Thursday, October 30, 2008

Are You An Educated Voter?

This is unbelievable! I'm sure many of you have listened to this already but if not, it's worth 2.5 minutes of your time. Sadly enough, I feel this election will be full of voters who will select their candidate without having any real knowledge of what that candidate's issues or policies are.

It wouldn't let me upload this so you could watch it on our blog. You have to copy and paste the following link in a new window!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ward Halloween Party

Last night we had our ward Halloween party. We actually didn't know we were going until a couple hours before (which explains our costumes.) So we pulled together what we had, with minor help from Taylor-Maid, to make our costumes. Nate is a cop from the Beastie Boys "Sabotage" video and I was an aviator. Could we have picked uglier costumes??

We are in the same ward as our sister and her husband. They dressed as an 80's girl and a dirty mechanic.

Our friends Colin and Tyler.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hunting: a.k.a The Slaughtering of Animals

Every year the boys get really excited for hunting season (which I don't fully understand.) So this past weekend we went to my parents house for a day and then they continued on to our ranch in Colorado for a couple more days to hunt. Kerstin went with them since she's never been and my mom and I stayed home and went to some cute little stores and cooked all weekend.

Here's some pictures of the weekend. I couldn't muster up the courage to post a picture of the dead little deer my younger brother shot. For that reason, I've purposely been avoiding the hunting pictures. I'm sure Nate will encourage me to post them sooner or later so his Dad and brothers can see.

Watching the BYU game. We don't really want to talk about it.

Leaving for their hunting trip:
Don't ask what my mom is doing. Crazy lady!

Cool hat Taylor

My dad had this on his car. I thought it was pretty funny!
She'll probably kill me for posting these pictures but one of my really good friends Amber, who should probably be a chef, came and helped us make salsa, gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, and orange popcorn balls.

The finishing product. If you can't tell, we took great pride in our work.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Senior Olympics

The past two days Nate and I have been in St. George for the Senior Olympics. We went with 30 students from BYU and worked in the health screening clinic. We worked Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 to 5:00. Nate went to complete 50 internship hours and I went to fulfill an assignment for one of my classes. During our time there, we tested the contestants blood glucose level, blood pressure, vision, BMI, and bone density.

I have to say I never knew Senior Olympics was so legit. The contestants were age 50 or above. The oldest person I tested was 92 and was competing in table tennis and was still in great shape. Others were there to compete in sports such as softball, tennis, 5k's, 10k's, marathons, triathlons, etc. These men and women were very inspiring!

We tested their bone density by taking an ultra sound. We were able to determine their risk for osteoporosis. Despite what this looks like, this lady is not getting a foot massage!

We had to break down their results to them and discuss possible options to increase bone density.

Table Tennis

Testing blood pressure

We rode down in these 11 seater vans. (I like to refer to them as "mormon vans.") This was our group and yes, Nate was the only boy in our group.

This was honestly such a great experience. I learned so much while I was there. Nate and I both made goals that we would stay in shape so we could one day participate.