Thursday, June 25, 2009


So I have things I want to blog about but I wanted to wait til I could get the pictures. Here's just a little preview of what I need to tell ya'all about.

The Art Taylor Family Reunion 2009. We took a trip up near Ashton, ID to the Mesa Falls and Big Springs then went into West Yellowstone. I will give details later.

Gigi's 2nd Birthday! Oh my goodness, Gigi Bottoms is 2 years old today! I can't believe it!

And finally,

My new toy I just got yesterday. It's a LG enV Touch. So far I love it!

So keep holding your breath. I'm going to blog about all this jazz when I have pictures. Yay!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Long Week

Holy cow. I just finished a really long week with work. For some, 46 hours a week is nothing. For's been a long time since I worked that much so it made for a really long week. We had inventory so, that day, I worked for just over 12 hours that day. And today we had our annual sidewalk sale in Blackfoot (btw, Blackfoot, ID is an odd little town). I woke up at 5:30 and was in Blackfoot by 7:00. I stayed for the sale until 1:30 then went back to Idaho Falls and worked at the store until almost 8:00 pm. Needless to say, I'm exhausted.

And, also needless to say, I am going to sleep very, very well tonight.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Up! And Away on a Date!

So. I've never been a fan of blind dates. Well, I take that back. I like them. Ok. I don't mind them. I groan a little before the fact, but it usually ends up being decent. Besides, it's a good way to see how well your friend or family member (whoever is playing Cupid) knows you. If they know you really well then your date should go well. Theoretically.

For example, I was set up by my dad on a date with a girl in his ward up at the college. She was nice, but it was one of the worst dates I've been on. The whole night was awkward. I could tell she didn't want to be there and I wasn't sure why which only made me more frustrated. I spent loads of money on this girl, too. She is now engaged to a guy she started dating not long after our hellish date.

I've only had a handful of good blind dates. So maybe I'm masochistic because I still agree to go on these excursions. My good friend, Jeremy, wanted to set me up with a girl who was a sister missionary on his mission. I surprised even myself and agreed to go. It took me awhile to finally call her up and set up a date.

We did a classic dinner and a movie date. The dinner was at Winger's. I had not known there were still people in Rexburg who had not been to Winger's, but my date was one of the dying breed that hadn't. So it was a treat. And she enjoyed it. We had good, easy conversation throughout the whole date.

My original plan was to do dinner and a walk around the park, but we were waylayed by some unexpected rain. So I made a quick backup plan and figured we could go to a movie. We ended up going to Disney-Pixar's new flick: UP! It was a fun movie that had consistent laughs and a few sad moments. All in all it was a good pick.

I had a really good time. It's dates like these that make me realize that blind dates aren't always such a bad thing. :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I went to my sister and brother-in-law's house the other night and hung out for awhile. I brought brownie bites and cashew clusters to them and, in return, they fed me dinner. We fed the twins and put them to bed and watched Ice Road Truckers. Somewhere along the way we got talking about Alzheimer's. Kate, my sister, had a great definition of it which still cracks me up:

"Like you're a guy who cuts wood. And you still think you cut wood. Only you're in an alzheimer's unit. Locked down."

It might have been one of those things you had to be there for, but it had me laughing for like five minutes afterward. I still chuckle about it. What would I do without my Farfig?