Monday, July 28, 2008

Fantastic weekend

After our disastrous attempt to go last week (read here), we finally made it to Six Flags. We went on Friday and it was perfect! Weather was gorgeous, lines were short, and Cory is my all-time favorite person to spend time with. Plus, I LOVE roller coasters. LOVE them! We rode everything 2 or 3 times before we were "funned" out and we drove home. A perfect day!

We also finally made it to see "The Dark Knight." Of course, I loved it. It was masterfully done. Health Ledger did make one heck of a Joker, and I loved everyone else in the cast. Excellent movie, though definitely not what I would call uplifting. It was totally worth our drive down to Ithaca so we could see it in a real movie theater (the theaters closest to us are not stadium seating and have small screens ... ) Plus we were treated to one awesome lightning show on our way back from Ithaca. I wish I had my camera with me ... it was a sight to see!

We had one of the sets of sister missionaries serving in our ward over for dinner last night. Dinner was delicious, but my favorite part of the night was when we broke out the ice cream and had an ice cream feast for dessert. I counted and we have 8 open containers of ice cream! It was good we had some company to help us eat it. Everyone had a bit of all of the flavors and it was tasty!

And this has nothing to do with anything ... but we live in upstate, western New York ... and if I have to read about one more friend who came to New York to see all the Mormon church history sites and didn't stop to see me, I am going to cry. When we moved out here, we figured we would have tons of people come to visit us - I mean, we're in "the cradle of the restoration." We attend church every Sunday at the Peter Whitmer Farm, in Fayette, the very place where the LDS church was organized back in 1830. Palmyra is only a short drive away. We love having company (and I don't mean it as a cursory polite offer). Cory & I mooch off of other people all the time when we travel, by staying with people we know - and we would love to "pay it forward" and let people mooch off of us. So if you are planning on being in upstate New York, please come by and see me. I'll make you dinner and I won't even charge you for it :) Maybe I'll even throw in some ice cream.

Ooooh and did you fellow Twilight fans see this?,,20215228,00.html
AWESOME!!!! I'm totally on "team Edward" and I can't wait to see the fairy tale wedding come true! Plus I am also a hopeless romantic (like Stephenie) and so I know it's going to be awesome. I CAN'T WAIT!


Allison said...

I want to go back so bad! If I get another chance before you leave I will let you know and maybe have dinner with you to. I'm glad to see that everything is going well, and that you finally got to go to Six Flags without any major incidents this time.

Andrea said...

Oh little Sargeant! She looks the same as she did last September. The mission seems like another world away! You know I'll be hitting you up on the whole visit thing. We saw Batman too and loved it! I thought the Joker was funny. And I read that EW article and cheered! Unfortunately I ordered mine from Amazon, so I'll have to wait a couple extra days. Compared to the couple extra months I had to wait for Potter I'm just fine. And because this is a really really long comment- I think it just might be high time to call you for a chat.

MiriamR said...

I didn't know you went to church there. That's amazing. I am not sure we will be able to visit anytime soon, how long are you guys planning on being there for?

Tara said...

If we are ever up in your neck of the woods we will stop by! Especially if you have one of those ice cream nights!

The Fife's said...

Oh I bet you had a great time. "The Hunt" is referencing the bow hunt. We go to the Monre Mts. and hunt mule deer with Bryans fam

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