So last week Andrew (cousin), Amy (sister), Trent and I were chatting about funny YouTube videos. Amy and I had to show Trent and Andrew this water mattress prank video that we discovered a few years back (I don't know what language they're speaking). Then we kept browsing for funny videos and we found the skunk one below. Watching both of these, Amy and I were laughing so hard we were crying. I hope you get a good laugh out of them :)
I have to admit that I watched this skunk video again before I decided to post it and I was in our bedroom, by myself, laughing so hard (Trent is downstairs watching reruns of Smallville)!! Haha..I just love it!
We have a friend, Spenser. My cousin Andrew lives with Spenser in Arlington Place Town Homes (where Trent and I live) and it's been so fun to have them close, especially if we ever need an ingredient, or flashlights when our power randomly goes out..haha. Most recently we needed to borrow Spenser's truck to go pick up our couch that my cousin and her husband were keeping at their place while we've lived here (this place came almost fully furnished). Anyway, I wanted to make Spenser a little treat to let him know we appreciate him, and that we're not just using him, so we decided on Scotcheroos. Well, I got up this morning around 9:15 and Trent had already made them..haha! He is so funny! I love that he truly enjoys baking :)
I made Trent take this picture! Doesn't he look happy?!
After we dived in! So delish!
I thought I would put the recipe up for any of you who don't have it. I actually got this recipe from my cousin Michelle, Andrew's sister :)
1.Pre-measure 6 scant C. (a little under full) of rice krispies
2.Pre-measure 1 C. peanut butter
3.On med-high heat cook 1 C. sugar and 1 C. light karo syrup. As soon as it starts to boil, remove from heat. DO NOT let it come to a rolling boil.
4.Add peanut butter and mix
5.Add rice krispies and mix
6.Pour into 9x13" pammed pan, wet hands to prevent sticking and press into pan
7.Cover with 1 C. butterscotch chips and 1 C. chocolate chips, put in oven at 350, JUST long enough to melt chips (just takes a few minutes for them to get soft enough to spread). Then spread and cool.
So I've been meaning to write this post since Thursday, but have been finishing up my final internship notebook, which, by the way, is all turned in! Yay! Relief! My internship and the final notebook was the very last thing I had to do to finish college, and we walked in April, so now I am officially DONE!
Anyway, this last Thursday I decided to make cookies for a good friend, Jessie Livingston, who is in the MTC (stands for Missionary Training Center - I'm sure anybody who is reading this knows that, but just in case!). She was called to serve in San Diego, Spanish speaking. Back in March I wrote a post about Devil's Food Cake Cookies and Jessie tried them out and just loved them, so I made those for her. So Thursday morning I whip up the cookies and am all excited to go drop them off for her, wishing I could be there when she received them. After running several errands, Trent and I finally made our way to the MTC to drop them off at the front desk. Well it turns out, they do not allow for deliveries to be made at the front desk anymore. Trent said while he was in the MTC people would drop off freshly baked food all the time. Frustration! Luckily they said we could have them sent for free through UPS, but we had already missed the final delivery time of 2:30.
Fast forward to Friday afternoon. I was working on my internship notebook so Trent agreed to drop off the cookies at UPS. About an hour and a half later Trent walks in the door and I ask him how it went? He says, "Not so good" and that he had locked himself out of the car. He didn't have his cell phone with him so he couldn't call me, we only have one car anyway, so he walked all the way home! That's a good 3.5 miles and it was a pretty warm day. A few hours later Trent revealed that while he was walking home he got "dive-bombed" like 3 times by a bird. I was laughing so hard picturing this! Apparently the bird was trying to protect something! We both had to laugh and think, "If only Jessie knew what we had to go through to deliver her those cookies :)"
There are two primary t.v. shows that define summer t.v. for me - So You Think You Can Dance and The Bachelorette! These shows make me so happy!
This last Thursday was the first night that the new contestants on SYTYCD performed. This year is a little different, in that the show brought back a whole bunch of previous contestants, "all-stars", who will be paired up with the new contestants during this season. Thursday night all of the dancers split into their style of dance and danced together, if that makes sense.
This is the contemporary group and Mia Michaels was the choreographer. This dance struck me in particular b/c lately I've been really aware of time and how I feel my life is just flying by. Mia explains it perfectly. Time really is precious.
Note: So just after I published this post, I realized that the video is cut off (at least on my Mac). I'm bummed b/c it kind of ruins the overall effect of the dance. If you want to find it on YouTube it's under "SYTYCD 7 - Billy Bell & Alex Wong, Mia Michaels Routine." Sorry, I don't know what the deal is.
Speaking of how time flies, Trent and I move down to Arizona in exactly two weeks! Crazy! It's quite bittersweet. I feel super excited to have a whole new start down in Arizona, but I also feel sad leaving because so much has happened the last 4 years I've been in Provo (plus I'll miss all of my family here - sisters and cousins - immensely, and our ward - such a good one!).
Our week in Cancun, aka Paradise, began the night before we flew out, when Trent and I went out for Chinese. This was my fortune!
Crazy, huh?! Here is what our week consisted of:
A spa day, which included a body scrub, massage, pedicure, and facial. And yes, Trent came with me! It was quite nice!
Parasailing. This was the day, Monday (one of our first days), that we all got terribly burnt! My legs got the worst. My poor legs! My left leg got more burnt than my right leg, and my mom thinks I may have gotten sun poisoning b/c my left ankle swelled. I never thought I would see the day when I had cankles, but for the rest of the week I had a cankle! It was quite funny! Luckily my legs are healing and now they're peeling like crazy! They look pretty gross.
Renting a yacht for a day. That was definitely one of the highlights of my trip (don't get me wrong though..I loved every minute I was in Cancun..except for burning my poor legs..and maybe the humidity during the day). The yacht stopped for a little bit so that we could go snorkeling.
Speed boats. They had what they called a jungle tour (I don't know why they called it that b/c there was no jungle) where we all got to pair off and ride in a little speed boat. With these, we also stopped for snorkeling, but it wasn't as good.
And of course, the basics like laying out, swimming in the pool, shopping (I got a pretty silver bracelet while I was there), playing Bang-Bang with Gram, eating, etc.
It was good times I tell ya! Here are some pictures. I have a lot more if you want to see them on my Facebook page.
The first thing we noticed when we got to our room was the window in our shower looking out on the beach! How funny! We could pull a curtain down if we so chose..haha!
A night walk on the beach :)
At the pool
On our balcony! Look at that view!
Trent, myself, Jen, and Thane. Oh I forgot to mention that the Clark's (my cousins) and my grandma were also there :)
Us on the beach
My family on the beach, minus a sister, Jill, and my dad. My dad just wasn't ever around for the pictures and Jill couldn't make it because of school (we had been to Cancun before so she didn't feel so bad about missing it, but we missed her).
My family laying out in the shade :)
I always think Monday's are kind of rough, but they're especially rough after such a wonderful trip. Monday was kind of hard, but now that it's Thursday we're back into our regular routines. It's funny to think that a week ago we had spent the day on a yacht :)