The Mighty Mighty Rudds

We are us! We dedicate this blog to nothing in particular. It's just a bunch of stuff that I feel like writing! I can't promise that it will be updated frequently but I will try to scrounge up something of interest every once in a while! I wouldn't want to disappoint our eager fans!! Hold onto your seats this is going to be an exciting ride!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Our break

We actually got away for a few days! I know, it only took us 10 years. It was much needed and it was so much fun. So here are some pics to get you jealous that you weren't with us.

This is me sailing. I was also peeing my pants I look like I am smiling but really the wind just dried my teeth off and stuck mylip like that. I have a little fear of the water and the boat was at "full tilt" and there is a really good reason why it is called that. See the horizon. IT wasn't the one tilted. That was us and for most of the time I was standing in a side lunge just to keep myself from tipping out of the boat. It was awesome and I am hooked! This is hubby. He got to steer on the way back in...aka when it got easy. I decided he is better at driving because he was WAY less tense and I am better at running around tacking and working the lines. I feel so cool that I know what all that means...no really I do. We were on a Capri 38 (called that cause it was 38 feet-again feeling cool)---gorgeous huh? We added this to our list of "things we will own someday" right between beachhouse and private plane. It was so awesome to sail this thing! So much speed and adrenaline! Can't wait to take the kids next time!
Out on open water while out instructor handled things long enough for us to snap a quick picture. This is a very close up shot and i think I may have a receding hairline and I hate that my right eye is a little smaller than my left...it is because I can raise my left eyebrow so my muscles are stronger around that eye. Try as I might I CANNOT get my right eye to follow suit. FYI not that I am critical of myself but seriously who can help it with a picture this close with a flash after 2 hours of being wind whipped and 6 hours riding in the car? blast you digital.

We went here...CA Adventure. We had never been before and we decided that we won't ever go again without visiting Disneyland too, it just wasn't the same. See how clever we are, we stood in front of the R cause out last name is RUDD!?
Mr. Rudd and Mr. Spudd. No relation but the resemblance is uncanny! A little sidenote, when I graduated from BYU we had to write our name and how it was said on a card so that they didn't mess it up by saying "Rude" (yeah it happens) instead of Rudd so I wrote "R-U-D-D rhymes with Spud, like a potato" and then when Tait got his bachelors and then his Masters we did it again. So now I feel a special connection to Spud's not to mention I graduated from Ricks which is in Idaho-you know, where they grow potatos. Hence the picture.Me being scared on the Ferris Wheel. But not just any ferris wheel, a scary one. Seriously, I thought we were going to die and check out that Freaky Mickey chasing me.
This is the best and, yes, I am the white trash that takes a picture of a screen so as not to have pay money to get a picture of myself with a bunch of strangers. (weird concept--have you ever run into someone that you can swear you recognize? check your photo album they may have been sitting next to you on the Tower of Terror) But look at us...and then look at the little girl sitting next to us. Cowards! Disclaimer: it was our first time? yeah, it doesn't help me feel better about it either.
This is us being muppets while waiting for the 3-D Muppet extravaganza. There was no wait at this "ride" and now we know why.
This is us after we left the 3-D Muppet Extravaganza 5 minutes after it started and right after a Do-do bird exploded in my face. Seriously people 3-D isn't a new concept...
This is our friend Olga, she was afraid of getting wait and rightly so because it was getting dark and walking around in wet jeans=chaffing. Some people were making fun of her but I say better to be made fun of for a minute than to be chaffed for hours. Smart, smart lady.All in all I give it 2 thumbs up. Here's to another 10 years! May my sanity last until then.

Wait, do I know that guy?!

9 comments:

Matt and Tara said...

So fun! Although I still think Greer would have been much more exciting! NOT! Glad you guys were able to go!

katie said...

It's true...CA Adventure is cool, but the real fun is hopping over to Disneyland once you run out of things to do.

Kristin said...

Oh awesome! Looks like you guys had so much fun, I'm glad! xoxo

Heather said...

Um, yeah, that ferris wheel is the scariest thing EVER! We went on it a while back and I was more scared on that ride than anything I have ever been on. Our car was extra heavy too (me, Josh, Kyle and Amber Farnsworth) so we really swung out there. I am glad you survived!

Joel and Lisa Wagenman said...

Sailing looks like it was awesome!

Ya, that ferris wheels sucks - you think you're getting on for a nice relaxing break and a lovely view of the park, but really you are getting on to die. Did you guys see the water show? It wasn't finished when we went but it looked fantasmical. Glad you had some kid-free fun! :)

mandy said...

i love your practicality olga!

Tassi Smith said...

Glad you had fun. Hooray for ten years!!!

Sarah said...

So glad you guys got away for a little while. It looks like a fun trip. NEVER would have thought to book a sailing lesson - yes, I am jealous and wish I was there with you! Also, it has NEVER occurred to me to take a picture of the screen! White trash? Try genuis! I am totally doing that next time.

P.S. Halloween was cute. Looks like Quinn and Emily would hit it off. Love your's and Tait's costume idea! Try to think of it as you one because your's was the most clever versus the most realistic. I've always been jealous of your amazing wit...

Jill said...

What a great trip! Fun pics and fun times! Happy Anniversary! :)