Sunday, August 16, 2009

Utah County Fair and Lincoln's First Birthday

This Saturday was a fun filled day for Eric and I. In the afternoon we went to the Utah County Fair with Ryan, Amber, Steve, Rachel, Jason and Chris. We walked around for a little bit looking at the booths and the animals. We walked around looking for some good food, but were a little disappointed when they didn't have Turkey legs or funnel cakes. What fair doesn't have funnel cakes? We got some food and sat around and talked for awhile. Then we went and watched the tractor pull. This was the higlight of the day! Well, not really but it was definitely something that I had never seen before. We watched it for a little while and then left. It was pretty fun. Here are some pictures:

The start of one of the pulls: Chris showing us how exciting it is: A picture of one of the tractors and the awesome guy who drove it. I was going to post a video instead but it wouldn't work:

Following the fair, Eric and I went to a park in Orem to celebrate our buddy Lincoln's FIRST birthday!! Lincoln is Kirsten and Aaron's little boy. They grilled up some delicious burgers and everyone sat around and talked. We had met most of the people there before so it was fun to see them again. The party was jungle themed, so Kirsten got jungle decorations and make a cute lion cake. She did a great job. Lincoln got to open some presents and then got to eat a piece of chocolate cake. Kirsten stripped him down to his diaper and then let him go to town. It was pretty cute. After the party, Eric and I went over to Kirsten and Aaron's and hung out for the rest of the night. We love hanging out with them. They are great friends. We are also glad that we got to celebrate Lincoln's first birthday. I can't believe how fast kids grow up.

Friday, August 14, 2009

My New Favorite Song

I really like music and I have a new favorite song every couple of weeks. This is my current favorite song. I think it is the cutest song. If you don't know it, you need to listen to it. It is "Then" by Brad Paisley. If you aren't a country fan, then just pretend that you are for about five minutes and give this song a try. It is a little sappy, but who doesn't need to listen to a good sappy song every now and then.? I have pasted the lyrics below but they don't do the song justice. Go ahead and just listen to it. Trust me...

"Then" by Brad Paisley

I remember, trying not to stare the night that I first met you
You had me mezmorized
And three weeks later, in the front porch light
taking forty-five minutes to kiss goodnight
I hadn't told you yet
but I thought I loved you then


And now you're my whole life
now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
Like a river meets the sea,
stronger than it's ever been.
We've come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

And i remember, taking you back to right where I first met you,
You were so surprised
There were people around, but I didn't care
Got down on one knee right there once again,
I thought I loved you then

Repeat Chorus

I could just see you, with a baby on the way
And I could just see you, when your hair is turning gray
What I can't see is how I'm ever gonna love you more
But I've said that before

And now you're my whole life
now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
We'll look back someday, at this moment that we're in
And I'll look at you and say
And I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then

Visit from Friends

Earlier this month, Eric's good friend Jacob was in Utah to visit his family. Eric and Jacob were mission companions for almost 11 months. His family came in from Indiana to visit, and since Eric is friends with the whole family, we got to hang out with all of them. Eric hadn't seen Jacob since he got married two years ago. Jacob and his wife Nia were living in Hawaii, and then they moved to Tonga for a few months for him to do an intership. Nia is from Tonga so they went and stayed with her family. Just about 4 months ago, they had a baby. His name is Viliami and he is a cute little guy. When Eric and Jacob were serving together, they taught the Baker family. They are both very good friends with this family. Jacob hadn't seen them for a few years so they came up from St. George to visit. We all went up to Salt Lake because Nia had never been to Utah. We took her to temple sqaure, on a tour of the conference center, and then we had lunch at "The Garden", this nice restaurant on the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. It was really good. After we did of all this, we all headed back to Provo to meet up with some other mission friends at the Park. It was fun to get a whole bunch of people together to just hang out. After spending some time at the park, the Baker's had to leave and then we all went to see Harry Potter. It was my second time, and I loved it. The next day Eric and I were able to spend the whole day with Jacob's family. We ate a lot of food, play some games and just had a fun time. I'm glad that Eric was able to see Jacob. They talk on the phone every once in awhile, but it is so much better to be able to see someone. Jacob and Nia are living in Indiana now while Jacob is in grad school, so hopefully we'll be able to see them some more. Now enjoy some pictures:

Monday, August 3, 2009

What we've been up to lately (aka what i've actually taken pictures of)

Having mystery dinners: (you select your meal from a menu that just has numbers)

Eating at Joe's Crab Shack: (I wouldn't do this one very often. It's a bit pricy, but delicious)

Visiting our friends Kirsten, Aaron and Lincoln: (this was the only picture I took. Isn't he cute?)

Eating at Marley's inside of Harley-Davidson:

Buying Eric new shoes: (he desperately needed them.)


If there is one thing you have learned about us from this post, it's that we like to eat! Well, we actually don't eat out as much as it seems, but for some reason I like to take pictures at restaurants. Eric and I have been having a lot of fun going to the pool and hanging out with our friends this past month. We really are so very lucky to have so many great friends who live by us and like to have fun.