Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Star Spangled Banner

We had a fabulous 4th of July. It all started on July 4th eve which is the night Logan has a stadium show with fireworks. Erin sang the National Anthem. This picture shows how happy she is - this is after she sang!!! We were pretty proud of her. We were so glad to have Carol and Sara come up and be with us. Marek (the hockey player) was there too. He videotaped the entire fireworks. Everytime we were laughing or something he VIDEOTAPED us. It was kind of like our own reality show this week.

The morning of the 4th all the kids went down to the Stake Center for the Scout Breakfast. Then we headed out to the Hyrum 4th of the July parade. Carol went home, she was pretty exhausted after he tour. Thanks so much for coming to see Erin sing Carol.
The parade was hilarious and YES Marek videotaped the entire parade, (zooming in on the dairy princesses I'm sure)
We then had a bar-b-que. Konrad made some great chicken. We had apple and cherry pie to give Marek an all-american holiday.
We layed around holding our stomachs for a while and then drove out to Lewiston (yeah, Lindy's hometown) to see the fireworks. This is our favorite redneck adventure in July. It was a great holiday and we can't wait until next year.

Czech Hockey Player

Russell's friend came to visit from the Czech Republic. His name is Marek Chvatel and he is a professional hockey player. He played on a farm team in Toronto for 2 years and then was drafted to the New Jersey Devils. He didn't make the second draft so he went home and plays for a professional team there. We took him up to the Logan Ice Arena to see him skate. It was amazing. Someone asked him when he started skating, he joked "I've been here about 20 minutes" Alison went skating for the first time. The BEST thing about the skating rink is that it was the coolest place to be on a hot day.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Travel Mishaps

As previously mentioned we took a quick trip to Calfornia for our cousin Nick's wedding. Konrad was already down in L.A. on business so Russ, Erin, Audrey, Alison and Mom drove together. Russell was driving first. When we were just outside of Nephi, Utah we hear this loud sound on top of the car. Instantly we know our luggage has flown off. We were all kind of screaming and Russell veers across traffic to pull over. We thought we were going to have to pick underwear off the freeway, but when we got out of the car we started laughing super hard. We had wrapped our luggage in a tarp (to protect against rain - HAHA, fat chance of that, really just bugs) and then put a bungie net on top. Well, the bungie net did its job. Our luggage was a giant cheese ball on the back of the car. We kept laughing about how the other cars around us must of felt as they saw our luggage launch into a bungie jump. We were reminiscing about this last night and I thought someone might get some amusement.