Tuesday, April 10, 2007


So we had another fun 2 weeks. My birthday party one week, and our friends visiting the second week. And we have pictures to prove it!

For my birthday this year we went over to a friend's house and played Guitar Hero II and talked and ate a lot of food. It was really fun, in that young-married-couple sort of way. I'll tell you something about Guitar Hero. Red Octane definitely found a gold mine with that one. Everywhere I go (and Guitar Hero comes along) it is contagious. My first experience with it was from a theater friend in Provo. She told me about it and I thought it sounded weirdy. But then I played it and it was totally wicked-sweet and Celeste gave it to me for Christmas. Then I brought it home for Christmas. Now my Dad went out and purchased a PS2 and picked himself out a guitar. My twin brother traded in his DS for the PS2 and this beloved game. Now guess what happened a few days after the Guitar Hero birthday party? Yep, that's right. My friend starts inquiring about the price of a PS2. It's a beautiful thing, that Guitar Hero.

With all the recent activity in the movie industry around the comic book scene, I find myself wandering the pages of wikipedia.org and marvel.com catching up on the last 10 years of events I missed out on by growing up (that dang puberty!). In conjunction with this recent fascination with everything Marvel, I bought some new comic books for my birthday and got a great new video game too! I heard about this new series written by Neil Gaiman that thrust the major players of the Marvel universe into the year 1602. It got great reviews so I purchased it. I also picked up Marvel Fairytales, which takes X-Men characters and amalgamates them with traditional folk-lores and fairy-tales. And of course, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is a 4-player, cooperative, action videogame based on the Marvel universe. The main attraction is that Celeste is willing to play it with me! As you can tell, I was really excited by that one.

So the birthday was good. And even better was a visit from our friends Joseph and Melinda Draschil! They came down Easter weekend and we just chilled for 3 days. I felt like we were supposed to do something dramatic and exciting for their visit, but we didn't. We just relaxed...as if it hasn't even been 7 months since we've seen each other. They did accompany us to our Primary Easter activity, and that was pretty fun. I'm getting so excited about being a parent!

As always, we couldn't just pass the time idly by with Guitar Hero in the house. So although we didn't go to some fantastic show, or peruse the mighty halls of a museum, we did have an awfully fun jam session!


Joseph Draschil said...

Easter Weekend rocked! (except for the day I was totally sick on your futon and then we stole your soft bed that night)

I'm jealous that Melinda picked up Guitar Hero faster than me. Since when is she better at a video game?

Anyway, we can't wait to hang out again this summer when y'all come to Utah for Brooklyn's baby blessing.

Austin Baillio said...

Oh Jospeh, Oh Melinda....wherefor art thou Joseph and Melinda....

I wish we could have super cool hang out fests. Guess you gotta be Brad and Celeste kind of cool to get such an opportunity!

We live a lot closer now so if ever you want to take a trip to California, we would LOVE to have you!!

Oh, and Brad....way cool party. Sounds like you had a fun time!

b-ryce said...

sounds like you guys are living the good life, with parties and video games and with guitars. That sounds awesome.

Can we get some more belly pics?