Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Fun Project

Step 1: Work on puzzle (Zoey decided to help us)
Step 2: Finish Puzzle
Step 3: Cover Table
Step 4: Apply Puzzle Saver
Step 5: Let dry
 Step 6: Select Frame
Step 7: Frame (we bought our frame at Hobby Lobby & when you do that they will place it in the frame for you and finish it off nicely. It was definitely worth the cost. They have pre-made frames on sale often)
Step 8: Hang it on the wall

Millcreek Canyon

Shaun and I went up Millcreek Canyon with another couple in our ward, Carli and Cimaron. We had a lot of fun! After finding a spot that wasn't too covered in snow still and building a fire, we roasted hot dogs and made s'mores. It ended up a little cold so we didn't spend much more time up there then what it took to eat. Shaun and I did buy a year pass for Millcreek Canyon so this was just the first of many trips we will be taking up there in the next year :)

Not completely covered in snow

The boys building a fire



Reese's S'mores

My toes were cold...

Carli, Shaun and Cimaron playing in the fire

The Great Food Truck Race

I don't know how many of you watch Food Network, but here we LOVE it! They have a lot of fun shows. One of the show we started watching last year was The Great Food Truck Race. The premise of the show is that food trucks from all around the country compete for $50,000. Each week they are in a different city where they are given a small amount of money to buy food to get them started. They are trying to be the truck to earn the most money each week. The team that earns the least amount goes home. I guess the show was popular enough that they are doing a second season!

So you are probably wondering why I would make a post about this and here is why. Salt Lake was a stop in this year competition. My cousin Jen found out that they were going to be in town and so the three of us went and hit up some of the trucks, with the help of Twitter. We visited 5 out of the 7 trucks and ate at four of them. Our first stop downtown was supposed to be for the Korilla BBQ truck (from NY), but they had already left the spot we had been told they would be, So we headed to the Cafe con Leche truck (from LA), which was parked in front of Rico's. They had some good Cuban food. My only problem with them is they were WAY over priced and they took FOREVER to get food out. While we were waiting for our food we saw they Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese (from Boston) truck drive by. They were heading to Liberty Park so we had Jen go find where they were at and get in line and then Shaun and I headed over there after we finally got our food.

Shaun and Jen waiting for our food

Cafe con Leche Truck
Once we found Jen and the Roxy's truck, Jen and I waited in line while Shaun went to the Hodge Podge truck (from Ohio) to get some of their food. Hodge Podge had paid to be in the "hippie circle" at Liberty Park so it was just a little walk for him. From there we had some really good tater tots covered in truffle oil, a rib sandwich and a really good fruit salad. From Roxy's (which was by far my favorite) We had an amazing grilled cheese with muenster cheese, bacon and avocado (SO tasty!), one with sausage and pepperjack cheese and some lemonade (the only think from their truck that disappointed me).

Roxy's Truck


Hodge Podge's Truck
After we were done at Liberty Park we headed to the 9th and 9th area, where the Seabirds truck (from San Diego) was at. We didn't end up eating anything there, because nothing they had left sounded at all good. So we head up to the Dan's on Foothill to find the Korilla BBQ truck. There we had some tacos that were pretty good and awesome t-shirts (the same ones the guys from the truck are wearing in the picture below). We also had to sign waivers while we were there because they had recorded us and needed to get our permission to use the footage.
Shaun, Jen and I with the guys from the Korilla BBQ Truck

It was an AWESOME way to spend an evening! I am SO glad we went. I can't wait until August when this season comes out! From the trucks that we went to if I had to guess who went home this week of the show it would be Korilla's or Cafe con Leche, but I guess we shall see :)

(The trucks we didn't go to, at least Shaun and I, where Devilicious (from San Diego) and The Lime Truck (from Orange County) )

Zoey's First Haircut

Zoey's hair was starting to really long, at least longer than I thought it should be. Plus she had this little, as Shaun and I liked to call it, "bum curtain" going on.. It definitly needed to go! She looks much better now. I was told that she did a good job too!

The official "bum curtain"

Zoey and Shaun after her haircut

She's cute!

Zoey and I

My 26th Birthday!

I had a great birthday this year! It all started the Thursday before my birthday. Shaun and I went with his parents down to the BYU art museum to see the Carl Bloch exhibit. It was an AMAZING exhibit! I am so glad we went. It amazed me at how many of his paints I was familiar with (the church uses a lot of his paintings). After we were done with the exhibit we headed to Carrabba's Italian Grill for dinner. It was REALLY tasty. None of us had ever been, seeing as there is only one in Utah, but we are glad we went. It is definitely worth the drove to Provo to go.

The Sunday before my birthday I had an appointment with our awesome bishop to talk about what I needed to do in order to go to the temple to receive my endowment. I was really nervous about this appointment for some reason, but I am glad I made it. He wants me to take the temple prep class and then I will be able to meet with him again to get in recommend to go!! This should happen in the next couple months!! I am so excited!

Now we are to the big day! My 26th birthday!! I had a great day! It started by going and getting my drivers license renewed. I made an appointment (definitely the way to go) and I was in and out in 20 minutes. Next stop was lunch and Target to pick up my contact. I was surprised to find out the my new glasses were in too!  I love them! After I made my stop at Target I went and pampered myself with a mani/pedi! It was a nice birthday treat.

That evening we went to dinner with my parents, grandpa and aunt to the Macaroni Grill. It was yummy! I got spoiled this year! My parents bought me a beautiful earring and necklace set while they were on their cruise, my aunt and grandpa and Shaun's parents gave me some money, which I have since used to buy a Nook, and Shaun gave me Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert DVD and LES MISERABLE TICKETS!!!!!!! I can't wait to go! I was so surprised when I opened my present and found tickets inside, because I didn't think Shaun wanted to go. He was just fooling me though! I am SO SO SO SO excited!!!

So needless to say I had a GREAT birthday! Thanks to all those who made it that way!

Our Little Family on my birthday!