Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
It was good to have my walking buddy, Suzanne visit me one more time befire before she heads home to Baltimore. We had a great 4 mile walk in Lambert park this morning. It was fun to show her my new trails. They don't have as many trees as Baltimore, but the views of the mountains and Utah Lake can't be beat!
We worked up an appetite and decided to try out a new salad restaurant in Lehi called Mad Greens.
I had the delicious Don Quijote salad, and we shared a humuus sampler plater. The beet humuus was surprisingly scrumptious!
I'm looking forward to Suzanne's return trip in January. If we can't go hiking maybe we can go snow shoeing!
Saturday, September 24, 2016
The view from our back yard was spectacular!
Our pretty little rose of sharon is in full bloom, seemingly defying the snow in the background! Let's stave off winter just a little longer!
Mabel had a partial sleepover at our house last night. It is practice for two weeks from now when we'll have her for the weekend. It was fun watching her crawl all over the house and take a few tentative steps. We're hoping she learns to walk at our house when her parents go to Colorado!
While Mabel slept, the as-yet-unnamed band met in the basement. There is a good possibility we kept her awake with our rollicking music. We barely got through all our songs, but spent a good portion of the time trying to pick a name for the band. John said, why couldn't we think of a great name like Whistling Prairie. Brittany pointed out that we probably wouldn't like that either if we thought of it today. Maybe we'll have a name by the time we get a gig!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
All this controlled chaos is giving us the bug to maybe get started on remodeling the kitchen soon.
We heard from 3 instrumental jazz groups, one Dixieland band and one vocal group last night. Ed and Chuck really enjoyed an arrangement of Fantasy by Earth, Wind and Fire. I liked the Dixieland band, because they had a banjo and fun hats!
Monday, September 19, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
It made me happy to see them displayed in such a beautiful setting!
We made it home to Alpine by 5 p.m. Ed had followed our progress on our Family Locator app, and was waiting on the front porch for us when we drove up! It's good to be home again!
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Our favorite author this year was Anthony Marra, but we also loved the emcee, Jess Walters.
We even had enough time for some shopping, popcorn, snacks and visiting till late.
Friday, September 16, 2016
After that we went back to our condo and looked at wedding pictures. When you only see each other once a year you have a lot of catching up to do!
Thursday, September 15, 2016
After breakfast we wore ourselves out at World Market, Costco and Park Meadows Mall. I impressed two clerks with my clever use of Samsung Pay at the register. They both told me it wouldn't work at their store, but it did!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
It is fun to see Crystal in her own home (apartment).
We met Aunt Verlene for dinner at Sweet Tomatoes, and she brought me her prize winning wolf painting for my lodge room in the basement! He won best of show at her painters' club art show! I'm excited to take him to Utah!