Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Malzl's Visit! Oh...and our sink fell out of the wall...

The Malzl's came to visit us!!! It was a lot of fun to visit with Laly, Christoph, Mattias, Melanie, Kiana and Danielito. For those of you who don't know, Laly is my dad's youngest sister, Christoph is her husband from Austria whom she met while she was going to school at BYU-Hawaii and M, M, K and D are their kids.

I cooked pastel de papa for them, (in my efforts to impress them since Laly is such a great cook), chatted, and then went to Memorial Grove park.

So about ten minutes before they arrived Zane was wipping off the sink in the bathroom as I was in the kitchen when I heard this LOUD LOUD noise, as if a building collapsed inside our apartment or something....I ran at full speed to the bathroom and saw Zane standing, speechless, with a shocked look on his face. Our bathroom sink was completely on the floor...broken. It just fell out of our wall. Well, we do live in a place that was built in like 1904 or something, but to have your sink fall out of your wall is quite the experience. Poor Zane was so traumatized by the event that the very first thing he said the next morning as he woke up was: Nany, our sink fell out of the wall.

More Independence Day Celebrations!

Okay, so it wasn't meant to be an Independence Day celebration, but our ward had a "Back to School activity" and Zane and I performed the "Cueca" which is Chile's national dance. We both found whatever we could and dressed up as huasos. Zane learned how to dance la Cueca a few hours before the performance. He did an EXCELLENT job! No esta mal para un gringuito ;)
Ps: In case you haven't noticed I haven't blogged in a long time!! (Hence the pictures before the stories)

Hanzon Autumness # 1

18 DE SEPTIEMBRE, VIVA CHILE!!!!!! (Chile's Independence Day)

Zane and I were so excited to celebrate our 1st Sept. 18th together. We went to a nearby Chilean Deli and had completos, empanadas, and Churrasco Palta. Even though it wasn't as good as the stuff my grandma used to make, the spirit of Independence was there. We both had fun and enjoyed the food. I am so proud of being a Chilean!! :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Random happenings Part IV - Haley's and Reece's Open House in Colorado

We drove up to Colorado on Labor Day Weekend for Haley's and Reece's Open House. It was SO fun!! Haley looked SO good, and her hair looked beautiful!!! (Not that I helped...). Haley, I just loved your dress! Oh Reece, you looked great too! ;) There were lots of guests, really good food, beautiful flowers, INCREDIBLE home made raspberry sherbet (thanks Thais!), conversation with former high school teachers, friends and family, and....awesome presents for the new Hanzon fam!!

After the Open House we HAD to play a game of CRUD, yes CRUD. Zane will later explain what this game...I am sorry this sport is all about! Reagan was our LEADER, and Emily and Don joined us (we love them!! ), and so did Michelle, Luke's friend who served a mission in CHILE!! She did a great job as a greeny in the game of CRUD.

On Sunday afternoon Zane and I went for our "Sunday walk." talked about deep doctrine, McConkie versus Talmage, saw a beautiful rainbow, eagles, birds, but NO PRAIRIE DOGS! I was heartbroken. I love prairie dogs, but it had rained, so they were probably in their underground caverns getting warm.

We just had a GREAT time in colorful Colorado :)

Random happenings Part III - Melanie's b-day!!! And craazy Kiana....

We went up to Mapleton to celebrate our beloved MELANIE!'s birthday!! She is 11 now! I can't believe it! I CHANGED HER DIAPERS!!! She is a cutie and we love her! Oh by the way, she is my cousin :) Her crazy (and ADORABLE) little sister Kiana had to make an appearance in one of the pictures. Of course, because she is a riot and the life of the party (hija de tigresa???). We love those kids!

Random happenings Part II - Lucky Charms and others...

One Saturday evening we had the Fails (Zane's sis Kirsten and her hubby Reagan) over for a Chilean Feast. This feast included a Chilean style prepared meal: Pastel de papas, ensalada a la chilena, porotitos verdes, juguitos naturales, duraznitos y peras con crema y otros. After the feast we played the Chilean game: "Al corre el anillo" which we used to play with my family for Family Home Evening in Chile. Every time someone gets the answer wrong he or she must put down a "prenda" or any personal item down. In order to retrieve this item, one must execute a "fine" performance...of any kind!

Zane and Nany did the "Lucky Charms" song. Kirsten did her "facial trick" -and we didn't get any pictures! Inconceivable!! And Reagan delighted us with.....a lovely trick!

Random happenings Part I - Pfeifferhorn

Zane and Reagan hiked up the Pfeifferhorn before going back to school (Reagan) and starting a new job (Zane). Here are some pics:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My husband graduated! Yahoo!

My Zaneito graduated from BYU!!! He walked and received his diploma in August. His proud wife clapped, smiled, and took lots of pictures. That same day and literally minutes before we went into the Marriott Center, he got a phone call from JP Morgan Chase with a job offer! We were really happy and felt very blessed. I can no longer claim to be the sole bread-winner for our family anymore...but I can live with that ;)