Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Valley of the Goblins

Steven's best friends name is Kyle. He likes to go hiking and exploring all over Utah and knows all the best spots to visit. He took us on a trip with him down to Southern Utah to see Goblin Valley. Neither Steven or I had been there before. It was a really neat place! The wind erosion makes the rocks into all of these weird formations, and you can climb anywhere you want! There are also caves. And lizards.
Into the valley!


A fun little cave!

A larger cave

At the highest peak


Just hangin' around!

I done caught me a lizard!
Thanks Kyle for a fun adventure day! It's nice to get out of Provo and see some of the more beautiful and interesting parts of our state.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

IWorlds: Bringing out the Inner Nerd of Everyone

Steven planned a date night for us which took us up to Thanksgiving point with our good friends from high school (now married) Kyle and Lauren Simonsen. For a limited time, Thanksgiving point played host to an attraction called, "IWorlds" which is basically an outer space voyage simulator. I had been wanting to find something like this to surprise Steven with for his birthday, but he beat me to it.

There were about 15 people that participated, and we were all briefed about the scenario we were going to reinact. Then everyone was given a rank or position from Captian of the ship down to the security officers who were given "laser" weapons. We all had to wear uniforms that went over our regular clothes and then we filed into the ship (which was inside a large trailer). Each person worked at a seperate station and had their own private set of instructions that was given them through an mp3 player. Once everyone had been trained the simulation began.
As nerdy as this all sounds, it was actually really fun! There was a large screen in the front that acted like our view of outer space, and there were sound effects and alien actors that crashed our ship and all kinds of things going on! You had to stay really on top of your job or things could get messed up pretty quickly. I was the telephone oporator. Whenever another deck of the ship had to be called I made that call, or whenever an enemy ship called in I patched them through to the Captain. It was fun and not too stressful. I have a lot of practice answering phones since I work at a hotel, and it was fun to do silly accents and answer it saying things like, "Starship, Rebekah speaking!" Lol! :D
Steven was on scanners scanning for other vessels in the area. He'd have to tell you more about it because I don't really know what all he did. I do know that he was sitting near the door and I think he got shot at one point when aliens invaded. Lauren and Kyle had a blast as well, and they were the perfect couple to go with since the are hugely nerdy as well. ;)

We all had a great time and would recommend Iworlds as a fun break-the-ice date night for anyone! They even do discounts if you have a group, but I think it's a seasonal thing, so check back next summer. Yay!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Saturday August 20th: Game Night

I have these two cute friends named Christie and Todd. They started dating back in Jr. High school and were one of the first couples to get married from our high school. I adore them. We like to have game nights with them sometimes. I wish it were more often, because they have the best games, the best pets, and the best hospitality.
This particular evening Todd and Christie invited us over for a pancake dinner and games. They are the best cooks and I always stuff myself whenever we eat there! Also they have the cutest pets! Two dogs; one big and one little that like to run all over the house and jump on everyone. I love them!
We played 3 games. First we played this awesome game called "Smart Ass". Seriously one of the most fun games I've played! I want to own it now! :D

Next we played this weird zombie card game that was really complicated. Not gonna lie, it wasn't my favorite, but then again I'm not a huge fan of card games in general.

Last we played a new game that Steven and I had bought specifically for this occasion! It's called "Couple Links" and is a game for married couples kind of like The Newly-wed game. 

We're really not sure what the little symbol next to the word "couple" is supposed to be. Possibly a man and woman doing weird backbends towards each other? The figure on the right has a little bump that could be boobs...hmm...
It's a super fun game! Anyone who is married and not shy about sharing details on your personal life with us, give us a call! We'd love to play it with you!
The game is basically a series of questions which you ask each other and if you both get the same answer then you move forward. However, if one person answers wrong they have to go to "the dog house" space on the board and do a number of embarrassing things to appease their spouse before they will be let out. For example. I had to make up a poem about Steven's butt for 3 minutes. haha. AWKWARD!

Anywhoo...We love game nights, so if anyone ever wants to hang out and NOT go out, hit us up!