Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Greatest Yahtzee Player in the Wor-rld

Yahtzee has been by far the most played game since we've been here. When our English TV channel all of a sudden gets switched to Spanish, we resort to the time-wasting electronic game. For those of you who don't know Yahtzee too well, the average score is around 250. This is what Brad got:

The last high score was about 590. So Brad, hats win!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Magic Fountain

Brad took me on a happy V. Day date last night. We went to the magic fountain water show. It's the same idea as the Bellagio in Vegas, but in a smaller space and with colors. Here's a short video:

It was really quite enjoyable. It even looks like we were on a real date - you know - just the two of us.

Don't worry though, because Alexa was there too. She was entertaining some Asian girls.

Side Note: After 4 months of having Alexa every minute of every day, we're going to need some babysitters when we get home! So, let us know which weeks work for you.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Big Game

Brad got us tickets to go see FC Barcelona play last week. The game didn't start until 9:30 p.m. so it was a little challenging getting Alexa there with us, but we all made it eventually. Ande we got great seats right at the very top.

The field is HUGE! I was surprised because they don't seem that big on TV. The stadium is enormous too. Who knew there were so many people in the world that actually like soccer?

FC Barcelona scored their 5000th goal during the game and won 2 - 0. It was fun to cheer even though I had no idea what was going on most of the time.
Don't we look like a happy, soccer-loving family?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Our Roommates

We’ve mentioned our roommates, Scott and Kirby, in a couple of other posts, but we never formally introduced them.

This is Scott and Kirby Fish. Scott and I became friends on our mission in Chile, and we ended up together again at law school at ASU. Scott is from Oregon (Salem, I think) but you can never get a straight answer from Kirby when you ask her where she’s from, because her dad was in the army and her family moved around a lot.

No one is really sure how we ended up living together here in Barcelona. We all kind of lost our minds after 7 days in the hostel (we shared a room there, too), and so we threw privacy and personal space to the wind when we were scoping out places to live. This apartment looked like a good deal to us, so we sprang for it and never looked back except for a couple of times.

A few of Scott and Kirby’s favorite things: Scott likes taking mate (pronounced mah-tay) and playing electronic yahtzee (don’t we all?), and, on a good day, you can catch him wearing a pink shirt. Kirby loves hot chocolate (Stephen’s is her brand) and is an avid blogger. You can find her version of our Barcelona Adventure at

Some of the positive aspects of sharing an apartment with another couple is that you’ve always got enough people to play a game. Only a few nights have gotten by without atleast a quick game. We play Phase-10, Skip-bo, and Ticket to Ride. Living together is working out pretty well. Alexa keeps the situation interesting, but Scott and Kirby are very patient with her, even tho’ sometimes she wanders into their room and other times she doesn’t want anyone to sleep.

So now when their names appear in our posts, you'll know who we're talking about.