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Monday, March 28, 2011

Miscellaneous Monday

So we've been having a lot of fun and I have a few more pictures to post.

First, one I forgot to include from the old camera -- a self-portrait of Becca. She's decided that self-portraits are cool, so she takes them every time she uses the camera. Without fail. At least I finally convinced her that she needs to be straight on or above her face instead of below it. (If you wonder why, try an up-the-nostrils shot and you'll quickly find out. :) Since she was home this time she must have been wanting to capture her hair, which she now spends hours on:

Also, we LOVED watching Jimmer Fredette and his BYU team. Us and the rest of the nation. :) So, we had to go see him in person one time before he leaves BYU. We were very luck to go to the last game of the year, which also meant we got Conference Championship posters of the team. Go Cougs!
Can you believe that shot of Jimmer in the air? Just think if I had my nice camera with the zoom -- I would have gotten some great shots. :) Funny thing is I'm not sure if me or Shayla took this picture. Either way, it's a good one.

Last year we were horrible visiting temples as we had planned, so this year we kicked it off good by visiting two temples in one day. That's easy when they're so close -- from the Oquirrh Mountain Temple we realized we could see the SLC Temple, the Jordan River Temple and the Draper Temple. Isn't that amazing? We'd already visited SLC and Oquirrh Mountain, so this year we visited the Draper and Jordan River. We got to tour the Draper Temple, which was an awesome experience. And I just recently found out that my second mission president is now temple president here. The first pic is the Draper Temple, and the second is the Jordan River Temple.
I was so grateful that we went -- I was amazed at what my kids would notice and point out. It really is a cool experience to teach them to look for symbolism on the building and grounds and have them understand what you're doing. I need to make a srapbook of the temples we've visited so far!

And last, but definitely not least, we celebrated Paul's birthday!!! The geek is 30-something. And boy did I make a geeky cake for him:

 Here it is with the motherboard I copied:
My boy was soooooo happy! He loved the capacitors (???) and wondered if the wires were real. Nope, everything was edible! He said I didn't have to include one element (no idea what it's called) that is no longer used, but I told him I consulted another geek (our friend Scotty), and was informed that even if I used old elements that it would be nostalgic. When I said this Paul laughed and nodded his head -- he agreed completely. It was a lot of fun to try to mimic this old motherboard, but man was it harder than I thought it would be!


Melissa said...

Ammon told me what a cool cake you made! SO glad I finally got to see it!! It is amazing, what a sweet wife you are! I love that you guys are visiting the temples, what great memories with you kids!!

the Rowleys said...

Kent saw the first picture and knew right away that it was a motherboard. He thought it was the coolest thing! :)