Saturday, November 10, 2007

First Salazar Family Christmas Tradition, 2007

Every year, we go to the Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show For some reason, this year wasn't as good as previous years, but still a fun tradition. We went on Friday night. We got there at about 7:00 and the show ended at 9:00, so it was actually perfect timing, 2 hours was just long enough to see everything and get a prize. We always get a prize. In previous years, I have gotten a ring and a great picture of Christ smiling by Del Parson (this another great story that maybe I will share in a different post). The kids have also got really neat things in the past, usually some type of interesting toy. Last year they got magic worms, this year they got marionettes.

For some reason Aaron doesn't usually get a prize at this event. Maybe because it is mostly feminine stuff and the "guy stuff" that they do have is like camping/fishing stuff, which as you know is very "Un-Aaronesque." (That's a fancy word I just made up)

I love salami (sometimes I wonder if I should admit things like this!) It reminds me of my grandpa. There is a guy there every year, and he sells the best salami, however, I never buy it because he just makes me angry with his "technique." For instance; Friday is the first day of the show, I go and get some samples from him and tell him that we had just barely got there and I might come back. He tries to bargain with me by saying if I buy now, I'll get so much off, or if I buy two, I get one free etc, then he proceeds to tell me that he is running out of flavors! UM...HELLO!! It is the first day of the show! If you are running out of flavors, then you are going to have a real problem for the remaining days. I'M NOT STUPID! His technique certainly doesn't work with me, but at least I got some samples.

I didn't really find any jewelry that I liked this year, which is odd, because I can almost always find jewelry that I like. But something strange happened. I found a pen, yes a pen that I fell in love with. Aaron loves pens, but I don't really think about pens that often. I think that even Aaron found it a little strange that I loved this pen so much. I did buy it, and it cost me $35.00. Oh my gosh, did I just type that? Yes, I spent $35.00... on a pen, but I love it oh so much. I have been using it ever since. Look how cute it is!After the show, we went to Crown Burger and had an extremely late and greasy dinner. They have the best French Fries and Onion Rings. We always seem to eat there when ever we go out to the South Towne Expo Center for an event. The owners of this particular location actually live in the circle across the street from us.


Corinne said...

two things: that pen ROCKS and I LOVE CROWN BURGER. we east coast bloggers were just discussing how much we MISS that dang restaurant :)

Alison said...

I love your pen. I don't know if I'd pay 35 to have it but it's very jewelryesce--if that's a word.