Friday, April 25, 2008

Thank you Mr. Wicke!!

So April 1 (April Fools Day) was very exciting for us. I was working the cell phone and email at home trying to close an acquisition for a client when our home phone began ringing off the hook at 8 am.

What was so exciting? Each caller had that breathless expectation in their voice as if they were trying to beat all other callers. I answered the first call just before 8 am:

Chris: [sounding busy and annoyed] "Hello"?

Caller: [sounding in a rush like she is calling a radio contest and hoping to the be 36th caller] "I'm calling about the ad!"

Chris: [still sounding annoyed but now also sounding confused] "What ad?"

Caller: "Your Craigslist ad. Is the Spider Monkey still available?"

Chris: "What? You must have the wrong number."

Caller: "Is this Chris?"

Chris: "Yes"

Caller: "You're the one with the Spider Monkey"

I am not always super quick on the uptake, but I began to suspect that something was amiss. We received 40+ calls that day. Who knew that Spider Monkeys were so popular?

It took a while to find, but below is the Craigslist ad. My hats off to you, Senior Wicke (, for pulling off this great April Fools Day prank. You are next!!


house trained spider monkey needs new home

Reply to: see below
Date: 2008-04-01, 8:36AM MST

Fun and friendly spider monkey is house trained and great with children. We are moving out of country and cannot take "George" with us. Please call and ask for Chris, 480-[xxx-xxxx]. Please leave a message if we are not around -leave name, number and describe your ability to care for this type of pet.

· Location: Mesa

· it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 626333021

Friday, April 18, 2008

Weekend Away

My sweet husband surprised me (although the way I was surprised is a story all by itself) with a weekend away. This was no ordinary weekend away. He had managed to get tickets to the biggest game in English football. That's right we were on our way to England. It was really a crazy trip- We flew-went to the football game-and flew home. It was a blast and I got to see my favorite team play. For those of you who don't know we are huge soccer fans and I love the English team Manchester United. So we were off for a weekend in Manchester. A huge thanks to the Richins for watching our kids. Here are the picts. Thank you Chris- I love you!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

We Finished Alma!!!

Every morning before the boys leave for school we try to read a little from the Book of Mormon. Well, it seems as if we have been reading from the book of Alma for about 100 years. We are happy to say that we finally finished and have moved on to Helaman. Things seem to be moving at a much faster rate now that we don't have to read 63 verse chapters. The boys liked the battles but we are glad to be done!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Busy Weekend

What a fun weekend we had. On Friday, the boys had their annual piano recital. The boys did really well- a lot of practice the week of. We did have a piano recital miracle. Jackson did not have his songs memorized as of Wednesday but managed to pull it off at the last minute (why do I think this is a foreshadowing of things to come?) I am really proud of them. It is hard for them to practice and they manage to do an okay job of it.
On Saturday we had opening day of Baseball. Christopher did excellent. He had 4 hits and a great defensive stop. He was the MVP of his game. He was very excited.

Jackson had a very exciting game. They won 8-5- it was very tense. He also did great. He had 2 walks and a very exciting steal to home. Chris is also one of the coaches on the team- he did a great job coaching.:)