Thursday, October 30, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Friday night I got a call from my friend Stacy inviting us to a friends and family dinner at their new restaurant Haven in St George. IT WAS AMAZING! I'm going to rave - not just because it's Stacy's, but because it was so good and I want everyone to go!

They expected to open Friday and had a bunch of food that needed to be cooked, so they had a small private party. They did a limited menu... we had a spinach salad [jaren said it was the best salad he had ever had] to start, then the choice of salmon, fillet or rib eye [Camille got the fillet, the rest of us had the rib eye] with dutch oven potatoes [not your typical potatoes however]. The steaks were all topped with seasoned sauteed onions, and the meat comes from a butcher in Kanab. It was HONESTLY the first and ONLY time I have ever eaten a steak without A1. The meat they get is delivered daily and is the most aged steak in St George, it was so full of flavor and so tender!
OK let's talk about dessert. We had a made from scratch [EVERYTHING they serve is] chocolate cake with a hint of raspberry - heavenly!
The atmosphere is incredible, really nice, but not uncomfortable, loud but not annoying, cute waiters & waitresses, and a cool pass through window where you can see the cooks working!
The restaurant should open on Monday and is on Blackridge Drive [right by Design Theory]
Seriously... GO!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

thank you

I haven't avoided blogging so long so my friends would continue to leave wonderful comments on Jaren's post (which I didn't know he even knew how to do), but because we haven't had our internet hooked up until today! BUT I'M BACK!
THANK YOU [sincerely] for the kind things you have said, the texts, phone calls, visits, thoughts and prayers.
I feel really good and am continuing to have blood tests weekly to make sure things are clear. The bummer is that I can't try for a baby again for about a year.
We HAVE had an action packed few weeks, which I will blog about shortly, including: moving into the house, an awesome 28th birthday, Jaren's hermaphrodite deer (he gets mad when I call it that, but it's a funny story), and more!
I am also very anxious to see what everyone else had blogged about over the last 3 weeks...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

What A WOMAN!!

I know that many of you know this. I do, but I don't say it near enough. McCall is amazing! Endure for a bit as I brag about her. I love her and am so lucky to have her.

This weekend we moved in to our new house. Yes, the house that McCall designed, helped build, cleaned, general contracted, and now is decorating. It's been a big project and one that wouldn't have happened without her. I work in Milford and so I am gone from sunrise to sundown. She has handled the bidding process, overseen the work, and anything else.

Now that, in and of itself, is a feat for anyone. But she has done this while coaching the Cedar High dance team, the SUU dance team, cut hair one day a week, and taken care of two little boys and a husband. She hasn't just done these things, but she excels at them. She has taken both dance programs to new heights and is an amazing mother.

I'm not done. Monday we found out that McCall wasn't in-fact pregnant with a baby, but had a Molar pregnancy. So, yesterday she went into surgery and had a D @ C performed (if you want more details you can ask McCall or myself). I am so amazed at how she has handled it all. It has taken me 8 years to figure out that she just needs a little praise and someone to listen to her. I'm not as good at these as I should be, but I'm working on it.

Tomorrow is McCall's 28th Birthday. With the new house, surgery, and everything else going on I wanted to thank her. I am very proud of you, McCall!