This past week was fun for us. First of all, Aaron's mom and brother Ben spent the week at our house while Ellen house hunted. (They are planning on moving to Utah this summer.) Ellen babysat for a night so Aaron and I could go out which was fun, and we just had some good bonding time with them during the other days they were here.
Here are some cute pictures I took of Ellen playing with Finn:
On Sunday, we went to Dan and Bobbi's for dinner and Finn got the best of both worlds: he was outside AND in the exersaucer! He absolutely loves being outside and loved Jaxson's old exersaucer so I had to get some pictures...and yes, he also loves to twist his tongue around when he smiles!
The other fun thing from last week was that I tried out for Deal or No Deal! There was a casting call in Salt Lake City on Saturday that I found out about on Friday. Actually, Aaron said to me "Ash, there's a Deal or No Deal casting call tomorrow...you're going!" I talked my sister Andrea into coming with me and we had a blast! Aaron was so great and hung out with Finn all day. A lot of people brought their babies with them which was BONKERS to me, but whatev. There was sooooo many people there (like thousands). We got there at 9am and weren't done until 4:30pm! Here's some shots of the crowds:
Let me explain the following picture: I was trying to get a shot of an old man that came in a full-on tux...you can't really see him but he looked awesome! There was also a guy in referee attire and tons of other gimmicks...great day for people-watching!
It was really exciting and I got so close, but unfortunately, I got cut at the last second. This is how it works:
They bring about 8 people up to a table with one producer, then each person has 20 seconds to sell themselves. That producer picks 3 out of the 8 to move on. I made this cut and Andrea didn't...but I am certain it is because we are the same person and the producer just randomly picked one of us to go through. After that, I had to repeat what I just said to another producer who gave me the go-ahead to move on. I moved into a new line and 8 of us were brought to a table again, and this time we only had 10 seconds to impress yet another producer. He kept me and only one other guy!!!! I got so excited...until the other guy started talking and I found out he is an Iraq vet who has leukemia and 4 kids...how could I compete with that? Plus, the producer asked me what my hobbies/interests were and I kind of blanked...which made me look even more boring compared to the diseased war hero...so he said he'd hang on to my application and told me I could go. He said there's a possibility I may get called in a few months but I highly doubt it. But don't worry, since it's my life's quest to be on a game show I'm not giving up!