Sunday, January 23, 2011

Demaree is now a blogger

Hello! This is Demaree. This is my VERY first blog post. EVER.

Week in Review

I'm sitting here watching the Steelers v. Jets game and thought a week-in-review post is in order. We started out the week without much ado. Dem went to school, Elliot went to school (i.e., daycare), and I went to work. Elliot's doing well in school, better than last semester in fact. He really enjoys the kids he's with and loves going outside in the snow. On Wednesday, I went to pick him up early, and when I looked through his classroom's window, I saw him holding hands with his classmates singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." It was a fantastic sight to behold.

Dem has already begun her "Coronazione di Poppea" rehearsals. And in a sweet turns of events, she was given the opportunity to write the rehearsal schedule. This means she is able to schedule herself on or off any given day. This has been a lifesaver. Also, Demaree used her Christmas present on Saturday. (Her present was two tickets to a movie and a gift certificate to a local French bistro. My only stipulation for using this present was she couldn't use it with me. She had to invite one of her girlfriends along.) She invited Melissa and Erin. From what I gathered, they had a great time, which was the point of the present.

As for me, it was a lot of working to drum up business. On Wednesday, I helped a local women's shelter with protective orders. On Friday, I went to Provo and had lunch with my BYU/attorney buddy Randy before meeting with a potential client. After that meeting, I met with a bailbondsman who just started his business about six months ago. Nice guy. Hopefully, clients will result from this personal networking. And as an aside, I picked up a domain name for my website: It should be up (in a very preliminary state) this next week.

Oh, and Dem and I spoke in church today. We spoke on new year resolutions. We both widdled that subject down a bit. Dem focused on magnifying one's calling, and I on missionary work. We both enjoy speaking and the talks turned out well.

Well, that's the week in review. Hope you all had a great week.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dinner w/ Friends

A couple weeks ago, we had a great dinner with friends. While food was merely the backdrop to an evening together, the meal was delicious and consisted of: insalata caprese, insalata di arancie e cipolle, pasta alla carbonara, pollo al forno con aceto balsamico, formaggio di fossa con miele, parmigiano reggiano con aceto balsamico, gelato al cioccolato, and tiramisu'.

Amongst all this food was hours of conversation. Elliot enjoyed himself, although he fell asleep on the recliner after a while (he refused to fall asleep in his bed; social until the end he is).

Hopefully, this is the first of many such get togethers.

Sunday Morning Movies

I know, I know, this isn't the best of Sunday morning activities, but Elliot and I shared some movie time this morning. He watched "Super Y" and "Strawberry Shortcake," while I watched "La Siciliana Ribelle."

(Demaree was kind enough to record the activity.) I promise, next Sunday, we'll read scriptures.

First Jazz Game

So, I finally went to my first Jazz game on Friday. Figured it was about time, having lived in Utah for about six years now. Funny enough, the opportunity to attend came in an entirely surreptitious manner. I was working a shift at Chrysalis when Spencer's dad called and said he had two extra tickets. Two hours later, we were sitting in the Energy Solutions Arena, taking in the sights.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Lights on Temple Square

Denis and Lisa were in town and had tickets to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Christmas concert featuring David Archuletta. Dem and I took Tracks (SLC's lightrail system) downtown, which was a crowded adventure. When we arrived, found Denis and Lisa, and made it to our line, we waited patiently. About half-an-hour later, we were informed our tickets had been given away because we hadn't entered the Conference Center by 7 p.m. Needless to say, it was disappointing. What wasn't disappointing was the time we spent taking in the lights on Temple Square, and the time eating with Denis and Lisa at the Bayleaf Cafe. In all, great night.

Last Christmas Present

And finally, here is the last Christmas present of the 2010 season. We were a bit late putting it together.

After Elliot finished playing with the horse, he was walking away when he turned around and said, "Bye horsey."