Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
(P.S. I read a few reviews, and they have assured us its not like the movie RM or The Singles Ward, but more along the atmosphere and feeling of The Other Side of Heaven. Sweeeet!!!!)
"A wide-eyed sister missionary arrives in Austria to begin her 18-month-long mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Despite having to make a few cultural adjustments, Sister Taylor (Erin Chambers) meets every challenge with optimism. Her enthusiasm to share the Gospel makes her indomitable, until she finds herself with an abrasive companion whom she doesn't understand and doesn't particularly like. This challenge, along with the ordinary vicissitudes of missionary life begin to wear on her, and thus in the process of sharing the Gospel, Sister Taylor finds herself gaining a better understanding of its key precepts: faith, repentance, forgiveness, and charity." Written by Excel Entertainment
"Rachel Taylor (Erin Chambers) comes to Austria to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She begins her journey with high ideals and low language skills. Through her challenges with the culture, the cuisine, and a companion from another place, she is able to find meaning behind the very beliefs she has set forth to share. The Errand of Angels is a moving experience of a young woman's spiritual journey in the picturesque country of Austria. From happiness to sadness to anger to peace, with enough awkwardness along the way to keep us laughing, the film explores Rachel's growth as she finds love for those less lovable and learns the true purpose of her mission."
I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Watch the trailer. Click on the picture on the left side of my blog. I don't know how to put it ON my blog, but I figured out how to link the website to the picture!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Happy 85th Birthday Grandpa Jones!!
So here is our venture up the Heber mountains to find the Jones Reunion. The fam left us paper plates to lead us to the hidden campsite, but we weren't able to find any plates for almost 3 hours..... At first we were having fun, laughing and bonding, taking potty breaks amoungst the trees; but soon the tables turned and the word "pissed" started coming out!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
1. As a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember, good or bad but be nice please! ;) And make it a good one, I'm in need of some good laughs!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments. Come on all my blog followers... I want to post something about you, let's see this on your blog!!!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
"What an amazing fun weekend we had these are a few of the highlights. Everything from Alan giving in and buying a remote control car. Rocking out and playing all sorts of games on the Wii. Bowling the old fashion way at Dixie Bowl. $ 2.00 socks, and realizing that some places STILL ONLY EXCEPT CASH! Trying to plan a Trip that is still not planned! A drunk man on the roof of the neighbor’s house with police blocking off the street and people being carried away on stretchers into ambulances (sorry no pictures. I was too scared to do so). Finding enjoyment looking at Southern Utah arrest pictures’ online. (I know it's sick and wrong finding enjoyment and entertainment from others misery and pain. However, it's Very Addictive!) The drunk on the roof was why we were on the website, but to be honest I usually go there daily. A Personality test that reviled BLUE RED,and Nothing Could be Worse! (But truly it was already known....) I had taken it back in nursing school and thought maybe now it would be different?? Not so. Starting to read a book that apparently everyone else in the world has, and hopefully being able to finished it in this life time. Chats about Texas and what a not so good situation it has become! A mystery text message of one seeking someone HOT! Realizations that finding ones true LOVE is Not a Painless Experience and finding strength to move on can be very hard. A possible visit to Texas to kick someones butt might be on a lot of people’s agenda. Thinking about adopting some teenage girls to help out with Preston! Discussions about work and wonderful family and relationship dynamics! It's Oh so very complicated!
What a blast! We also had Great Food and Oh so Good Conversation! Lots of Red Soda for a small little one (which ended up in a not so pleasant getting tooth brushing event!) Also, a Fantastic 7 layer dip! But My Favorite thing is how much Preston loves the Jones family! He feels right at home there but so does Alan and I. Can we do it all over next week?"
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I was able to rush home for a few days of celebration with the fam! This year we teamed up the Heward familia. We were excited to see Preston's reaction to the fireworks, but, uh, he was a bit of a scardy cat seeking comfort on dad's lap. :) But we all enjoyed ourselves muchly! And cousin Aryn was able to visit for the week and helped Kinzee organize and set off the show.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
We applied SPF 5o, took a few deep breaths, and headed to the gate. First of all, it took us forever to make it through the entrance gate! We had to walk like ten miles after paying $5 for "good parking", well, it actually was good parking and it wasn't really ten miles. Anyway, I thought it was ridiculous how we were weaved all around the fair grounds before we actually made it to the entrance. The security guards, rather the old men in yellow t-shirts that said security- who couldn't have ran ten steps without having to stop to take a breather, let alone take down a dangerous punk rocker teenager, welcomed us at the entrance checking for sharp objects and water bottles. We weren't allowed to bring in any sort of liquid, or any sort of pointed object (ei. pens, pencils, etc). Dear sweet Mallory had brought in her purse and was asked to pull out all pens and other sharp objects. She searched it herself, reporting she had none. He let us through, no biggie. Lo and behold, Mallory had a pen!!! Naughty naughty..... She had hidden it from view. Thankfully she had it so I could take my sweet notes :) I had to hide every time, with fear, that we would be spotted and kicked out! Thankfully we weren't. Later, we found a fingernail file... oh man... if only we had been seen with it, we could have been police escorted out, or something... Mallory could have stabbed someone on the eye with it! (there were a few people I wouldn't have minded stabbing...) Hmmm, that doesn't sound so good. I really didn't want to stab them, ya know...
Anyway, as we entered the fair grounds, I was immediately assaulted with the fact and realization of just how old and naive I am. All 5 of my senses were on mass overload. I saw more skin than ever before, I smelled and tasted (not tasted tasted...! tasted through my smelling, geez) more drug residue than ever before, I heard the F word more than ever before, and hadn't felt the burning of the sun, such as we did, for a long while. As we were driving to the event, the sisters were preparing me for the choicest I was about to have to make. They helped me decide what I would do when I was passed a doobie, would I take the hit, or say pass...? I was so scared! Then we met up with brother. Him and Mallory taught me how to appropriately snort some, I don't know the slang for drugs..., inconspicuously :) Good memories!
This picture above here, was my first taste of the tour. My brother called his singing, the Death Scream. It was awful! I don't understand how anyone can stand listening to that crap. Mallory called commented, "It doesn't lift your soul, it kills it!" It just made me feel awful inside. So we moved on, in search of the brother. (also, notice the sweet mohawk in the center of this picture! That was the best part of the day. I didn't care about the bands, I just wanted to sit and people gawk! Some people should never leave their house...) Check out the blue mohawk below:We met up with the brother. He calls himself, The Sexy Beast. He looks like a beast alright... I hadn't seen him in a while. He is HUGE! He is also so very proud of his long flowing hair :) The following pictures are of Mallory putting it up in a ponytail for him. And yes, he did come prepared, and brought his own hair band (I asked).
He looks like a gorilla!
Here is our lunch. A shared teriyaki chicken sandwich that cost $6.47!! It was ridiculous.
Crowd surfing... Oh my, I was quite surprised that we didn't witness a death during this event. When the bands were on stage, people found it amusing (names are withheld) to chuck, and I mean CHUCK, water bottles, Gatorade bottles, shoes, anything they could find right down into the middle of the crowd. I'm sure someone received a few goose eggs, if not a concussion. The same candor was used when people wanted to crowd surf. They would get chucked out into the crowd. It was hilarious because the bands kept encouraging us to crowd surf, but the security guards had another opinion. They immediately jumped up to grab the crowd surfers and pull them down. What a sight...
Here are the twins in mid rock out! Check out the sweet flowing hair of the brother :)
There are a few things I would like to point out in this picture above. First, here is one of the many refreshing liquid stands selling water and Gatorade. Remember the single chicken sandwich for $6.47? And that they made up dump out all liquid beverages at the entrance gate? Well, here you could buy a 20 ounce water bottle or Gatorade for $3.00. Insane. That's all i got to say. The second point of interest. As you look far into the distance, you might notice a raised platform full of police and security guards. What could they possibly do from that point of interest... Yell at us? What if a fight broke out? The picture below shows a close up :)
This final photograph, is the climax and point of this occasion. Between the Trees. THE band. We had to wait 4.5 hours to see them. They actually are really good. I thought Mallory might pass out from excitement! So, that's it. That's Warped Tour from a sweet, innocent, and very sheltered Mormon girl :) From being out in the sun all day, I received a nasty case of dehydration. Which ended with a sack full of throw up as we sped up Parley's Canyon to see the Cousins. Sorry sisters...