Monday, November 23, 2009

Our First Double Date...

...with the Johnson's, that is.

The girls were in charge of dinner. We started the evening with our own version of Olive Garden. After a divine meal of Herbed Italian Sausage and Pasta, breadsticks, and a gourmet salad, we were off to the Olivlympic games.

Here we are after the first event: Javelin Throw (with straws). Seth won this one.

Other events (and winners) included the discus (Seth), the Balloon Blow and Pop (Jeffree), and the "Shot-put-it-in-the-bucket" (Lori).

Here we have Lori making Jeff feel better about disqualifying in every round of the discus.
And here are the Johnson's: Seth and Katrina. She's admiring his mad olivlympian skill.

We're not sure who won the final event. Seth felt bad that Katrina hadn't won yet, so he kept trying to push me or trip me to keep me from winning. It's hard to run backwards while rubbing your belly and patting your head, especially if someone is clubbing your kneecaps and your hot husband is distracting you. Luckily everyone came out physically intact, as you can see below.

It was a fun evening... Oh, we almost forgot to mention our cheerleader, Alexis. She is Seth's and Katrina's 6 week old baby girl. She accompanied us throughout the date. We had frozen hot chocolate (we made the hot chocolate before the games, left it outside the door during the games, and when we came home it was frozen), and the boys handed out the awards.

We're so blessed to have such wonderful friends up here in Rexburg. We LOVE the Johnson's so much! Good friends are such a tender mercy and we are abundantly blessed with the most wonderful friends! And while we're being thankful for wonderful friends, we want to give a shout out to our other FCF's (the married version of BFF). We have the most AMAZING neighbors, Alex and Orchid. They are even more crazy and loud than we are (hard to imagine, we know)! They are always so helpful and wonderful and thoughtful.

Last night, we went on a Snow Walk with our other FCF's Matt and Jaime McMurry. Jaime is an ol' roommate of Lori's and Jeff and Matt go way back :) The McMurry's are some of the most INSIGHTFUL people we know. We love having deep discussions with them.

We also want to give a shout out to Lori's miraculous student teaching placement: Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho. What a miracle that she doesn't have to drive 45 minutes, but instead gets to be 2 blocks away from Jeff's school. Heavenly Father continues to pour out His blessings upon us.

Last night, as we were falling asleep, Jeff said, "Being married is real neat." That about sums it up. We LOVE each other, we love being TOGETHER, and we love all of the DIVINE experiences we are having as a married couple.


  1. Loved the shout out. You guys are probably the most kind and generous and loving friends (FCF's) ever in the world that anyone could have. You're a rockin couple. We love you. And of course you are blessed to work at Madison... you deserve it!

  2. AHHH I love you so much!!! You're the bestest FCF ( what does that stand for) EVER!!!! and you're super hott.

    love you,