Tuesday, July 29, 2008

If you want to be a liar(lawyer) you have to look like one!

Levi went on a shopping spree a couple weeks ago in anticipation of getting a job this summer. He got a new suit, plenty of shirts and ties, slacks, belts, and even socks. Oh yeah I forgot even three pairs of shoes! Then he shaved and got a haircut. Well good thing he did because he had an interview in phoenix and he got the job. It was only temporary but at least he is doing something. I don't really know all them terms of what he does so I will let him tell you about it..... I have to find out the current mood of the Second Court of Appeals in AZ to give the firm an idea of how an appeal might come out in a case for millions of dollars that were awarded to a family in a products liability case. It is kind of tedious but at least I get paid for it. This is my "We'll fight for you!" pose.Now it is my turn to go on a shopping spree for cute lawyer's wife clothes. As you can see my wardrobe is fairly limited to what I wear to work. All I can say is at least they are comfy!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Camera Problems

Word to the wise: if your camera goes crazy on you, check the manufacturer's web page for a repair notice. My dad's Nikon showed distorted images on the viewfinder with white lines and we thought it was trashed. But Nikon had a notice that the ccd was bad and that they would fix it for free if that turned out to be the problem. They fixed it and had it back to me in a week even though it was three years old and the warranty had run out long ago.
A couple of weeks ago Kathy's Canon camera showed some of the same problems and I found out that they had a repair notice on their web page too. I guess that the camera companies get their parts from the same suppliers and so they can have the same problems. I am sending her camera in tomorrow. I just thought that I should let others know that if your camera goes goofy on you, check to see if the supplier will fix it even if the warranty is up. Later, Levi.

An Excursion to Utah Valley

After our trip to Lake Powell we headed on up the interstate to Orem to hang out with my family for the week. We got to see a lot of friends and family that we haven't seen for a while. We love seeing our niece Alivia, and nephews Cory and Reed; they are so fun to play with!
One day my mom took the girls out for a shopping trip while Levi fixed up my mountain bike to bring back to Arizona. We also went with some friends and family to Get Smart. We both really liked the movie. It was pretty funny! In my spare time I made a skirt. Can you believe it!?!?! I actually sewed a skirt all by myself, well actually my mom told me what to sew and where to sew, but I did it. Thanks mom!!. It's a really cute skirt. Elise cut my hair and highlighted it. It's pretty short for me but I really like it. I Decided it was to hot in Arizona for long hair. Thanks Elise for the hair cut I really really like it and I have gotten alot of compliments on it!
We had a bunch of BBQ's that we went to. I love the 4th of July and all the yummy food! At one family BBQ our niece and nephew had Levi pretty busy making paper airplanes and throwing them off the deck to see how far they would go. They had a lot of fun! We also took them to the park to feed the ducks and play around. They had such a good time playing in the the fountian at the park that it was difficult to get them to go back to my parents house. By the time we left we had been there for two hours and Levi and I were pooped.
While we were in Utah during the 4th of july there were a bunch of events going on. One morning we woke up at 6:00 and went and watched 25 hot air balloons fill up and launch off. That was pretty cool to see. There were hot air balloons everywhere. One balloon was Smokey the bear and there was another one that was a bright pink pig but the rest were the normal shape. After we saw the balloons we went home and went back to sleep!
In Utah they have a huge firework show at the BYU stadium called The Stadium Of Fire. My brother and sister-in-law go every year with their family and they had two extra tickets available and offered them to us. We had an awesome time there. The Blue Man group played pvc pipe and drums, and Miley Cirus performed. We didn't know any of her songs but man those little girls were sure freaking out around us. They were so excited to see her. When the concert was over they had a huge firework show. It was so good! Thanks Craig and Lisa for the tickets, we had a great time. I love fireworks! Levi thought it was the best firework show he had ever seen, but then again he is from Arizona where fireworks are not allowed. We had a great time seeing all of our friends and family. Now we are just waiting for them to come see us in HOT HOT HOT Arizona!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


This last weekend we went up to Lake Powell. Levi's grandparents have a houseboat and a ski boat up there so we planned a trip to the lake with his family. We had a great time hanging out together! On Saturday we went on a long boat ride up the Lake and ended up at Rainbow Bridge. There is a little dock there to park your boat and you can take a really short hike to see rainbow bridge. It was really neat to see. Also when you are at rainbow bridge there was a park ranger up there and he showed us a dinosaur track. You could even see its claws in the rock. It was from a Dilophosaurus. That is the dinosaur that eats Newman in Jurassic Park. On that long boat ride we all got the chance to ride the tube behind the boat it was a lot of fun. Levi and I tried riding together but it didn't work out that great. We kept bouncing up and down and landing on each other, but it was still a lot of fun! During the evenings we sat around and played cards! On Sunday we took a little boat ride and parked next to some cliff walls and went swimming to cool off. It sure was HOT!!! That afternoon we cleaned up and Levi and I headed up to Utah to see my family for the Fourth of July weekend. I am excited because it seems like there is never really anything going on in Arizona for the fourth because fireworks are not allowed! In Utah there a bunch of different firework shows going on that we will definitely be watching. I was a little upset at Lake Powell because my camera has been acting up and it didn't work the whole time we were there. Sorry no pics. Then I turned it on when we got to Utah and it turned right on so hopefully it will continue to work while we are here so we can get some pictures of our trip.