Sunday, November 16, 2008

From Search Parties to Craft Parties

I bet you are wondering how our day went from this:
To this:

Well, it all started when dad said, "Let's take the quads out on Saturday!" So bright and early Saturday morning we load up the quads and head up to Saguaro Lake to ride for a couple hours. We got there at about 9:20 (like I said, "bright and early") and around 9:35 my brother in law Mike took off on one of the quads. My family doesn't ride hard...we usually take the quad out on a trail or two for about 10 minutes, then head back so someone else could have a turn. At this point, I should mention that this is the one time we forgot to bring walkie talkies to attach to the 
quads.

 Anyway, around 10:00 we start to wonder where Mike is...he's been gone an awfully long time. We assumed he was just off exploring different trails and whatnot. Well, when we still hadn't seen Mike by 10:30 my dad jumped onto the other quad to go look for him, thinking that maybe the other quad at died or whatnot as it was prone to do. 30 minutes later, dad comes back with no Mike. So TJ jumps on the quad to go look in another area. When TJ comes back without Mike, we all start to worry a little bit (and Lindsey was worrying a lot!). Just as dad was getting in his truck to go chat with the Sherriff, the rangers truck rolled in. So we ran to catch the ranger, he phoned the sherriff's office and pretty soon we had not one but three Sherriff's Department guys pulling up (including the K-9 unit...just in case Mike was smuggling drugs, I guess).

Questions were answered about Mike, what he was wearing, how long he had been gone, whether or not he had been paying his tithing (because of course Mike was last seen sporting BYU and Utah State paraphenelia so it wasn't hard to assume that we were LDS). 


Just as the Sherriff's guys were putting in a call for a helicopter to search the area (because by now Mike had been gone for THREE hours!), a Suburban rolls up with Mike in the back seat! Apparantly, Mike had been out riding around, lost all sense of directions (therefore driving in the wrong direction for quite a while), and eventually was able to find some people who could help him out. 


We were so glad that Mike made it back safe and sound, without any of the broken limbs we were all assuming he had! So after our crazy morning adventures, we headed home to make these adorable Countdown to Christmas magnet boards. The little containers will be filled with candy for TJ to eat each day as we countdown the days until Christmas.

12 comments:

cindy said...

Some our greatest memories tend to come from quad adventures...so far all have happy endings.

Karen said...

You guys must've been nervous wrecks! I'm so glad he is safe. What a day.

Also, I was actually going to be making something like your coutdown craft, but I love yours better than the idea I saw on the internet. I would love to see it in person. You did a cute job!

Sovereign Family said...

hi lisa, this is danesa. i found your blog thru karen's.

Sar Bear said...

Oh I miss the quading. Remember the time Amy was right behind us then she wasn't and when we cut the engines we heard little Amy squeaks and then found her very much under the quad. Yeah good times!

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The Becker Bunch said...

Okay, so you already know that I stalk your blog, so why not comment every now and again!! I just have to say that this is one of the funniest stories I've heard in a long time. Mike will be razzed by the Becker's for a long time coming for this one!!:) Glad it worked out in the end!!

Annie and John said...

Lisa, I found your blog through Karen's too. What a crazy day! That Christmas Board is sooo cute! You guys are such a great couple...we're so grateful your in our ward!- The Foote's.

The Knights said...

Hey...thanks to your cute creations now I can create my own!! See you at thanksgiving!

Karen said...

Hi Lisa,
would you mind replying how you made the advent calendar, and where you got the materials. i'd love to make this too! Thanks so much!

Ron and Paula said...

Funny story! Glad everything ended up okay. And cute countdown board, you guys should have invited all the knight girls over to make it with you!

Katie said...

Hooray I found your blog!

Now tell me how to make the cute magnet board. I want one. :)

lisa said...

The countdown calendar we made is a piece of sheet metal covered with scrapbook paper. My mom got the idea from an enrichment activity, but instead of using sheet metal they just used a cookie sheet! We glued magnets to the back of mini containers and decorated the tops. It was really simple to make!