Thursday, July 22, 2010


Yes, Emilie, we found it!! What you are seeing is a shriveled and petrified carrot. This is not just any carrot, though. This carrot has been all over the world!! When Connor was 5 yrs old, Vicki came home to stay with him for a few days while we went to Biloxi, Mississippi for an IAAI convention and when we got back home we found this half-eaten carrot on our nightstand. So Mike put it in Vicki's suitcase when she left to go New York for an internship. The next time we went to see Vicki after she and Morgan were married, the carrot ended up in our suitcase when we got home. It seems to end up in the luggage of whoever is traveling. It has also been to Hawaii, California, Mexico, back and forth from Utah to Las Vegas and even to Bulgaria with Emilie and Branden on their honeymoon. Now it is resting in Sierra Leone, West Africa for the next 17 months! amazing little carrot! Wonder where it will go next?


Emilie and Branden said...

Haaa!!! I love it. How long did it take you to find it? It was Branden's idea, by the way. And you left out the part of the story where Dad insisted it was mine when he first found it, and kept putting it in my bed. But I was stubborn and kept putting it back in your room 'cause I DIDN'T LEAVE IT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! So that's how the back and forth started. Then it went with Vicki to NY. Next it was in my pocket on my high school field trip to Mexico...and so on. LOVE IT!

I think the carrot literally means "I love you and I miss you".

Jen and Marty said...

OH MY GOSH. So, I was just on facebook and saw that Emilie was too. Just said Hi and then for some weird reason I said, Remember at Girls Camp that one year when we hiked to the peak of Mt. Charleston and your dad put a wilty carrot in your sleeping bag? She wrote back and said, check out my parents blog for a carrot story. So I did. Tooooo funny! I'm off to check out the rest of your blog. Weird that you're in Africa...I mean, not weird but...kinda. :) if that makes sense. LOve you!