Monday, July 23, 2007

Harry Potter

After a long day in the car Eric and I crumpled tiredly onto the couches next to the CD player. All day we had been listening to the 6th Harry Potter book on our way home from Idaho where we had also been listening to the book during every spare moment we had. We were tired from traveling and had to wake up early the next day for work. Could we stop listening to the book? Of course not. The hours passed as we hung to each word spoken by the narrator. I clapped my hands for joy when Harry kissed Ginny for the first time and wanted to cover my eyes as Harry and Dumbledore ventured to capture the horcrux as the images danced vividly in my mind...

Sure, you can call me a nerd for liking Harry Potter. I don't mind. I would rather be a nerd and like Harry Potter than live my life without the book. You see, Harry Potter kept my husband and me in contact with each other during the awkward stages of getting to know one another. Eric passed the books on to me and I read them which in turn gave us commonality and gave us a reason to call each other and talk without seeming too flirty or pushy. True the books are good but Harry overpowering evil was just a tiny portion of the power behind the Harry Potter books for Eric and I. They created opportunity for growth in our relationship and eventually our outtings and get togethers became more than just discussing the book or watching the movies although our first kiss was after watching the 3rd Harry Potter movie.

I am happy to say that although we are definitely excited to read the 7th Harry Potter for the good story it provides, our relationship now has expanded to more than wizardry and hoaxes but we will always be thankful and always get a good laugh that Harry Potter truly helped us build the foundation on which we stand together now.

No, I don't mind being a Harry Potter nerd afterall.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Here are some pictures from good old Nor Utah that
I thought you might all enjoy!
You don't have to be jealous even though we
look this good all the time.

Why Eric doesn't have a mullet.

This is Eric and I on our dream vacation. :)

I have always upheld the prejudice that jet skiing is better than boating. You get to feel the waves at your feet as you skim across the water, do donuts without the worry of wearing your tires down, and I can tip any jet ski if you give me 15 minutes or so. What a rush! Boats are big, crowded, gas guzzlers, and being bounced around on a tube makes my knees hurt and ready to throw up. I would rather throw myself off the tube or "accidentally" slip off the skis on my feet before I get stuck behind a boat; however, the tides have begun changing! I have discovered wakeboarding and the comforts a boat has to offer! Don't worry, my loyalty will not falter with jet skies but my negative viewpoint towards boats is being washing away faster than garbage floating away on a busy lake. I first began changing my mind as we skimmed Lake Tahoe looking at the gorgeous scenery. I was happy to have my feet out of the frigid water and have the protection of the boat around me as we passed through breathtaking sights only available to the boater's eye. The final clencher came when I began wakeboarding on Utah Lake. Utah Lake is another shocking discovery in itself, at least this year due to the fact it is 5 feet higher than usual. Anyways, being able to carve within the boat's wake felt strangly simliar to snowboarding, which I love. With the sun beating down and the breeze blowing by the satisfaction of defying gravity as I race over the water's surface is overwheming. Rock on is all I have to say! Needless to say, I have always loved the water but my addiction grows stronger as I continue to discover new adventures to be taken within its' depths whether it be by boat, jet ski, or simply as I swim my heart out.