Oh Canada

Well, we made it to the coldest place on Earth Canada. I've been wanting to post since I first got here but we've been so busy, I haven't had time. We work 63! hours per wk so we really don 't have time to do much. For those of you who don't know, Brian Bonnett suckered recruited us to work in Canada selling alarm systems for the summer. It is hard work but we are having a good time and have made a lot of friends so far. There are good, and not so good things about Canada. Let me list the good and bad for you:

Things I Love About Canada:
  • They have Pepsi flavored Slupees!
  • You always take your shoes off when entering someones house... always!
  • All the different types of trees
  • Everybody except us recycles
  • The people are SO nice!
  • The sun goes down at 10:00 pm
  • So many beautiful parks!
Things I hate Don't Like So Much:
  • It's impossible to find a toilett seat cover in a public restroom
  • It is FREEZING, all the time.
  • Everything is in celsius so all I know is that it's cold but I never know the actual temp
  • Streets run N and S and Avenues run E and W... stupid confusing!
  • The eggs taste funny. You would think they would be the same, but the're not!
  • They don't have any bills smaller than a $5. Instead they have Toonies and Loonies which are $1 and $2 coins.
  • Mosquitos everywhere!
  • No mountains
  • It rains all the time
  • Everything is really expensive
This is definitely a good and fun experience but we will be excited to be back in to our home country. Oh and Danny got accepted to the American College of the Building Arts school in Charleston, South Carolina so we will be moving there in August, as soon as we get back! Yay!

This is our apartment and view from our apartment. We are 5 minutes from the mall!

Huge Accomplishment

We did it! The Moapa Valley Smokin Hot Cheetas did it! Saturday I ran in the Lake to Lake relay which went from Gunlock Reservoir to Sand Hollow Reservoir. We were on a team of 5 people and the course was 50 miles total so we each ran 10 miles. That may not sound like much to some people but it was a HUGE accomplishment for me. Tiffany and I have been running at 5 every morning to train for this and after Saturday it was all worth it.

Tiffany and I went up Friday night and then we met up with the rest of our team Saturday morning. The weather was really nice until we were halfway through and then the wind picked up and it was awful! We all had headwinds for our seconds legs which really mad it a lot tougher. I can hardly move today!!!

My next goal is a half marathon. I can't decide if I want to push and do the Salt Lake one next month or if I want to wait to do the Las Vegas marathon in November... we'll see... 

Gettin' Down!

Thank you to Grandma, Savannah and Kristy who made this month's Girls Night Out super fun!

We made salt dough ornaments, magnets, etc. after pizza and root beer. Funny how we all crowded around this table... we have some talented crafters in our little group (and some good dancers... read on :).

This is when we are riding in the awesome limousine that they rented... and we are still behaving ourselves.
(This was only half of the limo... it was HUGE)

Then things got a little CRAZY!!

This is us waiting in line for ice cream at LuvIts

It was a seriously FUN night! We get together every two months and take turns planning each time. My cousins and aunts and I have all had a really close relationship and I love that we can do stuff like this together. Makes for some good memories! Who says mormon girls can't have fun??