I LOVE the fair! Brandon and I had our first date at the fair 6 years ago and we have made it a tradition to go together every year since! Well, this year Brandon was in Nashville for work, so Lillia and I got to spend over a week traveling between Omaha and Ames. It just so happens that we were in Ames during the FAIR! So I decided we'd better go while we had the chance!
We got up early on Saturday morning and hopped in the truck with my family and we were off!
At the Animal Learning Center....Loved it!
Taking a look at the crowing roosters!
Cheese! Enjoying a little snack!
Needing a little snooze
Watching the Budweiser Clydesdales with Aunt Molly
It was a great day for the fair! The weather was fantastic! Finding Fair food for a gal with celiac is a little challenging, but we managed to get some delicious treats! (Although Fried Butter wasn't on the meal plan for the day, unfortunately) We did enjoy Cinnamon Roasted Nuts, Ice Cream, Sliced Caramel Apple with Nuts, to name a few! We even met up with some friends throughout the day...Emily, Dave and Natalie!
We threw my parents a SURPRISE 30th Anniversary Luau at the beginning of August and it was a big success! We had a great turnout, yummy food, friends and family from near and far, and, my parents truly were surprised! It was so fun to celebrate with so many people, and even though it was hot, we had a good time! Congratulations, mom and dad, on 30 years together! Here's to 30 more! :)
Toasted Coconut Macadamia Cake with Rum Glaze
Margarita Cupcakes with Key Lime Frosting
John and Kathy Packer....celebrating Hawaiian Style!