time for a quick and late post! i was at the state fair tonight with my family. this is the 39th year my cute parents have been going together and taking the family as each child was born…
obviously i haven’t been for 39 years, haha.. this was my 30th year attending. i have only missed one year (that i can recall…) which was when i lived in london for a semester abroad. this is by far my favorite family tradition! we love the utah state fair!
we always check out the butter exhibit very first, because it’s right at the entrance. they weren’t quite finished with it tonight as it was the first day of the fair.
i always manage to see something new at the fair every year i go.. this year it was owls. my favorite! i love owls and had to pose for a photo with these two beautiful birds. don’t mind my crazy face.. the one above my head had just let out a loud squawk and alarmed me!
we always check out the animals right after the butter exhibit..
my personal favorite is the bunnies!
we ran into my aunt and uncle who had brought some of their cows down from idaho. it was great to see them (and their cows!)
my niece and nephews were stoked to be up close and personal with the cows.
we usually check out the agriculture building after the animals.. we kind of have a game plan that’s the same every year.
after that it was time for dinner. somehow i managed to not take a photo of my chicken satay.. probably because i was occupied with this cutie!
it was miss nora marie’s first year at the fair. i think she had a good time ;)
we checked out the commercial buildings (i don’t even know if that’s what they are really called.. it’s a bunch of products you typically see on TV and we have called them the commercial buildings since the beginning of time!) and i got my ring cleaned. it’s an annual tradition—they sell this awesome ring cleaner and will clean your ring for free. i remember being so happy in 2010 because it was the first year i had a diamond ring to be cleaned!
we end the night with the big yellow slide. it’s definitely the highlight of the fair for me.
it’s a beautiful view from the top of the slide!
my mom splurged and we got to ride it twice this year! spoiled rotten kids, i tell ya ;) i think she wanted to go on it again just as much as the kiddos did, though.
since i am doing the 24-day challenge i skipped out on the evening treat on our way out. it took some willpower, but when i do a challenge i do it 110%! wait, i lied.. i skipped out on my workout today because of the fair. but i did just do 200 double unders, so i will count that as my workout.. ha!
i have to say we didn’t have quite enough time at the fair tonight! we didn’t check out the art or photography exhibits. there is just so much to see! marshall didn’t go this time around because it was football opening night. i am hoping we can go back sometime while it’s still going on. my sister and her family in california (sigh, move back) and my brother, brother in law, and one nephew weren’t there either. we missed them all!
thanks for yet another fun time at the fair, mom and dad!
1. what is your favorite family tradition?
2. have you been to a fair?
xo. janetha g.