Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Things I Did

Once upon a time, there was a princess whose industrious mother gave her a beautiful quilt top for either her 20th or 21st birthday (the princess was a slightly forgetful girl). The princess desired to develop the same kind of industry she observed in her Queen Mother. So she said she would hand quilt the blanket. All she wanted to do was a simple grid design, but, as mentioned before, the princess was plagued by the demon of forgetfulness. She worked on the quilt sporadically, till finally, in the middle of her 26th year, she finished the horizontal lines of the grid. The princess recognized her own weaknesses, and called it good enough. Perhaps one day she will bind it, and leave it as legacy to her children to complete the vertical lines. The lesson she learned; she doesn't have patience for handquilting. The end.

From Sept through the beginning of December I had the opportunity to be the stage manager for a new play produced by BYU called "Houseboat Honeymoon." I really enjoyed my experience, though it was sometimes rough. I loved my cast and I learned so much! Here I am on our set (yes, there was a houseboat in the middle of the stage), just chillin' in one of our cheap hammocks. How do I know they are cheap? Because all three broke at some point during the three week run of the show and had to be replaced. This particular orange one broke in the middle of the show as a character was struggling (on purpose) to get out of it. It turned out to be pretty funny.

Thanksgiving Rocks!

My family is really into rock climbing and rappelling. My first time rappelling as a 4 year old and my dad had to pull me down because I didn't really weigh enough to make gravity do it. So with my dad and and Philip, Jonathan, Kim, and Ben, we went off to Red Rock (just outside of Vegas) during the Thanksgiving break and did some climbing!
Ben has never been rappelling, and only done rock climbing inside. So this was a new experience for him. And he did great!
I was a little more cautious than I usually am since I was about 8 weeks pregnant at the time, but I still topped out on the climb!
After scaling his rock, Ben got daring and did a little rappelling. He said this was way scarier than rock climbing. But he thinks he'd do it again!
Generally speaking, we're just really tough! But safe, cause we've got hard hats on. (Which is good since Philip knocked off some sandstone from the rock face with some of his antics).
I love that Ben is willing to try crazy things with me, or because of me. He's pretty awesome that way!