Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Meeting Gov. Mitt Romney

Who would have thought that I would go into work today and find an email in my inbox inviting me to meet Mitt Romney? As it turns out, our CEO, Frank Vandersloot, is quite good friends with Gov. Romney- he was staying at his house for a few days. Today they were having a small get together to support Jim Risch in his running for Senate (and I really like him, by the way). So we drove down to Idaho Falls and spent some time with Mitt Romney and some other local politicians! I even shook his hand and asked, "So 2012, huh?" And what did he say?
"Yeah, we'll see about it!"
He's so amazing. So presidential. When November 4th rolls around I'll be taking a Sharpie into the voting booth with me. My ballot will have no hanging chads, but rather big black letters that will say, "ACTUALLY, I CHOOSE MITT ROMNEY."

And then- the other day Freddy was walking through our Home Office in Idaho Falls, passing the colleagues and saw someone that looked eerily familiar (double take). The guy was on his phone, but Freddy waited for him to finish his call. "Hi, I was just wondering... do you have a brother named Spencer Weston (his mission president)?

"Yes, I do!" How weird. So Freddy saw his old mission president's older brother who now works for Melaleuca. Crazy. So now we're going to go down to Salt Lake for Freddy's mission reunion. He's so excited.

Ok, and Jessica was exactly right. We totally went to Calgary for our one year anniversary. And we suck for not blogging for an entire month, I know. But we've just been so ridiculously busy. And really I should be writing an essay for Spanish, but obviously, I'm so not. So let me go ahead and post a few pictures and then I'll explain a little--- maybe a little more later.

This was at the Cardston, AB temple. This was after driving alllll night long. We left Rexburg at 10:00pm on Friday night and drove all night (with a nap around 4:30am, when we were both too tired to just switch off). So we stopped at the temple and originally wanted to stay for a session, but there simply wasn't time. We took some nice pictures and enjoyed seeing all the couples getting married. It's like the smallest city you've ever seen. Up until about a mile away, you'd never guess there was a whole city there in the middle of nowhere.

And here we are on the very top of the Calgary Tower. So after what seems like 500 stories you just get off the elevator and walk around for a 360 degree view of Calgary. And then there's this ledge with a glass floor. It's only about 4 feet off the edge and I'm sure the glass is like 3 feet thick, but there's something incredibly scary about being that high up. Somehow I think that even though millions of people have walked all over it, somehow it's going to shatter once I step on it. Down to the ground I'll fall, no doubt. Really. It's surprisingly intense. You really wouldn't think so-- until you're THERE.

This was Sunday morning at the Zoo/Botanical Gardens/Prehistoric Park in Calgary. It was pretty cool. I was pretty impressed with their wolf exhibit. There was this one white wolf that was just eying this little three year old girl just outside the fence. I thought for sure she was a dead girl. I mean, this wolf was in this stern, attack mode. It was hilarious. And their Africa exhibit is pretty sweet. You're like RIGHT there with the giraffes. Cool. I love zoos.
Alright. It's just about time for us to go to bed and I haven't even read what I'm supposed to write about. Gosh, I just don't want to do it. I promise from now on to keep our blog updated. Pinky promise, sealed with a thumb (which somehow makes my vow that much more meaningful).


  1. YEAH!!!!!!!!! So fun to hear about what is going on with you guys! I still can't believe you have been married for a year!! WOW! Time has FLOWN by! Love the pics! You look beautiful!
    Love and miss you!

  2. 1. Heyyyyy...... I want to meet Mitt Romney......
    2. Um, thanks for the pictures. Now I really want to go to Calgary. It's either Calgary or Moab. I told Mitch he can choose. (But he'd better choose Calgary! -- Just kidding!)
    3. Way to FINALLY blog.

  3. I was thinking about Mitt Romney today, actually.

    I bet if the whole like, you know, economic crisis had happened before the primaries, Mitt Romney would have been nominated for like, the both Republican and Democratic parties. Because now the hottest issue is the economy, and that's his main deal. And McCain and Obama both know absolutely nothing about economic issues. It would have been such a sure thing. People are morons for being so concerned about him being LDS. By not nominating him, we sorta shot ourself in the foot, ya know?

    I kinda want to start a grassroots campaign to have everyone write him in. If everyone did, he would win. Because a lot of people aren't too wild about the socialist or the maverick.

    And then I'm like "no, no, no, Emily. Don't write him in. Just vote for McCain, because McCain needs votes and not enough people would write Romney in anyway." And I sigh a 'lost cause' sigh.

    PS, it's almost been a month, which means you need to blog again.

    PPS, so do I, so I can't really talk, but at least it hasn't been a month for me. ;)