Monday, October 5, 2015

Lincoln and Licorice Ice Cream

Uh oh.  Lincoln likes black licorice ice cream.
I guess he take after his dad more than we thought!

(And yes, that is a happy face.)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

Last week was Salt Lake Comic Con!

Of course Andy and I attended all three days.  We even took Lincoln with us on Thursday so he could experience the glory that is Comic Con.

This is a silly pic I took while we were waiting to get in.

There was so much going on this year!  There were lots and lots of merchant and artists booths to look at.  Luckily we are able to get in a little early with our VIP status so we could actually move around.

There were all sorts of things to see too.  From balloon creations to Lego creations, and so much more.

Lincoln did really, really well there.  We just had to give him some space and time once in a while to run around.

Our little Superman:

After a while, though, he started getting worn out.

He finally fell asleep in my arms.  Poor little dude.

The next day it was Andy and I on our own.  We were able to get much more done that day.

First off a selfie...

There were so many great cosplayers there.  I had to get some pictures.

And one of my very favorite obsessions...I mean products had their own booth there. 
I just love my Funko Pops!

Since there were so many great and unusual costumes out there, we decided to get a few pics with some of them.

And we were able to meet up with our cousin Eddie who does the BEST Nick Fury!

We attended a few big panels this year.  Unfortunately we weren't able to make it to as many as we would have liked, but the ones we did get into were great.

Sean Astin:

Sebastian Stan:

Chris Evans:

Which ended up being Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Haylee Atwell for a while.

We also got a quite a few autographs this year which included all of the Captain America cast members that were there and Sean Astin.

And we made sure to get in a few professional photo-ops too.

Sean Astin:

Walter Koenig:

We had a wonderful time at Comic Con this year!
They had some amazing guests that they were able to get here.
I'm so glad that we are able to have this great convention in our area!

Monday, September 28, 2015

TestOut Hike - Mount Nebo

Last Wednesday my company TestOut sponsored a hike up Mount Nebo.

Now I love to go hiking, but this sounded pretty intimidating to me.
I decided I would try it out anyways and see how I did.

Here I am at the parking lot at the trailhead.  

It was a gorgeous day for a hike.  Nice and warm for the end of September.

But I didn't like the way the hike started out....straight up:

I do have to say that the views were awesome!

This is Chandra and me.  I hiked along with Chandra and another co-worker Aubrey.

This was a very cool looking burnt out tree we found along the path:

That is where we were headed.  I did not like the looks of it.

So when we reached the base of the false summit we were told we had about an hour and a half more to reach the top.  Now you have to understand that that basically meant an hour and a half of straight up left.  At this point I was pretty exhausted and feeling light-headed.  I made the decision to stop at the base.

Here I am with the false summit behind me.  I know I got so close, but I'm glad I made the decision I did.  From the reports of other co-workers it was a beast of a hill to climb, and there were some very dangerous parts.

I was able to get some great photos from my resting place though!

After waiting for about an hour, I started to get chilly, so I headed back down the mountain.

It was a rough hike down as well, but I made it safely back to the parking lot.

That hike is definitely one for the books.  It seemed to be quite the advanced hike.  I am proud that I made it as far as I did.  Maybe someday I will have the energy and stamina to make it all the way to the summit.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Oktoberfest 2015

On Sunday we headed up to Snowbird Resort for Oktoberfest.
Andy and I love to go to this event each year.  We missed it last year since Lincoln was brand new, but we made sure to get there this year.

It was a wonderful day to be up in the mountains!  It was nice and warm for September.

We started by walking through a few of the booths.

But our main goal was the food and music tent.

We listened to some lively Polka music while we at our German foods.  It was fun and delicious!

Lincoln seemed to be enjoying himself.  

Here are my two cute guys!

We didn't stay too long at the resort.  Usually we take the lift up to the top and wander around, but we didn't want to risk the lift with Lincoln this year.

It was still a great day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Utah State Fair 2015

On Sunday Andy and decided to take Lincoln to the Utah State Fair.

It was another beautiful day to be outside.

We knew that Lincoln would love to see the animals, and I think Andy really enjoyed showing them to him.

We also checked out some of the other exhibits.  I was amazed by this Pear Squash.  I've never seen one before.

 Of course we had to have our fair share of fair food.  We got some lunch and then topped it off with some sugary items.  Andy played it safe and went with some ice cream.  I just had to indulge since we were at the fair.

I got myself some deep-fried Nutella!

It was really, really good, but VERY rich.  I really needed a drink after that one.

We had a great time at the fair!