Saturday, September 27, 2014

Run Long and Prosper: The Van

Ragnar was awesome this year!  Our team actually had a coherent theme complete with costumes and van decorations!

Eva, the Ragnar veteran (this is her third year in a row as a Ragnar crew van), was decked out beautifully! I had a great time letting the inner artist in me loose with window markers:

I started by outlining everything in Crayola Window Mega Markers (which are pretty good, but some of the colors don't show up very bold on the tinted windows)...

 ...then filled it in with the Darice Window Artist Markers (which have a great tip and paint-like coverage... but are very messy when you make a mistake, so I recommend the Crayolas or even a dry-erase outline first)
 Jon and Wes got into the spirit with their cell-phone phasers...
 Lynn joined the race at the last minute to replace an injured runner... he fit right in with the team :)
 Lynn designed and drew the Enterprise on the hood... NOW there is a Stick Figure Enterprise out there on the internet! ... In case anybody needed one,..
 Jon drew his little guy with a stun count underneath (a stun is when you pass a runner in the race...)
Lynn designed the little stick figure Worf.
 My Dr. Crusher with the Dr. Bones quote... we embrace all Star Treks...
 Cute little Spok... He got the place of honor next to the Ragnar symbol
 And Picard... tall and proud... ready to run!
And as far as removal goes... both markers washed off easily enough... though I was disappointed with the Shell gas station car wash... it got most of it off with a run through, but I still had to go around to each one and spray and wipe... Next time I'll keep the nine bucks and wash it myself...

Run Long and Prosper!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Welcome Perry!

Last week, we bid a fond farewell to our dear old Wall-e, our sweet little white Honda Civic.  He (it) was a beloved part of our family since 2004 and saw us through many great adventures including visits to both mission sites (Nauvoo, IL and Tampico, Mexico), Chicago, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon...commuting to our first jobs at Spanish Fork Middle School and Electronic Arts...and bringing home Dawna, Larry, and Naomi from the hospital. We'll never forget our dear old Wall-e... best of luck in your new home!!!

But all endings bring new beginnings, and yesterday, we welcomed the newest member of our automotive family... Eva is a big sister!!! We proudly welcome:

Our Subaru Crosstrek XV

Arrived: September 25, 2014,  6:15pm
 3,197 lbs.
175 inches

Perry is Dark Grey Metallic with black leather interior. He is little and sporty and sleek, ready for heading off  to work or heading off road at a moment's notice! 

For both Jon and I, this is the first time we've purchased a brand new car... and we've enjoyed watching our trip counter match the odometer exactly! Woah! (that will only work for about 200 more miles... so we had to take a picture while it lasted...)
We look forward to many fun adventures with you, Perry, including teaching our oldest kid how to drive in 7 years... scary thought that...

Love: it's what makes Perry our Subaru :)