Monday, September 19, 2011

Real Games!

Sorry for the lack of posting lately. I have been terrible about posting anything, let alone remembering to bring my camera so I can take photos for the blog!

Time to catch up! What have you missed? Nothing much besides lots of RSL games!

RSL played at home twice and now on the road twice and are in the middle of a four-game winning streak. We are also ranked #3 in the nation, securing a spot for us in the MLS cup Championships. We attended both home games and had a BLAST!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bear Lake Trip!

 On Thursday we went up to Bear Lake for the day as part of our vacation. Bubba hadn't been since he was a child and going every year was something we used to do growing up. The drive was perfect and easy, little to no traffic and the only other tourists were the elderly people on tour busses... we had the city to ourselves!

We checked out the marina, enjoyed feeding the fish off the docks and enjoyed our snacks as we sat on the rocks. We checked out Minnetonka cave and were in a tour of seven, a mother-son duo, two sisters in their fifties and a 78-year-old lady who just wanted to check it out. It was so much fun (I wish our guide let me take photos!)

We ate a lunch of sandwhiches and Bear Lake Rasberry shakes and enjoyed the cool weather before heading back home. It was a fantastic day and I am so glad Bubba and I were able to get out, even if it was for a little while!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Baby Prediction: Grandpa Beannie

Grandpa Beannie has guessed the gender of all of his kids, grandkids and great grandkids correctly, except for two (thats alot of babies!). He took a guess at what we are having and his prediction is....
A boy.

Grandma Trudy also gave her prediction...

A girl.
Five weeks until our sonogram, so we will see who wins!

Grandpa Cory's 50th Birthday

Yesterday we celebrated Grandpa Cory's 50th birthday! We had lots of fun enjoying a delicious dinner of chicken crepes by Grandma Terrie, enjoying lots of laughs and a delicious rasberry cheesecake dessert.

I had no idea my nephew was such a photographer, but he got a hold of my camera and we got to see the world through the eyes of a seven year old. I do love the photoshoot between Bubba and our nephew, so cute!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Grandma Diana's 70th Birthday!

Yesterday we celebrated my Grandma Diana's 70th Birthday! We went to Bennihana's for dinner (and unfortunately I actually read the sign and respected the no-photography request, so I got no photos), and returned to Grandma's house for a 50's theme birthday party of Soda-fountain drinks, cake, ice cream and dancing!

It was definitley lots of fun and nice to see the family. Grandma and Grandpa were both very lively, cracking jokes, making us laugh and creating fantastic memories!

Bubba and I could not come up with anything to give her, so we gave her what every grandparent wants- PHOTOS! She was so excited to have gotten a copy of our babys ultrasound and immediately started to brag about it. It made me feel so good!

Happy Birthday Grandma! I love you!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Baby Appointment #2, Part Two

We got our ultrasound done today, however, it was super-blurry so I won't be able to post it.
Here's why it was blurry:

We have a VERY bouncy, wiggly, active baby!
When we got the ultrasound we only had enough time for her to explain what was what (head, rump, arms, legs) and for us to see the heartbeat flutter before the baby started bouncing all over the place. It was ADORABLE. She tried to position me and the baby so we could hear a heartbeat, but the little peanut of ours would not hold still long enough! We did get to hear lots of "wusshies" as he jumped, causing the fluid to fly past instead of a heartbeat.

After seeing a few minutes of fetal aerobics we got to see the baby stretch out, stretching out long, arms above the head, before going back to bouncing. It was by far, the cutest thing I could have ever imagined seeing on an ultrasound.

This is definitley a healthy baby.

We go back in three weeks to get another ultrasound, and two weeks after that we do a sonogram to find out the gender. We are both super-duper excited!

Baby Appointment #2

Today we are going in for our second (well technically 3-4th appointment) for the baby! (I consider going to my PCP for labs as one, the first OBGYN visit as #2, the dildo-cam as #3 and this will be #4!) I am approximately 11 1/2 weeks along and cannot wait for another ultrasound so I can see our baby!

Not looking forward to all the other stuff, labs (if any), urinalysis, and all the fun odds and ends in between. :P We are hoping that we can find out the gender - but are both VERY realistic that we may have to wait, although we don't want to.

I'll post a photo when we get one!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

the Workman Family reunion

 Yesterday was the Workman family reunion! It was seriously so much fun and I am so bummed I couldn't capture a photo of every single moment of it!

We arrived early in the morning, barely after nine in the morning, and made it to the ranch. It was a beautiful cloudless day!

First thing was first, the boys (meaning my husband and brother in law) had to try out the playground. They had lots of fun and shared with my nephew, who seemed to enjoy it as much as the older boys did.
They had lots of crafts and things to do, including building rockets for the boys (made of paper and the tip is made of the sponge from water weenies), making Lei's for the girls. The boys were able to shoot off their rockets into the field. It was lots of fun to watch Bubba help our nephew make his and shot it off multiple times.

The Lei's were lots of fun to make, we used crepe paper, straw bits and fruit loops. They turned out super cute!

The boys also competed in the annual Workman horseshoes competition. The brackets began at 9 a.m. and people competed all day long. It was lots of fun to watch and see (and since I have never even PLAYED horseshoes, I had to learn the rules, which was entertaining.)

The boys were hilarious to watch as they played and photographing their style was hilarious. Bubba tosses like he bowls, my mother in law looks like a ballerina, and most the older guys would stand straight up, and toss with no style at all, making it even more difficult to photograph, let alone figure out how they were so good.

We even let my nephew learn how to play! His dad competed in the final four while uncle Bubba taught him how to toss the horseshoes. He did try to cheat lots, and kept moving the "easy toss" stick closer to the pit.  It was funny to watch him toss and learn, and lots of fun to see him toss like his grandma, one arm out and his leg extending behind him.

That night we had a Luau for dinner and had lots of fun enjoying traditional Hawaii'an food, listening to music and we even had traditional dancers come in to preform for us, to show us how to do some of the dances and even invited us to preform for each other.

The greatest moment of the evening was watching the guys do the stomp and try to intimidate the family. They tried so hard not to laugh at themselves, and trying not to laugh was so painful.

We also had a family dance called "Fruit Salad". The girls shook their hips, showing how to make a fruit salad. The men's part was to try to hide the fruit salad recipie from the rest of the world. Not going to lie, I can't decide whether it was hilarious or scary.  

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Birthday Bash (Saturday Night)

Last night we celebrated Bubba's 23rd Birthday with my family. I am the luckiest girl ever that my family adores him as much as I do!
My parents came by to pick us up for the Real Salt Lake game and surprised him with a soccer cake and some gifts. Bubba, being the victim of many jokes received one of them as a gift: re-gifted soap that I had given my mom.
He did receive an awesome gift from my dad, it was a new RSL jersey (his other one was fitting funny). It was originally a call-up jersey, meaning that they didn't have the "Xango" printed across the front. My dad convinced the gals at the RSL team store to print the Xango across the front and put Fabian Espindola's name and number on the back. Bubba LOVED it!

We went to Spaghetti Mama's before the game and enjoyed awesome Italian food. Dad took photos from dinner (I posted one of them here) and we enjoyed great conversation with my parents. It was great!

We headed over to the RSL game where we watched them play against the Columbus Crew. We didn't win, but it was still a great night and a great game of defense played by RSL.

After the game we got home and enjoyed the delicious birthday cake and a few rounds of Halo Reach with friends. It was a fantastic day! Thanks for everything guys, Bubba loved it!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Bubba!

Can you believe this stud is only 23 years old?! Well he is, and despite feeling older than dirt (thanks to a great workout/police testing), he is so far enjoying a great day!

However, his fun hasn't even begun for the day yet, we will be going out tonight for dinner with my parents and to the RSL game. Tomorrow we get to go to Terrie and Cory's and enjoy a great dinner (Cashew Chicken, yum!), time in the pool, and of course a great time!

I will be posting lots of photos, until then,

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

24th Of July- A Parade Preview

Last week we went to the Parade Preview at South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. After running errands all afternoon we really struggled to make it there on time, but when we did, it was so much fun! I absolutely LOVE seeing the band in full uniform and listening to them play in an indoor venue really was awesome to hear.
The band played for about thirty minutes and it went great. I did like that they took requests, however for most people not knowing lots of Scots songs and melodies there were some repeated songs.

They did play my favorite song though, which is Clusmy Lover, it is a chaotic, crazy, and drunken-style song. When I requested it, he asked if the audience could come up with any other song, because it is a very difficult song to play on the pipes, and only two of our five drummers knew any sort of music for it. I added it to the post, and the quality is horrible for two reasons: digging for batteries in my purse, dodging kids and well, yes, I did dance a little bit. (Okay, thats three things, but its true.)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The UP! House

I love this concept, the media attention it is getting and how cute it is! Do you recognize this house? It's the house from Disney's UP! KSL has the full set of photos on their website (just search UP House).
The house was made exactly like the movie has it, from the unique bathtub, to the paintings on the walls! Even the Mailbox says "Carl and Ellie!" I think this is so adorable!
Bangerter homes built this home and I really hope to see more photos from this house while they have it open to the pubic (per KSL they'll have it open to the public for a little bit of time before handing over the keys and making it very private for the owners).

Would you move into a place like this? If it had enough room and we had the means of paying for it, I very well might!
I do not own this photo, it was found on Tumblr.

Pirates at the Pirate Party!

My nephew turned SEVEN this weekend! Where has the time gone?

He is probably the luckiest kid ever simply due to his grandma and grandpa. He told them it was a pirate party, and they came dressed for the occasion! (Everyone loved it!)

We all swam, had fun and ate yummy birthday cake with lots of frosting!

Happy Birthday Sir-Jay! We love you!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Photo of our lil Peanut

Had to go get a better ultrasound today due to the doc not being able to get a clear photo yesterday- and here it is! Our lil Peanut! Today the baby is 7 weeks old and 6 days. Per the ultrasound tech the sooner the ultrasound, the better the estimate for the due date. Our due date is now Feb 25th, 2012, instead of Feb 29th, 2012, which we had guessed yesterday. Baby's gonna come when it wants to come- due dates really don't mean much :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Oh Baby Update!

We go to the obgyn on Wednesday to determine the babys gestational age. We are both very excited about this appointment and for the ultrasound! Luckily I have the day off work so I'll be able to rest up and puke it out first thing in the morning.

Bubba and I are both so excited and cannot wait!

I'll post photos when I can.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

 The 4th of July was just a little too crazy for my liking! Two parades, family events and an RSL game oh my!
We started the day off at the Murray Parade, then ran like hell to get to the West Jordan Parade so that we could make both band appearances. It was Bubba's first parade back since he finished the Police academy and was so excited to be back in the game! He looks awfully handsome in his skir-I mean, Kilt.

After that we took a short nap then went over to my parents house for a BBQ before the ReAL game. We enjoyed Brauts and holiday salads and enjoyed the weather while we could!
The RSL game was TENSE. Personally, I call it the worst game in RSL history only due to the ref's foolish calls. I truly hope that the ref gets fined or is no longer allowed to call for RSL, because that was ridiculous.

The Jason Kreis retirement ceremony was awesome. I love Kreis as our coach he's young, but skilled, classy and kind.

The fireworks afterwards were cool- it was interesting to see them shoot them off in the middle of the field instead of behind the jumbotron like they usually do- but still cool nonetheless!
Hope you had a happy fourth!

Pool Party, Fireworks and Cute Kids!

We went to the Workmans on Sunday to enjoy the pool with the kiddos, to enjoy great food and to enjoy celebrating the holiday with family. I had so many photos I don't know what to do with them all! Luckily I was told about the collage feature on Picnik and after trying it fell in love with it!

The main photo is of CJ getting tossed by grandpa in the pool. The top right is of when the boys broke the pool and we had to take a few moments to fix it. The middle photo is of the older boys splashing and making lots of waves for the kids. The last photo on the bottom is of Cory throwing Bubba in the pool. Glad Cory didn't break his back. 

Ahhh. Fireworks. The kids were so much fun with the sparklers (glad they enjoyed them- I am terrified of them!). Brent and Carrie bought the fireworks and we enjoyed camping out on the front yard and enjoying our evening.

Theres evidence of Grandma in all of these photos, we all had some chocolate from the ice cream cones on our faces, and it was too dark to tell without the flash for the photos! I tried to photoshop some of it out- but no luck. The chocolate had to stay!

Holy Crap - An Update!

Went to my PCP's office today. We did blood, urine and he did an abdominal exam, to rule out bursting cysts. The urine was positive (that will be my 6th test!), blood was positive and I'll be going to the OB next week. So anxious- but so excited.

In the meantime we've nicknamed this baby barf, since its all I do now that hes here. I think its adorable how cute Bubba is about this. We are both so excited! :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Holy Crap!

Well, this explains alot lately. After throwing up, feeling crummy and not doing well since my miscarriage earlier this year... well, this is what we discovered today. And it didn't take the whole 3 minutes to show up, it showed up immediately.


Riverton Fireworks and Carnival

Two carnivals in two days! How did I ever get so lucky? I stumbled upon this after posting a inquiry on facebook about where local fireworks shows are. After much confusion I googled the ones that were suggested to find that Riverton City was having fireworks and a fair and that their show was spectacular. Of course I had to go!

My parents wanted to go as well, and they provided the transportation there for Bubba and I. Thank goodness, cause I don't think I could've handled dealing with that kind of craziness! If you decide to go in the future make sure you are willing to park a few blocks away- anything close to it is insanely packed and busy! (Unlike West Jordan's carnival, which held plenty of legal parking spots -way to go WJ!)

They did have much better rides though, and I noticed that the company that held this carnival was based out of Plesant Grove, UT, unlike the one hosted in West Jordan, which was based off of the east coast. Between all the rides, the friendly Carnies and the colors, it was a perfect night to have a camera!

We did take a moment to try a place called Bomb-Diggitys. It is where the old TCBY/Taco Time used to be off of 12600 S. They sell Buffalo Burgers and Frozen Custard. The burgers weren't really that fantastic to be honest, and later we discovered that its a combination of beef and buffalo, but the custard was amazing! You definitley need to try it!

We camped out on blankets by the skatepark and enjoyed the night, listening to the skateboarders and watching them play, hearing the music from the carnival rides and enjoying the company. It was a very beautiful night! Not a cloud in the sky!

Some of the locals that lived near the park had purchased fireworks that shot off high in the sky as well. They shot theirs off before the firework show and gave us all a cute and fun sneek peek of all the fun that was awaiting us.

The carnival was kind enough to turn off the lights when the fireworks went off (unlike Taylorsville City did on Monday). They kept the lights on the rides on, which made it that much cooler to see and enjoy.

Whoever was the pyrotech on this show really knew how to make an audience sit and stare. There were several moments of "Oh, I think this is the grand finale!", but then he'd fire off some more and keep us all interested for whatever was next. Whoever it was, was definitley a talented pyrotech.

The variety of fireworks was neat too, the colors were so bright and the shapes and the way he shot them in orders was beautiful. Needless to say, Riverton City's Fireworks did NOT disappoint!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

West Jordan Stampede / Independence Day Festival

Confession: I have never been to a carnival before!

After much consideration I decided that I was going to go to one before the summer was over, and what better of a day than the start of the Independence Day Weekend!

Since Veterans Memorial Park isn't far from our home I walked down there with my camera and went all out, taking lots of photos and enjoying the warm, sunny evening. I love this first photo, it takes me back to my favorite Amusement Park- Worlds of Fun in Kansas City.

I love this photo of the "Zipper" in action. Personally, I am not a fan of the ride, but I enjoyed watching people enjoy it and hearing the yelps of excitement!

The only complaint I did have was the carnies. They were VERY over-the-top and I was glad that the West Jordan Police dept was there in full force. I felt much safer knowing they were there!

As a roller coaster junkie, I loved this photo of the tracks on their mini coaster. The rides were very old school, and I loved the colors of the old tracks on this coaster.

This is the view of West Jordan City Hall, with the Uintah's behind it. So pretty and such a perfect day! I love that you can get a photo like this in the middle of a city.

This last one is another favorite. The ferris wheel with the sun peeking out behind it. Such a pretty view just as the sun was starting to set! So glad I was able to go down and check it out!

If you get a chance to over the next few days, do it! It'll be there til Monday night when it ends with the big fireworks display (West Jordan's fireworks never cease to impress!). Go check it out! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Aquarium, Fireworks and RSL, oh my!

This week has been so crazy busy so far! On Monday we took a mini-trip to the aquarium. I tried to take photos, but out of respect to others and the animals decided against it. Fishes don't need to be traumatized by flash photography! The living planet aquarium is amazing though! The volunteers were so educated and knew all about their animals. The penguins were my favorite, they slept for the most part, and we got to witness "bathtime". They swam all around in the water and shook their bums all over. So cute!
After the aquarium we went to Taylorsville city park. There they were closing Taylorsville Dayzz and hosting a concert from the Utah Symphony and the Utah Cannoneers. The music was awesome, the smells fantastic, and the fireworks were awesome! We even met Darrik, a good friend of ours there and had company to enjoy the show with. Nothing was better than lying down a big, old, ugly blanket, drinking out of water bottles and people watching in the park during sunset. The Utah Symphony played a variety of music that both Bubba and I enjoyed.
 First show of the year and it certainly didn't dissapoint!
Tuesday we went down to the "Fortress" Rio Tinto Stadium down in Sandy to watch a Gold Cup game, Real Salt Lake vs. Wilmington, NC (the Hammerheads) play. The tickets were cheap for midfield seats and we got to take the whole family (my parents, bro and one of his friends). We had lots of fun cheering, yelling, hollering at the refs, and listening to other hecklers! I posted all the photos from the game on my facebook page and am working on odds and ends for my photography page!

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Utah Arts Festival 2011

Yesterday Bubba and I went downtown to the Utah Arts Festival. It was so much fun! Lots of interesting vendors, lots of fun artwork and lots of interesting people!

I loved these flowers, the colors were so pretty, I wished I had a front yard to put them in! Bubba pointed them out to me, and I am so glad I did! Look at them! They were made of colored glass and were also made LOCAL! Can you go wrong with that? I think not!
The art festival covered about two or three city blocks, including City Hall, the Salt Lake City Library and all the spaces in-between. The day was sunny, cloudless and *sigh* perfect.

This is the dragon from the Children's Museum. Each kid could color a scale and a volunteer would add it to the dragon. He wasn't even halfway done when we say him on Saturday afternoon. I hope he gets finished! He will be at the Children's Museum (at the Gateway Mall, across from Clarke Planetarium) once he is completed.

Confession: I have no idea whose kid this is, but it was too cute NOT to share. He was talking to the dinosaur, who actually moved his head up and down. When I saw it, I had to photograph it! Adorable!
There were lots of "Random Acts of Art" left around the park, and all of it was knitted. These are called "knit attacks" and have generally been seen when knitters have meetups. I wish I could've met the artists of these yarn creations to talk with them and meet the artists! At least I got a chance to capture the art in photos!

The glass blowers were making art while we watched. They were making glass balls when we were there and allowing visitors to try their hand at it. They did have lots of pieces hanging up that they had been making since Thursday, this being one of them. I fell in love with it, mostly the vibrant colors, would look great in a Mexican-themed kitchen!

I love the literary arts. This was seen on the doors to the Salt Lake Community College writing center. Bubba pointed it out to me and I fell in love with it. Growing up I loved magnetic poetry and my poor parents had those magnets everywhere at home. This photo took me back, thank you "little monkey"
I had never been to the SLC library before! Hubs agreed to let me go inside and wander, and what a pleasure it was to check it out! If you have a phobia of heights like I do, it can be intimidating at the top, but it was so much fun to explore and check everything out!
On the roof of the library there is a view unlike any other. I had to snag photos of my favorite school/hospital/SLC area- The U of U! Such a great view!
Bubba and I on the roof, taking a break from all the art and excitement. I am so lucky I had a husband that will go with me to places like this and not whine the whole time. I had a great time!
Until next time,