Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Volkswagen Invasion

(Once again this is a post that should have been done last June/July but oh well I hope you enjoy it.)

Last year my dad gave Brett a Volkswagen Bug, and since bringing it back to Idaho he has turned a lot of heads.  Many people told him he should enter into the Volkswagen car show at the end of June.  He was a little worried about not getting things done in time, but after a couple of late nights and early mornings  he was able to participate in the car show and he had a great time.  The sponsors of the car show had some original service vehicles brought from Germany, they were pretty cool to look at.

Original old time fire engine from Germany.

Original German ambulance.  It was pretty cool to see they had chairs that sat backwards and it had a small gurney in it.

Some of the cars were really old, retro, and in need of a lot of work.  But you could tell that the owners really have had a good time with their cars.

Some cars looked really nice and you could tell the owners had put a lot of time into maintaining them.

Three different bugs and each with their own cuteness and personality.  (We like the red one in the middle!)

The proud owner.  Brett really put a lot of time into getting the bug ready for the car show and it was a lot of fun for me to see him mingle with the other car owners.  He has been invited to join the "bug club" as well as go on a few tours with them, unfortunately because of time constraints he has not been able to participate...yet.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"Playin'" around

Once again this is a post that belongs back in July of last year but oh well it was a fun memory that I would like to remember.

Two summers ago Brett was in a melodrama for the city, watching him in the play reminded me of my high school days when I was in plays and I decided I wanted to do that again.  So when try-outs were announced in June I decided to go.  I assumed the director would take one look at my very pregnant belly and laugh me out the door, yet do to the fact that there were only 4 people who showed up for try-outs, including me and Brett, I was welcomed with open arms, pregnant belly and all.  I played the part of Henrietta Grinch, the towns hotel proprietress, and felt it was my duty to look down my nose and scorn the rest of the town.

Brett, of course, played the villain, Tom Bugaboo (if I hadn't been so pregnant it would have been fun to play opposite him as the towns' dance hall girl).  It was also fun to have Josh Simmons, our brother-in-law in the play as well.  He and Brett were brothers in the play, Brett was loud and obnoxious and Josh was a little slow.  Between the two of them I think they stole the show.

It really was a lot of fun.  A few people asked the director if I was supposed to look pregnant and she laughed and said "She is pregnant."  It was a little crazy working out babysitters with all the rehearsals and things, but all in all it was awesome and I hope to be able to do it again.