Some of you have been wanting to know what happened to Amber, Millie and I on Wednesday night last week, so I decided to write a blog post about it to fill everyone's curiosity.
Wednesday evening Amber, Millie and I went to the University Mall Cinemark in Orem, Utah. We went and saw the Gallows because we are scary movie obsessed. The movie was good, by the way. We screamed out loud twice. Haha! Probably because we psyched ourselves out but whatever, haha!
At the end of the movie, we were walking out to the car when we saw a man with grey hair, probably in his mid-forties, sitting on a bench next to my car. We didn't think anything of it, until he asked us a question as we got to my car. He said, "Can you give me a ride to the station, I broke my bike?" (Those of you that know the Orem Mall, know there's a bus station, literally like 100 feet away from the entrance of the theater.) I knew something was sketchy because of his body language and the look of his eyes. I knew he was most likely drunk, plus he could have smoked a little marijuana. Not only that, but he obviously "broke" his bike on purpose, since the only thing that was wrong with it was the chain was off the bike.
Leary of the situation, I replied, "What station?"
"I don't know, any station. Can we just get in your car and drive around?"
I gave him a stern "NO" and the three of us girls walked to my car and quickly got in.
Worried about other women, I watched him from the car and noticed that he kept flagging down other women while completely ignoring the men that walked out of the theater by retreating back to his bench and pretending nothing ever happened. I decided to call Orem dispatch.
I explained to the woman on the other line what was happening and she sent two officers to our location. I think he knew what we were doing because he looked at us, got up from his bench, walked behind my car and put his hands on the trunk. I told the woman on the phone everything as it happened. The man then walked to the passenger side, fell against the car next to us, stood up, fell against my car and then slid himself to the passenger side door where Amber was sitting. He began pounding on the window, pulling on the handle and demanding that we open the door.
Amber kept telling him NO.
Millie is hilarious and pulled out her fancy double bladed (earwig looking) pocket knife and set it on her lap.
I put my purse on my lap and unzipped the holster area where "Matilda" hides, still invisible.
The woman told me to keep her on the line until the officers arrived.
A few minutes later, officers did arrive. A few minutes later, an officer pulled up and parked in the row behind us. The man saw him and quickly made his way back to his bench. The officer approached the passenger side and Amber rolled the window down. We told him everything that happened and told him who the man was. He told us that they had dealt with him several times before. He then walked over to the man and began questioning him. Moments later, another officer arrived and parked directly behind my car. The other cop flagged him down and he went over to him and began chewing the man out. We rolled down the window just a teeny bit to listen and what we got out of it was that the cop chewing him out had dealt with him multiple times too. Shortly after, they called for back up and a mall cop arrived as well as a few other cops. They ended up arresting the man.
The second cop moved his car so I could leave and I made eye contact with the first cop, giving him a thumbs up to see if it was okay for me to leave and he nodded and waved, indicating it was okay for me to drive away and we left.
Moral of the Story:
1. Many people criticize cops. I know there are few out there that are corrupt, just like there are doctors, nurses, grocery baggers, teachers, students, friends, family and even garbage man that are corrupt to some degree. However, I choose to believe that most people out there are just like you and me, just living their lives, trying to make life easier for others as well as themselves. It's pretty easy to tell who is good and who is not. Cops are meant to be tough. They are meant to be no nonsense men and women. Make yours and their lives and experiences easier by cooperating. Remember, you reap what you sew. If your a jerk to someone, especially for no reason, be prepared to receive the same treatment back. Cops are the good guys. I have had MANY run ins with cops (don't worry, I've never committed a crime) and every single experience, I treated them with respect and I received the same treatment back. I mean, I go to school with many of them! I'm sick of people judging them. Some of them are great friends of mine! I've probably literally had hundreds of conversations with many different officers and NOT A SINGLE ONE was anything like how media portrays them. I gotta tell ya, they have saved me numerous times and that is all they do ALL DAY. You may criticize them now, but if you were in this situation, I'll tell you right now, a COP is going to be the first one to come save you and YOU will be grateful that they did (all you hypocrites out there, I'm sick of it). I am very thankful to all those men and women everywhere that risk their lives to do what? SAVE YOU AND ME FROM STUPID INCIDENTS LIKE THIS. Any person in their right mind would see how selfless of an act it is for them to go out and save our butts every day. *Sigh* Rant over. Moving on.
2. The second point I would like to make. All of you wondering who "Matilda" is, she is my constant purse companion. She is a .380 pistol. All you anti gun advocates out there, say the man broke my window, maybe pulled a knife out and grabbed Amber who was just sitting in the passenger seat, No time to call 911, he was going to hurt her. Would you really rather have you, or your friend be dead and have the guy run and wreak havoc and harm other people for who knows how long, until the guy actually gets arrested? I would rather have one less psycho to worry about then see that unfold. I'll tell you right now, someone breaking into my house to kill my family, I'm going to be really thankful for those 4 hours I spent at Gunnies to get my permit and for "Matilda". My family will always come first. The only one to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. Bad guys are always going to do what they've always done, you take guns away, all you're taking them from are the good, honest, men and women out there. Bad guys will always find a way to get a gun. I mean drugs are illegal but I know for a fact that just because they are illegal, doesn't mean suddenly there is no drugs anywhere. Killing is never okay, on either side. I hope I never have to use Matilda, but I'll sure be very thankful she is there if I ever have to. No it's not cool. Using it is ONLY for protection and the VERY LAST resort.
Sorry, wasn't meant to turn into a ranting post...
On that note, the creepy people were Millie and Amber. Hahahaha!
On Mother's day, my sister decided to surprise my mom and dad by making a big announcement. She made a card with 3 folds and with each fold a little more of the surprise was revealed. When you got to the final fold this is what you found:
I'm not gonna lie, I cried like a baby. I am so happy and excited for them! I really want to meet my new niece or nephew! I even have dreams about it! I'm so so so Excited! However, those who know me, know that this DOES NOT help my impatience problem. LOL!
And yesterday, she was able to reveal the sex of her baby!
It's a GIRL!!!!!
I am so excited for her and Stefan! You guys will make such great parents! Meghan has always taken care of me and been there when I needed her. She has always stuck up for me no matter what. That is how I know she will just make the best mom! Her heart is already so full of love for her sweet little one. I can't wait to see her face when she sees her little ones face for the first time. And Stefan, he's the brother I never had. He just loves Meghan and you can see it all over his face. He treats her like a queen. He's always been so kind to me and my sisters. He's always been the first to jump up to help everyone, no questions asked. I know this first hand. He will be such a great dad. He will be such a great example to their little one. Thank you guys for being such great examples to me and Trevin! You guys mean the world to us!
I am so Excited! I AM SO EXCITED! I AM SOOOOO EEEXXCCCIIITTTEEEDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love you guys. But I seriously get to hold her whenever I want. Haha! I'm gonna be an aunt! :)
This past weekend, until yesterday, my family took a trip to Yellowstone. It was tons of fun! It was the first time that Trevin and Stefan have ever been to see Yellowstone. Meghan and I were so excited to show them one of our favorite trips that we go on when we have family reunions! Many mini adventures happened along the way! Take a look:
The first day that we were there, we got to go to the Grizzly Bear and Wolf Discovery Center. IT WAS AWESOME! I have never been so close to live bears and wolves ever in my life! I have never even seen one in real life! Here are some photo's of the museum where they tell you about different bears and wolves.
This guy was ENORMOUS! This picture does not do this Polar Bear and justice.
Me with a wolf statue!
A statue of a bear catching a fish!
And me, kissing the fish... LOL!
Meet the bears!
Here's a brother and sister foraging for food!
They had some rescued birds in the park as well.
I forget what type of bird this is... I think it's a falcon?
And last but not least, my favorite part of the whole trip, THE WOLVES!
I can'r remember their names! I wish I did, but this guy was a little aggressive. He was stalking us.
Meet the nicest wolves and my favorite of the 3 packs that they had.
SUMMIT & ADARA
(I remember their names!)
(The crisp white wolf is Summit, the one with a little grey coloring is Adara.)
A guy came out and put fish in the river for Summit and Adara. Here are some videos of them fishing! It was so cool! They said that Summit is the best fisher of all the wolves. He catches one within the first couple seconds of fishing!
This was my favorite part of the whole trip!
Here are some photo's of the actual park!
Our first day going into the park, we ran into this guy walking up the road. Silly Fluffabo (Buffalo, Bison, whatever...)!
I can't remember what area this was in... Sorry guys!
It was so pretty, I just had to take a picture of the treetops.
My dad and baby sis, taking a rest!
Meg, Trevin and Stefan!
Next, we went to Mammoth!
THERE WERE ELK EVERYWHERE!
This is Liberty Cone, it has been dormant for hundreds of years!
I don't even know what this is even called but whatever it is, it was beautiful!
Not so photogenic lol!
After Mammoth we went to Upper and Lower Falls!
I was so high up haha!
Waterfalls and rivers are so pretty. :)
Just chillin' on the railing hahaha! (He was bored.)
My Beautiful sister Meghan, she is absolutely stunning!!! (And my little niece/nephew hehe, I still can't get over the fact that I'm going to be an auntie hehe! So EXCITED!)
Elliots dragon cave!
Next we went to Left Thumb? I think? and we saw this awesome car! My dad was so excited and the owner came and showed him everything on it!
Cones in the lake.
Next, we went to where Old Faithful was and got to watch her faithfully blow water, hehe.
Pretty river :)
More colorful pools!
Mini geyser going crazy.
I can't remember... But I liked it!
This is the grand geyser, I thought it was about to go off but it didn't.
Pretty sunset :)
The Grand Geyser finally went off haha!
And we watched Old Faithful go off as we were leaving.
It was a wonderful trip! I hadn't been to Yellowstone in 8 years! It was so great to go back. I just loved it. Most of all, I loved spending it with my family! I hope that Stefan and Trevin had a great time!