Wednesday, October 31, 2007
last night quinn and i went to our ward's trunk or treat party and our non-member friends that we invited actually came! quinn made friends with todd, the dad, playing ghetto ball at the park (quinn said they were the only two white guys there). since then we have had dinner together and become good friends with him, his wife and their 3 kids. anyways, seeing how i had to dress up for this party and for my work, i quickly realized that all of my costumes were at my parent's house. so quinn and i decided to use just what we had in the house so that we didn't have to buy anything. well, is all we had was a sombrero. we worked with it...and quinn turned out to be the best juan valdez i've ever seen. (for those of you who don't know, juan valdez is the columbian coffee guy). i had to say to the girls at my work, who are all mexican, that he was dressed up as juan valdez, i couldn't just say that he was a mexican for halloween...that sounds a little racist. but he really did look like a mexican after he put on the wig and i drew the mustache on him. i was cracking up all night. to say the least, we had a great time at the party with our friends and even won a cake at the cake walk and danced at the dance party. olay!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
this last weekend quinn and i went to the renaissance fair with our friends the endrizzi's and met some of las vegas' finest wackos. we couldn't believe how infatuated these people are with the renaissance era. almost every person there was dressed up, and many were just dressed up...no meaning to their outfit at all. i think they just wanted an excuse to wear nothing and paint their face. we decided that if you are going to dress up, go all out or go home. we saw a man in jeans, a new york nets jersey, and a feather coming out of his baseball hat. we met the actual queen, king, fair maiden of the fair, whose picture is at the top, although we didn't even know that it was them until we went to watch jousting and they were being bowed down to and sitting on a stage in front of everyone while the crowd was chanting, "long live the queen!!!" and just to let you know, the jousting was REAL! no joke! we even saw a guy get thrown of his horse and another guy...i mean knight...broke his stick just like on "a knight's tale". i also have to mention quinn's outfit. before we left, i heard him in the closet saying, "what should i wear? i don't have anything renaissance." he came out in a hawaiian shirt. we didn't stick out at all. good times in sin city.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
so quinn went from this....
in high school quinn grew out his fro during basketball season and his family decided that they were going to cheer him on with fro's of their own. quinn was on the news and in the newspapers, along with his friends and family cheering him on. everyone looks great...but there is just something about jim and a fro that go together.
notice quinn's little sister colleen in the bottom right. have you ever seen a more gorgeous little girl?! you know you're hot when even a fro wig looks great on you.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
last weekend quinn's parents came into town and happened to bring with them jim's (quinn's dad's) high school year book. that is where i found this gem...a picture of quinn's dad dribbling down the court in short shorts and an incredible fro. i loved this picture so much and decided that it should not be hidden but rather it should be blogged for the whole world to see. there was also a pictures in the yearbook of jim hanging from the rim after dunking it and the only thing you can see is a black fro. in high school, during basketball season, quinn also grew a large fro and was great just like his dad. who knows, maybe there is something about a fro that makes you better at basketball...or at least look better while playing basketball. now quinn's little brother, joel, is growing his hair out for this upcoming basketball season. like father, like sons.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
for those of you who have not yet had the privilege of listening to the songs my perfect husband posted for me, you should take time and enjoy them. "don't worry be happy" is for my last post about losing our scooter, "snitches" is our new favorite song and my new ringtone (everytime quinn walks in the door he yells out "its me snitches"!) and pink moon by nick drake is my all time favorite song.
Monday, October 1, 2007
This picture is of Quinn the day he bought his scooter, aka rocketa. Look how happy he is...he has no idea his scooter would be taken from him a little over a year later! Yep, thats right folks, thursday morning Quinn woke up early to go to the library and study like he does everyday, when he walked out the door and walked down to the cars....the scooter was no where to be found. Rocketa was stolen and taken from us on the 27th day of september 2007. When we filed a report, the cop pretty much told us we were screwed and that it happens all the time here. On the same day it was stolen Quinn also found out he got and interview atLouisville, so he didn't know whether to be happy or sad. We were sad. But on the other hand we made Karen, Quinn's mom, the happiest person alive. She has been praying for something to happen to the scooter so that Quinn wouldn't drive it around Vegas (which really isn't the safest place to drive in the world). This ode to rocketa (may she rest in peace) is to let her know that she has given us some of the best times of our lives. She will be greatly missed.