Thursday, May 3, 2012

Games of the Past

As my brother Clarke is getting ready to leave for his mission this month I was thinking back to our childhood. I am the luckiest/unluckiest sibling. I am the middle of 5 children which I believe has been great because it was always pretty easy for me to have a good relationship with all of my siblings. I wasn't to young or to old and I have loved it. Unlucky because I seriously got forgotten all the time. I once waited at the school for 45 minutes and finally my coach took me home so he didn't have to wait family had decided to go boating.

Anyways, when looking back a memory that I will never forget about is the games that we played as kids. Yes we played board games and card games but we enjoyed making up our own games. The two favorites were "the light saber game" and "the octopus game." We were really good at naming our games to ha ha!

The Octopus game was one that is memorable but I only actually remember playing it once. Our parents were gone, and Andrea was babysitting. We have a circle in our house that goes around the living room, through my parents room, the computer room, through the entry way and back into the living room. We had one big couch that became the ship. Andrea, Abbie and I would run through this circle, Clarke would be hiding and try to catch. The only reason I remember this game is because clarke was hiding in the computer and scared Andrea so bad. I don't think there was any way to win but we played it for hours.

The Light Saber game was one that was played many many nights in the Huntsman basement. My brother Clarke really liked Star Wars and got a double red darth vader light saber, hence the name. Andrea and I would stay in our room and count to some number while Clarke hid somewhere in the living room downstairs. We would then come out and try to find him. He would again jump out and scare the crap out of us but with this game he then began hitting us with the light saber.(I remember one time he was around a corner and just lit the light saber up to scare us!) Whatever he hit would get "cut off." Luckily we created a way of restoring our bodies. Those who didn't get hit would run to the base, our fireplace. If they could make it to us with the "medicine," which would be some weird object then we would have full health and both of us got a free walk back to base. If we were all on the base then we would jump off and run around seeing if we could without getting hit. At some point we would get bored and start all over. We would play this game all the time, almost every time we had friends over we would beg clarke to play the game with weird are we.

I am sure people feel bad for Clarke, being the only boy with 4 sisters he knows things he probably wish he would never have to know. (One day his wife will thank us :) ) He shouldn't complain to much, his sisters used to beg him to hit us with his light saber! I think we might have to play a round of the light saber game before he leaves, just for old time sake.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Well I will be honest with all of you..after I accidently deleted every post I had done and have found no way to get it back I was a little sad. I had put some real time and thought into some of those...mostly my one about my experience in Ecuador and the story of how cole and I met. I will have to redo those for my benefit but for now I will update you on our life as of lately.

I finished up the winter semester and got all A's and A-'s!!!! WAHOOO!!!! Although I had classes like tap dance and aerobic fitness haha but it was a great semester and pretty low stress. Cole and I have now began Spring semester and for me my last :) How wonderful it is to say I have had my last first day of school at BYU-Idaho. I truly never thought the day would come. After I graduate in July I am planning on working for a year and then going to school at ISU for their physical therapy assistant program. Cole still has about two years left but we are thinking about moving to idaho falls sometime after I graduate but who knows as of now.

Cole and I still live in St. Anthony. We do enjoy being up there and i think it has been really good for our marriage that it is just us up there. We do have some friends in our apartment but we really do rely on each other for company and there is nothing that i love more than being with Cole.

To celebrate our last day of freedom before school started, Cole and I decided to go do something fun. I wanted to go to Lagoon but it is only open on weekends and our celebratory day was Monday. So we decided to go golf 18 holes. We went to sage lakes and I shot a 98 which is pretty good considering it was my first time playing this year! It was fun to spend a solid 3.5 hours together. My chipping needs some serious work but I enjoyed myself. I am blessed with a husband that actually likes spending time with me even if he has to wait for me to hit the ball a couple times to catch up to his :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


so I was trying to delete the posts that i never posted because that happens and accidently erased everything....whoops. anyone know how to get it back? i might just have to start all over...