It was one of those weeks and this lady needed to be here! And I came out feeling refreshed, calm and happy. The temple really does allow me to feel the Holy Spirit and be reminded of my purpose here on Earth.
Oh the memories associated with Huntington Beach at night.
Birthday parties. High School bonfires. Holding hands with Wes for one of the first times right as we started dating. Now I get to create new memories for my daughters. And what a fun night (and day actually) playing in the water and having a bonfire with good friends at night.
Last month for my sister's b-day we headed out to L.A. to try out something new Ned had seen and wanted to try. It's a Live Escape Game. It sounds more freaky than it actually is. This is how the website describes it. "The goal is to find and use objects that help players through a range of
logic and skill tasks, thereby progressively guiding them to the final
puzzle, which ultimately gives them the key to escape. You are locked in
a thematic environment for an hour, where your primal survival and
problem solving instincts are fully utilized. You need to work in teams
and use all your senses: keep your eyes on every detail in the
environment searching for hints that will allow you to accomplish the
mission and escape from the room!"
So basically you are locked in a room and you have to find clues, solve puzzles and games to unlock things and open things in order to get out within the hour. Our team of 6 was able to get through everything with 4 minutes left, without using any hints. The girl working said only about 10% of the people who go through do that.... we felt pretty good about ourselves, especially since we went in with very low expectations of our abilities.
I'll also say this. I would do this again in a heartbeat! We all had so much fun!
And what's a night out without ice cream? We went to a new "artisan creamery" friends of mine (from the hilarious blog Rachel Says So) rave about. It's called Neveux Artisan Creamery and sadly their freezer thing was broken so they were very limited on flavors. I am sorry to say I liked it fine, but was not crazy about it.
Peyton had so much fun showing us her classroom at back to school night. We had fun meeting her teacher and checking out the place that will occupy so much of our time the next few years. We shut the place down eating our snow cones and playing on the playground with a few of our friends. Yes, it's going to be fun this whole school thing.... this is my attempt at positivity.