Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Parents Visit

So my parents came into Chicago to visit last week. It was so much fun. My mother had to be on crutches the entire trip but we had lots of fun anyway.
We went and saw The air and water show, The Botanic Gardens, A Boat and River Tour,a White Sox game and The Field Museum. We even got to here Elder Oaks speak in a special confrence for our stake that sunday as well. We then ran over to the Chicago Temple.

We also ate at some very good places. I really liked the greek food that we had. I think it has become my new favorite.

I was really sad to see my parents go. Oh well all good things must come to an end. Tons of fun though!!! My dad has lots of the cool pics on his camera. I didn't get to steal them before he left.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Fun in Louisville

A couple of weeks ago I was able to go to Louisville Kentucky for a couple of nights. Well it was for work but I was there two nights in a row. I was so glad when I got there to find out that we had a new hotel that was right in the heart of Downtown.

The first day I was able to walk down by the Ohio River and the Steamboat docks. I also got to walk around downtown, by there town hall and read all the historic signs and see the statues. The town was so nice and tidy. I even liked the humidity pressing against me like a down comforter. Weird huh!! It wasn't to hot that is probably why.

I also loved all of the fountains in the city and this little downtown area on 4th street. It was like an outdoor mall, but covered and they have live concerts there at night.

The next day I was able to go to the Louisville Slugger factory. It was so much fun watching them make bats and learning about there history. I got to see bats used by greats such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Shoeless Joe Jackson and Ty Cobb. I also got to see baseballs signed by every president from Theador Roosevelt on.

I think the thing I was most grateful for was that when I left my phone there the first night. I got to go back that night and pick it up!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Breaking Dawn

I was so happy that on August 1st I was able to go to a Barnes and Nobles here in downtown Chicago and buy my copy of Breaking Dawn, the newest of the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer.

I was trying to get home to Utah, so I didn't know what state I would be in. I was working on the first and my schedule was switched around a lot making it so I got home really late.

When I got home I quickily jumped on a couple different buses to make it downtown at about 12:15. I ran in the store and thought that it would be crazy busy. There was just a small line. I looked around for other people, but realized that everyone was already in line. I thought it was going to be as big as Harry Potter, but here in Chicago it was not. The cashiers started yelling is there anyone else. I quickly walked up and asked for 2 books. One for me and one for my mom. I also saw this really cool Godiva chocolate that had a picture of twilight on it and the saying Can you resist temptation? I thought it was perfect so I bought one for my mom and my sister and myself of course. I was the last person in the store to by the book and quickly left after that.

I'm really glad I made it. I love fun random nights like that!!