Tuesday, June 22, 2010

This Last Weekend!

This past weekend (Father's Day weekend) was full of lots of fun for us. It all started Friday night when we went with my parents out to dinner (Downtown Philly... YUMMY) and then down to the Strawberry Day's Rodeo in Pleasant Grove. Rodeo+ Strawberries= a good time. I really enjoy rodeo's and this is definitely one of my favorites to go to, it probably has a lot to do with the strawberries and cream you can buy. SO tasty. The rodeo portion is fun too!

Before the rodeo started they did mutten busting and cash cow. Mutten busting is fun to watch. It is little kids riding sheep and they get scored on how long they can hang on. Some kids do not want to let go, even if they are being dragged by the sheep. Cash cow is where they let a bunch of old kids chase after a cow, that has money stuck to it. Other events I really enjoy is barrell racing, cow milking, and bull riding.

 Us at the Rodeo

Shaun eating Strawberries

YUMMY!

Saturday morning Shaun and I headed downtown where we met Jen and had a fun time checking out the Farmer's Market. Shaun and I bought some REALLY yummy pesto, some pasta, and a few pepper plants for our garden. After we were all done there we heading across the street to Caputo's from a tasty tasty lunch. By the time we were done with lunch Jen had to head to her friends house, so it was just us for the rest of our downtown adventure. We did a little shopping at the market at Caputo's, where we bought some prosciutto and some yummy Gouda.

After were were done there we headed over to the Gateway, where they were have The Chalk Art Festival. It was amazing to see the talent of all of these people. There were some awesome pictures that had been created. There were a lot of Alice in Wonderland themed pictures... Humm.. I wonder why....



Later Saturday evening Shaun and I met up with Aaron, Betsy and Lydia for a round of Mini golf and a trip to South Jordan Country Fest. Mini golf was really fun. I got two holes in one, which never happens, but I still ended up losing.. So not cool. At the Country Fest we just walked around checking out the booth. In the carnival area they had a dunk tank with this REALLY annoying guy dressed up as a clown in the tank. It was fun watching him tont people as they were trying to get him wet.
Betsy, Aaron and Lydia. Such a cute family!

Miss Lydia
The two of us... and my awesome sunburn...

Our weekend ended Sunday night with a visit at Shaun's parents house and a BBQ at my grandpa's house. All in all it was a GREAT weekend! I love getting to spend time with family and friends! 

(SORRY for the super long post!)

Seth and Sarah's Wedding and more

Shaun and I both know how stressful the weeks before you wedding can be (although I think it was more stressful for me than him... but oh well) and so we thought that we would take Seth and Sarah away from all the stresses that come from preparing for the big day. We decided that we'd all go bowling the Saturday before their big day and I am glad we did, because it was a lot of fun. I also think it helped them unwind a little bit. It was nice to get to spend time with them.

Here are some pictures from our little outing:

Game #1.. I didn't do so good
(L (Lotion)= Shaun, BG (Banjo Girl)=Me, SB (Sugar Butt)=Sarah, MM (??)=Seth, P(?)=Amy)

Game #2.. I did MUCH better!

Seth and Sarah... being them =)

Shaun bowling

Sarah bowling

The following Friday, June 11th, Seth and Sarah were married in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. After all the pictures were taken we headed over to The Lion House for a yummy wedding luncheon.  It was fun to be able to help them celebrate their special day. 

Their reception was held the following day at "The Castle" as our family likes to call it (The house it was held at looks like a castle, mot and all). They had an Alice in Wonderland themed reception with lots of tasty for. 

Introducing Mr and Mrs Seth Nielsen

Aren't they just so cute?

Awesome decorations

 Sarah with her Bridesmaid (Amy and Maddi)

The Maid of Honor (Her sister Rachel) 

Them right before the cutting of the cake

Cutting the cake...

...Feeding each other...

...The aftermath

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband Concert

Shaun really likes them and so I thought I would be cute and surprise him with tickets and I am glad I did. The show was A LOT of fun and our seats were great! Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband were really entertaining. Their songs were awesome and funny. All in all the night was REALLY enjoyable. I am glad we went and I look forward to going to their show again next year (if not before that).

Here are some video's:



So this video is from last year's concert at the Sandy Amphitheater, but they did it again this year and all of them had camera's. I can't wait to see the video.



This was really cool to watch (this isn't from the concert we went to)

Now a few pictures:
Ryan Shupe and The Rubberband
Shaun and I at the Show
My newest concert t-shirt.. I LOVE it!  (and yes I know I look cheesy in the picture)



Family Visit in May

On May 13th, Shaun's grandma, Venna Kruger passed away. It was something we all saw coming and are happy that it finally happened for her. Venna's health has been going downhill for a long time now and we all know that she is in a best place. She is back with her husband who she has been separated from for 41 years now. (Dutch passed away from leukemia when Kim (Shaun's dad) was 16.) Plus she is free from all the pains and physical limitations she had. 

Funeral services were held the following Monday, which gave time for family from out of state to get here. It was fun having family we don't see very often here. Shaun's brother were able to come down. Byron flew out here with James (nephew) and Tom and Chelsea (and Jake) drove down for the weekend. It was a quick trip for them, but it was fun being able to spend time with them.

One fun thing I was able to do while family was in town was to go the Living Planet Aquarium with James and Michelle (Shaun's Mom). We had a lot of fun! The aquarium is pretty awesome, especially for the size. There was tons of cool things to see. They are going to be build a bigger location sometime in the near future and I can't wait.

Grandma and James
James watching the penguins
Touching the stingrays
Next to the GIANT lobster
Riding the carousel (not at the aquarium, but at South Towne Mall)