Monday, July 28, 2008


I stole this from Brittney Bell - I think it's such a fun idea. Here are the directions:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How To . . . The Dark Knight

and live to tell about it:

1. Work extra hard on Thursday so you can take Friday off.
2. Go to the store and stock up on treats such as: Red Vines, Mambas, Donuts, String Cheese, Charleston Chew Mini's, Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks, Bottled Water, Reeses Pieces, Juice, Peanut M&M's, Junior Mints and plenty of Coke.
3. Have Chester make a delicious meal of Spaghetti for everyone.
4. Watch the old Batman Cartoon series as a warm-up.
5. Blow up the air mattress to ensure the maximum amount of comfort possible.
6. Watch Batman Begins for the 15th time in your life.
7. Read a book.
8. Watch your friends play the X-box while you're pretending to read your book.
9. Sleep for about 2 hours.
10. Wake up after 20 minutes because you're so freaking excited to see this movie.
11. Sit around talking with your bestest friends because they can't sleep either.
12. Eat 4 mini donuts for "breakfast".
13. Wake everyone else up 2 minutes before you are supposed to leave.
14. Leave 10 minutes late because you should have jumped on Nick a little harder to wake him up.
15. Have Chester drive because he can make up for the 10 minutes we just lost. Seriously Nick - come on!
16. Meet the rest of the crew in line at the Imax theatre.
17. Sit down and hand out the treats that are still intact.
18. Wait patiently for your ginormous coke that Nick is standing in line for.
19. Get extremely pissed off when Nick comes back empty handed!
20. Get even more pissed off when you find out it was your brother's fault that you don't have a coke in your hands right now because he ratted Nick out for being a butt-er.
21. Bribe the usher to go get you a coke. (Because someone told you that they won't let you back in after the movie starts, and you don't want to miss the trailers. They are, after all - the best part.) (Tangent - did you know I would be perfectly content watching a whole 2 hours of previews instead of an actual movie - Love them!)
22. Turn red out of embarrassment when the usher laughs at you and says of course they let you back in.
23. Go stand in the 5 person long line that was "too long" to stand in according to Nick.
24. Wait impatiently, tapping your foot, while the impossibly large man in front of you gets the items he ordered then proceeds to flirt with the cashier instead of getting the hell out of the way. The trailers man! The trailers!
25. Order 2 large cokes, 1 large diet coke, and a large water. Sheesh! I am such a good sister.
26. Balance 2 large cokes, 1 large diet coke, a large water and your purse in your arms while you walk down the hall to the Imax theatre, completely scared that at any moment you are going to trip over something and spill the 40 gallons of beverages you just purchased.
27. Say thank you 12 times to the usher who was kind enough to get all of the Imax theatre doors for you.
28. Distribute the drinks.
29. Realize that you just missed the Harry Potter trailer. Damn it!
30. Get situated and comfy in your seat.
31. Spend the next 2.5 hours completely stunned and unable to blink.
32. Emerge from the hot, dark theatre to the fresh, light morning. (This was the first time in my life that I entered a theatre while it was dark and came out to see the sun.)
33. Meet up with your friends so you can gush about your favorite parts.
34. Admit that even though you love the Joker and that Heath Ledger should definitely get an Oscar nom for this role, you actually loved Harvey Dent / Two Face more! Weird!
35. Drive home.
36. Sleep.
37. Dream about the next Batman.
The End. You have now learned how to successfully go to the 3:15 in the am showing of The Dark Knight and live to tell about it.

Monday, July 14, 2008

High School Confession

I'm working on a super funny story right now and it's actually quite long, so for my 3 loyal readers, here is a little something to laugh about in the meantime.

I've decided that I was quite weird in high school. I didn't know it at the time because, well, at the time I was just me. I didn't really have an identity at all. I wasn't one of those extremely noticeable weird kids, I didn't mutilate myself or scream out profanities to get a reaction. No, I was just quietly weird. One of the silliest things I did was during my Junior year, I carried around an Elmo head purse. I didn't care that it was meant for toddlers, or that it would occasionally disrupt class because it would laugh like all other Tickle Me Elmo's, when you pushed a button under the chin. I didn't care that a few people would laugh at me, because that wasn't what I was going for. I carried it around, to and from school everyday because I loved it. The Elmo head purse was fun and even though I know it's 100% weird I kind of wish that I still had that old Elmo. I lost it to my darling niece, McKaleigh. I vividly remember the day that my devil-of-an-ex-sister-in-law told me I was too old to have an Elmo purse and she took it from me. I'm sure I'd be okay with that if McKaleigh still had it, but knowing my devil-of-an-ex-sister-in-law she probably threw it away after a couple of days. Tear.

Now I would like to know some of the weird things you did in high school. Don't hold back, we're all friends here. :)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lincoln and the 4th of July

This year my Fourth of July Holiday was extremely exciting! Early Friday morning Mary and I caught a ride with Chet's dad and sister up to Bear Lake to meet Nick, Chet and the whole Vernon/Jones family. We had an entire weekend of boating, lounging around the cabin and basking in the sun planned for us. We arrived at the cabin around 11:00 or so and were just getting settled in when both Mary and I received a text message from our sister, Amy, wishing us a Happy 4th of July and oh, by the way, she's going into labor. Now, I specifically remember telling Amy she was not allowed to have her baby this weekend because I would be 3 hours away and without a vehicle to rush back in case it did happen. So we were a little shocked to get this message. Immediately after reading it, Mary and I started running through scenarios on how we could get back to the Salt Lake Valley without a mode of transportation and without disrupting the Vernon/Jones family vacation. It seemed virtually impossible. So we settled on the fact that we would not be able to attend the birth of beautiful new nephew. :( We did, however, keep in constant contact with all of those who were in attendance and we were able to see pictures of little Lincoln Jay Potter. After that first day of intense anticipation, Mary and I settled down and were able to enjoy the weekend. We went boating and ps - I actually wake boarded! I'm not going to tell you how long I was up. All you need to know is that I got up on my first try, twice! Yeah, I'm a big deal. :) Saturday night Nick taught me how to play the Jones version of Hand & Foot. I feel like my eyes have been completely opened to this amazing new life of playing Hand & Foot in teams. It's absolutely wonderful!! I will never go back to the boring way of Every-Man-For-Himself Hand & Foot. And, if any of you would like to play with me, please let me know because I will do everything in my power to make it happen as quickly as possible.

Another one of the best things about vacationing at the Jones cabin is the delicious food! Saturday night Norval made the most wonderful chicken I have ever tasted in my entire life! At this time, I would like to give a shout out to Norval Jones, he is currently my favorite Grandpa. It's true! I'm not just saying that because of his chicken cooking skills. Norval is also very spunky and just a joy to be around.

The whole weekend was great! In fact, I think this was the most enjoyable 4th of July ever! I really didn't want to leave on Sunday, but I had some motivation. I had to hurry home so I could hold this little guy.

Lincoln Jay Potter

Born July 4, 2008

6 lbs 13 oz

21 inches

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Colt and the Pirates

I went to see Colt play baseball tonight, and let me tell you this - that boy is one talented little baseball player! I'm not exaggerating when I say he is definitely the best on his team.

Colt hitting a triple!
Running home to score.
Colt playing first base.
The fans.

Way to go Pirates!!!