Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Michael has actually committed to doing a triathlon with me ... cross your fingers, this will be his first (first race for that matter)!

I'll keep you updated - it's in June ... thank you Harris for your encouragement!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Michael vs. Rebeccah

1. Who eats more? Michael

2. Who said "I Love You" First? Ha, ha, ha - Mike

3. How long have you been together? 16 yrs. in July

4. Who sings better? Um ... me, and that's not saying much. Mike is the only person I am aware of that has been booed off 3 times from Rock Band on Easy.

5. Who's older? I am, by 3 1/2 years. Mike loves to rub that in.

6. Who's smarter? Well, Mike does have his MBA, but according to our IQ tests, I am one point higher. And yes, I do rub that in.

7. Whose temper is worse? Mine - I am very Scorpion.

8. Who does the laundry? I do.

9. Who does the dishes? I do.

10. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Mike sleeps on whatever side is closer to the door. Call it chivalry, call it a quick escape.

11. Who's hair is longer? Seriously.

12. Do you have pets? 2 dogs and 2 cats.

13. Who cooks dinner? Michael - sometimes if I'm feeling Betty Crockerish, I will. But he's a much better cook!

14. Who drives when you are together? Michael

15. Who pays when you go out to dinner? Michael pays, but it's the same account.

16. Who is the most stubborn? Ha, ha, ha, ha - do you even know me!!!

17. Who is the first one to admit when they're wrong? See #16

18. Who named your pet? We both did - except for the cats, my sister did.

19. Who kissed who first? Ah, memories ... ME

20. Who asked who out? I don't remember, we just kept hanging out - and Mike kept leaving things in my car. Nice strategy!

21. Who's more sensitive? Ah, me

22. Who has more friends? I think we have about the same. Unless it's golf season, Mike will have more.

23. Who wears the pants in the relationship? As any good man does, he let's me think I do ... to make him happy, I allow this charade - but really, he does.

24. Who's more sexy? I plead the 5th.

25. Who sleeps naked? Do you really think I am going to answer this?

26. Who's the better cook? Michael!!! I am a better baker, but he can whip up anything.

27. Who has more money? Me, I mean I am retired working part-time in a shoe store.

28. Who has more tattoos? Um ...

29. Who eats more sweets? I'm sorry, who is the more sensative?

30. Who is closer to their family? I am.

31. Who has the older car? Me as well.

32. Who has bigger dreams? We pretty much have the same dreams. I know - awe ...

33. Who cries more? Again, see #21.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Being Uncle Mike

I just had to post these - Michael with his neice and nephews ...

And this one just because it's so cute - she was watching her cousins playing outside in the snow.

Friday, March 14, 2008

What Rebeccah Means

    Got this from a friend's blog, Mike and I had a bit of a laugh ...

  • You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
  • You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
  • You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
  • You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
  • You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
  • At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
  • You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.
  • You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things.
  • Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.
  • You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
  • You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
  • A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.
  • You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
  • You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
  • You have the classic "Type A" personality.
  • You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
  • Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
  • Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Utah Ski Trip

Recently Mike and I went to Utah for a little ski trip where most of the family were able to gather as well. We had such a wonderful time! Please bear with lenghtly picture display as I tell the story of our trip ...

When we got there Friday afternoon, Mike and I waited patiently for 3 hrs in the airport as Dave's plane was a tad bit delayed - then they lost his luggage, this set the precidence for our entire visit - we were late to everything ... Debbie left late from CA and her arrival went from Friday night late to Saturday evening - ah, family gatherings.

Saturday night we met up at Brighton and did our 'warm up' skiing. It was nice to have Morgan join us ... she's a good little skier!

David did a lot of this ...

Don't I look so natural ... ha, ha, ha

On Sunday we thought we would take a quick trip up to Park City where Debbie was staying ... now when I say quick trip, we literally spent 5 minutes there (again, we were late). We had to back at Kathy's by 5:30 for dinner ... we made it an entire 1/2 mile until we hit this ...

Where we sat for 2 hours staring at the sign that said - Exit in 3/4 mile.

Apparently in Utah, when there is an accident ... NO ONE goes anywhere. They don't open a lane nor do they divert traffic. We have no idea how long this went on for because after another 45 minutes, we finally made it to the exit.

Libby's blog has a great commentary on this (Pair family).

Yes, we were late for dinner ... they were so patient with us!

Kathy made Dave the traditional family Ho-Ho cake to celebrate his birthday

The little boy who always melts my heart ...

Monday we went to the Canyons ... AWESOME skiing!!!

Dave's first time on a tow rope - notice him crouching ...

Yes, Mike was there too, being that he is a black diamond skier, we made him our designated photographer - he doesn't fall ...

Nice Junior Mint Deb!

The rest of the trip we play Rock Band, hung out, went shopping and simply enjoyed our time together - thank you to all for having us, staying up late for us, waiting for us, and for great family time together!!!