Sunday, July 27, 2008
slow down summer- you're moving too fast
july has been a crazy whirlwind...and it is quickly coming to an end. this post is dedicated to our busy schedule. the craziness started with our ward campout (which- lucky for you- yields no pictures). after the campout, we raced back for the oak meadows pool party i had to plan. my favorite moment is pictured above. cade and i opened the volleyball net we bought for the full sized pool. clearly, this package lied. nowhere on the package did we read, 'bathtub size'. the party went well and the craziness continued.
next up: our adventure at LD's restaurant. this gem located in richmond, ut has always been a source of intrigue after my brother and his wife moved out there. it is shocking to see the huge sign on the outer wall that reads LDS Bar and Restaurant. only in richmond will you find an lds bar. anyway, cade's friend, jason, was kind enough to get him a gift certificate for one sirloin steak and a coke at LD's probably laughing to himself thinking we would never get out there to use it. well, checkmate jason! we went with fellow richmondites jeff and heather. cade got his sirloin steak, i got an odd chicken and ham slab combo, heather got something that actually looked good, but finally, jeff ordered a chili burger. please see photo below.
somewhere in this burger lies buns and a meat patty. unfortunately, you have to use your imagination to understand how jeff ate it.
next up: lagoon. my work gave us free food, parking and passes so we joined the tattooed masses in line at wicked. this time i didn't lose my camera or my cell phone on any ride. progress! the day turned out to be a blast. above, you'll see a picture of some co-workers and some boys who cade befriended in line...something i am growing accustomed to. and below- leslie and austin.
the fun at lagoon was cut short as cade and i sped down for a concert that same night in salt lake. one of our favorites, andrew bird, was playing in the twilight concert series at the gallivan center. *note- nothing about the twilight concert series relates in any way to the popular book series that every thirteen year old girl totes around. it is simply a concert series that happens, coincidentally, at twilight. it was so so so so good. andrew bird was fabulous. he played a bunch of new songs and some of our favorites and we left that night full after a long feast of succulent tunes. josh ritter played that night- also a great artist. that shouldn't go unmentioned. a big thanks to the summer concert series for bringing these great artists for us to see for free.
finally, this picture graphically depicts the side effects of a good concert. grady unfortunately got gum stuck in his armpit. but did i mention how great the concert was?