Friday, July 18, 2008

Why so serious?

So, we just got  home from seeing "The Dark Knight".  All I can say is WOW!!!  It was one of the most action packed amazing movie I have seen in a long time!!  GO AND SEE IT IF YOU HAVEN'T!!  It is well worth the money, as well as the 2 1/2 hours of your life you will give up watching it.  It is a shame that Heath Ledger died after the filming and can't continue playing his greatest role....."The Joker"!  Can you smell an Oscar in the future?  Only 2 other people have ever won after they have passed on.  Keep you fingers crossed!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

There are other fans out there!!!

I didn't think there was another soul on the earth who loves the Food Network as much as I do.....but I was wrong!!  Somehow, I came across a blog devoted to us fans!!  How fantastic is that!!  So, now the Food Network Addict is one of my friends!!!  Oh how I love blogs!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

iPhone, Logan Adventures, Reunions, and an Almost Finished Classroom!!

Well, Cam and I have had a fairly busy week.  So as you all know, iPhone 3g has officially become a member of the Romero Family.  Last Friday, July 11th was the launch of the new iPhone, and let me just tell was CRAZIER than I could have ever imagined!!  The night before, our email was buzzing with the customers camping out count, and when we went to bed about 11 PM, there was approx. 100 people waiting in line to buy their phones.  Cameron got up to go into work at 5:30 AM to help get ready for their early open at 8.  When he got to the store around 6, he was SHOCKED to see a massive line of HUNDREDS of people who made their way to the store in the middle of the night, wrapping all the way around the back of the Apple Store.  He was excited about the number of people, but nervous because they told him that he couldn't buy his phone until all the customers had been helped.  Right before they opened the store, one of his bosses pulled him aside and said, "You are the man!  You're the top sales person, and the most excited and willing to help out with the iPhone launch.  How would you like to be the first person in Utah to own an iPhone 3g?"  Needless to say, Cameron nearly peed himself with joy and of course said "YES!!!", and was became the first iPhone 3g owner in the state of Utah!  So cool!!  The Romero/Wiles family are now the proud owners of 3 iPhone 3g's.  Cam's "geekdom" has officially rubbed off on my Dad, who bought one on Saturday night (and yes, there was still a massive line on Saturday night at 7PM!  Dad and I didn't have to wait though, we got VIP treatment and bypassed the line :)  Shhh, don't tell!!).  Greg (Cam's Dad) is almost as big of a nerd as Cameron is, so he had to upgrade his phone as well (he also got VIP treatment and bypassed the line).  So after 2 12 hour shifts selling iPhones, Cameron got Sunday and Monday off to fully enjoy his new toy!!

Some of the other highlights of our week were our trip to Logan to visit Liz and Josh.  The trip was pre-iPhone so Cam drove since he didn't
 have a toy to play with on the road.  It was a lot of fun, and we almost brought home one of Liz's wild kittens who live behind their house, but I don't think Jinx would have enjoyed having to share her house with someone else.  Liz made fajitas (which were delicious!), then we went and got ice cream at Charlie's (Logan's version of Take 5......but MUCH better!).  It was fun to hang out and see their cute little house.  Liz is the crafty gal out of all of us so I am recruiting her to make all my crafts for me.  I am more of a Pier 1 kinda gal!!

For those of you who don't know, I am a Food Network junky!  One of my favorites shows to watch is Diners, Drive Inns, and Drives, which is a show that highlights restaurants all around the country.  They highlight several family owned and operated diners which is interesting to me since my family owns and operates a restaurant (shamless plug for Millcreek Cafe and Eggworks, the family business).  Well, the show has recently visited several places in Utah.
  They visited Blue Plate Diner, Ruth's Diner, Pat's BBQ (all 3 in the SLC area), and the Burger
 Bar (in Roy).  Well, since we had no other plans for the morning/afternoon of the day we were
 making the trek to Logan, Cam and I decided to stop off in Roy and try out the Burger Bar!  All I can say is WOW!!  It was so tasty (not to mention fairly cheap, we both ate for less than $12.00)!!  I would recommend it to anyone passing through the Davis County area!

Sunday night, we met up with a few friends from high school at Katrina and Scott's new home.  It was a lot of fun to get together for a BBQ since we don't get to see each other all that often.  It was also fun to see Katrina's 2 darling little ones.  I hadn't seen Bentley since Kim and Nick got married almost 2 years ago!  He is a doll, and so is little Ezra who is 4 months.  I hope we do it again soon!!

My classroom at Horizon is almost set up and ready to go!  I have spent MANY hours there going through stuff (or as I like to call it 30 year old junk!), and making it my own.  I went over last night while Cameron was out with some of his guy friends, and was finally inspired on how I should arrange the furniture!  Hallelujah!!  I know I should be enjoying my summer and stay away from school for as long as possible, but I need to have the room ready for the first week in August when I am doing the All Day Kindergarten testing, and before I head to Vegas the week after!  I promise I will post pictures of it as soon as it is all finished.  I really wish I would have taken a before picture so I had something to compare it to.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Memories, Memories, and More Memories!

So, I got this idea from my friend Liz's blog and think it is a fabulous idea......I even stole her picture!!

Here are the directions:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together (it can be whatever, whenever, and can include me and Cameron, or just one or the other). It doesn't matter if you knew me/us a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. After you've written a memory on my blog, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you.

Well, I am terrified and excited for memories to be shared! Have at it!!!

It's Finally Here!!!

iPhone 3g is finally here!!  Cam left for work this morning at 5:30 AM to get all set up!  I have never seen him spring out bed so fast!  Lat night, when the store closed there was a line of about 20 people waiting for their iPhone 3g!  Cam was so excited!  He has to wait until everyone gets a phone who wants one before he can buy his, which might kill him!  Yesterday he went to town on iTunes with the AppStore getting new and exciting applications to down load when his new phone comes home!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hancock, Fireworks, Teacher Training, and the Count Down to iPhone 3g!!

Cam and I have been incredibly busy this past week!  I spent July 1-3rd at Core Academy.  It is a 3 day professional development for elementary school teachers put on by the State Office of Education and Utah State University.  IT WAS AMAZING!!!  I learned so much about the changes made to the Kindergarten core curriculum, and got so many wonderful ideas to use on next year!  I also got lots of free goodies.....a teachers dream come true!!!  I went with Rachelle, my old teaching partner from Parkside.  We had a lot of fun talking and remembering our little people we had last year.  So many stories other teachers shared reminded us of events we experienced this year whether it was biting, potty training (yes, we did have a child who Rachelle was potty training.....IN KINDERGARTEN!!!), or other memories.  I also got to catch up with my friend Teresa who I went through the teacher training program at the U.  

On the 4th of July, Cam and I went to see the movie Hancock during the day.  I really liked it!  It was really funny!  I was a little sad when Hancock "toned down", cause he did quite have the sense of humor he did when he was a drunk bum on the street.  I am sure that everyone has heard about the strange twist in the movie, and how obvious it was.....well, I must be an idiot because
 I didn't catch onto any of them!  Maybe I am just a little slow!  It's a good summer movie though!  We would recommend it!

After the movie, we went to a BBQ at my Grandparents house.  It was no big production, just my Mom and Wes, my Aunt Shannon, my Grandparents, and Cam and I.  We had hot dogs, and talked for a bit.  It was fun!  I don't see my Mom as much since she and Wes moved to Bluffdale.  It's quite a drive from downtown to Bluffdale, and vice versa, so it was nice to hang out with them for a while.  

About 9, Cam and I headed over to Murray Park to watch the fireworks with Greg, Cam's Dad (his mom was at work, and the kids were out with friends)
.  I will be honest, Murray's fireworks were LAME this year!  I guess they spent too much money on all the pep rallies for David Archuletta and ran out of money for the 4th of July Celebration!!  I love fireworks so it was worth it to me even though they weren't the best.  Murray does need to do a better job training their police officers on how to direct traffic!!!  It was a nightmare trying to get home!!  It was a good holiday!

Cam is gearing up for the iPhone 3g's release this Friday!!  He has been waiting for SO long for
 this! He can't wait to hold his in his hand as soon as possible.  They are gearing up for it's
 release at the Apple Store.  They put up the new iPhone window display today, and had a meeting to talk about the new product last night.  Cam is working from open to close on Friday and hopes to sell as many new phones as he can!!! 

Babies seem to be the topic of most conversations being had since Jaynann had hers, and since Cameron and I hit the 1 year Anniversary mark.  I guess that is when people think you should think about having a family.  For the record......Cameron and I are not planning on having kids for a few years.  Cameron needs to finish nursing school, then we'll think about it.  Neither one of us are ready for that kind of responsibility.  When I think of babies, I think of crying, poop, and more crying (the picture sums it all up!).  Once I get to the point where I don't think that way, then I am probably ready to start thinking about having my own.  For now, I will play with Jaynann's!   Liz posted an interesting website on her blog today.  It was for the Baby Name Generator website.  I thought I would go and see what it is all about.  I put in our last name, then let the baby Genie have at it with generating names.  Whoever decided that these names go well together, had to be high on drugs!!!  

Here are some of the more interesting names for boy babies it came up with for us......
  • Winston Emanuel Romero
  • Talon Bryce Romero
  • Clarence Michael Romero
  • Nehemiah Jesse Romero
  • Tanner Finn Romero
And for girl babies..................
  • Katrina Zaria Romero
  • Genesis Isabella Romero
  • Bridgett Kaylah Romero
  • Jasmine Jaqueline Romero
  • Angelina Jannessa Romero
Needless to say, I don't think I will be using this site to help me name ANY of my children.  They names are too weird for me!  I am a little more traditional.  It was interesting, but not for me.  Check it out if you'd like.......