Tuesday, August 30, 2016
We enjoyed showing her the house and yard and then, the city of Alpine. We were lucky it was Monday, because we were able to stop at the truck roundup for dinner.
The weather has been great for being outdoors, and it made Utah look like a great place to live! Come see us in January and see how we feel about it!
Saturday, August 27, 2016
We had bought this to replace (and upgrade) our rice cooker, which like many other things, died after the move!
On a happy note, I finished and mailed my moving damage claims forms! We are not optimistic!
Friday, August 26, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Maybe Aunt Verlene can paint some pretty decorations on it after it is finished!
Now I have to buckle down and finish filling out my moving claims forms!
Crystal and I did a little dulcimer jamming, her on the mountain dulcimer and me on the hammered dulcimer.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Crystal and I wandered the trails in Lambert park yesterday morning,but decided to go off road for a shortcut home. We were both lucky to not slide down the ravine on our backsides!
Crystal spent the day as Daddy's little helper. They put together our new BBQ, which was no small feat!
Ed has been working on training Coda to stay within the boundaries of our new invisible fence. We thought she was doing great, till the batteries stopped working and she seemed to forget she couldn't follow us into the street!
We were happy Crystal was here on Alpine Food truck roundup day. It gave Ed a chance to finally get the piece of pizza he's been hankering for all week. They have a giant wood fire in this truck. Does that sound safe?
We spent the evening in South Jordan. Crystal wanted to see Aunt Barbara's beautiful new house. We ended up walking over to her cousin Eli's house, where we had the best cookies ever from Ruby Snap, and a cozy visit by their firepit. It makes me excited that fall is just around the corner!
Sunday, August 21, 2016
I got to wear my pretty new muu muu (thanks, June!) for the occasion!
It was a good thing Crystal was here to help with the decorating and the party planing. We went with Hawaiin pulled pork and lots of fruit. The leis added a little color!
What a fun day for us! I suppose Mabel won't remember it, but she can look at the pictures later!
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
We also enjoyed Jenny Oaks Baker, especially because her children played with her! They were phenomenal! I especially loved the 11 year old cellist. They reminded me of the Bush family band, except they were REALLY good!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The DMV line was short and painless. Afterwards we came home and weeded our poor neglected yard. That was not quite as painless! We're going to get some professional help, but we thought we should pull out a few egregious weeds before they took over the entire house!
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Ed wasn't feeling well yesterday, so I went down the mountain to the Alpine Days parade by myself to check it out! It was amazingly nice for a small town parade!
They had a stage coach with 6 matching horses!
And the Lone Peak Marching band played!
They had some fancy floats with beauty queens from the surrounding communities.
And they even had some nice entries from small groups. This one was sponsored by our ward Primary! I was glad I wasn't Primary president here!
They had a lot of food booths and vendors. After I checked it all out I stopped and bought Navajo tacos and took them back up the mountain for Ed and my lunches! I gave the whole event such a rave review that Ed is excited to be a part of it next year!
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Ed got a perfect score!
We went out to celebrate and I noticed my middle name was spelled wrong!
Oh, well, I called this morning, and they fixed it for me quickly over the phone! My permanent licence will arrive spelled "Lynn," not "Lunn!"
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
If it weren't for Judy Krieger, Ed and I would have stayed home today and worked on the house. However, she encouraged us to come up to Salt Lake City and spend some time at the Family History Library where she is serving a mission. We also had the added thrill of eating lunch in the cafeteria at the church office building!
We were so excited to find Ed's great grandfather's birth record in the town of Odernheim, Hesse, Germany. We have been looking for him for years, but were only able to make the connection after Ed had his DNA sample taken at Ancestry, and he connected with a fourth cousin who had more information!
I couldn't believe Ed was able to find this record. If you enlarge the file, you see that number 9 at the bottom of the page is Balthazar Haring, born 3 March 1830 to Gabriel Haring and Anna Maria Mueller! You had to really know what you were looking for!
In addition, I took my first morning hike with Coda this morning. I'm no longer able to get my step count just working around the house!
In the evening we worked on the garage, putting up shelves and making a workbench for Ed. Happily, we can now park three cars in it now!