the company.  Among many other questions, they asked how willing I was to work in other departments (ie be trained in other things).  Since I have a lot of respect for the company and they have been very flexible with holding positions for both me and Devin, I said, "well, you had mentioned possibly training me to do some other things.  Not that I don’t want to do other things but I think you should know that I don’t really plan on being here after April so it may not be worth the time to train me extensively."  Then the president said, "Oh, ok.  That’s good to know.  Well, I guess congratulations!"  It took me a second to realize that he thought that I was pregnant.  I was like, "uhhh…oh…no, no.  No congratulations." Can we say….awkward!