Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Memory Game

I have seen this on a few of my friends blogs. I finally decided to play along, so here goes.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

If you don't want to play on your blog or you don't have a blog, I will either e-mail my memory or put my memory of you in my comments.

Oh, some memories may be rated R :) , so please edit if necessary! I'm just kidding, I never did anything that would have been rated R ;).

The 4th

It's funny that the holidays (the 4th & the 24th) are 3 weeks apart and I am about a week late from the second one! Wow, I don't feel that busy. I've kept the other blog up to date, but of course for some reason that one is easier to do because it doesn't involve as many decisions about pictures and all of the writing.

We rode our bikes to the fireworks on the night of the 3rd, actually, Teague rode on Aaron's lap on his bike (he has a low rider, so it works). Not only does Teague slow us down a bit, but there is something wrong with the training wheels on his bike and he isn't tall enough to ride without them. We sat in the same place as we do every year, right underneath the fireworks! I was really hoping for shrapnel to fall on me again this year, but I guess I was only lucky enough for that to happen last year. I love the Centerville fireworks, I love that we can ride our bikes and not fight with parking and traffic, and they are really good.

The next day we rode our bikes to the Centerville parade, another good thing, it is always short, sweet and right to the point, then to founders park for the carnival. The kids didn't do the slide this year, but we got a foam bow and arrow and foam swords. The kid in the picture with Teague is the son of a friend of mine.

When we got home, we did some stink bombs for the benefit of the kidlets.

As some of you may remember from last years post, we started a new tradition. We had a bar-b-q and fireworks at our house. This year, John, Annie, Gina & her friend Chris and all of the cousins came over. John grilled some amazing ribs and we had hot dogs and burgers as well. Teague figured out the when he did the robot while a fountain firework was going it looked really cool.

Anyway, the 4th was really fun.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Birthday Suprise!

Yes, I know my birthday was forever ago, but I haven't had a chance to write about Aaron's wonderful gift to me.

When he ask me what I wanted for my birthday, I told him that I wanted to do what we did for our Anniversary because it was so much fun.

Aaron had class on my birthday, so we didn't really do anything that day. However, he had told me the week before that he had made plans for the weekend following my birthday, and asked me if I could find someone to watch the kidlets from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon. So, I kind of figured that we were going to be doing to same thing.

The Johnson's (pictured with Piper in the previous post) were more than happy to take on the kidlets. The took them to a movie and dinner and also to church on Sunday morning. The kidlets LOVE the Johnsons. In fact they didn't want to come home when we went to get them Sunday afternoon.

Anyway, as I was packing my stuff, Aaron kept teasing me that we were going to go camping. I played a long...a little bit...but, you all know, camping and Karlyn (or even Aaron) DO NOT go hand in hand. He did mention to bring good shoes, because we were going to go on a hike, this for some reason I believed, so I put on some good shoes and socks. After we dropped the kidlets off, we went to Target to pick up some more games besides Blink. We got 59 Seconds, Toss Up and a Cranium game called Zigity that is a lot like Uno.

Ever since we got Blink about a year ago, I have been kicking his butt. So we opened 59 seconds first. Much to my surprise I really suck at this game, but Aaron doesn't! He kicked my butt, so he was thrilled. Toss Up is really just a matter of luck, and we only played Zigity once, it will be funner with more people.

Anyway....We got to the Bed and Breakfast, it's called Anton Boxrud Bed and Breakfast. I looked at Aaron and I said, "And I even wore my hiking shoes!" He laughed. We went into our room, it was the attic that they had converted into a wonderful room. The first thing we noticed (this is a little embarrassing) was that there was NO T.V.! But we figured out that wasn't such a bad thing.

We went around town and got our food from the same places as before:

Pot Stickers from P.F. Changs
Pomadorie Mozarella from Caffe Molise
Baked Cream Cheese from The DoDo
& Fried Pickles from The Garden

Back at the B & B we got our food ready and fired up a movie, Be Kind Rewind, on Aaron's Laptop and stuffed ourselves silly. Mmmmmmmmmmm, just thinking about all this food is making my mouth water.

We stayed up playing games and reading.......

In the morning, the Innkeeper and her husband treated us to a fantastic Breakfast. Fresh fruit and Banana Pancakes.

This was such a wonderful time. I would love to make this a tradition for Aaron and I to do on our Anniversary.

Happy Birthday to me!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

All Good Things...unfortunately.....

Must come to an end.

"Captain Bree and Her Lady Pirates" was such a wonderful experience for Piper. This is actually why I haven't been posting much lately. During the day we would be out doing fun stuff, then at night she and I would be at the Theatre. Penny ask me if I would be willing to help the British Fleet Officers with their mustaches and Hair. Of course I said yes! And it was so much fun.

I look back and last year during Honk, I did a post almost everyday, but for some reason I slacked this year....sorry.

I am just going to post a few pictures with some captions. There are so many, but I have picked out a few that I like;

Ready to go on stage:

Teague feeling like he is part of it:

Some of the cast and crew

Some of the people that came to see the show, more people came, but I wasn't there at the end every night, so these are the pictures that I got.
Our bishop's wife and her three granddaughters

My kids' 'other family,' The Johnsons

MaaMaa and her little friend Anna

Grammie Annie, Aunt Val and Morgan

On Stage during photo call. Unfortunately I couldn't use my flash because they had a professional photographer and our flashes would interfere with his. So...these pictures are kind of crappy.

"Good Form" with Admiral Moore

Fencing with Fergus...Piper kicked his butt...she is part of the British Fleet...they are very strong men. This was so cute, because Mark (Fergus) is over six feet tall.

Closing Night! Final hugs for everyone. And, lots of tears.

Piper and Olivia (Captain Bree)

Piper and Penny (Artistic Director of Youth Theatre and Choreographer of Captain Bree)

Piper and Miriam, Markus and Mary. A wonderful family that was in the show

Piper with Robin and Isabella

Piper and Robin

Thanks to everyone for all the love and support during this crazy time in the lives of the Salazars! It was really really fun and I actually hate to see it end. Luckily they are doing a revival in November at Kingsbury Hall!!!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008


I feel like I need to start this post with a couple of disclaimers;

First, unlike my kidlets...I get nervous. I get nervous whenever I audition for anything, and I get nervous when I talk or sing in front of people that I can see and that I know. So, If I am on stage, I don't get nervous because I can't see the people and if I know the people it is okay, because I can't see them.

Second, it has been at least ten and a half years since I have sung a solo in church. TEN AND A HALF YEARS! I have sang in the choir, and in groups, but no solo.

So...needless to say...when a lady from my mom's ward called me and ask me if I would sing in their sacrament meeting I was a little apprehensive, I even told her that I hadn't done it in years, and I was nervous, but I still told her yes! ARGH.

Ever since Sunday afternoon when I sang, I have not been able to stop thinking about the nightmare. It truly was HORRIBLE, I am so embarrassed. I sang one of my favorite hymns, "Where can I turn for peace?" I found a really beautiful arrangement and a fantastic accompanist. Okay, I was so nervous, I was shaking. I started off a little shaky, but I was feeling okay after the first couple of measures, but then...the second verse, not the melody in this arrangement, I thought I could do it, but boy did I struggle, I kept going flat. Crap. Luckily it was only one verse, but....since I was so shook up about how horribly I had just done, I was shaking like a leaf. Wow, was I glad when that was over!

I got down to the kidlets and we left, my mom and dad had to leave to. When we got out to the car, Teague said "Mom, you sounded really pretty the first time, but you weren't very good the second time!" The "first time" he was referring to would be when I got there early to practice. I said, "Oh....I know!" Then Of course my sweet little Piper trying to make it all better said, "You sounded really really good the first time and you just sounded good the second time!"

Oh, the honesty of children. At least I know that I sounded bad, at least I wasn't wandering around thinking how fabulous I just was when in reality it stunk....I KNOW it stunk! I have a feeling they won't be asking me to sing again anytime soon. And, you know...I'm totally okay with that.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Utah Arts Festival

First off, sorry about the lack of posting. The reason is...I have been reading the stupid "Twilight" series. It's funny, because I like them, but I don't think I like them as much as everybody expected me to or as much as everyone else seems to, however, there is something about them that makes you feel like you have to read them. I am only on chapter seven in "New Moon." I have to admit, I am struggling with this one a little bit....we will see....

I digress.....

Every year, we go to the Utah Arts Festival. This year, we went on Saturday Night, which was nice, because it wasn't as HOT, but it was SO crowded. I kept hearing that this was the best year yet, and I think it probably was, but there was a lot we didn't see because of the crowd. There were so many people at Library Square, you almost couldn't move. We did however get to see all of the booths, which is actually my favorite. And, of course, everyone got a prize, actually that's not true, I didn't, but I am totally okay with that.

Right when we get the the festival (or anything that we do together as a family), Aaron talks to the kidlets about "the rules;" Not talking to strangers, staying close to mom and dad etc....

Piper got a really great reversible skirt from an artist named Debora Brawley, her company's name is The Unbroken Circle. And let me just say, this website does not do her justice, her stuff is fantastic.

Teague got a little wooden train kit. He sanded it all by himself and his dad helped him glue, it was $3.00. He LOVES it.

Aaron got a really great spray painted vinyl record from an artist named Mason Fetzer.

There is a guy there every year that plays this weird instrument and the kids love to watch and listen to him play....every year, this is last year.

Ands someone that I look for every year at this Festival and at the Park City Arts Festival is Erin Westenskow Berrett. Her brother is married to my cousins daughter. (did that make sense?) Anyway, she is a fabulous artist, she won best of show last year at both festivals and she won it again this year at this festival.

We had a really great time as a family.