Sunday, July 27, 2008

Five more days!

I know there are a couple of Twilighters like me that read our blog and I hope you are as excited as I am for this Saturday. Only five more days until Breaking Dawn!! In honor of the book coming out this week I thought I'd share some of my favorite icons that people have made that make me smile and if you're a fan of the books like me, you'll appreciate these. I can't take credit for any of them. People far more creative than myself made these. They are from and By the way, doesn't December 12th seem way too long to wait to see the movie? It looks excellent and I love the people they cast for it. Even Stephenie Meyer said that Edward and Bella in the movie are almost exactly how she pictured them in her head, especially Rob Pattinson as Edward, and well, she knows best. Happy reading!

P.S. Steve - you are not allowed to make smart-aleck comments about Twilight. You have a Breaking Dawn countdown widget on your blog so I know Mary is as excited about it as I am. : )

My personal favorite...

And because they are just so beautiful...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Zoo day!

On Tuesday my mom's work had their zoo day which meant that when it closed at 5:00 pm for everyone else, we had it all to ourselves. Thankfully it wasn't too hot and we were able to have a really fun time. They had hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner which Eliza thoroughly enjoyed. Lately she loves anything she can dip in ketchup (pizza, pickles, goldfish crackers...) We also got to ride the train and the carousel which was fun for Eliza. Eliza has learned to make a lot of animal sounds so that made it very entertaining. Then we went to the bird show. They have trained most of the birds to fly right above the crowd's heads and Eliza liked that a lot. She got a good view of them. After that it was getting a little late and Eliza was starting to get cranky so we quickly made our way down to the big cats and the giraffes. When we looked into the cougar's area Eliza started shouting, "cat, cat, cat!" which made us all laugh. That's definitely not the type of cat you want to pet, though.
Thank you to Grandma for letting us come to the zoo with you and for the fun time! And for going on the exciting train ride so many times. : )

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy "Fore"th of July

So I don't claim to be a great golfer. On a good day, I will get a couple pars, several bogeys, and usually that one forgettable hole where I take a "gentleman's 8". Also, every once in a while, when all of the stars are aligned, I will get a birdie. Needless to say, I am not about to quit my job to focus on becoming a professional golfer. On the 4th of July, my dad invited me to go play golf with him and some of my uncles. We played out in West Jordan at a course called Mountain View. I have played there several times but this time it was completely different than every other time I have played there in the past. On hole #8, a short par 3 that only requires a pitching wedge and also borders a busy street, I put my ball down on the tee, took the club back, came through and blasted a high shot to the right of the hole. I thought I saw it come down right along the fence line and I went and put my club back in my bag. What happened next surprised all of us. We saw a grey Jeep Liberty pulled over on the side of the road just ahead of the stoplight. While driving in the golf cart approaching the green, a young lady got out of her car and said in somewhat shocked voice, "I think one of your golf balls, just hit my windshield." My heart dropped as my dad and I went to speak with her. Sure enough, her windshield had a huge crack that extended from the top to the bottom. I really didn't know what to do or how to handle the situation. I gave the girl my name and number (yes I did give her my real name) and she hasn't called yet. When she does call, I am sure that we will be out a good $200 to buy a new windshield. I know this will be my most expensive round of golf ever.

This is the actual golf ball that hit the window.

After the whole golf debacle, we went to Riverton Park with my family and had dinner. Eliza got a chance to ride a pony. She had a good time even though it was really hot. We then came home and went swimming to cool off and by 8 O'clock, Eliza was asleep and it was an average night at the McCann home.
Special thanks to Grandma McCann for paying the $2 for the pony ride. She can be seen in the background of the 2nd picture.