Monday, June 16, 2008

Summertime... and the livin's easy



This weekend was Orem Summerfest! I was really excited to participate in as much as possible, because this summer is the first summer that I've worked full time so it hasn't really felt like its summer at all. First thing on Saturday morning we ran the Orem Firefighters 5k with Carrie and the boys. We weren't exactly racing, but we both felt good about it and didn't feel sick afterwards, so that's always a good sign. There are a couple more 5k's so we'll have to keep doing them so we can improve our time.


Brady won a Sherpa hat and a flashlight and I won a cool hiking backpack at the raffle afterwards!


After the nice run, we went to Macey's and had a free pancake breakfast with all the fix ins to ruin all the good work we had just done! (and free scones!) There was also a bounce house and a raffle for the Miley Cyrus/Stadium of Fire Extravaganza! Sadly we didn't win the tickets...or participate in the bounce house.


I have to tell every detail of our day, because it was the best day of this summer so far (besides the cruise)! Brady went and played golf with his friend Steve and I went swimming with Carrie and the kids! My first time to go swimming all summer!!! Then it was time for my two favorite things: carnival and fireworks!!!!

We brought some barbecue, walked around the carnival, then just sat and played games with Ryan and Stephanie and the Brown's while we waited for the fireworks.


Waiting...


and waiting...


taking a nap...


And finally....



I LOVED it! Here a little video. Its just the beginning of the show (30 seconds). Don't watch it if you don't want to, but its kind of cool if you love fireworks like me.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a fun day! Those are my first fireworks - the pictures and video are amazing - if that was the beginning I can only imagine what the finale was like! I think that's your third carnival - what a lucky girl! Looks like a great day!
~mom

Kris and Megan Wright said...

Taryn looks like you had a fun time! Geez where was that that we missed out on?? We saw a huge random fireworks show just on Sat. night as we were relaxing after the move (here in Orem) Anyway, our apt is in Orem near Target, called Paradise Park, they have openings apparently and it has all those things you want- plus a storage spot and covered parking. You should move here and be our neighbors!!!!!!!!!!! 623-1394 The rent is just over 700, and you pay gas/electric.

Allison said...

That looks like so much fun!! You and Brady are precious! :)

caroline said...

Fun fireworks, fun day. I love how much fun you 2 together!Thanks for sharing.

brook said...

okay that is so awesome! you should go to the strawberry days rodeo this coming weekend....carnival rides, mulletts, strawberries, and possibly fireworks.
ps. you hair looks awesome!!

Brad and Carrie Willits said...

thanks for the video. since we couldn't be there, i guess that was the next best thing. colsie's whining though, that he wants to get inside the video : ). guess he wishes we had stayed.

The Jeppsen 5 said...

cute pictures, T!! You and Brady are too cute!! So the summerfest was fun? We were down there @ Billy & Suzie's apartment, and thought it'd be fun to go, but we didn't, but it looks like we should have!! Thanks for sharing all your cute pictures!!

PS your hair looks pretty...did you lighten it?? ;)

Ryan & Danielle said...

you guys are so cute! i wish we had as many fun carnivals around here and fireworks too!

Saric said...

Wow, that was a much better Saturday than we had. We'll have to take some notes on how to have fun!

Brad and Carrie Willits said...

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