Sunday, August 22, 2010


Or in other words....


We're out of here!

See you at Christmas!

Friday, August 13, 2010


If you are not signed up for groupon, you should really sit down and think about joining. You just set up an account and they send emails of great deals. Today I got a $100 gift certificate to Picabo photo books for $25. If you are interested in that, you can still get it for the next two days. If not, I am sure there will be something good.

Finding deals on things I want is what I do. I figured I would share the info as I am sure everyone loves a good deal.

Click on this link to get to groupon:

Monday, August 9, 2010

2 Weeks

We leave 2 weeks from today!!!! I can't wait! i wish we were leaving tomorrow!

These are (supposedly... according to google) pictures of our city.

We officially have our visas and travel docs. China here we come!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Trip

As you know, two of my sisters came up for the Paul McCartney concert, but that's not all we did. unfortunately we didn't take very many pictures. but here are the ones we did take.

This was definitely one of my most favorite things: lunch at The Garden in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

it was so good because we discovered

Fried Pickles

They are AMAZING!!!

So amazing, that after we had them we had to go other places we knew had them so we could have them again!

MMMM. i need them again. (Mark, can we go soon??)

The next most fun thing (after Paul of course) was that we went to a Ben Folds concert!!!

Sanya even extended her trip just to go to it!!

AND, we convinced Mark to come!!! Yipee!!!

It was so fun! My fam needs to come visit me more often!!

Monday, August 2, 2010


I saw this and thought it needed to be shared. It is just cool! -Mark

Friday, July 30, 2010

Oh Paul!

Oh my. Where to begin??? My sisters Sanya and Tara and our friend Tobi came up for the Paul McCartney concert. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!! We had so much fun!

Here we are before we left.

Let me just say, that i have never considered myself to be a "silly" girl. But, remember seeing videos of all those girls screaming, crying, fainting, etc. for The Beatles back in the day? well as soon as Paul came out, I all of a sudden became one of them.

Well, not just me. Tara was sitting next to me and I couldn't stop jumping up and down, giggling to myself, and she couldn't stop screaming. literally, all night. my ear was ringing. Tara and i just kept looking at each other and laughing because we couldn't believe Paul was in our midst.

needless to say, we were pretty excited!

I had so much fun! I'm pretty sure all the lame people around us thought we were crazy for screaming, standing, singing, yelling, screaming some more, belting all the songs, and dancing all over the place. We had a great night.

Thanks Paul! Come back soon please!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Goodman Reunion 2010

This past week we were in AZ for a reunion with my family. We had a great time! so get ready for some pictures!!

first of all, i must start with the drive down. we left at 4:00 am so that we could get there at a decent time. unfortunately we weren't counting on an entire highway being closed for 2 hours due to a forest fire. so here we are parked on the freeway.

once we got there the kids swam and we recouped from our long drive with a little BBQ.

That night all the boys went to a D-backs game (i am still pretty peeved that i didn't' get to go, since it was the plan for Mark and I to go and whoever else wanted to could come.... jump to everyone going but me!! ugh!)

so the girls got to take all the kids to Grandma Hatch's to pick some corn.

we kicked off the official reunion with a trip to the temple. afterward we all went out for lunch. i ordered the artichoke chicken and it was literally the best thing i have EVER eaten in my entire life. i need more.

The next morning we all met at the greatest gas station and pit stop in the world, QT, and headed off for some camping!

Mom and Zack were out for most of the way.

setting up camp.

we had a great location! we were right next to this fun swing that all the kids loved to play on.

hanging out

the kids were constantly filthy. granted, there is a lot of dirt in the forest.

at night, we had a little program. for part of it, the kids played a game where they would pass a ball around and when the music stopped playing, whoever was holding it had to do something. they loved it!

Bryce had to make his scariest face.

carter had to strike a pose from wii fit.

bed head.

we were in charge of lunch on the second day. So, i thought this was a great opportunity for some box lunches. of course i had to personalize them with each name.

here we all are with our lunch boxes!

horse shoes was a very popular activity. mark got pretty dang good!


Look how cute!!!

mom made these cute little kits for all the grand kids. adorable. they each got a hat, sunglasses, and a backpack for exploring and collecting treasures!

tamra brought her notorious marble game. we played a lot!

One time mark and i went to take a nap. he took off his shoes and found this, regardless that he was wearing tennis shoes AND socks.

The night we got back just the adults went out to Texas Roadhouse. it was so good, and fun!!

The family pics:

It was a great time!!! i can't wait for next year!