Wednesday, April 29, 2009

He's mean, he's lean, he's a hard-working green machine

Mr. Perfect has spent most of his free time the past few weeks studying hard for the LEEDS exam (to say that he is a green, environmentally-friendly engineer). We had been going on the mind-set that failure was not an option. We can't afford to pay for the test again. So, with all of that in mind, he entered the University of Utah Student Services Building Testing Center with trepidation in his heart but a determination to emerge victorious. And victorious he was. He passed on his first time, not an easy task (and one accomplished by only a few other brave souls in his office). We celebrated by eating pizza from The Pie and reveling in the joys that come from a job well done.

Click here to visit the Green Building Council website.

Here are some pictures of him studying the night before.

He's a very good studier.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Baking for fun (and better grades)

Game Boy brought home a yummy recipe from school for us to try: Quick Microwave Cinnamon Rolls. They were quick, they were easy, and they were completely delicious. Plus, he gets extra credit for baking at home. Sweet!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Random yard sale experiences

The time had finally come: we could no longer justify taking up all the space in Snhq. Things had to go. We planned; we plotted. If you put up signs on a beautiful Saturday morning, they will come. And come they did.

It started out a little cool. We didn't really have a ton of stuff to sell. (See pictures below.)

Before pictures

Plus, a lot of people were looking for things we didn't have at all. One guy asked me where all the hunting stuff was; we never said we had hunting stuff. But apparently our prices were right. By the end of the sale, the only big thing left was the kitchen table and two of its chairs. Some had wanted two chairs, but not all four, and definitely not the table. Strange how people are about their yard sale purchases.

Game Boy, Beatles Lover, and K-man took over the reigns when Mr. Perfect and I had to get to musical rehearsal (we're currently in Taylorsville City's production of Oklahoma [directed by Crazy Writer Chick].) The kids all took to the sale's floor room like they were born to it, though I suppose there was the added incentive that they could keep 1/2 of each sale they made while we were gone helped. They even sold things for the neighbors.

A very satisfied Bealtes Lover

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter to everyone!

I just wanted to express my gratitude to Heavenly Father for the gift of His Son and all that Christ's life and mission mean to me and my family. He truly is the "truth, the way, and the life." May this Easter Season bring you closer to the Savior and His Father.

God bless us, everyone.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mr. Perfect's old ride at Lagoon

Okay, so here's Mr. Perfect's first ride at Lagoon, Wicked. Yes, you read that correctly: Wicked. (Isn't he just so cool?)

Mr. Perfect's new ride at Lagoon

Yes, yes. Our own Mr. Perfect was the structural engineer on Lagoon's latest ride, Jumping Dragon. So everyone go and ride it and tell us just how fun it is and how safe it feels. That's what structural engineers are for: making your structure safe.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bronchitis isn't as bad as pneumonia...

...but it's still not fun. Plus, the doctor told me that it can evolve into pneumonia if I'm not careful. The two days off of work have been nice and relaxing. Psycho Wunderhund is also enjoying the time out of the snow. The house is much more comfortable than the back yard. Poor puppy.


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