Sunday, October 26, 2008

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So, Nathan's surgery is this Thursday, and still have no idea what time he's scheduled for, how much the deposit is, and which one he is actually having! I think I will be making some phone calls tomorrow...

Mark and I feel kind of bad. Nathan will miss Halloween, and we won't get to see William in his cute dragon costume, or watch Oren go door to door. I guess Steph and Jeff will drag William along if they do a trunk or treat, and Amanda was going to haul Oren to our ward's party. Fun for everyone! (ha ha...) But we may as well get it over with, waiting isn't going to make it any easier.

I finally got to go on a date with my sweetie this weekend! Amanda watched the boys, and we went out to a local vintage diner, and drove down to Nampa to go to the "Haunted World". We forked out extra to get fast track tickets so we wouldn't have to wait in line. We were glad we did when we actually saw how long the line was to go through the scary forest walk. The Haunted World is over 20 acres of forest and corn field and scary thrills and phsyco ward motel gone wrong. Strobe lights and dark narrow tunnels where you can't see a thing. All that good stuff. What's funny is that Mark jumped more than I did! I usually am so freaked out by the end that I am screaming and can't hardly move. This time it was more "eh..." Even the chainsaw guy at the end, which seriously makes me freeze in absolute terror - childhood haunted house trauma - didn't faze me! Of course, you could hear him coming and he was running for us instead of jumping out from behind something, so...

We were talking about it afterwards, and I think the problem was that we were between 2 groups that were fairly close together. The people in front of us were screaming like crazy and then when we got there the guys were resetting for the people behind us. Just bad timing. The people behind us were freaking out all the time too! Drat...

Plus, the first one I went through with Mark was a haunted wood. We held hands a little but hadn't been dating very long. The second one we had only been married a couple months and I was newly pregnant. The difference this time was that I had 7 years of security and trust with Mark. I knew he would keep me safe. He walked slightly in front of me and held my hand or made me hold the back of his coat if it was too tight of a tunnel. So what did I have to be scared of? Mark was there! My knight in shining armor, just without the horse. Although we did drive his nice car instead of my huge mini van... ;-)

Coming in at 1 am made for a difficult time waking up for church this morning though. And I should be in bed, passed out, but I felt like chatting with everyone. However, sitting here typing has made me even more tired, I will catch up on everyone's blogs in the morning and leave nice comments for everyone. OK? Thanks, and lots of loves!

4 comments:

Jake & Lisa Danes said...

Sounds like you had fun! I love haunted anything! Halloween is so fun! I hope that all goes well with your son's surgery which ever one he ends up having!

Stephanie said...

I haven't been to a haunted house for a long time. Morgan worked at Haunted World last year and had a great time jumping out at people.

Mom said we can take the kids to the trunk or treat at their ward. Then we'll have Mom and Janelle to help with the kids, and I think it will be less overwhelming than the one at the hospital. There will be much fewer people there. We'll make sure he has a good time!

Farrell Family said...

Sounds like a fun date...even if wasn't that scary. At least you were on a date, no kids around...we at least not any of yours. Hope you had fun anyway.

Good luck with the surgery!

Kathy & Dave Whittle said...

So nice you got to go out on a real date with Mark - those are few and far between for us these days...... hope all went well with the surgery.