Monday, June 30, 2008

There is nothing like a good RODEO!!!!!!

We went to the Lehi Rodeo on Saturday night and had a really good time! It sure beat working in the concession stands on Thursday night...I think I can still smell rodeo burgers and hot dogs. Though I was disappointed they didn't have mutton bustin, there were still good times to be had. Some highlights include:
--now I may be putting my foot in my mouth big time here if anyone reading this knows the man who sang the National Anthem, but wow, I have never quite heard it sung like this before and I have to say, I don't think I have ever heard a man sing the Anthem at a public event and not to discriminate, but maybe it should stay that way. The mic kept cutting out leading up to that huge high note near the end and I have to wonder if they were trying to turn off his mic for that note but got the cue wrong...Bless his heart for trying! (The poor man walked off with his head down!) And what was the deal with him being on his cell phone as he walked out into the arena?? Cell phone ediquette people!
--rodeo clown humor....dry as ever and sometime PG-13 but it is a tradition at a rodeo. I have to admit though, he did have a pretty good magic trick that stumped Jean and I (it isn't too hard to stump me, but Jean will usually pick up on tricks!)
--dirt bikers doing life-threatening high jumps in the air (I know, trust me it was a rodeo, not a monster truck show...why not combine the best of both worlds?!?) Amazing those bikers are still alive! They made my heart race just watching them!
--only like 3 of the some 15 bullriders made the 8 seconds, so you can imagine some pretty good falls
--a bronco rider sustained a pretty good kick to the chest, amazing he walked away, hopefully without mass internal bleeding!
--cowboy falling off a bull and when he stood up, we were thinking his leg was pretty broken and bent, turns out he is just bowlegged
--a rider with, and I am not even kidding, the best in person bar mustache I have ever seen. I mean this thing came down to his chin and then went straight out from his face with a curl at each end. I wasn't even close to the dude and I could make it out...I wonder how long it takes him to set it up in the morning and also what it must look like right after he gets out of the shower....Obviously, I was very intrigued by this.
--Jean has a pretty funny story about a kid at the rodeo that you should ask him about sometime...
Anyway, we had a good time and now I am wanting to go to a good demo derby...know of any?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Polly wanna cracker??

So my niece, Abbie, has discovered that I have a stash of crackers everywhere and everytime she comes over, she wants crackers. She has turned me into a cracker lady!! They are not even the good kinds of crackers, just reduced fat (so reduced flavor) Ritz and saltines. But Abbie really cracks me up (no pun intended, haha) with her constant beggings for ten (or however many she thinks I might hand over) crackers!
Abbie and Emma came over last night for a sleep over and it was tons of fun! I have to say, that Emma can play a mean game of memory! She keeps wanting to play again to let me win, but despite her sympathies, she still kills me! She told me I need to practice...I am blaming it on my prego mind!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Okay, so few things make me more happy than free stuff! (I still think as a starving student!) Today, Jean and I made out like bandits! First off, my boss gave us a free crib! Now we have something to put in our baby room. (I feel better as a potential mom...)
Then we celebrated Jean's birthday (it was Friday--Happy Birthday Jean!!) and Father's Day by going to Jean's favorite restaurant, Cafe Rio. There we got a free meal (we are frequent diners) and a free tres leches, YUM!
Last but not least, we inherited from my brother and sister-in-law a bed for our guest room/office and a stroller/car seat combo!! Again, I can feel more prepared for our kiddo! Today was a great day!!!!