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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Celine and some other things...

It's been about three weeks since I saw my hub, and by "saw" I mean actually interacted with him... We knew that once football camp started that our lives would be somewhat separated for a couple months due to school and football and the works. So we decided to take a little "vaca" the weekend before it all began (more on that in a sec). During camp the team has to sleep in the dorms so we only got to see each other on his lunch break, where he would eat then sleep. Lucky for me he can't eat anything in the cafeteria so he got to come home for lunch :) Starting last week he's been able to sleep at home again, so I now see him when I get home from my shows at 1 am and he is snoozing as usual. Here is what I see of my dude these days :)
He is so cute, I miss him sooooo stinking much! So like I mentioned before, we wanted to do something fun before all of the insanity began. We have had a very busy summer due to both of our jobs and we wanted to reward ourselves a little bit. Easton's all time favorite singer, talent, musician, celebrity, whatever is Celine Dion. Anyone who knows Easton knows that he has a huge, giant crush on her! Since she happens to perform down the road we decided that we would drive to her city and maybe if we hit the jackpot we would catch her show! So on my day off we went to Vegas, did a little window shopping, ate at my favorite restaurant-Cheesecake Factory (it is so not GF friendly, but because E loves me so much he ate there with me), and stood in line at Caesar's Palace just to check out the ticket prices. The tickets were way more than we could afford, even the nose bleed seats, but we decided to splurge in case we'd never have the chance to see her perform again! It felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Her show is supposedly closing soon so we decided to go for it! My very frugal husband couldn't have been more stressed about the money we forked out (as you can see in the pic, his nail is bitten down to the bone) but I assured him that it would be worth it!!!

If you have been to Tuacahn, you know that the theatre is huge. It seats over 2,000 people. Well, the Celine theatre is more than double the size of Tuacahn. It seats about 4,600 people per show, and it's always sold out! She's a legend, no duh! Our seats were at the very top, you couldn't get any higher than where we were, but we were so stoked to actually see and hear THE Celine Dion in person! Here is a view from our seats. As you can see, the seats by the stage look like specs, so we were about to see a miniature Celine, but it was all good!
Then out of the blue, an usher asked us if we would like to move to the orchestra??? Easton had no idea what that meant, so he said, "no we're okay", but I knew so I said "YES!!!" before he could change his mind. We were escorted down three elevators and were given such special treatment by all of the house workers that we were sure that we were picked for something special! Easton was certain he was going to be pulled up on stage :)
We could literally touch the stage!
Our new view looking up at our old seats!
Couldn't be more excited!
YAY CELINE!!!
The show phenomenal, it surpassed our extremely high expectations. That voice is so good it makes no sense. She sounds the exact same live and even in her older age. I want her legs more than anything! We snuck in a couple pics of her too :) SHHH!
The camera made her look a lot smaller than she actually did, the nose bleed seats were way worth the price of our orchestra seats that were easily more than double the value of what we paid. It was so fun watching Easton mouth all the words to all the songs and get emotional every time she would look our way, he is such a stud! It was a great trip!

School started this week for E and he has his first game of the season tomorrow at Utah State! I am so excited, I got my show off so that I could be there and we have family from both sides who are gonna be there too, it's gonna be a great game! Last season I started a tradition where every game I would write E a good luck rap. Here's the first one of this year. Don't judge, it takes me a long time! haha. 
2012 Football Rap #1- Let’s Get it Started

Thursday August 30th- game day number one
Goin’ to Utah State and we gonna have some fun
Provin’ to the world that we’re the ones to beat
Bringin’ our “A” game and bringing on the heat
Startin’ off the season with fire in our veins
 Gonna make it pour cause we are gonna rain
Everyone is hearin’ bout Sorensen and Larsen
They will be so stunned when they see Pedersen run
Number 88 yeah he is the true weapon
The red shirt sophomore is already a veteran
He can catch anything thrown up in the air
The Aggie defense should be shakin’ scared
Friends and family will all be up in Logan
Can’t wait to see when our Easton gets his game on
Startin’ with a “W” and getting’ on a roll
This is where T-Birds throw it all on the floor
2012 is where it’s at Thunder in the Big Sky
Let’s show the conference that we about to take flight

So good luck to the T-Birds, we'll let you know how the game went! It's gonna be a fantastic season!

Last, but not least, here's a new GF recipe that won Easton's approval so I thought I'd share it! Enjoy! 

 Buffalo Chicken Taquitos:
INGREDIENTS--
  • 4 cup(s) of chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 12 soft taco, corn tortillas
  • 2 cup(s) of mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 4 ounce(s) of Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup(s) of Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup(s) of milk
  • 2 tbsp. of butter
  • 1 tsp. of Mrs. Dash
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil
*Note to make a lower calorie/fat version of this.  Use the Fat Free or 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese.
STEPS--
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small sauce pot over medium low heat, melt butter.
  3. Add Mrs. Dash, garlic powder. Stir to combine and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add cream cheese and stir until melted and completely combined with butter and spices.
  5. Wisk in hot sauce and milk and simmer for 5 – 8 minutes. Add salt to taste.
  6. Combine chicken and sauce.
  7. Lay out a tortilla; fill with about ¼ – 1/3 cup chicken and 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese.
  8. Tightly roll up taquito and place on a greased baking sheet; repeat until chicken is gone.
  9. Brush taquitos with vegetable oil on all sides.
  10. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes; rotate them every 5 minutes, until golden brown.