03 January 2009

Active Andersons: Part 5 - The Rest of the Trip

On Friday, I got to meet up with some of my high school friends for lunch. It was fun to get to catch up with them and see where everyone's lives have taken them. It's always interesting to see how much things do and don't change over the years. Life has taken us all in different directions, but we're still essentially the same people that we were in high school.

In the evening the guys decided to have a "boy fest". Originally the girls were going to go out and the boys were going to stay home and play basketball and Wii, but we girls didn't end up leaving. So the boys still played their basketball and Wii but then we all spent time together playing Bang! and Ticket to Ride (and playing Ticket to Ride online). I think some of my very favorite times are just sitting around the table playing board games with my family. We got to do a lot of that this trip, and I think it will be a while before any of us (except for maybe Cody) will want to play Bang! again.

Saturday ended up being a very busy day. We got up early so that my parents, Ryan, Eric and I could go to the temple, and by early I mean we got up at 5am so that we could be to the temple by 6:30am. I was definitely NOT a fan of getting up that early but it was awesome to get to go to the temple with my family. We came home and took a much needed nap afterwards. That afternoon we went to the beach and took family pictures. I'd post them here, but that'll have to be another time since we haven't gotten them back yet from Tami Bowerbank - the photographer. They should turn out really fun though so we'll definitely post them when we get them.

After family pictures I got to take Eric to geek heaven - Fry's Electronics. If you are not a nerd or have never been to Fry's you won't fully appreciate what an amazing place it is in nerd-dom. It has EVERYTHING that tech nerds could possibly ever want. Computer parts, audio systems, DVDs, books on computer languages, hi-tech appliances, games etc. If a nerd wants it, they can find it at Fry's. Eric had never been to a Fry's before since there isn't one in Utah and the closest one to his hometown in Indiana is about 4 hours away. It was fun to get to take him around and see everything. We were there to get some miscellaneous parts for a computer that we were building for Taylor and Ryan (we'd been able to scrounge up just about everything except for RAM, a case, a power supply and a processor). It was a fun project for Eric to get to put it together and a great Christmas present for Taylor and Ryan. We got the money for the extra parts from selling off pieces of Taylor's broken laptop. While we were at Fry's Eric also found a ridiculous deal on RAM for our desktop... so we now have 6GB of RAM in our desktop :P Eric spent the rest of the evening setting up their computer, and they ended up with a pretty sweet system, especially considering they were getting it for free. Once again we confirmed why we are NOT Mac people, you could never build a pretty decent computer for practically nothing and have it be a Mac. Yay for PCs :)

Sunday we went to church and then spent the rest of the day with the family at home. Monday we drove back to Utah and now we're just settling back into our regular routines. It was a really fun trip, and nice to be able to spend time with family, especially at this time of year. Thanks Mom & Dad for having us!

3 comments:

*amber * cody * chandler* said...

haha, I joke that Frys is Cody's mothership! It's like Christmas every time to go to Arizona because they have one there too- our husbands are too much alike :)

The Mocks said...

So funny thing, I was looking at my friend Amber's blog and there was a picture of you guys! I grew up with Amber in Camarillo. Her dad was my doctor. Small world.

Brittny said...

I'm never sure where the best place is to leave follow up comments so that the message will get to the person who wrote the original comment. But yeah, when Amber and I discovered that she was from Camarillo and I was from TO we tried comparing people we knew to come up with mutual acquaintances... but couldn't come up with anyone for several weeks. Then when you and Tyler got engaged she noticed that we'd both joined the Facebook group for your engagement... only to discover that she knew you and I knew Tyler. You would think that with as close as we lived there ought to be a dozen or so people that we would know in common... but so far you guys are the only connection we have (aside from our husbands having classes together which is how we know the Phillips). Weird huh?