Friday, January 1, 2010

Fourth of July

Welp, Randon is still watching football, so I guess I have time for another catch-up post. We stayed around Provo for the 4th this year. There is a pretty cool parade, and we live right down the road from the stadium, so we were able to see the Stadium of Fire fireworks from the lawn in front of our complex.

We started the festivities by making an American flag cake. Man that was tasty.

The finished product.

Me and the finished product.

There was a little rain shower in the middle of the parade. We got a little wet, but it was hot so it felt good.

Randon and I liked different things about the parade. Here are some of my favorites:

The floats

The marching bands

Here are Randon's favorites:

He really liked the llamas but...

His favorite thing about the whole parade was watching the boys who had the pleasant job of scooping the llama and horse poop, as depicted above. Let me tell you, there was a lot of poop.

Our spot in front of our apt. complex to watch the fireworks.

There were quite a few people out on the curb with us to watch the fireworks. We were all very confused and disappointed when they abruptly ended after only a few minutes. Randon and I waited for a while just to make sure that they were really over, decided that they were, and packed everything up. Of course, as soon as we got half way to our apartment, they started up again. Apparently, they were doing a scene from Wicked. Alphaba hadn't finished defying gravity until after we packed up.

I was a little bit obsessed with fruit desserts this summer. This is a scrumptious cake I made with strawberry filling. It was rich. We gave half of it away after we realized that we were getting fat.

This was before the icing started melting. We tried not to use the air conditioning as much as possible. Icing doesn't like a warm apartment.

Randon sustained a lot of injuries this summer. Most of them were on his legs. By the end of July, both legs looked like this. Some of those were from softball, one was from golf, and some were from slipping on the nasty greasy floors in the Seven Peaks kitchen. Gross.

This is how he felt about his legs. Sad boy.

Summer = Co-ed Softball

Man, writing all of these summer catch-up posts is really a bad idea. Here I am looking through all of our summer pictures and reminiscing about those few months of lazy days by the pool while it snows outside. This is not helping my dread of another semester, nor is it improving my relationship with Utah winters. Anyway, Randon and friends reunited as the Little Debbies. I, of course, was the team mom/cheerleader (not that I did a single toe-touch, or even got off of my blanket, for that matter). In the end, they were the best! They won the championship and got the coveted intramural champion t-shirt. Bravo!

Pre-game huddle... sort of...

The Great Randoo.

A rare strike from Janna :)

Thank you Jill for fake running so I could get this action shot.

The Little Debbies in all of their glory.

Viva Las Vegas

I've decided that I'm not very good at blogging. I thoroughly enjoy reading everyone else's blogs, and even have the audacity to get upset if some one hasn't updated in a while. Like I have any room to talk. So, without further adieu, here was our summer:

We went to our dear friend Jimmy's wedding in Vegas. It was a blast. Other than the wedding festivities, we played in the city.

Me and my hubby on the strip.

Inside the Bellagio. They did a beautiful, as always, flower thing inside. It's always one of my favorite things to do -- go see the flower thing... display... thing...

Randon was having a little too much fun with the water that was shooting in lovely arcs over the walk way. He stuck his hand in one of them and got Jill all wet. Notice the "I didn't do it" face that he's putting on. Nice try...

One of my dearest friends being... scared?... surprised?... flaunting her perfect eyelashes? Yeah, that's gotta be it.


Waiting for the water show at the Bellagio.

Still waiting...

I told Randon that this is his punishment for not smiling in pictures. Booya.

The water show! I believe that this one was "Viva Las Vegas."