Last friday Cory had a day off. Since it would be the only one for the next couple of weeks, he wanted a honey do list(really, he asked for one) to work on. So I wrote down several things that need to get done and went to work. He then told me to take his gameboy and game so he wouldn't be tempted to just play. As I am pulling out of the yard, he is then trying to talk his way back into getting his game. The first thing on the list was mowing the lawn and cleaning up the yard for winter. I go to work and get a garbled message at about noon. It was from Cory and I couldn't understand him. I thought he was pranking me. So about half an hour, he calls back. I can understand him this time. He asked me to come home because he was hurt. So the bad wife that I am, I immediately think that he is trying to get his game back, so I told him that I would get there as soon as I finished at mom's. I hang up and talked to mom as I am finishing up. She agrees to let me go. I then start to worry that this is not a prank. I leave to go home. I get home and I smell that kind of campfire woody smell. I go in the house and it is stronger. I follow it to our bathroom and there is Cory with his face in the shower head. His face was burnt. Apparently when he was mowing the lawn, he went to move the burn barrel away to mow that area. In the barrel he noticed wasps. So he decided to burn them quickly out. He got newspaper and gas and put it in the barrel. He couldn't find the matches so he used a lighter. It caused a flash fire. He immediately went inside to cool it down. He has a small burn on his wrist, the hair on his right arm was burned off, luckily no burns on the rest of the arm. His neck got hit as well as his chin, lips, nose, cheeks, eyelids. His eyebrows, eyelashes and about an inch into his hairline. He spent the rest of the day in our bedroom with the a/c running at full blast. He had to wrap up in blankets to keep the rest of him from freezing. On Saturday we went to walmart to get his haircut. Want to know something funny? He got a Buzz cut. He's doing okay, but his poor face looks so sore.
June, July and August, are all gone and now we are in September. What have we been up to? Well, as stated in the previous post, we are working several jobs. Cory is working FedEx, and the Dam job(no, it is still not getting old telling all the dam jokes) and he just finished last week at the drive in. I am still working my three jobs(FedEx, Childcare, and Theater). In the time we did get off we made the most of it. The only Drive In that we were able to see was Night at the muesum 2, it was really good, but made better because I got to snuggle up next to Cory the whole show. The day after that we went into the Scottich Fest at Thanksgiving Point. It was so fun. We met up with some of Cory's friends and we all dressed up. Cory got a new sword belt. Cory knew this would probably be our only trip in to Provo for a while, so he gave me my anniversary gift early. What, you ask? Gift card to Barnes and Noble. Yeah, he knows what I like. After an hour in the bookstore and more books than the gift card was worth later, we went to spend more time with his friends. After we left there, we went and paid a visit to Grandma and Grandpa Hansen up the provo canyon, where we spent the night. It's an awesome place. You can't help but feel relaxed. At the end of June, we had Father's day, my mom's birthday, and the projector at the Drive in break down. July started off with our Anniversary! I gave Cory the sword from Stardust. Now I don't know if you know the story, but Stardust was the first movie we watched together on our unofficial first date(he thought I aked him out new year's eve and I just didn't want him to spend it alone) We were at Pher's house and I sat on one couch and he on another. But that didn't stop him from coming over to me to explain all the good parts. What can I say? I obviously missed out on the dating gene somewhere. Luckily, he is persistent. We went and out some more rocks for our collection. My favorite-a rock apple. My other gift for him was a cool pitcure of the night sky of the day we got married. It was in the Sky Mall catalog when we went in Feburary to see his parents. It is so awesome and it means a lot to both of us. We had some friends come up and we were able to see Transformers with them. Totally loved the show, but then I guess I don't really ask for much, just to be entertained. We finally got to see the last season of Stargate Atlantis and we started and finished Lost up til season four. We have to wait until season five comes out on DVD. We also got to see Harry Potter 6, and Ice age 3 in July. Yes, we watch a lot of movies. Cory's mom decided to sell her car in July and we decided that we could afford to get one. So we are the new owners of a malibu. It runs really well and uses a lot less gas. At the end of July we were busy helping my little sister with her wedding and spending some time with the new niece and nephew James gave us. August brought Steffie's wedding. Gosh, I felt way more stressed with her wedding than I ever did with mine. The day of the wedding, Cory and I were put in charge of the kids so their parents could be with Steffie. So we did what any good aunt and uncle would do and bribed the kids to be good with treats. Not candy this time, but cool bouncey glitter balls. they had a blast with them and it kept them from really causing trouble at the temple. Then it was back home for a quick nap. Cory entertained Pher and his kids at our pool, I went and help set up for the reception. It was beautiful, but I felt rushed(might have to do with little to no sleep). Also in August came the movie GI Joe. Now I remember playing with the toys and watching the show on tv when I was little, so I was excited to see it coming to the big screen. And guess what? Wilma at the theater let us put our GI Joe swords on display. they were made before the movie, so they don't look like the ones in there, but they are still really cool. We got a lot of compliments and a few offers to buy them. Now last year we spent probably a thousand dollars or more to keep us warm through the winter, so this year we decided to get our own wood. We planned a Firewood/rafting trip. Anyone that came to help us with the firewood, we would pay for them to go rafting. It was a lot of hard work, but rafting after totally made it worth it. As September rolled in, I got to go with Cory again to work. Once with FedEx and once at the Dam. Both were a lot of fun, but I think it had more to do with who I was with and not what we were doing. So that's our summer. Love You!
I met Cory in the fall of 2007 at work. In the winter of 2008, he asked me out and to marry him. In the summer of 2008, we were married. We live in the Unitah Basin in the north eastern part of Utah. Between Cory and Me, we have five jobs. Cory has taught himself and others to sword fight. We have a collection of them in our front room. I collect polished rocks. I love the colors and smooth feel of them. Our favorite colors are Purple, Blue, Green, White for me and Green and Orange for Cory.