02 May 2010

A Fun Weekend!

Our dear good friend, Rose, just got engaged and I thought I would share with you a picture that I took of her wedding ring. It is as unique as she is.

With Springtime here the bugs are all coming out. Although Charles did spray the entire place with bug spray stuff, we had a little friend that somehow passed the barrier. We found this roly-poly in the middle of our brown carpet, it was really quite hard to see him

On Friday, Charles and I went to the Living Planet Aquarium. It was pretty fun for how inexpensive it was. Here Charles is smiling his best for the camera.
Here is the large nasty toad they had in the "Utah" section of the animals.
Here we have the funny fish that always swam left to right even though they always faced downwards.

This fish looked as though he was dipped in chocolate.

Charles loved touching the sting rays. He had great fun petting them.

This string ray kept coming up the side of the wall trying to get me to touch him. I got quite scared and ran away. I don't care to pet things with the word "sting" in their name.

Here are the awesome, cool tiny sea horses. They looked very frail, but quite neat. There were some other larger ones in another little aquarium though.
Here is Charles swimming with the fishies and hoping that this one doesn't attack him.
Here I am with the fake sea slug.

This is the new penguin exhibit at the place. They were quite fascinating and fun to watch

These are the largest fish that they had here. They were quite big.

This alligator was quite cool even though he and his other alligator friends didn't really do anything. (This was Charles' picture)

There was an electric eel and they had this neat machine that recorded how much electricity it was producing. While we had been looking at it for most of the time it was only producing a little bit at the "Resting" Level (Blue). But once we ventured on to see other animals, he got rambunctious and produced all the way up to "Stunning Prey" (Red).

Here is the piranha that was there. It didn't look very vicious at all. It was pretty neat that it had gold sparkles on its side.

On Saturday Charles and I went shooting with a few friends. Here I am shooting an AR15 (I think?)

We shot on a hill just above the southern tip of Utah Lake. It had been snowing/raining every where in Utah Valley except for right where we were shooting.

We shot a few different guns. Here I am shooting a 9mm Springfield and below Charles is shooting a 12 guage shotgun. He actually hit three clay pigeons on his first time shooting a shotgun!

After shooting Charles and I went out to eat with Corey Coombs (who we went shooting with) at Fuddrucker's. It is a little hamburger joint that has a "1lb challenge". It consists of eating a hamburger with a 1lb patty along with chilies cheese fries, a bowl of ice cream, and a glass of soda. I decided it would be fun, so I set out to do the 1lb challenge. The hamburger was nice and easy to get through along with the ice cream. The test really came with the fries with chili on it. I have done the 1lb challenge before with Charles' fire fighter friend and back then they didn't put chili on the fries and it was relatively easy to get through everything. But with the extra can of chilie on the extremely disgusting fries, it was hard. I am happy to say that I did finish the challenge and got a free t-shirt! We took the below photo at the Coombs home after we ate and that is their pug, Buda, in the picture with me.

The shirt says "Are You Man Enough" on the back.

1 comment:

Nathan and Colleen said...

Way to go Annette. Shooting sounds fun. Fudruckers probably had to up the anty after you did it so easily the first time. Way to represent for the family, our women can eat and still look great.