August 12, 2008

Outdoor Retail Show 08

This past week my mom and dad came up for the Outdoor Retail Show. One of my dads responsibilities for his job is to attend this show twice a year. They hold it in SLC at the Salt Palace and this year it even overflowed to the Energy Solutions Arena. It's a highlight for Chad and I because we're able to tag along with him. The reason we like going so much is because you can get so much free stuff! A lot of it is kind of junk but we do usually end up getting some things that we're pretty excited about. We also ended up taking Cooper with us on our last day. Everyone but me was pretty nervous because they didn't know how big of a pain he was going to be. It ended up being sooo much fun having him there. We honestly got stopped every 10 feet so that people could stop and talk to him. Cooper was in heaven!

This is a picture of our loot. We got quite a few waterbottles, some underarmour shirts, flip flops, hiking socks, dog leash, and lot's of other random things.

We also had a farewell party for our fellow ward members and good friends Ryan and Megan Hayes. He is headed off to medical school back east. Since we moved into the ward Ryan and Megan have always included us and made us feel very welcome. We're going to miss having them around but know they are off to bigger and better things. Luckily we'll be able to keep in touch through Blogging!

8 comments:

Burke family said...

Gotta love the SWAG (are you a fan of 'The Office' - that line comes from a classic awkward Michael moment) Looks like you guys came out of there ahead for sure. Definitely wish I could get Chris some free Under Armour - that stuffs expensive!

Christin said...

That show has made parking a mess down town, but I know how much fun they are, I went to a retail on in Vegas last February and it was a blast! I'm glad that I stopped by the other night too. Sorry I haven't done that sooner, I am going to be better at keeping in touch. I really love you and am glad that we are still friends.

Skyler and Chelsea said...

Looks like fun! I'm sure Skyler would love to go to that. You'll have to give us a call next year when you go and we'll head over with ya... or maybe that's not such a good idea judging from the amount of stuff chad stocked up on! ha ha!

Monica said...

I can't believe how much free stuff you guys got! Free stuff is the best haha

Ryan said...

Sweet pics you two. Isnt free stuff the best or what? I am glad that you guys got a leash for Cooper---I hope you got one for Chad too. That way you can keep him in line a little bit better. Miss you guys. Word up to your mom.

Kelly said...

Hey I'm glad you found my blog. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

Janet said...

That sounds like tons of fun! Just in case you hadn't heard Trista had a baby boy Sunday morning. They named him Michael Lairn and he has some seriously long blonde hair! Too cute.

scott and melanie said...

Elise oh my heck I can't beleive you found my blog. You look great I haven't seen you for years. I see your mom and dad around town alot and I have asked about ya. They live next to my husbands friend. Everything looks good with you and your husband. No kids yet? Are you living up North? We will have to keep in contact on the bloggin world. Nice to see ya!