Sunday, July 27, 2008

Saturday's Events

Researching his ancestry has been Skyler's latest obsession. It turns out that Archibald Gardner is an ancestor of his. That isn't saying too much becuse Archibald had 11 wives! So there are of course many many descendents. Archibald built the mill that is a large part of what is now Gardner Village in West Jorden.
Skyler took me out to check it out. We ate at the restarant then strolled around looking at the shops.

Skyler isn't so good with pictures in the sun;)

Afterwards, we went to see Dark Night. We hadn't seen it until now because we had both been sick. I am a big Christian Bale fan so this was hard for me to wait.
Later, my mom asked me if I would go to the Mormon Tabernacle Chior/The Osmonds concert with her. She didn't have tickets so we were going to have to chance it doing standby. We finally got in after waiting in line in the heat for about an hour. They sat us pretty close, but on the far left side. At first, I wasn't all too interested in going. I just wanted to stay home, but I ended up being so glad that I went. I ended up crying almost the whole time! Pretty emotional lately:) There was one point when after The Osmonds sang a song, and one of the brothers was having a hard time singing becuase he was full of tears, then audience gave them a very long standing ovation, which made him and most of the other brothers and Marie cry as well, which of course makes me cry. I can't see someone else cry and not cry myself. It was beautiful and fun. So grateful that my mom took me along.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Skyler brought these home for me yesterday becuase I have been sick this past week. Thanks love. You're so sweet. I love the little things like this.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


My family invited Skyler and I to the Ogden Rodeo last night. Last time I went to a rodeo was when I went to UVSC. I was on the student body and helped plan activities and the rodeo was one of them. Last night was a great night for a rodeo. The weather was perfect. The night started off with some parachuters gliding down into the stadium.

Look at that cowboy family!

If I would have remembered that we had them, I would have had Skyler and I wear our cowboy hats. I assumed we didn't own anything cowboy related but, once we were already there I remembered that Skyler bought a black cowboy hat from Hot Topic when we were dating. Now there's a true cowboy right there! And we hat aquired another had at some point.

Random cowboys

Near the end, in the bull riding, a guy got bucked off and the bull came down on this guys knee caps! He was carried off on a stretcher. That was pretty scary! But I guess that kind of thing is expected in bull riding. (Not video above)
Oh... yes and I can't foget to mention that a big old moth flew into my shirt! I saw and felt something dive right into my shirt and snuggle next to my bosom and I immediately freaked out. I didn't seem to care that we were surrounded by many cowboy strangers. Anyhow, I pulled the thing out and all was well.
Going to the rodeo made me want to watch some good ol' cowboy or horse related movies. No, not John Wayne movies, I was thinking more along the lines of 8 Seconds or Wild Hearts Can't be Broken. I need to go rent those!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Ok, so I am a little slow. For the longest time I resisted the temptation to read Twilight becuase I had convinced myself that anything to do with vampires or anything of that kind of so-called fantasy fiction is not for me.
But I tend to read books that are on the best seller lists, that helps to narrow down the millions of books that look like a good read. And this was a best seller for sure. I kept hearing this and that about this series. So... I tried it. I finished it today. SO GOOD! I haven't read a book this big, this fast ever! (I didn't read the Harry Potter books *please don't send me hate mail!) I know most of you have already read the Twilight series and probably feel the same as me. Awesome book.
I resisted watching the trailer until I finished the book. I immediately came home from work and watched it. Though nothing can compete with how I imagined it in my own mind and no boy could look as amazing as Stephanie described Edward to be, I'm still planning on going to see it and I'm pretty excited about it!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


We babysat for some friends Bart & Erin so they could go to the temple. We love their kid. He is such an adorable little guy. We played by the stream in front of our house, then had lunch at Memory Grove. It felt kinda funny, the two of us walking around with a baby. Probably looked like ours:)

Good Practice;)

I gaurentee you that when we have one of our own, it will be the most photographed thing ever!

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July

In the Duncan household, we take having fun on the 4th of July very very seriously. This is by far my favorite holiday of the year. Seriously, what's not to love about the 4th of July? Here's what we do...

First off we always start by going to breakfast. Usually we go to the breakfast put on by the city of Kaysville at the DATC. We did that this year. They piled our plates higher than normal. Bradley, because he is a teenage boy ended up with about 8 pancakes on his plate! He ate about 6 of them.

Then we always go to the Kaysville Parade in the afternoon. This time we brought the canopy. It was nice to sit in the shade while watching the parade. It was nice and relaxing. I sort of miss my younger years when I actually jumped up and down for the candy. It was more fun that way. Sometimes being a grown-up isn't as much fun!

Then of course a BBQ. We had more food than we could handle. We had hot dogs, turkey burgers, ribs, drumsticks, tons of fruit and more. So delicious!

Then we had a waterfight. I bought several water squirt thingys from the dollar store. They were awesome.

Brad LOVES fireworks. He likes to show me how firecrackers arn't really all that dangerous. I think his pyrotecnics will be his dimise.

We spelt some words in the air with the sparklers

Kaysville Fireworks

I'll end with saying how grateful I am for the freedom that we have. This country could use of a lot of improvement, but we really have so much and so much freedom. Sometimes I take it all for granted, but I'm glad I can be reminded atleast once a year. I'm also grateful to be able to spend it with the people that matter most to me. That is what makes me the most happy.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fun in Park City

Tuesday my mom invited us to come along with some of my other family to Park City. Skyler was working so it was just me who came. We spent most of the day there. We started out with one ride on the Alpine Slide, followed by two rides on the Coaster. (Yeah, that's expensive, thanks mom!) It was my first time on the coaster. I screamed the whole way down! It went way too fast! Even though they told me I wouldn't, it seriously felt like I was going to fall out of the thing! This makes me feel old. I used to live for this kind of thing when I was younger!

Then we had some lunch and went to the Outlets for some shopping.