Sunday, September 13, 2009

Prego Pizza

Since we moved here, I've had people tell me about this magical pizza place that had pizza that would induce labor. I didn't really buy into it, but I looked up the place anyways and found that Skipolini's was famous for their Prego Pizza. Who would have thought? I even found reviews and testimonials from several websites of those who swore that it was this pizza that put them into labor. Ha ha.

So, we thought we might as well try, if for nothing else than the experience. When we were taking this picture, a lady coming in exclaimed, "Oh! I know what you're here for! Good luck!"

We decided to sit outside - they have such a cute patio area!

Yes, it's actually called the Prego Pizza!

The waiter offered to take a picture of the two of us - it was pretty obvious why we were there.

Mmmm! It was surprisingly delicious pizza - probably some of the best pizza we've ever had.

Obviously, the pizza did not put me into labor, but it makes for a great story anyways! The pizza was insanely delicious and the pizzeria is so cute - I definitely want to go back again, just not with the same intentions!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Jeff's family comes to visit.

Sarah's family came to visit us back in early July, and my family, or part of them, paid us a visit around the middle of August for a quick weekend visit. Since it was so short, we only had a little time to show them the ropes. We went to this nice little indoor market where they have ethnic foods from all over set up like a mall cafe.

On Saturday we took them into San Francisco to go to Fisherman's Warf. We had a great time there with perfect weather, if not for the hazy skies from the San Jose forest fires. We ate lots of taffy, went to Ghirardelli Square and had us some yummy chocolate and ice cream. We were lucky enough to also get onto the deck with some old ships. They even had free admissions for the day to tour the old boats and ships. We also ran into the same tin man that Sarah's dad and sister got a picture in front of, but as of now he won't allow pictures to be taken of him unless you pay him. Too bad. But we sat just a few feet from him and ate some great seafood. That evening my parents took us to Babies R' Us and bought us a car seat. It is wonderful, thank you so much.

On Sunday they went to church with us, and we just hung out and played games till late that night. All in all, it was a fun trip and it was great to see the family.

The men in front of the chocolate factory.

The ladies were real excited to get in.

I think that Nicole wanted to push me in.

Sarah and I in front of the steering wheel on the old war vessel.

James goes into the MTC

On July 29th, James entered the Provo MTC! (I am very late putting up this post, so Elder Harrison is now already out in the mission field. His first area is in Kansas City, Kansas and he's already had a baptism! Of course, his companion did all of the work before James got there. :) ) I flew out so that I could see him off, which was great! We spent Tuesday touring Temple Square and going to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house. That was a fantastic experience!

We decided to take all of our family pictures the night before he reported, so that we wouldn't have to fight the crowds of new missionaries. Great idea, only we couldn't get a picture of all of us! :(

At the MTC on Wednesday, families are no longer allowed inside the MTC, or even pass the front signs. (They started this because of the swine flu scare, and have kept it since then.) So, we said our last goodbyes and farewells at the sign, and watched Elder James Harrison walk off with his luggage to enter the MTC. That was a long walk for us to watch, but James must have been ready to serve, as he didn't even look back once.