Saturday, December 22, 2007

Claustrophobia in Cancun...

We´re sitting in the business office in Cancun on a Saturday night. Evidently to check the BYU score in the vegas bowl ??? I might have gotten this all wrong. Also we´re trying to figure out where and what time church is tomorrow... Mostly dad´s checking the score and basically watching the game through refreshing the comments...

Then mom just walked in the door with a horrified look on her face...
Mom - guess what just happened?
Me, Maren and Dad - half paying attenting - what?
Mom - I got stuck in the elevator.

Now think about this...


Friday, December 14, 2007

Stolen Laundry! Living in a city of crime!

So yesterday Mike flew to Utah for his Uncle’s funeral in Eli, Nevada. I supposedly was going to have a large project at work so I stayed behind, but since I have time to post this blog, I probably should have gone. Anyway, he ran out of prep-time for the airport and asked if I would get his laundry out of the dryer. Well for most of you, possibly all of you, you go to the next room. Not us, we have a laundry room on the 2nd floor of the building. So far I really haven’t minded it because you can get all of your laundry done at once. Our building is locked all of the time so I feel comfortable leaving during the washing. So yesterday after I got home, I went down to get Mike’s laundry, only a few hours after he left for the airport. I felt a little nosey as I prodded through other’s laundry a bit to find Mike’s essentials. It was gone! I called Mike later just to make sure he didn’t pick it up. He did not. It was gone! Someone had stolen his laundry. We live in student housing! How could someone do that? I started to distrust the other student, and yes I became bitter! I left a note (actually a really nice one, believe it or not) in the laundry room, just in case anyone was feeling a bit guilty.

So this morning I got to work and found an email from my friend in the ward that happens to live in our same building. It read, “I am so sorry! Jeff stole your laundry!” Anyway, I guess she had sent her husband to pick up the laundry that included mostly baby clothes. Late last night she started folding her laundry and realized the items were not baby clothes but rather 26-year old clothes. Embarrassed, they thought they would just sneak it back into the laundry room, but then they found my note. So they fessed up! She was so embarrassed, but I was just so relieved!

Monday, December 3, 2007


Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Well, we had a wonderful time in Utah for Thanksgiving. It was so fun to be with family and catch up. It was great to see the LA Cranes on Thanksgiving day they all are so great! Baby Hudson is such a sweet addition. It was so much fun to have Victoria and Cameron and Addison together. They had so much fun. I remember one moment on Thanksgiving Day when Victoria was chasing the two with a huge fish maraca and one of them fell and she yanked and yelled at them to "get up". I worry about the new baby boy!
We have very fond memories of: warm fires, the train game, Christmas tree hunting, and many many more!
Thank you all for making it so special! We love and miss you all everyday!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

So I have a few things to scream about!

So I have recently realized that I am a screamer. Today while Mike and I were down town on Michigan Avenue, the promised and predicted winter storm warning became reality. We were okay for a bit as the wind was to our back. All of a sudden, the wind changed and snow began to pelt us in the face as we ran to catch our train back to Hyde Park. I couldn't help myself but let out loud high pitched screams! It was crazy. Mike was laughing when we finally got inside again. He reminded me of my other screaming moments such as getting completely drenched on my way home from the train one day when my umbrella kept whipping in and out in the Chicago wind and the time I caught the only Crane family fish at Payson Lake's. I didn't realize in my excitement but the entire lake became aware of my great catch. What can I say, I'm a screamer!

P.S. Let's get the blog up and going again!