Guess Who’s Back…

August 5, 2009 at 8:34 pm 9 comments

So this long hiatus was completely unintentional.  Our internet was down since the last time I posted until today!  I kind of gave up on taking pictures of my food after a few days of being cut off from the cyber world.  It came back so unexpectedly I didn’t take any pictures today, I wish I had checked it before leaving for work, it might have been up then and then I would have been able to write a normal post!  I have to say although I was eating as normal, it was kind of nice, because I hate a lot of repeat meals and didn’t have to worry about the blog getting boring!  I was able to have the same dinner 2 nights in a row without worrying about the blog.  But that gets boring after a while, I hope being able to post will light a fire under my butt to get back to making some fun things.  I have a few recipes I can’t wait to try and now that I can post, I’m excited to try some new things!

Before I post some pictures that I’ve been waiting to share you guys, thanks for all the compliments on the engagement party photos.  You guys really know how to make a girl feel good about herself!

So the night before our engagement party we went with a few friends to the county fair!  It was the first time I’ve gone to it that I can remember, although my parents told me I went when I was younger.  It was so much fun!  The best part was we got to watch 2 exciting events.

The first was a Lumberjack competition.  The pictures I got of this aren’t that great because we were kind of far away.

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They had 2 lumberjacks competeting with a few different challenges.  They did some with chainsaws, axes, climbing those big poles you see, and log rolling.  Very fun to watch.

Here’s a funny, yet embarrassing, lumberjack related story that Andrew just loves to tell.  Once while we were having a bonfire at Andrew’s parent’s house Andrew decided to stand on some of the unused firewood, he looked like when you see lumberjacks on tv doing the log rolling.  He was doing a pretty good job at walking on the wood and making it rotate under his feet.  I wanted to say “You’d make a great lumberjack”, but couldn’t think of the word lumberjack at all.  You know how frustrating that is, I’m sure.  Well I wound up saying, “You’d make a great, uh, um…log farmer.”  Him and our friends busted out laughing, “LOG FARMER!!!” they all screached at me.  And I haven’t lived it down yet.  I don’t ever forget the word Lumberjack anymore, or Astronaut for that matter.  I once had the same forgetfulness with that word, and called them space cowboys! Yikes I say some stupid stuff sometimes.

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This ones really hard to see but one of the lumberjacks was climbing to the top of the poles, they move so quickly!

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In between this show and the next event we decided to have some ice cream.  I got a cookies and cream cone.  I can honestly say I haven’t had an ice cream since I was about 8, so it was a very different treat for me.

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Thanks Andrew for catching this one, the pictures I took were awful!

Then it was time for the main event, the one that was the reason we sat on those bleachers for so long just to hold our front row seats, Pig Racing!

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Unfortunately after sitting in our seats for almost an hour, an entire group of kids decided to stand right in front of us, this was really our view for most of the races.

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So disappointing!

After much encouragement from ourselves, and people behind us these kids sat down on the ground.  I’m so going to be the old lady yelling at kids to get out of my yard.

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So cute!

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These pigs were swimming!

Apparently these pigs are racing for an oreo!  They all get oreos at the end of the race, that’s there encouragement and what they are running for.

I wish I had more pictures to share of the pig racing, it was really fun to watch. 

There were lots of animal exhibits.  But somehow the only picture I got was an albino snake.

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As much as I hate snakes, I had to admit seeing this was so cool.  The white was so bright and it was actually kind of beautiful in a snakey way.

So there you have it I watched my first lumberjack competition and pig race.  What an exciting night!

Keep your fingers crossed that our internet continues to be up and running tomorrow. 

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  • 1. Megan  |  August 5, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Was that the monmouth county fair? I went to it the first night and watched the Lumberjacks and the racing pigs! The pigs are my favorite part.. Glad you had a good time, and boy does that icecream look good 😀

  • 2. Gina  |  August 6, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Oh how fun! The Ohio State Fair is going on right now and we have pig racing over here too, I want to check it out!

    Welcome bag tot he blog world, I can’t wait to see some fun, healthy living foods!

  • 3. brandi  |  August 6, 2009 at 7:55 am

    i hope your internet stays working! looks like you guys have been having fun 🙂

  • 4. ksgoodeats  |  August 6, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Being without internet would have made me go bald! I would have been pulling out my hair without it 😉

    Glad you’re back!

  • 5. katecooks  |  August 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    i cant believe you havent had ice cream since u were 8! you crazy girl!!!

  • 6. Jenn@slim-shoppin  |  August 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    OMG, that’s so funny about the Log Farmer!!

    I would have totally said something like that too! :0)

  • 7. Kailey  |  August 6, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    glad your back 🙂
    that pig race seems like it was tons of fun!!

  • 8. burpexcuzme  |  August 6, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    HAHAHAHA! A log farmer! I wonder what that would be…someone who keeps lots of logs? Hee hee.

  • 9. SHE-FIT  |  August 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    SO FUN! Love all the pics. Hope ur internet is up… mine was down yesterday and I didn’t know what to do with myself!

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