Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Day of Firsts....

Today was a fun, but exhausting day. Tracey had a video shoot out at the Salt Flats this morning of a sexy, souped up black Mustang, GT. We were going to go out to his parents while he went to shoot, but ended up tagging along.

I had a great time taking photos of mainly the boys while Tracey risked his life for the "sweet shots" of the Mustang while hanging out of the window of another car going ummmm....120 mph. Sadly enough he was probably more afraid of bringing harm to his camera than the possibility of leaving me alone....husbandless....with 5 children to care for on my own and not a stinkin' clue how to build a complete RNG35 from start to finish. (All though I am getting better! - oh and uh, just kidding about your camera my love!) At least he had the decency to be seated during the portion of the ride at 140 mph. Yeah. I'd be dumping a load in my shorts for sure. Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too scary for me.

So anyway, today was the 1st day in my 36 years of being a Utahn that I actually set foot on the Bonneville Raceway Saltflats. It was fun. The kids had a great time exploring and Aaron had a great time smooshing the bubbles of salt. Now JM, I think that salt and he didn't quite get along as well as it did with the others. We're talking about the boy that giggles when he sees food. Well, I'm thinking he thought that he was surrounded by a sea of something tasty. Well, he kept trying to see if it was tasty. Oh man. That was funny. I shouldn't laugh at my kids' expense, but you'd think he would learn after the first mouthfull.

It was also a first as far as Tracey and I can recall for Aaron as well as JM. A first for leaving the state of Utah. We were so close to the border of Nevada that we decided to pop over. But seriously.....how pathetic is that. The family that had their 3rd child to 14 different countries by the time she was TWO! And yeah...it took nearly 4 years to drag Aaron out of the state of Utah. Yup. Pathetic. What is even more pathetic is that Maddison was entirely put out that we didn't stop to let her pee in NV. She refused to go on the Utah side so dutifully held it until we made it to grandmas. Silly girl.

PS If you want to see the first of the Mustang videos, it is below these pictures.










9 comments:

Alison said...

Great looking pics Kristy. Love the one of you and JM. You look super! Glad Tracey managed to stay in one piece :-)

wendyp said...

120 mph?! Seriously? I would have been a wreck!!!!

Gorgeous photos!

Sheryl said...

Love the pictures, Kristy - and see how skinny you look on that picture of you and JM! Hope Tracey got the shots he wanted - would hate to think of him having to do it again!

Jana said...

Very fun time. I love the pic of you with the bubba! I loved the video intro too.

Mer said...

Those are some terrific pictures! Makes me want to go on a road trip. :)

Jennifer said...

awesome photos! can't wait to see the rest of the mustang movie too!

Kristen said...

I can't wait to see the action footage, don't forget about us when you are on the lifestyles of the rich and famous...

Beth said...

Beautiful photos, Kristy! What a teaser with the video too! Ugh!! Can't wait for the sequel!!

And to think, I've probably been across those Salt Flats & didn't EVEN know it because it was pitch black out when we drove through Utah to go to Vegas back on 2000.

Becky T said...

Gorgeous pictures! Love them! Sounds like the perfect fun family day full of adventure, and all the right things for boys to discover! And, uh, as for 120 mph, WOW!