This past weekend Blair and I headed up to Sun Valley for some R&R, a stay at the lodge, some Rocky Mountain Chocolate and the Sun Valley Dinner and Ice Show. We had a blast getting out of town for the weekend but there was one special highlight....
I got to meet Evan Lysacek!!!!
You can't tell I'm giddy at all by this photo can you?!?! I felt pretty lucky to get a photo because no one else did! They weren't letting anyone get photo's with him but we stuck around for awhile (since we were staying at the lodge anyway...) and I asked for a photo and he said "Sure!" The security guard then said "Oh yeah, of course he will take one with the cute blond." I didn't care...all I know is that he put his hand on my back while taking the picture!!! OMG...I'm losing my breath just thinking about it!!
He is SOOOOO cute!! I just wanted to stare at him all night.... I actually got to talk with him for a few minutes which was so cool! He's very normal and down to earth. I (of course) expressed my love for him on Dancing with the Stars and told him I needed him to teach me the Argentine Tango...when I said this he replied "OH, that dance..." (while shaking his head).
As if this night could get any better...he did a routine to "Man in the Mirror"...while wearing the white glove...I said to Blair "I think it was meant to be for me to see this show...Evan and a Michael Jackson song...too perfect for me!"
We had a lazy Sunday morning and grabbed my FAVORITE on the way out of town...a Chicken Bacon Ranch wrap (minus tomato) from WrapCity. My weekend was SO complete!! I decided this will now have to be a tradition every summer.
I've been slacking on the blog thing lately....but in my defense it's been ba-ba-ba-busy around here...not to mention we haven't been in town a whole lot either! Check out what's been keeping us busy...
From Washington, we drove over to Portland and picked up my mom and dad at the airport. We stayed the night at my Uncle Tom's and Tuesday am we headed out for Newport, Oregon. I hadn't been to the coast since my senior year of HS so I was excited to go back and check everything out.
We played our own version of Deadliest Catch and spent one day crabbin'. I decided I probably wouldn't do very well up there on the Northwestern because I wasn't patient enough to wait. I'd throw out the pot and pull it up every 5ish minutes to see the catch.
Blair got crabs in Newport too!! :) Here he is checking to see if it's male or female. They have to be over 5 inches long and male to keep...all the females get to go back in the water instead of in the boiling pot!
I also caught of starfish...but it had to go back too! I wanted to boil it and keep it but apparently that's illegal...I think that's stupid...
Blair with one of our keepers....
So, we boiled them for about 20 minutes then we cleaned them out...well...I cleaned one out and Blair cleaned none out. I only gagged once.
I don't eat anything if it lives in the water...but I liked catching them, cooking them and cleaning them....then I ate salad and chicken. :)
These guys hung out on the dock at the bottom of one of the piers. They were so funny to watch...and so noisy.
We ate lunch at Mo's (the original one on the Newport bayfront) and again...I passed on the world famous clam chowder and ate chicken and salad.
We had a great time hanging out with my side of the family! Hopefully next time we'll have ALL the cousins there. Thanks mom and dad for a great trip!! :)
We were so excited for our Washington summer trip this year because we got to go and meet the newest additions to the family! Adalyn and Elyza were born 5 weeks ago and are probably the most precious things ever! I couldn't get enough of these two babies! We were also lucky enough to be there when these two beautiful girls were blessed. Thanks Jade, Megan and Graycie for sharing them with Auntie Nik all week!!
We also had a great family reunion for Blair's family with everyone from Northern Idaho, Nevada and Texas. It was great to see everyone together. AND...we got to celebrate Bronson's 1st Birthday while we were in Washington! He was so fun up there with all the kiddos!
In May we listed our cute house FOR SALE by Owner...
We just thought we'd try it for the summer and see what happened. Well...after six short weeks on the market we sold it! We were so excited but also scrambling to get our house plans done and decide where we were going to build a house!! I'm so excited about building a house...but I had aREALLY hard time leaving my house. I cried off and on for a week and still can't think to much about it without tearing up! We closed on our new lot the same day we closed on the house.
So this is going to be our new location...
The new homestead. :)
This will be the view from the kitchen sink.
Close up view from the front of the house.
We should be digging in a few weeks....
For now we're living in a studio apartment (yes, I wrote that right!). So far, it's not to bad other than 95% of my belongings are in a storage unit packed floor the ceiling, back to front and I'm getting bored really easy with no yard or garden to work in...and I miss my puppy who is living in Washington with Grandpa & Grandma Goldade until we're done building. :( Other than that...I'm REALLY excited!!
My baby sis got married on July 9th in Bountiful, UT. She of course looked AMAZING and everything turned out great. We worked our booties off getting the reception set up on Saturday but it was all worth it because it looked great and Jen said it was everything she imagined!!