Monday, May 24, 2010

Belated Photos of Our Utah Trip

Trent had a mission reunion this past April and we were fortunate enough to make it up to Utah to see his first mission president. I also convinced Annie and Garth to meet us at Midway to stay a few days. We had a ton of fun and I am so glad Annie was able to make the trip. I hadn't seen Nolan since he was tiny little guy and he has gotten so big. Teryk and Swift had a blast swimming and playing in the park.

I love Teryk's three dollar sun glasses! He looks like a stud throwing the frisbee, haha. They are actually useful since Teryk is constantly burning the white part of his eyes.

Nice action shot of Trent. He wasn't covering his face so that was an improvement! We used to play frisbee all the time up at school and I love being able to play with him whenever we get the chance.

I can't believe Trent fit through the slide! I tried to convince him to go again but I guess Swift enjoyed it more than he did.

Here's Trent and I at the park. I think that little guy in the background is Teryk but I'm not sure.

Annie and I used to have a bunch of photos together but it has been forever since the last one! Annie is expecting a little guy or girl on Swift's Birthday, December 2nd.

This boy LOVES his daddy. Trent can do no wrong in Teryk's eyes and they are buds. Their personalities are extremely similar and Teryk always proclaims to be "Daddy's Boy."

Here is Anna-Banana, Garth, and Nolan at the park. I have to say that Garth is hilarious to play card games with and I like to be on his team; only because I want to hurt him when he isn't, lol. Not really but he talks trash in the funniest ways! I wish they lived here so I could get my heart's game on and actually win!

We went swimming at the condo, which only cost $85 for two nights on bonus time- pretty sweet! There were two bedrooms plus a bed for Teryk in the living room. The indoor pool was nice and the buildings were built to look like a little Switzerland. I had never been to Miday so I thought it would be fun to stay there rather than the usual Ogden Canyon area.
Swift is hilarious, always making me laugh. She has the craziest expressions and loves to wear sunglasses, which are already broken. I LOVE that she can swim with floaties because my neck doesn't become scratched up from fingernails. Now the next step is to teach Teryk how to swim without his floaties.

Silly guy! He was actually posing for a whole thirty seconds. Swift is easier to get a picture but Teryk finds it hilarious to run or squint his eyes acquirdly.

Not sure what he is doing with his hands but I'm pretty sure he went to the bathroom right after this picture...

 Swimming photos are never too flattering but I thought it was a cute family photo.

Here is our main reason for going to Utah. Trent worked with the mission president while in Argentina and had nothing but amazing things to say about him! He is from Bolivia and rarely comes to the states to visit. I hardly understood any of the conversations, seeming how they were in Spanish, but they were extremely sweet. The above photos were taken at one of their friend's house and they were very nice to let us stop by to visit. We actually got the dates wrong for the mission reunion and had to miss it to get back to church on Sunday. The important thing was to see the President and his wife so the trip was definitely worth it all.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Presenting...Monster Jam World Finals in Vegas!

This year's spring break was amazing and very memorable, especially for my little boy. Teryk has been obsessed with Monster Trucks since he was two and even watches the DVDs. Deb and I have been talking about going to the Monster Jam World Finals for over a year and we finally were able to go. I never thought I would enjoy something like this but it was amazing! I actually want to go every year now but I would never spend the money to go to one in Albuequerque. I hate to drive and only see one Monster Truck that we really like. Go to Vegas and you get the best of the best...Awesome!

I had to start a post with Teryk and his favorite Monster Truck driver, Jim Koehler. We stood in line for a while waiting to meet him and he was extremely nice to Teryk. Teryk is his number one fan and Avenger is considered the greatest motorized vehicle on the planet! The funny thing is that Teryk picked Avenger all on his own and Jim Koehler rarely wins any of the freestyle or races. No matter what, Teryk is confident that Avenger is the winner and no one can steal his thunder.

If only Swifty was looking but at least we have a family picure. Trent is wearing Blue Thunder and I have my Maximum Destruction shirt, our favorites. Swift has yet to find a favorite truck but maybe next year I can buy her a Madussa shirt, seeming how she was the only girl driver in Vegas.

Teryk and Papa have pictures in front of a ton of trucks but here is the famous Avenger, for all of you fellow fans. I am trying to narrow down my picture list but having a hard time choosing.

Perfect group shot, even though I was always taking the pictures, haha. All these photos were taken at the pit party and it was actually open to the public and not limited to those with tickets.

Gravedigger is Deb's favorite and Mark's favorite is El Torro Loco. Even though I am a true Max D fan, Grave Digger is the most popular and has an amazing driver. Deb and I weren't able to meet our favorite drivers since some sort of a special pass was required, lame. Technically Mark and Trent did see their drivers either but we just didn't have good timing.

I love this photo of Deb and Mark. Notice the awesome shirts with their favorite trucks? The timing just happened to work around world finals so I had to get them for their birthday.

Bry, Beth, and the kids met us at the pit party and the kids had fun with the free slides. We also paid $5 for Teryk to ride on the back of a monster truck around a small track.

We finally made it to the greatest portion of this amazingly exciting post, haha...right. Anyway, Bry and Beth were nice enough to watch Swift for the actual event that started at 7pm. It was amazing! All of the trucks came flying out with water and fire shows along with fireworks. The noise was crazy and the crowds were hilarious. The best part was racing, strangely enough. I prefer to watch freestyle on tv but the races were hilarious. All of our favorites, apart form Teryk's Avenger, were in the final four race. My favorite beat Trent's and Deb's beat Mark's; pretty darn awesome! Sadly, mine did not win but at least Deb's favorite got first place. No one did very well in the freestyles but it was still fun to watch trucks flip and crash into cars and boats.

Here is a picture of the track before they crushed the entire thing with monster trucks.

Trent and I sitting at World Finals.

The perfect photo to close this post. Not much else to say but I am definitely coming back :)