Sunday, April 18, 2010

Garden Party

(It's probably about time I post something with my friend Kate in it!)
I'm so grateful for great friendships like we have with the Oldhams! I love having friends that are so easy to please :) Except, sorry you can't fish in our backyard Jordan! That almost ruined the night for him. Maybe you can fish in the swamp next door! I love that our neighbors were too cheap to fill in the rest of their yard, so it's half grass- half swamp- 100% annoying!
Our garden party was really fun! We made a fire in the backyard, played Bucci ball, made tin foil dinners and roasted mallows! The weather has been so great this week and we can't get enough of it! I'm thinking about quitting my job and taking up sun-bathing and drinking lemonade. It's really alot harder then it sounds.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Needed a new post . . .

( our children will have giant foreheads. )

We had a nice weekend. The new craze in the Merrill family is "Speed Scrabble". It's Scrabble, on Speed! Each person starts with 7 squares, they try to find one word or multiple words until all the squares are used up. Whoever runs out of squares first says: Go! and then everyone grabs one new letter from the middle. The game is over when there are no more letters in the middle, and someone has finished using all of their letters. You win by counting up your points at the end, the way you do in Scrabble. It's more fun with a group, but me and Braden still play by ourselves :) I love games that remind me how illiterate I am. ( Is that even how you spell illiterate??) It's really fun though!
We played speed scrabble, rode bikes, it was warm (kind of), played tennis ( my wrist hurts ), and ate ice cream (2 scoops for 85 cents at Caspers), I ran 5 miles (whoopee! remember when I used to run? that was silly), roasted starbursts and mallows ( my fav ), visited friends, went to church ( I love being in the RS presidency . . . what I blessing to have the chance to meet and get to know such darling, beautiful sisters. I finally feel like I have friends in the ward. It's wonderful), fasted for one whole meal ( we're dedicated ), hung with family ( I love Grandma Ann). See- I have a good life! I have to remind myself sometimes :) But I do. Alot to be grateful for. Like 4 more days until next weekend.