Monday, August 25, 2008

Climb, Climb up Media Mountain

Luckily, our world can now return back to normal…the Olympics are over! Now, to be honest, I was kind of over the Olympics on day 3. Ashley on the other hand loves the Olympics…and I mean: L.O.V.E.-spelled-out-in-sign-language-because-you-cannot-speak-during
, love’s the Olympics. Now I must admit, I don’t miss the games. I think what really threw me off were the horrible ribbon-dancer competition…and the even more horrible news anchor that interviewed all the winners throughout the games. Now, my beef with this lady isn’t anything huge, except for the fact that she was the worst interviewer I have ever seen. How awkward could you make these two weeks? Now, I do have some evidence to back that statement up. After Michael Phelps won one of his eight gold medals, he walked over to this lady and she asked, “How do you think you did out there?” Sure, a valid question, but really lady! He just won the gold medal…how do YOU think he did?
I am also going to be giving Michael Phelps a run for his money. Ashley and I just got a two-week pass to a health club down the road. They have an Olympic size swimming pool. I will be posting my 50-meter swim time as soon as we get that figured out. Regardless…Peace out, Beijing!
So, this morning the contenders of “Dancing with the Stars” were announced. I have never been a huge fan of this show, and this year’s line-up will in no way change my opinion! First of all, it’s not the fact that I don’t really care about the folks on the show, but the fact that this is the largest group of contenders ever on “Dancing with the Stars”…as if they don’t draw the show out long enough, they added more dancers, and even made the season premiere a 3-hour show. What the heck can possibly go on in those three hours? Can’t they skip the commentary, background stories and lame interviews and just dance for 45 minutes and call it a night. I mean, that would totally open up a slot for episodes of Cavemen…if that was the case I would be locked in on ABC all night. But who am I?
Anyways, I am really excited for this new season on Television. I am almost caught up on the Office…I have watched 3 of the 4 seasons! Love it. I might be giving up on Grey’s Anatomy. I think this past season was a bit of a stretch…we’ll see how long it goes!
Wipeout! Does it get any better than this? I mean, the first 35 minutes of this show make me LOL, every time! I am still trying to figure out a way to get on this show, I think I could do pretty well! But until I get to jump across the “Big Balls” I will be content with living vicariously through these folks.
Those are really the only shows on my lineup. I do have a life, you know? But hey…sometimes it’s nice to just veg-out. I am also learning guitar…first lesson is Wednesday night! I’m sure we’ll have plenty of updates on that one.
Until then, once again, you may now return to the edge of your seats because that’s all I got for now!

Monday, August 18, 2008


So, i am assuming that with the latest update being over a month ago...that the visits to this blogspot are pretty few and far between. But nonetheless, i am here...shoving an update right up your right nostril.
Today is Monday, August 18th. And it is raining. Ashley and I love the rain. Mainly because we don't have to pay money to water our back lawn. But also because it means a night inside. Not that we don't ever have a night in, but regardless, a default to a night in is always refreshing.
Anyways..let me catch you all up to speed on what's been going on in our world since the last update.
We went to Alaska with my family. I don't want to write a blog about our trip, mainly because half of the people who read this were on the cruise, but also because i don't want to wear one of those stinky tan velcro braces that the carpel-tunnel folk wear. Needless to say, the trip was amazing! It was a great time being away and with the people you love. Good food...good times...good laughs...and even more good food. It will definitely be a trip to remember!
After the Alaskan cruise, it was really back to reality here in Plano, Texas! Back to work for us!
These few weeks have seemed to fly by. From our arrival home to this past weekend, i gotta admit...nothing exceptionally exciting. At least nothing exciting enough to write in a blog.
Except for the huge tarantula that Ashley and Georgia found in our garage and fought to the death on. RIP Ashley. Just Kidding, but was big..and i just saw the picture!
Now, the question might be asked: "Scott, where were you during this time of this feat?" Well, God ordained this time for me to be out of town, mainly because i know that He knew my reaction would be to go inside and double lock all entry ways into the house...leaving the girls out to fend for themselves. I don't do spiders. Well, spiders like that spider. However, for those of you who know me and my past, i am getting better at dealing with these animals. I'm growing up.

This past weekend, Ashley was out of town on a company lake trip. She had a blast! She came home sore after waterskiing in her "land" clothes! She's super crazy! I was so proud of her!
Our dogs have been a royal pain in the anus. For real! Mia, our punk-beagle, has managed to get out of our backyard 5 times in the past week! Luckily, she stuck close to the house. So, we'll obviously be fixing some holes this week.
Leo...well, you really can't go wrong with Leo. Except when he is licking lotion of your legs...but these past few weeks have been exceptionally difficult with Leo. You see, we bought a box fan for our room (we don't have ceiling fans yet...that's next month!). Leo loves the box fan, and wants to be where the box fan is blowing. So we tend to kick him off our bed about 6-8 times a night.
As you can see, the excitement of our lives is looming overhead! But there's fireworks on the horizon! Youth Group started back up last night...and you can bet that we'll have plenty of stories about that! We are also heading to Disneyland for Christmas with the Higley family! We're stoked on that! Can't wait to see you guys!
Until then, i hope you enjoyed this taste of our July-August months from Texas. We love and miss you all so much! More to come...keep checking back!
You may now return to the edge of your seats!
-Scott & Ashley