Saturday, November 21, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
After returning from living in Zion National Park and having to turn down a job that would allow us to live down there a couple more seasons, Scott was left with no greater option than to return to his previous work at the Grand America, a job he has not enjoyed for the last two years for various reasons. After several interviews at several different hotels and other tourism related companies, 10 months later Scott was finally able to land a job at the brand new St. Regis Deer Crest in Park City Utah!
It was a long yet comfortable interview that lasted 2.5 hours with my future boss and the director of operations of the hotel.
We are both extremely excited Scott received this job as it is a long awaited answer to our prayers! Having been turned down by several smaller hotels, Scott is happy to be able to remain in this sector of service. This hotel will have a 5-Diamond AAA status as well as the much more difficult to obtain 5-Star Mobile status. We are hoping that this company will provide a great future for us not only to fulfill our financial needs etc, but to fulfill our travel desires in the future with the awesome benefits that come with this company! Scott was told that there are very good chances to progress in this corporation depending on his flexibility to move... so who knows where we will be next year :)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
OK! So this is how this works...The first 3 people to respond to this post will receive something made by me, just for you. Of course there are some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make! :)
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It will be done some time within the next year.
4. You have no clue what it will be.
5. I will send it anywhere! It doesn't matter where you live!
The catch? The catch is that you must re-post this on your own blog and offer the same to the first 3 people who do the same on their blog. The first 3 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did will win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!!
(I was the second to sign up on my sister's blog, so now I'm doing my part...)
If you don't have a blog you can still comment and just make three things for whoever you'd like instead of waiting for them to sign up.
Be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
An appointment is set and we casually forget. Not to worry though because we recieve a similar call about a week later wanting to set up another appointment. Carynn being the unforgetful person that she is, has her mind sparked by this conversation and says something to the affect "you were supposed to be here on such and such date and nobody showed up?" "Really"they replied, "well lets set up another appointment and we will get you all taken care of.
This exact experience happened once more to her leaving us both baffled by this call and wondering how they even got the phone number since it was the hard line to the my moms house where we live, and which we never give out to anyone!?
I intercepted the following call after several appointments have been made and we, having reached the point of not caring about free steak, insist we don't want to have anything to do with this. After explaining to the other end about all the appointments made and no steak to show for it, we didn't want to make another appointment. "Really? we don't show any appointments arranged at all to come visit, I can set that up right now for you." After explaining several times that I didn't want it, I became frustrated and just hung up.
Little did I know that hanging up on these mysterious steak dealers would result in ANOTHER call!! Today I answered the phone, and the following is what transpired:
"Hello, Mr. Butler. I am calling from the *phone fuzz* company to set up an appointment..." blah blah blah
"The *phone fuzz*company." I gave up at that point thinking they have a button to push when asked that question that causes phone fuzz.
"How did you get this phone number?"
"Off of one of our *really weird name* list"
"We want to bring free steaks to you!!"
I mustered up all the patience I could at this point and explained that we were not interested and about all of the set up appointments before.
"Really? I don't see you having any appointments set up, I just have your name circled and thought I would call."
"Well, its no matter anyway because we don't want them, if you would please remove me from your list and have my name UN circled I would be appreciate it."
"Well that is really weird that you had them set up and that I don't show anything set up, I can have someone there tomorrow..."
"NO!" I proceeded to explain several times that I wish to be removed and don't want STEAKS!!
She finally complied and I hung up.
If I hear from this Mystery Meat Corporation again, I think I may stick to Salad!
Since we don't have any children of our own to brag about, we get to use our nieces and nephews for now!
Last week I had the chance to see our niece Carlie participate in a gymnastics competition. Carlie is 8 years old and in level 5 Gymnastics. Most of the girls on her team are 10 or older, making Carlie the youngest competitor from her gym! She moved through level 4 quickly and is well on her way to moving up the other levels quickly too! In her age group Carlie got 2nd place on the uneven bars and 3rd place over all. We are so proud! Look out Shawn Johnson, Carlie Sandberg's on your tail!!
Here are some pictures from last week:
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
>4 easy payments of $29.95 for shoe insoles for Scott to wear while at work. He saw them on an info-mercial at 2am. Guaraunteed to cure back pain and foot discomfort!
>3 1/2 hours of bargaining, arguing, and excrutiating boredom with a Time Share company- all for a free trip to Disneyland! (red-eye flight and Ghetto motel included- we ended up paying $300+ for the trip anyway.) I'm a little embarrassed to admit how close we were to giving into the time share gimicks.
>The Magic Bullet!! Don't get me wrong, we really do like it! But instead of magically grating cheese and chopping tomatoes with little to no effort, our tomatoes come out more soupy than chopped and the cheese just changes shape from a block to bunch of small balls. Also, if you let the motor run more than 5 seconds, it starts to smell like a burning car engine. But it makes great smoothies!! Good thing it was a wedding present :)
I'm telling you all of these stories to set you up for the adventurous tale of our very exciting weekend experience! We had heard a commercial on the radio for a Super Surplus Sale in Ogden. They advertised name brand camcorders, clothing, and electronics for blowout prices!
I hope you have all learned a valuable lesson with these stories. And hopefully within a few years you will be happy to discover we have out grown our weakness for the craftiness of advertisements and when we hear that something is "too good to be true", we'll know that it really is.
Oh, have you seen the commercials for the new Slap-Chop? Looks like a winner!