Sunday, August 31, 2008

Everybody Say "Cheese"!


So we've been back for a week now, and the whole car situation is getting closer to a resolution. We're waiting on a guy to get back in town so we can finish checking out his Hyundai Elantra. It looks like an ok deal. 2000, 46k miles. $4300. It's either that or a 2000 VW Passat, 151k miles, $4850. I actually want the Passat for some crazy reason, but Celeste (and everybody else I talk to) tells me the Elantra is the way to go. So we'll see how that pans out.


For the weekend, we went with our good friends, the Thorpes, to the Arthur Cheese Festival! It was a good way to kill the Saturday. We entered Brooklyn into a Cheese Eating Contest for youth 12 and under. Sadly, she didn't win. :( However, she did get a free T-shirt as a consolation prize. I also entered a cheese eating contest, but didn't win either. I was more in it for the culinary delight of eating cheese for a pastime. After the cheese eating contests, we entered a Cheese Curling Contest. This was a much tougher competition. Matt Thorpe was our "sweeper". Celeste, April and I all rolled our 10 lb. Baby Swiss Cheese Wheel down the course, and Matt tried to guide it into the target. Unfortunately, we didn't fare very well in this event either. But no matter. In all the competitions, we got to keep the cheese! So we came home with about 6 lbs. of cheese! We celebrated our cheesy heaven by eating fondue at the Thorpe's house that evening.

It was a marvelous way to spend a Saturday! And the weekend is still not over, thanks to Labor Day! We'll see what other mischief we can get into on Monday...

7 comments:

aaron182 said...

6lbs of cheese! I am so jealous! I could eat cheese like its going out of style...thank goodness its not!

I am glad that you are safe an sound back in Illinois. How bout those fighting Illini? Did I spell that right? Anyway, hope all is well and that you don't have a cheese headache!

Julie Nye said...

I can't believe I missed the cheese festival! No, I'm not joking. I totally wanted to go this year but forgot about it. Zach would dominate in the cheese eating contest since that's all he eats anyway.

Mikidees said...

How cheesy:)

Austin Baillio said...

I can't tell you how much i laughed at seeing Brooklyn holding that big block of cheese. How adorable is she? I love it! You guys have the most fun. I can't wait to live closer so we can have fun together ;)

Spitzer Family said...

You guys look a lot happier in this post than the last one...I am right there with Austin-totally cracking up at the pic of Brooklyn with the cheese! That is just so fun!

Tiffany said...

That is the cutest picture of Brooklyn eating her cheese. It was so fun to see you guys there.

b-ryce said...

man, you guys do the funnest stuff. makes our blog look boring.