The Hanson Fam

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Our Trip to DALLAS!!!

We started our trip off at the Dallas Zoo. It had been quite some time since we'd been to a zoo so we thought, "what the hay......"

I know it, my nostrils are sexy!!!

The elephants-so big and oh so wrinkly

I make one sexy otter don't ya think?!

Say CHEEEEEEEESE! Watch out or I'll spit on ya.

Gotta love the rhino-what a crazy looking animal

All in all, our day at the zoo was GREAT FUN!!! We loved looking at all the animals, better yet, we loved the smell in the air- a mixture of cotton candy, popcorn, and animal. It made us reminisce about the good ol' days of going to the zoo when we were little. BUMMER, Dallas didn't have the machines that make the plastic/wax animals, therefore, we did not bring home any souvenirs. C'est la vie-these pics will have to do.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Easter in Dallas

After attending church in Dallas, we decided to go into the big city and look around a bit. This picture does a huge injustice to how HUGE Dallas really is. All the same-here's one small glimpse of it.

HOPPY EASTER--this is us attempting to make our mouths the shape of an Easter egg.

This is an exciting time on our Dallas trip. We go to the drive thru at McDonald's and Trav is expecting a disappointment. For some reason, TX McDonald's don't carry his spicy mc'chicken sandwiches like they do in UT. Well, not only did this McDonald's carry his fave sandwich, they ONLY had the spicy ones. Look at the light in his eyes and the excitment in his smile. I tell you what-it's kinda like Christmas morning for this here heart attack in a sack.

We also went to the 6th floor museum where J.F.K.'s assassin shot him from (the 2nd window down on the right). This was a really neat experience. It was interesting learning all of the theories behind what "really" happened.

"X" marks the spot where J.F.K.'s convertible car was when he got shot. This would have been so surreal to have been there when it actually took place.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Galleria Mall

Our hotel in Dallas was right next to the Galleria mall. This is a 4 story mall containing over 150 stores, tons of restaurants, and an indoor skating rink in the middle of it all. Who'd thunk it to put a skating rink in a mall-crazy!?

Showing off my ice skating skills-practicing on land before ice.
Look at how cute this guy is.
From time to time, we'd take breaks from walking around the mall and just chill on the nice couches they provided for tired tourists like us. P.S. We LOVED Dallas and look forward to going back ASAP!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

My Kiddish Taste Buds

Slicing of the turkey

I know that we all have those treats and foods that we ate when we were little that we still have a hankering for. My hankering is no longer for the cheese injected hot dogs (but they still are good), rather, a short stack consisting of crackers, cheese, and turkey. Some might call it a home made lunchable, I call it a circus in my mouth!! I love this heavenly little stack of yumminess. In fact, I eat this cracker feast on a daily basis for lunch. My kiddish taste buds never get sick of it. Travis, along with all my co-workers, find this hillarious because it actually involves preparation and lots of order. First, I cut all the turkey in little square-esque pieces. Second, i use string cheese (a food of the gods) and string out the perfect size for each little cracker. Also, I must add that I use Thin Triangular Shaped Triscuits and throw in a pretzel, ritz or saltine every now and then. Then, when the feast is in order---I EAT!!! Yummy-I LOVE this dish. It's definitely a FAVE of mine. It's just one of the great foods and orderly Quirks that I have. How about you...any kiddish feasts taking place on your palate?

Stringing of the Cheese

The Finished Product-organized, even portions and mmm mmm good!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Eggs of Decadence-What's your fave?

Every year around this time the weather starts getting a little warmer, flowers start blooming, the days become longer and best of all (for Trav and me) the Easter candy is stocked from shelf to shelf at the grocery store. Yes folks, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that Easter candy is by far the BEST candy of the whole year. I mean, Cadbury Eggs (Creamy, Snickers, Carmel etc.), Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs, Gummy Eggs, and one of our favorite Jelly Beans. Let me clarify Jelly Beans for you. I’m not meaning the fancy shmancy jelly bellies or even the Starburst kind, I’m talking about the No Name brand-white, pink, purple, orange, green, black, and yellow $.50/bag jelly beans of juicy goodness. Oooooh, my mouth waters just thinking of them. Seriously, if you’d like to experience an Exuberant Tasting CIRCUS in your mouth, go to your nearest family grocer and purchase any of the egg candy mentioned above. I’m hoping you already have some within hands grasp. If not, get to it. Also, share with us what some of your favorite Easter Treats are. We’d love to hear about it.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

For the LOVE of being tagged

It had been a while since I've participated in a tagging, so I thought "heck, why not." I hope you enojoy some interesting tid bits of Trav and my relationship!! :)

How long have you been married? A little over 3.5 years-sheesh, time flies!

How long did you date? We met right after I graduated from High School June '00. We then dated for 2.5 years and then I went on a mission. I got home from my mission and we finally got married. All in all-4.5 years of dating.

How old is he? 29

How old are you? 26-our B-days only one day apart too.

Who said "I love you" first? Trav did.

Who eats more? Trav, by a LONG shot!

Who sings better? I do-he loves music, but rarely sings.

Who's smarter? We are both smart, but he is incredibly smart!

Who does the laundry? We both do, but me mostly.

Who does the dishes? We both do, but me mostly, again.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? He does.

Who pays bills? Him all the way. He's a money/investment/savings/retirement guru.

Who mows the lawn? The beauty of living in an apt.-neither of us mow. However, at our house in SLC he mowed the lawn.

Who cooks dinner? Me on the weekends, but both of us during the week. F.Y.I. if you ever eat with us, you'll most likely- 98% of the time get some sort of wrap or burrito. (with a Claussen pickle).

Who's more stubborn? I think that he is. I wonder what he thinks?.....

Who kissed who the first time? Well, we dated for almost a month before kissing. For me, it had to be meaningful. He was very patient with me and when we did, I’d have to say it was a team effort.

Who asked who out? Trav asked me out. We met country dancing and then he left for Moab with some friends. He then called me on his way home to ask me out. Upon answering the phone, I forgot his name and what he looked like. I knew NOTHING about him, however, I said “yes.” Thank goodness he wasn’t a mass murderer or something.

Who proposed? He did, in the most creative way I should add.

Who has more siblings? It’s a tie-we both have 2 brothers. I’m the loner gal of both families and would die to have a sister!! I do have sister-in-laws that i'm grateful for!

Who wears the pants in the family? We both occupy a leg, but I fulfill the booty a bit more in some areas and him in others.