Monday, September 14, 2009


Just a reminder- tomorrow is the Primary elections so go out and vote! I am a poll worker for Layton City and we have to be at the polls from 6am to 9pm. It makes for a long day when no one comes to vote. Plus this is the election that narrows the field down to the ones you can vote for in the general election in November and the person you may want may not make it through the Primaries without your vote! So, do your duty...and vote!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Super Saturday...

Today started off with a trip to the Salt Lake Temple with Kyle, Han, Heather, Clint, Steve and myself. I love going to the temple and being there with family is even better. I am grateful for the knowledge I have that I can be with my family forever. This evening Steve & I, Austin & his date Sage, and Heather & Clint headed down to Thanksgiving Point to the Jon Schmidt outdoor concert. We thought we arrived in plenty of time but it took so long to get to the parking and then the line was rediculously long that we were still standing in line when the concert was supposed to begin. I asked everyone to give me their best "I have to stand in this long line look."
And this is what I got...
Sage wins for best look!

I'm not sure what I was doing but I look like I am half dead. Anyway, we finally got in and found a spot- which wasn't an easy task because there were so many people there.

The guys and Sage all left to go fetch us some nourishment (desperately needed after standing in that line) and Heather and I kept our spots secure.

While we were waiting for things to begin Jon Schmidt appeared back stage which was right in front of us due to our lack of finding a better spot and I snatched a picture of him and his amazing cello player accompianist, Steve Nelson. I think Jon posed quite well for me ( He is the one in the middle)!
One of the first songs He played was "Waterfall" and as tradition would have it, when he plays that song, the waterfalls behind him all come on. It really is a beautiful spot for an outdoor concert!
This was our vantage point for the evening. I couldn't get a good shot of Steve and his Cello.
The whole concert was amazing! Jon played some of the old classics that he is known for as well as some of his new songs including "Love Story meets Viva La Vida". Due to copyright issues he can't publish that version yet so he also played another version "Love Story Meets Love Story." They are both awesome. He is not only an amazing piano player but he is quite funny, too and has some fun with the audience, which I love!
While we were enjoying his concert the moon came up over the waterfall and made such a beautiful romantic picture. I tried to capture it but wasn't very successful but trust me it was so cool!
It was an awesome evening, the weather was perfect and the entertainment was fantastic!
I am sad to see the summer coming to an end. There is nothing better than doing things like this in the evening on a summer's night.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Best Kept Secret In Huntsville

Friday night the Metro Champs (also known as Clint and Vaughn) were playing up in Huntsville at the Texas Pride BBQ and being the avid supporters that we are, we decided to drive up to have some dinner and hear them play. Little did we know that we were in for a delightful culinary experience. The Texas Pride BBQ has only been open for the past three months so very few people even know about it. They offer a variety of smoked meats with an assortment of BBQ sauces on the side. We decided to try the Texas sampler which is a plate of 4-5 meats and four side dishes so that we could give it all a try and we were not disappointed. It was delicious and more than enough for two. We actually shared ours with Heather and we were all full!

Their meats have a great smoke flavor and the sauces are great! I even liked their potato salad and I don't like potato salad! Han came with us because Kyle was working and she had this plate...

Steve and I visited with the owner after dinner out back where he has his smokers. The meat is smoked here every day. This really is an amazing little place. The grounds are very quaint and well kept up.
They even have these little buildings here and there that add to the whole experience. This one is right next to the smokers.
While we ate dinner we were entertained by the Metro Champs, who even played some Simon and Garfunkle (is that spelled right?) for us!
Heather wasn't feeling her best so Clint played a song just for her...He wrote it for her while they were dating. This is Clint serenading his sweetheart...
I just had to tip them .especially after reading the sign they had next to their tipping box!
Steve and I both highly recommend this place if you are in the mood for some really great smoked BBQ food. The drive to Huntsville is totally worth it. Oh, and did I forget to mention we had a pecan pie bar a la mode for desert that was to die for! You really have to check this place out!