Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Out-Patient, In-Office

I actually came home a day early from Girls Camp to have a little out-patient, in-office surgery. Nothing major and I'm doing well -- so well we even went out to lunch on the way home. Hopefully this procedure will help us get pregnant now.

Dave was loving snapping pictures of me coming out of the sedation. I was out of it enough to not even realize what he was doing. Later in the day I learned that he had already sent this picture to half of his phone book. Sweet husband, isn't he.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Moving Sheep

Dave wanted to test out his new set of wheels recently by taking a little day trip up the mountain. We eneded up at Mirror Lake on a very cold and overcast afternoon. After a very quick picnic we decided to drive home via Evanston and got stuck by two herds of sheep. You really haven't lived until you have heard surround-sound bleating. Pretty cool!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jaunt up to Logan

One day in July Dave said, "Let's go camping this weekend!" Now, we all know how much Chelsea loves camping (please note the sarcasm). But she just groaned and muttered, "Okay."

As the week wore on, Dave didn't say very much more about the weekend camping trip. Chelsea hoped he had forgotten.

Thursday night he sat her down on the couch for a serious discussion. "Oh no," thought Chelsea, "here it comes. I'm going to have to camp with him afterall."

Much to her surprise, Dave sat her down on the couch and, holding her hand, said, "I know we were supposed to go camping this weekend. How about if we go up to Logan instead and stay at the Anniversary Inn?"

Did he really have to ask?

So, we used a gift certificate and booked La Hacienda room. It was the very best camping trip I have ever been on!

The next day we drove around Cache Valley and ended up at Martin Harris' grave, among other places. I hope we keep camping like this the rest of our lives!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

At Dave's Request

Playing Down South

Over the Pioneer Day weekend Dave and I took a little road trip to Cedar City for my 15th Annual trek to the Utah Shakespearean Festival.

On the way down we stopped at Cove Fort. Believe it or not, it has been probably ten years since I toured this family estate. I enjoyed showing Dave my roots and later correcting some of the erroneous stories told on the tour.

Then it was on to Scottish Night at the Festival's Greenshow and afterward we saw "Great Expectations, the Musical." It was really good! I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. The songs really helped to tell the story and most of them were even fun. My only complaint is that the finale ended on a minor note instead of the upbeat happily-ever-after that I always prefer in a musical.

The next day we went on a backstage tour and then took a journey up the canyon and found Navajo Lake. Unfortunately, it started raining while we were there so we didn't stay long. But Dave did teach me how to skip rocks. After a few practice runs I finally got one to skip three times!

That night we saw "The 39 Steps" at the Festival. It was funny though I think it would have been even funnier if I were a Hitchcock fan--which I'm not. The highlight of the night was running into Fred Adams in the lobby. I pointed him out to Dave and before I knew it my husband had walked right up to Fred and introduced himself to the Festival's Founder. After Dave confessed to being a first-year patron, Fred graciously and emphatically invited him to come back again. (Way to go, Fred! That was my ticket to the Festival for the rest of my life! A personal invitation from the man, himself! How can Dave say no to that?)

Saturday morning we had front-row seats at the Cedar City Pioneer Day Parade. It was way bigger than I was expecting it to be. I loved a couple of local wards that had their own versions of a Drill Team and Drum Corps -- power drills and upside-down plastic buckets. They went all out and even had choreographed moves. Across the street at the park Dave enjoyed the small airplane on display while I watch some eager kids topple into the dunk tank. Then we enjoyed the best kettle corn I have ever had. Yummy!

My parents drove into town early in the afternoon and we all went to "Much Ado About Nothing." Hands down the best performance of the weekend. I absolutely loved Kymberly Mellen and David Ivers as the lead characters. They were wonderful and had amazing chemistry as the love-hate duo. I really want to go see this one again.

After the show my aunt and cousin met us for dinner and we all went to "Pride and Prejudice" together. Another great performance at the Festival!

Though we had to rush home Sunday morning to get to Church, it was a wonderful and relaxing weekend and so far the best trip of the Summer!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Girls Camp

We spent four fun-filled days at the Aspen View Camp off Exit 150 on I-80. The girls had a blast and so did I, despite the rain.

You should have seen the thunderstorm that hit us on Thursday afternoon. Torrential rain, pea-sized hail, lightening, thunder crashing right above our heads, a small storm-caused wildfire a few miles up the mountain, rivers of water running through camp. Crazy!

But then it all dried out and the Bishop made it to camp for our testimony meeting. He even joined in a round of Sally Walker!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Busy Summer

I may be lacking in the number of posts I've done this summer but it isn't because the summer has been quiet. On the contrary, we have had non-stop fun and entertainment. Literally!

I don't have all the pictures on me now but just you wait. A virtual smorgasbord of fun and exciting things that have happened at the Huffaker's house is on its way. (Just give me a few days to get it all posted!)

Upside down photo courtesy of the iPhone 4, Dave's new toy.