Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hot air balloon Festival

Last year Trish and I discovered this air balloon festival and it was cool. We didn't really find out about it until it was on the last day. This year we decided to go and see what it was all about on all 3 days! I think the night glow on Friday was one of my favorite. They had 6 out of the 40 balloons there and had them do the wave and popcorn. I loved it when they did popcorn because it really did sound like popcorn popping. They would turn the flame on and off really fast and it made it sound like they were popping popcorn. There was an amazing sunset I have never seen the sky so pink! Then on Saturday I was in charge of a church carnival so we didn't make it over there till that night. It was really neat though because as I was setting up outside at the pavillion of the church,the balloons all flew over my head! I wish I would have had my camera then! On Sunday morning we woke up early and went out to the fairgrounds at 6:45 just in time to see them launch all the balloons! Its just really interesting to see how they do it. It was a really fun and very eventful weekend. Trish took all the pictures since her camera on her phone is better then my actual camera! How crazy is that?! I hope you enjoy them:)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

2 year anniversary

So today marks 2 years of blogging! I cant believe its already been that long ago since I started this. It has been enjoyable for me to record what I have been doing and have this journal! In honor of my anniversary I am doing a giveaway! I know you love it when I have these:) If you would like to enter please leave me a comment.I will be drawing a winner a week from today! Also if you didn't already know I am making my blog private starting september 1st. Let me know your emails if you want to stay in contact! Thanks for all your support:)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ukulele World Record Attempt

I have had a great love of the Ukulele since I can remember. My grandma taught herself how to play when she was young. She told me she used to sit on the banks of the canal and make up songs. Some of them are pretty funny. Her mom also taught her quite a few songs to play. When my mom and aunts came along she had them singing 3 part harmony when they were very young. She would play the Ukey (as she called it)and they would sing along. They are very good and could easily make their own cd! Well if they dont start laughing that is:)They are so funny if 1 of them starts to laugh they all do and then its impossible to get them to sing. Grandma has told me so many times how they would sing for groups and one of them would get the giggles and then it just snowballed. Every Christmas just before we go home for the night grandma gets out the ukey and we sing Christmas songs. Then if we are lucky we get to hear the sisters sing in their beautiful harmonys. Its a memory I will never forget. When I found out my roommate likes to play too it was an added bonus! She is really good and is always playing. We heard of this Aloha Festival that they were having in a nearby town and decided to go. I think next year it will be attended better. This year they didn't do very much advertising so not many showed up. You can see my roommate on the video she is wearing the red hawaiian shirt. They made it on cbs news so that is pretty good!

going private

I have decided to go private with my blog. If you are interested in keeping up with whats going on please leave me your email so I can include you. Thanks!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Diaper Cake

A friend of mine from work had a baby shower and so I thought I would get creative with the gift! I had heard of these being done I just put my own twist on it! I think it turned out pretty cute:)The diapers are the cake rounds and then I covered it with a fondant blanket:)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Scandinavian Festival

Yesterday a friend from the ward told us about this festival that was going on not to far away. Its a Scandinavian Festival with dancing and lots of booths with crafts and food. It was neat to see the different types of foods. Since my dad's side is Danish there were a few foods I recognized. I really wanted a meat pie but the line was so long. We already had to stand in line to get the best thing there. They are called Aebelskivers and they are so good! My great grandma use to make them and they take patience. Its very interesting to watch you pour this batter into this skillet that has round holes. When it starts to get brown you start moving it around with a type of knitting needle. When its all done its basically a pancake in a round ball. They gave us jam to dunk them in and it was oh so good! It was a good thing we parked a ways a way so I could walk some off! It was a really hot day so I think next time I will go when they first open or later when the sun goes down.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Smells of Summer

I dont know about you but I love the smells of summertime! I am sure everyone has different things they love. Some of my favorites are fresh vegetables from the garden especially tomatoes! I love the smell of a summer rain. The smell of freshly cut hay and the alfalfa fields at my parents. The smell of a campfire and smores! The lush green pine trees that are everywhere here. Clean air that you usually find only when your high in the mountains. Someone cooking food on the bbq grill, I love the smell of canning fruits and veggies. There is nothing better then going to the county fair and the smells of cotton candy or funnel cakes. What smells do you love in the summertime?

Monday, August 9, 2010

30 random things about me

I was tagged to do this about 6 months ago and I am just finally getting around to it. I hope you enjoy reading it!

1.Favorite Chocolate?

2.Sour or sweet candy?

3.Favorite hot drink?
Hot Chocolate

4.City or the country?

5.What is your dream job?
Running a bed and breakfast

6.What religion did you choose to follow?

7.Riding horses or riding dolphins?

8.What is your favorite color?

9.beach or mountain?
I love both for different reasons

10.What do you do when your feeling down?
I bake alot!

11.do you plan things in advance?
depends on what it is

12.How many hobbies do you have
Lots...to many to name

13.Close your eyes for a moment, who pops into your head?
My grandma

14. If you have friends coming for supper what would you cook?
dutch oven or something on the grill

15.What makes you cry?
People and situations

16.If you won the lottery, how would you spend your millions?
getting out of debt and helping my family do the same

17.Do you believe that the cup is half empty or half full?
Depends on the day

18.What do you do for fun?
camping or exploring places I haven't been

19.Are you an outdoor or an indoor person
a little bit of both

20.If you had only six months to live, what would you do first?
live each day to the fullest and forgive those that have hurt me

21.How do you feel?
Tired I am ready for a nap

What size shoes do you wear?
11 in women ya I know it is hard to find shoes to fit

22.Would you rather be hot or cold?
HOT you can only take off so many clothes to get cool!

23.What are some of your favorite Disney Films?
the older ones sleeping beauty, alice in wonderland

24.Juice and crackers or milk and cookies?
Milk and oreos
Favorite fruit?
blueberries,kiwi, strawberries, pineapple

25.Do you eat cold cereal at night?
Yes I love cereal

26.What is your favorite TV show?
anything on the food network, biggest loser, amazing race

27.Where do you want to travel next?
to hawaii

28.What is your favorite food?
navajo tacos

29.What is your favorite place?
on vacation

30.If you could have one super human power what would you choose?
Flying! It would be awesome to just fly to my friends for a few hours

Saturday, August 7, 2010

35 seems so old!

I turned 35 today I cant believe it! I feel so old especially when someone says your half way to 70! Well I hadn't thought about that but thanks I think?....For the most part its been a great 35 years with lots of adventures. I think one of the top highlights was becoming an aunt. My nieces and nephew are so cute and keep me smiling all the time! I am also grateful for such great parents that took us on the funnest vacations! I have so much to be grateful for at this time of my life. I am hoping the next 35 are just as amazing!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Music Meme

My sister had this on her blog awhile back and I thought it was cool! Just put your answers in using song titles from your favorite music artist. I of course went with the 80's music since its my favorite:)

* Are you a male or female: Lady in red
* Describe yourself: Destination unknown
* How do you feel? Forever Young
* Describe where you currently live: life in a Northern town
* If you could go anywhere, where would you go:Paradise City
* Your favorite form of transportation: Walk this way
* You and your best friends are: I'll be there for you
* Favorite time of day: Night is still young
* If your life was a TV show, what would it be called: straight from the heart
* Your favorite activity: Games without Frontiers
* What is life to you: Joyride
* Your relationship: owner of a lonely heart
* Your fear: Its the end of the world as we know it
* What is the best advice you have to give: The futures so bright I gotta wear shades
* Thought for the Day: We live for love
* How I would like to die: Only in my dreams
* My soul’s present condition: Livin on a prayer