Weekend 1: Camping at Joshua tree-mostly successful...Eli was only happy on our hike when we let him get out of the backpack and walk Duane up the mountain. But he slept the whole night so it was a decent trade off.
-Lakers game sans Eli/con Adam's mission president: Awesome. Twenty five bucks to park folks! It was worth it though to brush up on all of the old mission stories... and watch the Lakers.
-Baptism of 3 new investigators: Very nice. Welcome to our ward Barstow family and thank you for allowing us the honor of participating in your conversion.
-Holy War: Awful. How often can the loss of any sports game really be attributed to the bonehead plays of one person? I'm eagerly awaiting the announcement of all of the bowl games...good luck to Utah. Bring home the bucks to the Mountain West.
-Twilight by myself: Decent. I think most of the freaks saw it the night before so at least there wasn't any EEeek!!ing. I liked it slightly better than the book because the level of cheese was at least tolerable.
And here are some stolen pictures from Thanksgiving:
We are lame and forgot our camera. So we didn't take any cool pictures of ME SHOOTING A GUN or going to the Jazz game. It's always a good time when the Burrs get together...certain members of the family are very good at letting us know when things are decidedly unfun, therefore, we are almost always doing things that are fun. Aside from the airport delays on the way home, we had a very relaxing and refreshingly cold weekend in Utah eating, shooting, running, watching and playing football and playing Scattergories with cheating Steve Allred.
I don't need to tell anyone who lives away from home what a wonderful feeling it is to watch your parents and in laws play with your kids. You watch, not realizing how long you have been standing there smiling until your mouth starts to hurt. I love that. I am thankful for two sets of parents who just adore my crazy little boy as much as I do. And I am thankful to all yall who read my blog; I have earned almost six dollars this year, which is coming in increasingly more handy everyday.