Sunday, January 27, 2008


This weekend, Scott and I were able to go on TWO dates alone. It's very rare that this happens, so it's definitely something to blog about. Yesterday we were able to hang out with our friends Seth and Fabiola. We haven't seen them in quite a long time, so it was fun hanging out. It seems like that happens a lot around here. We have friends that we would like to hang out with that don't live in Provo, but we often don't see them for months at a time because things get busy. Anyway, so we decided to go to lunch with them at a BBQ smokehouse. Afterwards, we dropped Hannah off at some girls' house and went ice skating. Here are a few pics:

I look incredibly white standing next to Seth and Fabiola.

There are many things that Scott is good at:
1. Reading
2. Playing basketball
3. math

However, ice skating is not one of them. He told me before we went that he didn't like ice skating and that he couldn't do it. I thought, 'Oh, he's just being modest. Everyone can ice skate if they try hard enough.' Well, the first time we went out on the ice he could not let go of the side wall. His ankles kept turning in like the picture above, so he could not stand on his skates straight. I must admit, it was the funniest thing I have ever seen in our almost 4 years of marriage. I was really proud of him, though, because he kept trying. He was willing to keep going around the rink, even though his ankles were killing him. By the time we were ready to go, Scott was able to make it around the rink, holding my hand, without touching the wall at all. He made major progress, and I think that if we were to go more often, he would be able to master skating on his own.........after all, this was only his second time going in his life.

On Friday night, we got a call around 3:45pm asking if we wanted to go the Kings/Jazz game by one of Scott's co-workers. I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to go, but it worked out great. Hollie and Jarin were able to take Hannah (thanks again). We rushed to get Hannah to meet Hollie in Orem on time, then we rushed to Scott's co-worker's house to get the tickets, then we rushed to the game during traffic hour. Everything turned out perfect, despite all of the rushing. We got tickets to go to a buffet on the bottom floor of the Energy Solutions Arena. I had no idea people could go down there. So, before the game started we had a delicious meal and dessert. During half time, this place was also serving nachos, drinks, and popcorn for anyone that had tickets. We were stuffed! Our seats were only 19 rows up. We could see everything very clearly (except I did have a man in front of me with a huge was kind of hard to see around it). The Kings lost, of course, and Ron Artest was getting booed left and right, but the experience was the best. We got free parking, free dinner, and awesome free tickets!

I had to take a picture when the Kings were up by a little bit, because I knew that it wasn't going to last long.

Here is a video of the fun we were able to see.


Mom said...

Wow, I am impressed with your Kings date. What a wonderful friend you have to give you such awesone tickets! What a deal. I am glad you had such a good time. And Scott, I can totally understand the ankle turning in thing. I am the same way exactly. I could never skate because I was skating on my ankles. Someone told me once that it had to do with wearing the wrong size shoe. Don't know about that. Its funny because your unsurety shows in the first picture. I can see you hanging on the fence for dear life. But, I am sure you guys had a good time with your friends. Thanks for sharing.

Hollie said...

I'm with Mom and Scott. I've only been ice skating maybe twice in my life; but I remember my ankles turning in and killing by the end of it. Maybe Maran is just exceptionally good at ice skating compared to the rest of us and should keep it up as a hobby. So glad you guys got to go on dates this past weekend. It's such a necessary thing. Hannah was a lot of fun.

kerrie said...

That's awesome that you guys got to go on a couple of dates. And really fun dates too. (our dates are usually out to eat or to the mall). Sorry about the sore ankles. The last time Jake and I went roller skating Jake's ankles were in pain for days. So he understands Scott's pain.

Jennifer said...

Fun dates! I would have loved to have seen Scott 'skating'. I can't remember if my ankles turn in or not. Probably. I love it when you get freebies like the kings game.

RachelBarker said...

Hey, so I'm not the best at this blog thing. I had Stacy help me with it, so now i think i can comment to other people. But I wish I could have seen you too! But I'm sure you'll be back sometime this next year so maybe we'll be able to all get together. Ok, so how grateful I am for your fun blog on Scott ice skating. I was laughing so hard and Trent asked what was so funny,so i told him to come read your blog. I was seriously rolling. Thanks! You are right, if he went more often he would get the hang of it.
Take Care

Esther Noelle said...

Yeah for date nights!!! Good job guys on getting out! :)