Saturday, August 23, 2008

Car problems

Earlier this week we were driving our 2003 Ford Focus and noticed that it was having a hard time shifting gears. Whenever we hit about 40 mph, the engine would rev and then the whole car would jerk into gear. Now I don't know too much about cars, but even I realized that this was not normal and decided to take it to a mechanic. He said that we had transmission failure. Transmission failure=Big Money. We're hoping it will be ready by Monday or Tuesday, and thanks to Clay's mom's generosity, we are not completely car-less. I'm driving a minivan much sooner than I anticipated:) The funny thing is, we were saying a few days earlier that it was a reliable car and that we hadn't had any major problems...I guess we spoke too soon.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Church Bulletin Bloopers

So each month, our ward comes out with a newsletter. In this month's edition, there was a section titled Chuch Bulletin Bloopers. I made the mistake of reading them during sacrament meeting while one of the women in our ward was speaking. I hope she didn't think I was laughing at her....Anyways I just thought you could all use a good laugh:

1. Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.

2. Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don't forget your husbands.

3. The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

4. Don't let worry kill you off-let the Church help.

5. Miss Charlene Mason sang "I Will Not Pass This Way Again," giving obvious pleasure to the congregation

6. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

7. The Rector will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing "Break Forth Into Joy."

8. Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

9. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

10. Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

11. The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment, and gracious hostility.

12. Potluck supper Sunday at 5 p.m.-Prayer and medication to follow.

13. The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

14. This evening at 7 p.m. there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

15. Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.

16. The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

17. Low Self Esteem Support Group will meed Thursday at 7 p.m. Please use the back door.

Haha...Hopefully you enjoy these as much as I did.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

At the beginning of July, my family came and it was a lot of fun. Part of the time they stayed with us in our two bedroom apartment...needless to say, things were a little cramped, but it was worth it.

While they were here, we went bowling. I kicked trash. Clayton didn't do too bad either, I supposed. Haha. I think I had the highest pin fall of the day as well as the high score: 145. There was 8 of us so we split up onto two lanes; those using the bumpers and those without.

We also spend a day at Lagoon. It was pretty hot out, but we made sure to hit the water rides. We got drenched. I'm a huge thrill seeker, and even though none of the rides there are amazing, it still was a lot of fun. If Clayton decided to go to the UofU for grad school, we'll probably end up getting season passes next year.

The last couple of days that my family was here, we went camping down in Bryce Canyon. It was so beautiful. Pictures don't it justice. We took a couple of hikes and a million pictures. The weather was hot, but the second day we were there, it rained and cooled things down a bit. The rain also made cooking dinner more difficult (wet wood is hard to light), but nothing lighter fluid wouldn't fix. The food was great, the company was even better...I couldn't ask for a better time.