FHE Ideas

About a month after Christian and I got married, we decided that Christian would be in charge of keeping us on track with daily family scripture study, and I would be in charge of planning FHE every week. Definitely I feel like I came off with the bad end of that deal. I have the hardest time thinking of things to do every week that we both enjoy and that would bring us closer together. It would be easy if it were just me, but sometimes it seems like Christian doesn't enjoy doing anything.

So far, I've basically rotated between a few set activities, including: reading the Ensign together, going for a walk, playing a game that we both enjoy, and what I call "dealing with family business," which usually means that we go shopping. I feel like I've occasionally come up with a genuinely good idea, like when we had a paper airplane-making contest, when we sat down and made a budget, when we made a plan for food storage, or when we took a questionnaire about our expectations for each other, but these good ideas are few and far between.

Basically, I'm asking for help. What does everyone do for FHE? Please, I need ideas!


NC State Fair 2008

Christian and I went to the state fair yesterday. It was awes-credible. We had so much fun. And, incredibly, we took a lot of pictures, which is so unlike us.

We went on rides:
  1. the Fireball, which we both acknowledge as the best ride at the fair
  2. the Mega Drop, which was a first for both of us, and which totally blew our minds
  3. some roller coaster thing
  4. the Ferris Wheel
  5. the House of Rock, which wasn't really even a ride, and which was the lamest, but which provided some pretty awesome pictures; also, they were playing Bon Jovi while we were there, so we couldn't not go in
  6. Hit in 2000, during which Christian got crushed against the side of the seat
  7. White Water, which is my favorite and which no one else ever wants to go on it makes you get all wet
  8. the lesser Mega Drop, which isn't as awesome as the real Mega Drop, because you don't fall for as long, but which is still completely amazing
We also ate lots of food, including NC State ice cream, which was awesome, saw Angel the snake woman, went to see the Demolition Derby with Joel & Rochelle, saw Smithfield the painting pig, and watched the fireworks. All in all, it was a well-spent seven hours at the fair.

Here's us on the Ferris Wheel:
Christian in the House of Rock:
Close up of Christian:
In front of Hit in 2000 (which is the strangest name for a ride ever):
Eating a frozen banana in front of Dorton Arena:
Waiting in line with Joel and Rochelle so they could milk a cow:My attempt to capture the lights of the fair against the night sky:
Rochelle, Joel, Christian and I at the Demolition Derby:


Important Thoughts 8.0

First important thought: being sick is not fun. Being sick is especially not fun when midterms are coming up, and so especially not fun when you're trying not to get your significant other sick also. Blerg. I feel like my house is full of used tissues. Second important thought: I really slacked during September, with an all-time low of only three posts during the whole month. Don't take this as an indication that I'm going to allow myself to be beaten by Joel in our posting war, though, because I totally won't. Third important thought: not surprisingly, David Brent won the title of Boss of Dancing. Perhaps if I had been able to find the footage of Michael Scott dancing in the deleted scenes, he might have had a better chance. As it stands, however, David Brent won 75% of the vote, and Michael Scott only won 25%. Fourth important thought: I don't know what to do about my background. I can't decide. Fifth important thought: no offense to a certain person whom I love dearly, but things that are chocolate that have mint in them that shouldn't have mint in them (which is almost everything except peppermint patties and mint chocolate chip ice cream) are gross to me. Case in point: brownies. Brownies should never be minty. Sixth important thought: I love my husband. This morning, as I got up from the couch to go the bathroom, I threw a blanket over his head. He yelled "I can't see!" and started stumbling around the room. When I came back, he was like this: