Sunday, June 29, 2008

"...Deep in the heart of Texas..."

If you can stand the HEAT, Dallas, TX is a great place to visit!

My sister flew Kenzie and I out so I could babysit while she and my niece went to girls camp.

Kenzie and I had a great time...despite flying standby and waiting in the Sacramento airport for 6 hours with no available flights, then deciding to drive down to San Jose to fly out the next day into Austin with a 2 hour wait to fly to Dallas. My Kenzie did great! She was so patient, thank goodness, and I meet a lot of nice people, which made the wait more pleasant. Though the standby situation wasn't ideal, there can be many perks to flying standby, I wouldn't do it otherwise!

Kenzie loved playing with her cousins
This was an EXTREME fire making display. My sister and niece learned how to make campfire out of delicious treats
When my Sister and niece got back from girls camp, we traveled to a nearby resort called "Great Wolf Lodge". I prefer to call it "Great Bear Lodge" mostly because I kept forget the name but also because I just finished reading "Twilight" and the Vampires in the book had wolf like characteristics. So I wanted a different association with the resort. Not that a bear is anybetter, maybe I should have renamed it "Great Dove or maybe Duck Lodge" they are kind animals.
The lodge was AWESOME, I recommended it to any family that loves the water. They had a huge water park mostly indoor with a few slides and wading pools out doors. Above was just one of the few insane water slides they had. We had a blast, and Kenzie loved it!
The little ones at the baby pool
My sister with half of her family

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Down With Meth!!!

We are very pleased to announce that the Meth Addict that lives in the apartment behind ours is moving out!! I'm pretty sure he is not a regular reader to the "Happy Hunt Household", so I don't think I am going to offend him. I actually didn't know the guy was a meth addict until my wise elder and friend, Trevor, pointed it out to me. Trevor was like a probation officer in Wyoming so he knows all about "tweakers". Unlike Trevor, I was never exposed to drug addicts in my previous employment. Not many meth addicts reporting to the MTC. The only drugs the missionaries were taking were their ADD prescriptions, and birth control. I didn't know about the latter until Janay told me that half of the temple square sisters were prescribed birth control to regulate their hormones and stuff. That and it kept their skin clear, we all know that only the hot sisters get called to Temple Square, and once there they need to remain hot. I digress.

So Trevor points out that every single time he comes over, this guy is out working on his piece of junk car. I would say 9 times out of 10, that I walk out of the house this guy is working on his car, or sitting in it, or under it. I just thought he was a crappy mechanic and could never get his car working. Trevor being a bit wiser in the ways of the world, informed me that when Meth addicts are tripping, they always want to have their hands moving, and thus why our neighbor was always fiddling with his car. Trevor planted the seed in my mind that the guy was a meth addict, rather than a Tim Allen Tool Time wannabe with his 92 Red Pontiac that leaked oil like an Exxon Tanker in an Alaskan bay.

But the seed which Trevor planted blossomed into forbidden fruit last week. At 4 AM Janay and I were awoken by a loud conversation going on outside our window. One of the voices was unmistakably our little friend. He said "Wha wha wha whacha got?" (he has a significant stutter) A voice responds "Meth", and our neighbor responds "I'll take everything you got."

Then on Saturday a uhaul was parked in the visitor's parking spot outside our apartment. I saw our neighbor moving out some furniture and I asked him if he was moving out. He told me that he in fact was moving out because they bought a house. I congratulated him on his purchase and silently rejoiced within. I think I am supposed to feel bad about this rejoicing, but I don't want my wife and daughter living around drug addicts, not to mention I think half of the US imports in oil from the middle east were spilled in our parking spaces by this guy and his car. Therefore, I also blame him for the high gas prices lately because of all of his oil consumption.

This guy must have missed the high school assembly when they have a bunch of former drug addicts, who have turned their passion to kung fu, come in and break bricks in half and then scream "Don't do drugs!" Then they hold up a 2x4 and yell something like "Drugs are for wimps! Can a wimp do this?!" and he like breaks it with his forehead. Was my school the only one who had these assemblies? I think they trained with this guy:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Did we mention...

We bought a HOUSE...

And it has a POOL ...

And a beautiful GARDEN...

Or maybe we just took a trip to Hearst Castle! Did we trick you? Please take our survey on the top right of our blog, we are thinking of buying a house by the end of the summer, what are your thoughts?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

1st B-day, Mother's Day, New York!

Mackenzie loves to swim, so we had a swim party with our family and friends!

My friend Stephanie made Mackenzie's personal sized birthday cupcake, it was so cute! CRAZY ME made a "Kenzieland" cake. I thought it would be "fun" to make the cake, make the homemade strawberry filling, homemade icing, and then decorate it. I think I bit off more than I could chew because this cake was so big and so overwhelming! I'll NEVER do it again!

Mother's Day
Do I finally look like a domestic Diva?...P.S. I have shorts on under this apron!

For Mother's Day, Dan bought me an apron that I've been wanting for a long time. My friend Stephanie Lewis makes these aprons. Stephanie is so crafty, she can reproduce pretty much anything you can find at Pottery Barn. You can find he stuff on her blog Thanks Dan for buying it, thanks Stephanie for making it!

"Start Spreading the News" I Love New York!!!!!

My Mother-in-law, Mackenzie, and I took a flight to Rochester, New York to welcome the newest Hunt grandchild Alexis Reid. I must say Becca, Dan's sister has made the adjustment to motherhood look quite easy. We found lots of fun things to do in Rochester...

Alexis is so beautiful!

Mackenzie and I in the "Sacred Grove"

*The fun in Rochester!
-Shopping at Walmart
-Taking a tour of the University of Rochester Medical School
-Eating a nice picnic lunch with bees, and Jail birds (convicts)
-Visiting the amazing Wagman's, along with their greeting cards, and we can't forget the "Special Joey" Sandwich
-Visiting all the church sites. The Sacred Grove was beautiful, it brought me back to my days as a missionary on Temple Square.
-Picking fruit at the Farmers Market, and seeing some really "cool condos"
-The best part was Becca driving the wrong way on a one way road
-We had a great time, thanks for all the FUN!!!!

More New York pics

These pics are in random order...I love that the Palmyra Temple is the only temple that has clear glass so when you are in the Temple you can look out the window and see the Sacred Grove. The picture below of my mother-in-law is standing just below that clear glass

I LOVE this picture of the temple, you can catch a glimpse of it through the trees as you walk on the dirt road from the 2 Smith homes. I wish I had a better camera!
The Sacred Grove was so peaceful, I'm so grateful for Joseph Smith and for his courage to tell his story, I am truly blessed because of it!

In these 2 pics, you can really see the love that 2 cousins have for each other!