Thursday, June 28, 2007


My 26th birthday was on Monday. It was a great day! Thanks to everyone who called, e-mailed, or sent cards. In the evening, my parents took us to The Mandarin, this yummy Chinese place in Bountiful. Tyler and I ate the leftovers on Tuesday night, and they were almost as good as the night before. However, I woke up Wednesday morning feeling awful. I soon began having bouts of the runs and throwing up. It was no fun. I thought it was food poisoning, but Tyler seemed fine and had a pretty normal day at work. During Ada's morning nap I took a nap myself, making sure to leave a bowl on the floor. When I woke up, I stood up and walked around for a minute, then felt a sudden urge to puke, so I ran back to the bowl on the floor. I began throwing up, and then I PASSED OUT WITH MY FACE IN MY OWN VOMIT. I woke up wondering what the heck I was doing, and discovered vomit all over my face, in my hair, and on the floor. I then began vomiting again. As my brother-in-law Hyrum said, "That's how drunk people die!". Yes, it was quite an ordeal. Luckily that was the last of my excretions, but I was extremely weak with a fever and chills for the rest of the day. Then Tyler got home from work a few minutes early and said that he wasn't feeling well either. My food poisoning suspicions were confirmed (although Tyler said it could be a stomach flu bug. I don't think we'll ever know for sure). Sadly, his excretions were much more long-lasting than mine, beginning that night and continuing into today. Tonight we're both feeling quite a bit better, just trying to regain our strength. I can't imagine what was wrong with our leftovers because we put them in the fridge as soon as we got home. It was my first experience with food poisoning and hopefully my last. It was NO FUN!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Weddings, Babies, and Missions!

Yeah, talk about a lot going on! Our families have been out of control lately! I guess I'll start with weddings, since I mentioned that first...

Tyler's little brother Jordan got married yesterday. They had a wedding dinner on Wednesday night at Eaglewood Golf Course and got married in the Salt Lake Temple the next morning. The reception was that night in Tyler's parents' backyard. Family weddings are always busy, but they're also fun. Everything went well, and Jordan and Morgan are moving into our ward when they get back from their honeymoon! It will be fun to have family members as neighbors. Their apartment is just downstairs in the building next to ours.

Now to babies... no, we're not having a baby, but my little sister Emily is! We found out last Wednesday, when she was NINETEEN weeks along. Yes, she found out she was having a girl two days after she told us she was pregnant. She lives in Kansas, so we haven't seen her for a while. But my parents flew out last week, and as soon as they saw her there was no mistaking her news. She's sort of notorious in our family for not being able to keep a secret, so she wanted to prove to her husband that she was capable of keeping her mouth shut. I still say that some things are okay to blab about, but I'm still very excited. She's due November 9th and it will be fun for Ada to have another girl cousin!

Finally, my youngest sister Abby got her mission call on Wednesday. She has been called to serve in the Ohio Cleveland Mission and she reports to the MTC on September 26th. I can't believe my baby sister is going on a mission. She's going to Jerusalem on Tuesday and will be gone six weeks, so I don't have much time with her before she leaves for a year-and-a-half. I don't like thinking about it because it makes me sad, but I'm still very excited for her.

Friday, June 8, 2007

She's definitely a girl!

Only ten months old, and already Ada has a shoe fetish.