Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pioneer Day & Another Concert

Here in Utah, we celebrate "Pioneer Day" on July 24th.
Pioneer Day is a State Holiday, commemorating the arrival of the first company of Mormon Pioneers that arrived in Utah on July 24th, 1847.
Pioneer Day is also commemorated by Church Members in other areas besides Utah.

(Photo Courtesy LDS Church )

Spencer was on a Pioneer Handcart Trek at Martin's Cove & surrounding areas.
He had a great time!

We decided to keep things low-key this year.
We made our own "subs" for lunch.
I finally got my potato salad just right!
(I'll be editing the recipe a little bit later)

After lunch, we decided to take Shane & Emily and go see the movie

What a great movie! If it's playing in your area and you haven't seen it yet~
You should go.
Take tissues.
The DVD will be released on September 6th, 2011.
(Seagull Book & Deseret Book are taking pre-orders)

After the movie, we popped across the street to the Scera Shell Outdoor Theater to wait in line to see these guys:

It was such a great concert! We've seen Sawyer Brown a few times, and they never disappoint!
They just put on a fun concert.
As we were waiting for the concert to start, a gentleman next to us was asking if we had seen Sawyer Brown before. Funniest moment was him trying to describe Mark Miller (the lead singer). His comment was:

"I think he's double jointed or dyslexic or something."

I was sitting behind Rick & I about busted up laughing! When he got up to go talk to someone else, I leaned up and said to Rick:
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." 
(Movie line)
Mark Miller is known for his hyper antics on stage. The word most often used to describe him is
Dyslexic? Not so much!

The down side of the evening was the rain.
It rained a lot! The concert was delayed for a while~ but eventually they just came out and sang anyway. Two hours of the rain, plus rain before the concert started...
We were drenched! But it didn't matter, it was a great concert anyway. Totally worth it!

Favorite songs of the Night: The Dirt Road & Travelin' Band.

The other fun part of the evening was being able to take Shane. (Sawyer Brown is pretty kid friendly~ there were lots of families there!)
He didn't really love the concert because he wasn't really familiar with the music...but he just kept staring at me because I was clapping and whoopin' and hollerin'. I think he just didn't know what to make of his normally quite and reserved mother. :)

I'm gonna give a plug for the Scera. This was our first time going to their outdoor venue.
It is awesome!
I've never really paid much attention to the events they host there...but I will now!
We had great seats~ and seriously I don't think there is a bad seat there.
So if you have a chance to go see a concert, or play or any other event there~ you should do it!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Never Say Never

A few things I said I would never do, and then did anyway!

1. I will Never get my hair cut at SuperCuts again.
I've said this more than once.
But this time I really mean it!

Pretty sure I look like this:

Alright, I might be exaggerating, but only slightly.
My hair is not quite that short.
But the bangs...yeah, pretty much look like that.
And it's longer on one side than the other.
And the back is kinda messed up.
I paid good money to have my hair cut.
I could have just let Shane cut it for free!
I knew as soon as I heard "whack-whack" instead of "snip-snip" that I was in
No more SuperCuts! I mean it this time!

2. I will Never wear Crocs.
I'm sorry.
I have had foot problems for years.
I have swelling in the bottom of my foot, which feels like I am walking on a large marble.
I have a really hard time finding shoes that feel good on my foot.
I wear flip-flops almost all the time. Closed shoes are usually really painful for me to wear.

 When Rick and I went to Disneyland for 5 minutes last Spring (I'm working on getting over it, okay?)
Emily convinced me to try wearing Crocs. She had recently bought a pair for work & thought they were super comfortable.
I was mortified to even think about putting those ugly things on my feet!!!
Uh...they are really comfortable. Ugly~ yes, but comfortable!

Embarrassingly, I wear them All. The. Time.
I wear black ones they aren't as ugly, right?
I'm sorry.

Here's partly why I have foot problems. I have both my mom & my grandma to thank for this!

3. I will Never  put a picture of my ugly foot on my blog.
No explanation needed.
(I'm actually really self-conscious about my feet~ so we'll call this Free Therapy!)

Rick & I are headed out with the 2 boys on a little Vacay.
Here's what I plan on doing:

I probably won't get through all of them.
But then again, maybe I will!