Tuesday, August 7, 2007

1812 overture at deer valley

Every year John and I love going to the Utah Symphony concerts at Deer Valley. This year we invited Ryan and Lori Hacking, two great friends of ours. This was our first time going to the 1812 overture. This concert was by far the best!! The music was so powerful and made even more powerful with the live cannons. During the first half hour the rain starting coming down. We were all a little worried that they were going to cancel, but after about 20 mins or so it let up and turned into a beautiful night! We had such a good time and can't wait for next year....

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

cabin and bee's game

This past week as been pretty busy for us. Last Friday we went to the Bee's game with our friends, Matt and Lyndsay. Lyndsay's work gave out tickets for the game and dinner. We'd never been to a Bee's game and were surprised at how much fun we had. The weather was perfect, Eleanor was really good and we had GREAT seats. We've decided to hit at least one more game during the season.
On Sunday we headed up to the cabin for the day. We had a nice BBQ, played a few games of ticket to ride and enjoyed a good rainstorm. Nothing beets a rainstorm, especially in the mountains.
I'm starting to get a little sad that summer is coming to an end so fast! I feel like there are so many more things I want to do before school starts. Ahh..summer time goes by way too fast!

ryan adams & the cardinals

Last night John got tickets for Ryan Adams and the Cardinals. The concert was outside at the Red Butte Gardens. The music was GREAT and the venue was beautiful! Since we got the tickets through Goldman Sachs, we had VIP tickets and let me tell you...I think I can get used to the VIP treatment! We got to park in the "Express" parking (maybe 10 yards away), reserved VIP seats front and center and drinks.
The band showed up about 45 mins late, and since we had Eleanor with us, we had to bail a little early. We didn't want to go because we were having such a good time, but Eleanor was starting to get a tired and we didn't want to be the annoying couple with the annoying crying baby. It was also staring to get pretty windy and looking like it might start to rain. I wish we could have stayed longer, but we got to hear a few best songs and all together we had a really fun evening. Nothing beats an outdoor concert!