Sunday, December 6, 2009

what a weekend.

It has been an interesting week and an even more interesting weekend. This will probably be a kind of long post, in order for me to explain it all. But if you think about it, all of my posts are pretty ridiculously, annoyingly long, so this will probably be nothing out of the ordinary.

On Friday, Sean told me that he had a secret date planned for us. He wouldn't give me any information, except that I needed to dress warm. We got all bundled up, and then we picked up our friends Sara and Kimball. She and I had no idea that we were going with each other, or where we were going...

I was still cold and I had leggings on underneath my pants.

don't mind our messy room. it always looks like that.
I mean, it hardly does mom. ;)

Well, we were going to eat at this new place called Pizza Pie Cafe (which is incredible by the way. 6.99 for dinner buffet, salad, pizza, pasta, and dessert? yes, please) but when we got there, the wait was 25 minutes. We ended up going to eat at Magelby's fresh. It was still way good.

After that, we headed up the Provo Canyon. We still had no idea what was going on. We ended up in Midway, Utah. Sean wanted to take me ice skating. Outdoors. It was the sweetest thing in the whole world. It was the cutest skating rink that I have ever seen. The only downside?

It was closed.

Sean could have sworn that it said it was open online. He said that the last session started at 8 and ended at 10 pm. We got there at 8:45 so it didn't make sense. That is until we got home and I checked online and it said it didn't open until December 15th. Oops! Oh well. It was still so sweet of him and I didn't even care that it was closed. We drove up to Park City and tried to find another skating rink. The only one we could find was closed as well. So we took some pictures by it and then came back home to watch All I want for Christmas.

Well, we went to bed around 12:30 that night. It was kind of funny, because as I was lying in bed next to Sean as he was snoring, I was thinking about how content I was. It had been a crazy week, and we were both stressed, but I was finally just relieved that things were how they were, and not worse. Life is good, we are healthy and happy and I was grateful.

Eventually I fell asleep. I was woken up at 1:55 am by a phone call from my sister. I wasn't going to tell about this, and I will not give all the details, but I have had several people ask me about it since I mentioned something about it on facebook and twitter.

I hate when my phone rings. I especially hate it when it is 2 in the morning. Phones aren't supposed to ring at that time unless it is bad news, or a drunk friend. Well my sister told me that my 18 year old cousin was missing. She was supposed to go up to her best friends birthday party in Midway around 8pm. She had her bags packed to spend the night, she wrote down the directions, got all ready, and headed out. No one had seen her or heard from her since then. My sister had told me that she wasn't answering her phone, and that 2 missing person's reports had been filed already. Her family doesn't live in Utah. So it wasn't like they could all be here to go look for her. I don't know if you have ever been up the Provo Canyon, but it can be very dangerous at night and a lot of accidents happen there. I was scared to death hearing this news. My cousin is like a sister to me and this was so unlike her. Her sister that lives here and her fiance had driven up and down the canyon 3 times looking for her as soon as they found out she never showed up. They were checking the sides of the road with a flashlight.

Her phone was not turned off, so we kept calling it. I texted her sister and asked her if I could do anything. She told me that the police had GPS'ed her cell phone and found out that it was pinged not too far from our house in Provo. What? That is odd. She gave me the address and Sean and I headed over there to see a cop outside. Right next to her car. The whole thing was just creepy. Her purse, overnight bag, and directions to the party were sitting on the front seat. The cop got into her car and had me search her purse and bag for her phone. We couldn't find it anywhere. The cop had been going door to door, asking questions and investigating. He said that situations like this don't always turn out good. My cousin doesn't go to school here. She just comes here mostly to see family, so the whole thing was so crazy. We couldn't think of anyone that she would be hanging out with besides her friend who was having the birthday party up in Midway which is like 45 minutes away. We seriously felt like we were in an episode of CSI or something.

Anyway, to make a very long, emotional story short. She was found and is doing just fine. There is a lot more to the story, but I really don't feel like I can tell it on here. She was found at about 4 am. We got home a while later and couldn't go back to bed. We were so worked up and so scared. We were so glad she was okay and not dead in a ditch somewhere. I love her so much, and seriously don't know what I would have done had she not been okay. Sean and I decided that we can't ever have kids after this. Haha, seriously we were a mess. If I heard this story, and wasn't involved, I might think that it wasn't a big deal. But seriously, being in that situation was so much different than hearing about it. Being there with the cops as they went through every possible person she could know, running background checks, license plates, and addresses. It was very surreal. I am just glad that it turned out the way it did. It was an eye-opening experience for both of us. Now I know why I had curfews when I was younger. I am incredibly grateful for them and know that if we ever have kids, they will have curfews. It is impossible sleeping when you don't know where the people you love are. Oh, keep in mind? IT WAS FREEZING outside. We were out in the cold for 2 hours, scared to death. I am so grateful for a warm home and an amazing husband who supports me and was there for me through out all this.

Well we never really got any sleep that night. We were so worked up and so emotional that we couldn't sleep. We had to be at a Christmas party for his dad's ward at 9:30 am. Sean's grandpa is in a dixie land band called Mississippi Mud. They are amazing. They were going to play at our wedding reception but his grandpa had heart surgery shortly before that and couldn't play. So of course we couldn't miss this opportunity to hear him play again! It was amazing! They played Christmas music, while everyone ate breakfast, and the kids colored and made treasure bottles. It was really neat.

This is Kaden and Kayla with Santa. Don't they look thrilled?
Hehe, well they were. They both want lego's really bad.
I am not sure if they were let down when they got a sugar cookie from Santa.
Man, I would have been so happy with that.
I was tempted to go sit on his lap and tell him that I just wanted sugar cookies,
and a whole bunch of new clothes and a house.
I thought he might think I was a little weird though.

Later in the day I went to lunch with my mom, sister, grandma,
aunts, cousins, and friend Lee.
 My mom was so proud of her new "toy", she just had to show us.
This just looks like ordinary lipgloss, but it is not ordinary.
There is a mirror on the side, and when you twist off the wand?
It lights up. So you can put your lipgloss on in the dark.
Haha, she was so excited because the light makes
your teeth look super white.
It was so funny.I love my mom.

Well, the other day I made homemade alfredo. I know, I know.
I am shocked as well. It was all made from scratch and was really good.
We had a lot left over, so tonight we decided to make some pizza with it.
It turned out awesome.

We also bought tons of Christmas movies this weekend.
We got:
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Mickey's Christmas Carol (My fave)
A Christmas Story
All of the classic Rudolph, Frosty, Santa Clause is coming to Town stuff.
Pluto's Tree..
and tons of other stuff.
We have spent the night watching them and eating pizza.

It has been much needed. We both have been so stressed out for some reason!
It snowed here today, and our windows have ice on the inside. Haha. It is awesome.
I love it. Sean gets super cold, but I love just bundling up under a blanket and staying warm.

Anyway, sorry this post wasn't very exciting! It's been one of those weeks :)
But it has been good. We are truly blessed.
I don't know what I would do without Sean.

Well, I hope you all had a great weekend!
Yay for the Holidays!!


The Boob Nazi said...

A girl I HATE works at Pizza Pie Cafe......... Give her dirty looks if you go there again. I'll tell you her name on Saturday haha.

Jenni said...

Oh my goodness first off I am so glad she is ok!! poor dear. You poor thing! I freak out if I can't get my mom or sister on the phone but to actually be there when they are finding things in cars and all of that is insane!

Second, Sean is so sweet! What a great guy to want to surprise you with an amazing date! and to support you through all of that craziness!

Third, my grandpa used to play in a bluegrass band and I wish with all my heart I could see him play again! Keep going back as many times as you can. They are memories you wont want to forget!

and last...I FREAKING LOVE Mickey Christmas Carol! oh, I want to buy it now too!!! That and a Muppet christmas Carol! GREAT movie! I've never heart of Plutos Tree... Whats that?

Jenni said...

ohhh in that case I LOVE that movie!!!!!! I want it too!!!!!!!

Sam said...

aww, what a cute date planned! too bad it was closed :( and thats really scary sounding about your cousin! i'm really glad she's okay... i'm curious as to what exactly happened but i understand that's not our business. i was so nervous as i was reading that!

sounds like you got a lot of good christmas movies! i love A Christmas Story :)

Stephanie said...

glad everything turned out okay.

i love the grinch

Elizabeth Marie said...

I'm so glad she's ok!

You HAVE to be the cutest lil thing ever! And your Mom with her lipgloss...that is exactly EXACTLY something my Mom would do. Love it.

my name is lauren. said...

oh my gosh!

so scary!

glad you guys found your cousin and everything was alright, but still....super scary.

sean is so romantic for trying to take you ice skating. i don't know if craig would even attempt. hopefully you guys will get to go after it opens for the season :).

and.....that pizza looks amazing! i'm seriously impressed with your domesticity lately :). i think you're maybe turning a corner!

snuggling up under a blanket is the best. i'm always the cold one, so i make marley come lay on my lap. she's always warm. seriously....when we went to get our tree today she was galloping around happy as a clam while my toes were going numb. what the heck???

anyway, the pictures you sent me are great. can't wait to get started on it! and...i haven't read your answers yet, but i'm excited to soon!

glad your weekend was good!

grant + brittany said...

well that sounds like freaking scary! geez do you have any gray hairs? i'm sorry you had to deal with that.

ok the fact that you made homemade alfredo is awesome. but then using it for pizza?!? hello who are you? that is awesome.

what a fun date. love the movies.

Allison said...

YES!! I've been wondering what the secret date was! :D Haha, even though you guys didn't get to go ice skating, I'm glad you still appreciated his efforts! So sweet.

And let me just say: your mom is da bomb. And yes, that rhymes.

mart and lu said...

wow sooooooooo eventful! i'm glad everything turned out okay!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

What a nice man to plan the date!! That pizza looks amazing by the way!

Juli said...

so... turns out the story about your cousin is super scary. not gonna lie, it kinda gave me some anxiety while i was reading it. i'm glad you found her and that she's okay. cuz that would have put a damper on the holiday cheer in your christmas movies. as well as life. Did you get elf? cuz I've had a craving to watch it recently. you should watch it for me. get my elf fix for me, chloe. :)

Allie Garcia said...

yay for pizza for every meal ever! you guys are totally newlyweds. except you make complicated alfredo pizza. thats pretty impressive.

Rasha @ and this is what she said... said...

Scary... I am glad things are ok!!

your mom is adorable.

Pizza looks so yummy and yay i loveeeeee me some christmas movies.

That ladies house is to die for. I hope Im like her one day, haha.

Rasha @ and this is what she said... said...

Scary! :( Glad she is ok!

Your moms so cute!!

Ice skating is so fun, sorry you didn't get to go, but sweet of him!

I want that pizza and yay i love christmas movies! Specially the grinch. he is such a cute baby, haha.

that lady rocks. I want to be like her with the blow ups one christmas, when im old. yup. my dream.

FabBlab said...

Omg looks like a ton of fun and is she okay?
Btw, I watch The Grinch Who Stole Christmas like EVERY YEAR. It's sort of a ritual :P
The one time I tried to make pizza, I nearly burned the kitchen down so yeah, I'm going to stick with Papa Johns :P

(Ka)Tinka said...

Wow, what a weekend you guys had. I'm so happy everything tuned out okay. That is so scary. I'm picturing everything in my head right now!

The secret date is TOO cute :) too bad it was closed. Oh yea ... can I come too and watch all the christmas movies with you ? :)

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Glad everything turned out okay!

Anonymous said...

omg i felt like i was reading through an episode of csi. I am SO glad she was found. That is such a scary story.
your pizza looks amaaaaazzzzing girl! send a slice my way :) homemade pizzas are the besttt! xoxo

Tennessee Sigmans said...

Glad your cousin is okay! The pizza looks yummy!

oshngrl said...

What a sweet idea Sean had for your date night! That is what happens anytime my hubby tries to have a secret date night- it all goes wrong. At least you were able to enjoy the lights!
I am glad it all turned out well for your cousin! We had a scare similar with my sister when she was in kindergarten. We always picked her up, but one day she decides she wants to ride a bus, not just any bus, but the one that goes way out beyond radio contact. Yeah, anyway, we found her and it was all ok but I can imagine what you were all feeling.
Take it easy this week!

missy. said...

oh my goodness!!

so cute of what your hubs did for you.

can't believe your cousin went mia.. totally a csi case scenerio! glad to hear she's ok.

and yay for new movies! even if they are christmas ones :)

Selma said...

OMG! I literally thought you were quoting some CSI show or whatever. This is pretty scary! I'm so happy you found your cousin and that she's alright!
Sean is super romantic!!! A keeper! ;) You guys should go back when it's open and then ice skate the whole day/night long. :D

Rachel Leigh said...

I am glad your cousin is okay. I love all of those movies, they are my favs too. Sean is so cute to take you to an outdoor ice skating rink. That is so fun and romantical!

kayla & tyler said...

Oh my gosh, I am so glad that your cousin is okay! that is so scary!!! I bet you guys had a rough night too being worried and all, hope you got some good rest to make up for it. Sean is so sweet to surprise you, even though it was closed... haha that is too cute! Oh by the way, you are so beautiful, it's not fair!

olivia rae said...

that is terrifying. when i started reading i immediately skipped to the end to see if she was ok because i was so worried!! i'm glad everything worked out but sorry you guys had to go through that!!

the rest of your weekend looks fantastic! i know tyler is SO jealous you guys watched movies and ate pizza all weekend... that is his favorite thing to do, and your pizza looks amazing!!!

i really wish we could all hang out and eat pizza and watch a christmas story!

Shannon Murphy said...

ohh that sounds absolutely terrifying!! I can't believe that happened, but I'm so glad she was okay. Its so good that the police were able to track her cell phone!

The ice skating rink surprise sounds adorable, even though it was closed :) glad you had a good relaxing weekend other than that horrible horrible night. I still can't even believe it!

We ♥ Life said...

Sorry to hear about your cousin!! Gosh that is scary. I'm really glad everything turned out okay though.
Sean is so cute to try and surprise you ice skating! Ha. Those kind of nights, where they don't work out as planned, are some of the funnest memories.
I'm very very impressed by your alfredo pizza! It seriously looks so good. I have never made that before... so maybe I should.
Your mom's lipgloss is sweet, what kind is it? She is so cute.
And those blow up christmas things are just too funny. Haha I am glad people do stuff like that cause it gives us all a good laugh!

Stacey said...

Oh, Sean is so sweet to try and take you ice skating! Seriously, my heart just melted when I read that :) Josh told me that he wanted to take me ice skating on our second date, so that he could have an excuse to hold my hand, but it ended up not working out. Still, it was a sweet thought!

I'm so glad your cousin is okay. I was freaked out while reading your post (although nowhere near your level of freaked out, I'm sure), but I was relieved to hear she's okay.

You and Sean are so cute! Seriously, you're one of the cutest couples ever!

samnhal said...

What a fun, cute date. You guys should have driven up to SLC to go ice skating outside at Gallivan Plaza, that place is so much fun.

Michael & Mindy said...

Comment #32? Is your blog serious right now? I have to admit I'm a little jealous. But, I'm not going to be jealous because it doesn't really matter, right? Whatever. It totally matters. I'll accept it and move on though.

Tell your mom to please let me know where to get that lip gloss. I need it.

The pizza looks amazing. I want it. I'm making spaghetti instead. But the alfredo recipe? Need that.

Love the picture of your stockings. Your apartment looks so cute. It makes me jealous. GOSH! Stop making me jealous all the time!

Thanks for updating :) Your blog always makes me happy.

Michael & Mindy said...

Oh. And that date looks AWESOME! How sweet is Sean?!

Randi Lee said...

Awww, your mom is adorable!

And I'm SO glad your cousin is okay! I would be a mess too!! What a scary situation!

Michael & Mindy said...

Sorry I took forever commenting back. I suck. Forgive me?

I hope we don't have to bail this Friday :( I will feel like a flake. I told my sister I would tend her kids for her work party before I knew the date. Then we planned to hang out. Then she told me that the date is Friday. But her friend might be tending? Or something? I will let you know for sure. If we can't go though, you guys still can. Or we can try to reschedule. I'm seriously a flake. You should know this right now.

PS, I forgot to tell you in one of my last 93 comments that you look so cute all dressed in your warm gear for ice skating. I love it.

Kristin said...

Pizza and Christmas movies??? Sign me up! I think I just planned my Saturday night thanks to you!

Michele said...

Scary! I am glad all turned out OK!Look at you making homemade Alfredo- you go girl:)