Tuesday, April 03, 2007

We lika do da cha cha

OK, so with the xbox 360 you can download demos of the games without actually having to buy them. Very cool feature. So Wifey and I downloaded the demo for a game called "Viva Piñata." It's really a kids game, although it's kinda complicated. Actually, with kids these days, I wouldn't be surprised if a 5 year old could learn how to play faster than me.

Anyways, the premise of the game is you get a certain space of land, and you clean it up and start a garden to attract.... piñatas! You start out with a worm, then two worms, then a bird, then two birds and then the next thing you know there's foxes, badgers, alligators, frogs, snakes, moths, bees, etc etc etc. You have to feed them, build houses, plant flowers, trees, etc. AND, you need to protect your piñatas from the new ones wandering in. Wifey was pretty upset when a fox ate her "Bunnycomb." We played for about 4 hours last night, and Wifey absolutely loved it! ( I must admit, I did too...)

At about 12:30, all of a sudden the demo ended. We were distraught.

So... today, I bought it for Wifey.

And played for 5 hours while she was at work.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

General Conference weekend

Our church had its semi-annual conference this weekend, and it was basically awesome. Conference weekend is a blast for many reasons. Let me share these reasons with you real quick:

1.) We get to listen to very uplifting, spiritual talks all weekend. 10 total hours of great pick-me-up lessons to get your batteries charged for the next 6 months. There were some really good ones too...

2.) Omelettes. Every General Conference since we've been married we've had omelettes right before the Saturday morning session. We had some friends over to partake as well. Very De-lish.

3.) The Salt Lake Tabernacle was rededicated. They've been doing a little renovating up there, and it's finally finished. It was great because the whole Sat afternoon session was about the history of the tabernacle, and a few of the amazing things that were brought to light in that building. Just a special part of our heritage. Good to see its finished and open again.

4.) Priesthood. I always look forward to it because you never know if it's going to be a lay-down-the-law talk or an encouraging one. This time was a little of both, but mostly encouraging. It's also cool cause it's just the men-folk. Just a different environment. The closing song was a new one, with the music of "Be still, my soul" and the lyrics from a passage in 2nd Nephi chapter 4. Very cool.

5.) This weekend we played a little Croquet and tried out a new RC plane that Wifey got. Wifey won a game of Croquet (my first time, so nicht so gut for me...) and we had a blast with the plane. I flew it full speed into a brick wall, and then into metal picnic tables. Wifey hit a few trees, and needless to say, it already is in need of serious repair.

6.) One of the best things is the fact I get to spend a full weekend with Wifey and snuggle. We definitely got our snuggle on this weekend...