Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tim McGraw

On Friday night Matt and I went to the Usana ampitheater to see Tim McGraw in concert. It was awesome! I had never been there before but it was kind of fun just sitting on the grass on blankets. He put on a great show! They did a lot of new songs that I didn't know but he also sang lots of his classics. Being at a country singer's concert I knew we were bound to see our share of drinking, tight Wrangler jeans, huge belt buckles, and cowboy hats and we weren't disappointed. I wish I had my camera out to catch a picture of the hillbilly that was also there. This guy had on overalls with no shirt underneath (he was not a small man either). Whatever's comfortable, I guess.
Probably the funniest thing that happened was when we asked the lady sitting behind us if she would take our picture. We knew she and her husband had had a few beers but now I wonder how many she actually did have. Matt handed her our camera and showed her which button to push. She held it backwards at first and very nearly took a close-up picture of herself. After Matt turned it around for her she pointed it at us and pressed the power button instead. She didn't know she had just turned it off instead of taking a picture and handed it back to us saying, "Okay, there you go!" Matt politely said, "I'm not sure the flash worked, can we try it again?" He then gave it to her husband hoping for better luck. Her husband held it the right direction at least, but instead of holding it out a few inches from your face like you're supposed to do with a digital camera so you can actually see what you're taking a picture of, he held the corner of it right up to his eye like with a point-and-shoot camera and snapped the picture. We thanked him and thought we'd just go find someone sober to take it but the picture actually turned out okay.

Anyway, it was a really fun evening and a good concert. If you ever get the chance to see Timmy in concert, he puts on a really great show. Oh, and thank you to grandma and grandpa for tending Eliza and thank you to Eliza for actually going to sleep for them.

Here's a little clip of "I Like it, I Love it, I Want Some More of it." That is not me cheering or singing along that you can hear, it was the drunk people next to us. Sorry it's so blurry, we were pretty far away. And I hope I don't get in trouble for some copyright violation for posting this.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


1) 5 things on my "to do" list:
1. Figure out what I’m doing for sharing time next Sunday
2. Go grocery shopping (I really hate doing that lately)
3. Fold the laundry that’s been in the basket for several days
4. Exercise (let’s be honest, this has been on my to-do list for years )
5. Clean the bathrooms

2) Snacks I LOVE!
1. Ice cream
2. Basically anything chocolate
3. I wish I could think of something healthy to say… maybe fresh fruit, that’s always good

3) 5 Things I’d do if I suddenly became a millionaire:
1. Buy a house
2. Pay off our car
3. Pay off everyone in my family’s car
4. Invest
5. Get LASIK surgery

4) 5 Places I've lived:
1. Salt Lake City
2. Ephraim
3. Murray
That’s it…

5) 5 Jobs I've had:
1. Zuka Juice
2. Mervyn’s
3. America First Credit Union
4. Mom (the kind of job you don’t get paid for but definitely the best)

6) 5 things people don't know about me:
1. I had my first cavity ever this year
2. Matt’s nickname for me is Betty
3. I hate when the temperature gets above 80 degrees
4. I didn’t used to be but I’m afraid of heights now
5. After girls’ camp one year I got a tick in my neck and my brother tried to get it out by burning it with a match but that didn’t work and so he put toothpaste on my neck and then it came out.

I'll tag whoever reads our blog! (both of you) : )

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Swimming with dad

We decided we better get the most out of our HOA payments so we've been going over to the swimming pool in the evenings. It's so nice for us to cool off and enjoy some fun times with Eliza. Doesn't she look cute in her little bathing suit? She gets so excited when I get it out of the drawer for her. She doesn't even mind the funny little swimming diaper she has to wear that we're not sure we even put on the right direction. It's hard to tell which is the front and which is the back. I think her expression says it all. She really likes swimming with her dad.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Play date at the aquarium

My good friend Shelly and I decided that we are both desperate for things to do during the day with our kids so we had our first play date on Friday. We met at the Sandy Aquarium in the morning and crossed our fingers that Eliza and Josh would be happy. Even though they both wanted to get out of their strollers the whole time they still seemed to have fun. I think Eliza's favorite part was when she got to lean over a little pool and pet the stingrays (the non-dangerous kind, I'm sure) as they swam by. Well, she mostly just splashed in the water and inadvertently petted them a few times but seemed to like it. We also enjoyed looking at the jelly fish and the other brightly colored fish. It was a fun morning and really nice to get out of the house for a little while. Shelly is a great friend and since Josh and Eliza are close in age we go through a lot of the same things and it's so nice to have her to talk to about everything. Eliza and I are looking forward to our next outing. We had a fun day!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fun at the park

For family home evening on Monday night we went to the park by our house to let Eliza play around and, hopefully, tire herself out. She took a three-hour nap that afternoon so I was a worried about her going to bed at her regular time. She really likes the swings and Matt got a good workout helping her up and down the slide.

There were also lots of dogs at the park for Eliza to look at. One person in particular caught our attention. We saw a man with a pretty German Shepard looking dog heading towards us. He started talking to Matt and I thought he was intoxicated at first because I couldn't understand a word he was saying but it turns out he was Norwegian, I think, and he just had a really thick accent. I felt bad after that I had thought that because he turned out to be pretty nice and he let Eliza pet his dog (with our close supervision, of course).
Anyway, after all that fun at the park we came home and had a popsicle to cool off. Otter Pops are Eliza's new favorite treat. And Matt's too, for that matter.