Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Having FUN!!!

I love being able to watch the snow and not have to get out in it. I love to hibernate at home in the winter. Today I had a healthy breakfast (oatmeal with flax and cinnamon), got out Wii Fit and started my exercise plan ( lost 6 lbs since my last visit), showered and dressed, worked in my sewing room ( cleaned out the sewing table drawers, set up a mini-office with paper, 3x5 cards, rulers, paper clips, etc so I have them close at hand when I need them, put up the 2010 calendar, added a clock to the wall so that I can keep better track of time when I sew (its a Kinkcade clock, awesome),made a file for sewing information, patterns, etc, and cleaned up clutter), deep cleaned the bathrooms ( ouch! my light once-overs didn't do the trick), and planned the rest of my week. Today there was no boredom!!!
This afternoon I'm making a dessert for our New Year's party with Frank's brothers. I'm also going to work on a picture puzzle and hopefully do some reading. My reward: Chocolate of course! We also get to go to Highland, Utah tonight for a wedding reception. HOpe the roads are clear by then! Happy end of 2009!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Preparing for a New Year

These days between Christmas and New Year's are delightful because: I can sleep in without guilt, work on picture puzzles throughout the day, nibble on goodies (no calories until January 1), spend time with hubby, play with grandchildren, play games throughout the day, laugh over silly things, throw away or give away things we don't need, clean the sewing room in preparation of 2010 projects, read the newspaper, listen to Christmas music (Yes, still), prepare new calendars, and plan resolutions. I decided I will make new resolutions on the first of each month, not just for the year. Shorter term resolutions will have a better chance of being kept. I also love the idea from the newspaper of shredding everything you don't want from 2009--old bills, sorrows, failures, etc. I think I may have a few of those too.
I am also organizing materials to help me study the Old Testament. This is my least understood area and I hope to gain an appreciation in my scripture study this year. That will be my resolution for the year I guess. I'm so thankful for the blessings I have. Gratitude is the thing that teaches me how many blessings I really have. I have the most wonderful family and friends that make getting up everyday a joy. Happy New Year to you all!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Merry Christmas

Christmas day was so delightful. I love the grandkids laughing and squealing over their gifts. My homemade quilts were ooohed and aaahed over and I was pleased that my efforts we appreciated. We laughed and visited--lots of fun stories exchanged. Everything went well and my hubby said "You did good".
Today we slept in and have puttered around. WE also watched a new video and did a little cleaning. I feel very satisfied. I'm especially thankful for the life of the Savior and the blessings He has given us. I truly try to use the gift of repentance daily. I'm also looking forward to the beginning of a New Year. Hopefully, I will continue to learn and grow more like the Savior.
Merry Christmas....and a Happy coming New Year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

I have REALLY enjoyed December this year. I've had fun making gifts, time with grandchildren and watching their Christmas programs, seeing Zoolights, watching Christmas movies, listening to lots of Christmas music, participating in Sub for Santa, and reading Christmas stories.
I love this time of year! Thanks to all who have been part of my special December.
Merry Christmas to all!!!
By the way, I had lots of fun pictures to post, but somehow they disappeared. I'll take more and hopefully not lose them.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I guess time goes faster when you have lots of things to do. Last Friday we had our Adult Family party and it was fun and we had plenty of food. Saturday morning was the Family Children's party. We made snowmen, snowflakes, piggy banks, designed our own mug, and lots of visiting. Santa came after lunch and I think fun was had by all. Then we went to our Ward Christmas party and had a wonderful dinner and a visit from Santa.
Sunday was our Stake Christmas program. It really filled us with the Christmas spirit. Famliy also came with us. On snowy Monday I finished most of my sewing projects, on Tuesday I finished Visiting Teaching and finished my shopping. Wednesday brought a delightful luncheon with friends and a trip to ZOOlights with some of my grandchildren. That was way cool and clever. Loved the Siberian tigers! They put on quite a performance and we loved it.
Thursday brought grandchildren performing--singing at Truman, orchestra performance in the afternoon, and another granddaughter's choir in the evening. The Christmas spirit has been strong today. I'm so blessed to be able to participate in these activities that enrich my holiday season. I've also enjoyed reading scriptures daily about the Savior, his birth and his mission and sacrifice for us. No wonder this is my favorite time of year.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Yep! I still here...

Busy time of year and I'm enjoying it to the fullest. I'm sewing, watching old Christmas movies while I work, making Sloppy Joes and Spaghetti sauce for our weekend parties, and shopping for Christmas. I even wrapped a few. I also enjoyed Quilt Club, attending the Salt Lake Temple, having Visiting Teaching and Home Teaching here for dinner, time with grandkids, and planning for Mills' Parties. Now I can PARTY all weekend!!!! Hope your weekend is delightful too!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas spirit

I'm not one to enjoy snow unless I'm inside. It does give us that White Christmas spirit though. We enjoyed a few grandchildren overnight. It was a lot of fun. We played hide and seek in the basement with flashlights. Delightful!! We made paper airplanes--lots of them. We had waffles with ice cream. As long as I can play with them I will be young at heart.
I have been binding a quilt for Quilt Club. It's not quite finished, but I think I will have it done in time. I made two of the blocks and hope to get one more done. Learning! I also have a few more Christmas gifts to make--then shopping too. This coming week We have our Home Teaching--Visiting Teaching dinner, Temple night at the Salt Lake Temple, a night with a grandson, the Mills Adult Party, the Mills Children's Party, and our Ward Party. Take a deep breath and RUN!! I love the Christmas season!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Still Thankful

Busy and fun weekend! We got our Christmas decorations done and I love the Christmas feeling and the music. I'm so thankful I can listen to it without abandon now. Lovely, quiet Sunday was so nice. Today I was thankful for the CES class with President Christensen. It really challenges me to study scriptures a little more. Now I can do some studying on my own till class starts again in January. Enjoy you week!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


This past week has flown by! Had a great weekend with grandkids and my boys. I'm so thankful for the family I enjoy and fantastic friends. Monday I enjoyed our religion class with President Christensen. Such a wonderful opportunity learning about the law of forgiveness. We enjoyed Frank's brothers' at dinner Monday night. Delightful evening.
Tuesday I substituted in 2nd grade for a few hours. Oh, how thankful I am that I don't have to do that everyday. I also enjoyed getting some items ready for Thanksgiving. I loved Dancing with the Stars this week--Yay! Donny Osmond!
Today we have all of our sons and their families coming for dinner. We also have a foreign exchange student from Spain, a young man from our Ward at church, and our grand-nephew. That puts 16 at our table. I'm so thankful for our large room and niceties that make the day easier. It should be lots of fun. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Life is good

I'm enjoying working with ESL students in language, reading, and math. It is good for me to have a little extra in my schedule because I find I organize myself better. Today I finished the sewing on all of my quilt Christmas presents. I still have two to tie, but I know I'll have them done in time. Wahoo! Tomorrow our family will help our son move. Its been a long wait, but the day is finally here. I'm so thankful that they rally around each other when help is needed. I also enjoyed an activity making Thanksgiving turkeys using my hand print. It was fun to see the creativity in the group. Have a safe happy weekend!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Taking a fresh look at life is always refreshing and rewarding. I am thankful that some days I can just do what I'm in the mood for. Today I enjoyed good meals, good friends, fun activities, quilting, and shopping. I finished another quilt today. YaY!! Now I can finish up the next one! It was fun to move from one thing to another as the thought hit me. I call that a serendipity day.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Beautiful Autumn

I am so thankful for the beautiful colors we've enjoyed this fall. Everything seemed vivid and bright to me this year. Now the weather is taking a bigger change and we move on to another season. I'm also thankful for furnaces, fireplaces, sweats, blankets, hot chocolate, warm soup, cozy coats and jackets, warm hats, mittens, and thermals. Those are the things that help me endure the next few months. It is also my favorite holidays coming up--Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love the people as they celebrate with each other and share their love of each other and the Savior. OK winter, bring it on!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More thankfulness

I'm so thankful for my older brother who makes it possible start fresh when I really make a horrible mistake. I'm so thankful for colors, art, and things that brighten up my day. I love children's laughter, babies' babbling, Christmas music ( Oh, Yes!), chocolate, my current numbers on the scale, bread baking, flowers, wrapped Christmas packages, Thanksgiving decorations, reading the Pilgrim journal by my great-great-way greaat grandfather who declared the first Thanksgiving, phone calls from my children, paid bills, and an opportunity to volunteer at the school I used to teach at. I think that opportunity has been waiting for me because I had thought of other volunteer needs, but I just didn't go for them. I will be teaching reading to second graders who are struggling. The Reading specialist that had been working with them died of cancer this week. It will be a special opportunity to fill in a few hours a week to do what I can for them.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Continually Thankful

I'm adding more to my list. Today are some of the uncommon things I'm thankful for. I'm thankful for beautiful autumn days, phone calls from loved ones, a cell phone that I'm learning more about each day, sugar-free chocolate, days like today when I take the day off and just enjoy, not having to cook, days when I love to cook, hot chocolate on a cool morning, clean sheets, taking off on the spur of the moment with my hubby, turquoise blue, giraffes, Christmas carols, Thanksgiving day, giggles of grandchildren, and hugs.
Today we went to the new Winco grocery store. That place is HUGE!! It is definiately a place you could get your walking exercise in. I'm enjoying a day of not sewing, not cooking, not cleaning, and it is good. I love reading the newspaper, listening to music, playing some video games, and spending time on the comoputer without guilt. Back to the real world tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thankful Day

I need to begin listing my blessings so that I can get more of them in this month. I am so thankful for a wonderful husband, fantastic children, excellent sons and daughters by marriage, super brothers and their families, a marvelous legacy of ancestors, the gospel of Jesus Christ, dear supportive friends, a comfortable home, a car that runs well, good books to read, some fun hobbies, music (yes, I've started listening to Christmas music already. At least I don't force it on anyone else this soon before the holiday. It is something I'm thankful for so it qualifies for Thanksgiving too). I'm thankful for these beautiful autumn days. I'm thankful I've got a good start on Christmas shopping. I am thankful my third quilt top is done. I'm thankful I have more material and projects to do. I'm thankful I have so much to be thankful for. Next installment coming soon.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

What?? No Posts for a Week?

What have I done with my time? I was shocked to see I haven't been posting, so here goes my week in review. We seat up our funeral expenses insurance on Monday. I finished the Tinkerbell quilt, and have the next quilt almost half-way done. I also purchased material for another quilt. Did some grandkid tending. Attended the Truman Halloween parade. Went out to dinner with Hubby. Watched a Pink Panther movie. Attended Religion class, finished Pennies by the Inch drive. Have Christmas shopping done for two members of the family. Baked pies and prepared Soup for our Break the Fast meal after Church tomorrow. Went to This is the Place Haunted Village. Had lunch with a daughter. Had a great week! Hope you did too.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Beginning a New Week

I'm keeping busy and that is good. We enjoyed watching movies Friday night and had a lovely quiet evening. Saturday was an opportunity to get things done and TRY to finish my quilt. Sewing machine problems seemed to magnify, so maybe I'll try again Monday. We enjoyed a lovely dinner for the Golden Years banquet. A nice relaxing evening. We had enjoyed the Utah football game, and recorded the BYU game. I think we can just delete that game.
Today I am eager to attend Church and get renewed and refreshed. It always gives me strength and hope. Tonight we will have children/grandchildren for pancakes. Should be delightful.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Where does the time go??? I think we're on fast forward. Monday I went to my endocronologist and she was pleased with my progress. My tests seem to have turned out pretty well too. Now I just have to settle back into my exercising. Our religion class was wonderful, as usual. I bought some of the books President Christensen talks about and I'm eager to read them. In the evening we joined Frank's brothers and spouses for dinner. Delightful!!
Tuesday I slept in because I didn't sleep last night. I went to the store for ingredients for soups. I was in a soup mood and made three of them for our Visiting Teaching dinner. It was fun to get together and good to have it done for the month.
Wednesday I was up in fair time--good night's sleep makes a difference. I worked on a quilt block for our Relief Society. Fun!!! It turned out pretty good. I went with my daughter-in-law to Costco and we got some shopping done. After lunch I went to JoAnn's for some things I needed---But I forgot to look at the Fat Quarters! Where was my head! Maybe I'll get time tomorrow. I did my embellishment for the PicNSew quilt. Yay! I found the chocolate fountain for tomorrow night's Primary Leadership---and the chocolate to put in it. Now I'm working on the fleece blankets for Primary Activity in a few weeks. It feels good to get some of the little things out of the way. Hopefully I will get a little bit more done before the day is over. At least I don't have to cook dinner tonight. Love that Soup!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Super Sabbath

Nice weekend! Last night we watched "The Last Brickmaker in America" with Sidney Poitier. Wonderful! Today we enjoyed Regional Conference. The speakers were terrific and President Monson was awesome as usual. I was glad I took notes and can go over it at my leisure for study. Tonight some of the kids are coming for dinner so it should be a great eveing too. Tomorrow is a busy one with an appointment with my endocronologist, religion class, and dinner with Frank's brothers and spouses. Also hope to get some sewing done in between. Have a delightful Sunday!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Off and running for a busy Friday. The weeks are going so quickly. Yesterday I finished one quilt top and hubby helped me get the backing ready. I'm eager to get at least ONE quilt finished so I can get to the other four. Today I get my hearing aids serviced and maybe do some shopping. We are getting some grandchildren for a sleepover. YaY! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. By the way, Thank you Amie for the darling background--it's perfect!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I can't keep up...

I can't keep up with it all. Might as well face the fact and just move on. I don't think I will schedule all my health check ups in the same month anymore. I have seen my Primary care physician, podiatrist, opthemologist , dentist, and have my hearing aid check tomorrow.
Then on Monday I go to my endocronologist. I have lots of sewing I should be doing too---five quilts, bind a baby quilt, finish binding two charity quilts, do a quilt block for Relief Society, add something to the Pic N sew quilt, do a wall hanging, make a new skirt, prepare some quilts for the Primary girls to do for the Primary Children's Hospital, and make quilt blocks for the next Pic N Sew. We are going into the holiday season and I have to plan the Mills family Christmas parties, prepare for Halloween, plan Thanksgiving, and ....... I think I'm tired and ready for a nap. Hope your day is great!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I'm Back

The days have gone too quickly this week. Last week I didn't post because I didn't feel well. This week I'm trying to get caught up and Haven't taken time to post. Monday I went to my opthemologist for a diabetic eye exam. Things are doing well, but he wants to check them often to be sure the diabetes stays under control. I also attended our BYU Religion class which was wonderful. On Tuesday I cleaned and sewed. In the evening we went to Storm Mountain and had dinner with our Camp Host friends. We had a lot of fun playing Hand and Foot. The ladies won both games!
On Wednesday I went to my podiatrist to get my feet checked. I sewed most of the rest of the afternoon. My cute granddaughter spent a couple of hours with me and it was delightful. I finished the main part of my quilt and need to figure out the border. I went to the Quilt class and enjoyed visiting with the ladies. We are going to get eight different autumn fabrics each and cut them into strips to share for jelly roll quilts. Should be fun. I found my eight materials today and plan on cutting the strips while we are camped at Storm Mountain this weekend. Probably our last campout of the year. I hope your week and weekend are great.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Conference Weekend

I have needed rejuvenation and here comes Conference. I still haven't had much energy, but I'm definately feeling better today. A couple good night of sleep help. I haven't done any sewing this week and I'm getting excited to get busy again. Before Conference I cleaned out some kitchen cabinets and that felt good. I enjoyed the speakers and wrote down some of the impressions that came to me for future planning. It is so inspiring to hear from these special people. After Conference I prepared nine quarts of plums off our tree for freezing. Easy! I watched the program on the Draper Temple while I worked and it went quickly. Looking forward to the other sessions.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Where has September gone?

October--already! Happy Birthday Grandson! More birthdays coming quickly. I had a doctor's appointment today--my new primary physician. She was very nice and was pleased with my progress. Things are looking good AND I'm feeling better. Also had a great night's sleep. I did some shopping at Sam's Club (including a Christmas present). I have a crockpot filled with my Mom's spaghetti sauce recipe. MMMMM!!! Things are looking up today. I hope your day is looking up too!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

If I must.....

Guilt rules right now. I haven't felt very ambitious this week. I'm not sick, but I sure don't have energy. I've allowed myself to cut back a bit and go with the flow for a bit. We had such a nice weekend and Monday was also great. President Christensen's class is always delightful and then we went out to dinner with Frank's brothers. Tuesday I did the minimum and also went to lunch with a daughter. That was really fun. Today I got my hair done (best time of the week), and spent some time with a granddaughter. Tonight is Quilting class. I haven't done any sewing, so I'll have to pick up where I left off. Tomorrow I go to a new doctor--my fourth in three years. Onward.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Yesterday I remembered I would have grandchildren for the weekend. I went to the store to prepare for meals that would be easy. Good idea! Hubby and I met our daughters and grandson for lunch at Cafe Rio. Yummy!! It's been ages since we got together. We brought our grandson home with us. Later in the afternoon we greeted three other grandchildren. Our adventure was started. They played and enjoyed each other so much. We had grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner and they went back to playing. We watched Monsters, Inc. and they played some more. Enjoyed the traditional ice cream treat too. Then bedtime--they did a terrific job and we got to sleep at decent hour.
This morning we had sourdough waffles with ice cream. That is quickly becoming a tradition too. They had a lot of fun playing. I'm so glad they enjoy each other so much. Some of us watched "Mary Poppins". They hadn't seen it, so it was fresh and new to them. We played games a little too.
Tonight I get to go to the Relief Society dinner and Conference. I made soup for that and for us. I'm glad to get time to go and enjoy the spirit. I hope you have a great Saturday too.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

There's Always Tomorrow

I slept very well last night and enjoyed fixing breakfast for my hubby. No walk today, but I thinki I'll get my exercise shopping. Got my hair done--one of the best parts of the week. Then I took our old DVR to FedEx for return. We got a new one and they charge you $480 if you don't return the old one. Of course, that was right by JoAnn's. I needed to get fleece for our November activity and its on sale for 50% off. I had other coupons so I had to get a few more things. Went home and prepared lunch--pull out all the leftovers. After lunch I went to Smith's for a prescription--15 minute wait. I did some shopping so we would have something different for dinner. I'm trying a casserole with chicken and noodles Italian style. I also got ingredients for my soup for Saturday. Tonight we go to the new Church History Museum. Anything I didn't get done today can just get done tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ok I'll write.....

Slept in this morning and had a hurried breakfast of oatmeal and fruit before hubby left for work. After my shower I was reaedy for a walk. It's kind of fun to be able to walk later and not have it too hot. Gorgeous blue sky today. I did chores and sewed for a while. It's nice to just do what you want sometimes. I'm also reading library books, so its a good day. Tonight is quilting class and a Stake Primary meeting. ok...I wrote today. Have a good one!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pushing Forward

Yesterday my computer froze, so I didn't get to post. It was a great day! I went for my walk, enjoyed a good breakfast, got some bills paid, and talked to my daughter and grandsons. Then hubby came home and said we could go to one of his customers for an open-house luncheon. We had fun seeing their products and enjoyed BBQ hamburgers and the trimmings. When we got home I hurried to get ready to go to our BYU class. It was delightful and answered some questions I had.
I did get a little sewing done--at least until the bobbin ran out of thread. When Frank got home we left for Snowbird to ride the Tram. It was gorgeous! When we got to the top we could see Heber Valley, American Fork Twin Peaks, and the Salt Lake Valley. The leaves have started to turn in a few areas and the reds were especially beautiful.
Today I took another sunrise walk and remembered to wear a sweater. This is certainly fall weather. When I got home hubby had prepared breakfast and we enjoyed it together. I typed up my class notes to share with the principal at Bennion where I taught. I took them over to him this afternoon and he was elated. I also went to the library to see if I could find a caertain book. I didn't find what I wanted, but I did get some quilting books and the book "Wicked". I have been curious about that book, and even wrote me a note to read it yesterday. Today it practically jumped off the shelf. When will I find time to read? Tonight is our Visiting Teaching dinner and I really enjoy those. If I'm lucky I might even get to the sewing machine this afternoon.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lovely Sabbath

I got to visit 12th Ward for a few minutes--but their Primary program is NEXT week. It was nice to get a little longer at home today. I attended the 25th Ward Primary program and it was very good. Then I drove into Rose Park to see Jordaqn and Tanner in their program. Great fun! Then I went back to Hawarden Park for Relief Society. Terrific lesson on friendship. At home again I prepared for dinner. Mark and Todd's families came. Delightful evening with hugs from the kids. NOw I can catch my breath and look forward to a busy week. That is always a good thing and I'm so glad my health is good at this time. Tomorrow I get to go to President Christensen's class and I'm eager to learn more about the Sermon on the Mount. Hope you have a great week too.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Progress

I'm working on some new goals to improve my health. Last night I did not sleep until...well, early this morning. Hubby let me sleep until 10 am. We had a late breakfast and then I did the grocery shopping. I'm always saying I'll eat more vegetables, so today I bought a veggie tray, salad mix, and a variety of frozen veggies that I can prepare quickly. We did some shopping at Sam's Club and then I prepared lunch. The salad was fresh and yummy. I also washed all of the fruit and put it in a basket on the table. Yay for progress. Hopefully I'll be able to develop some better habits. This evening is a Ward activity and it should be fun too. Onward weekend!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekend Already!

This week just disappeared. Today I finished my blocks for my crazy quilt. Now I just need to put it all together. I have also cut out my next quilt. Always more to do when you are into quilting! I also finished a book my daughter-in-law loaned me. I took notes and then got on line and ordered it. It has some similar ideas with a red binder book I have, but I like the plan. It's main goal is to help you be healthier. I'm always eager for better health. This weekend is quieter than last weekend, so maybe I'll get to sew a little as well. TGIF everyone!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Delightful Day

I started the day getting my hair cut and styled. Always a highlight of my week. Then I went to JoAnn's for some fabric and found a quilting frame I liked. I had a 50% off coupon, so I got it. FUN!!! I came home ready to sew. I now have 12 blocks for my crazy quilt--only a few more! My husband invited me to go downtown to the Children's Center so he could deliver some "emergency" office supplies. I told him I would stay and sew, but then relented and went with him. The Sizzler is next to the Children's Center, so we went out to lunch. FUN!!! When I got home I did finish some sewing. Surprises can really improve your attitude in a hurry. I hope you've had a delightful day too.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Where's Tuesday???

It's already Wednesday. I had to stop and think about what happened yesterday that I didn't write. I did some shopping for material for quilts (of course) and sewed for awhile. I prepared dinner for hubby's home teaching group--and we had a great time! I don't even remember what else kept me so busy. Oh, we did vote--we were numbers 22 and 23. Not many voters out. I did notice in the unofficial results that two of Frank's former scouts are running for Mayor--one in Bluffdale and one in Tooele. Interesting!
Today I slept in again. I got my material ready for quilting class tonight. I also finished a book so I can return it. My daughter-in-law also loaned me another book that I have to get back to her by Monday. I feel like I'm running from one thing to another. At least I'm having FUN doing it.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Days are Flying By

Saturday was a delightful day. We ate, attended weddings and receptions, and ate some more. Wonderful day. Sunday was wonderful too as I attended the Primary Sacrament meetings in two Wards. Then I went to our Ward block and enjoyed that too. When I got home there was a note on my counter telling me that our son and his wife were bringing us dinner for Grandparents Day. A delightful surprise and greatly appreciated. We also played games and had a good visit.
Today I was enjoying the sunrise with my walk. The days are certainly getting shorter. I got my kitchen cleaned and did some grocery shopping. Then I enjoyed a BYU--Adult Religion class. The instructor is very entertaining, funny, and certainly teaches the gospel. I think I am going to really enjoy the class and will obviously learn alot in the process. Tonight I will get a chance to do some quilt sewing. That makes the day just about perfect.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Weekend Wonders

Last night we had a delightful evening with our son and his family. Our granddaughter came in and gave me a big hug and asked if we had had dinner yet. We quickly made pancakes and she helped me get it ready. After dinner they watched a movie and then we all played six-handed Pinochle. It was an unexpected surprise and made it a delightful time.
This morning we slept in--both of us! We had a late breakfast. Frank changed the oil in our son's car and I made two more quilt blocks. Wahoo! I think I'm getting the hang of it.
Today we have a wedding luncheon at 1 pm, a wedding in Sandy at 3 pm, and two receptions tonight. Tomorrow I have two Primary Sacrament meetings and then my regular block of meetings. The Primary children are the best. Those meetings are so enjoyable. I hope your weekend is delightful too.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Random thoughts

Yesterday I didn't even look at my schedule. I read, sewed, watched TV, and had a great day. I even slept for 9 1/2 hours last night. Today I have sewn pockets on my canvas purse for my keys and cell phone. Now I can find them and don't have to empty my purse to find them. I have also finished a quilt square for quilting club and a square for my next quilt. Wahoo!! Maybe I'll sew again this afternoon. Have a fun Friday!
I also am thankful to see a flag on my front lawn today. I am reminded of the many things that happened eight years ago. Our life has changed a lot because of 9/11. Basically our national security has made huge changes, especially in air flights. We, as Americans, must always remember that our life must be to serve one another. That great message brought hundreds of stories of service as did Hurrican Katrina. We must remember our service men and women, public employees like police and firemen, and those we love. We can carry on a great legacy of service and strive to be like the greatest servant of all, Jesus Christ. I'm glad to be an American and also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Those are two of the greatest blessings of all. Have a great Patriot's Day.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another Try

Yesterday I tried to post and my computer went haywire. The page would jump all over and when I tried to type it logged out and I couldn't get back. So here is another try. So far, so good. Yesterday I enjoyed lunch with my dear friends at Smashburgers. The food was excellent and it was a fun atmosphere. The place got PACKED quickly, so we were glad we went early. I did a little work on quilt blocks and decided to wait until class tonight so I can figure it out.
Class was fun and I learned what I was doing wrong. Yay! We had our Ward Temple social and enjoyed some great people.
This morning I slept in and had to dash so I could stop at Schmidt's Bakery for eclairs to celebrate my friend's birthday. Delish breakfast! We are taking hubby's car in to get a new windshield to day and tonight is FHE. Being busy is fun!
Now I logged on and ALL of the blogs I follow are erased. I have to start all over. I hate this new computer!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September Moving In

I went for a COOL walk this morning. It was so beautiful and you can definately feel fall in the air. We had a lot of fun yesterday with six grandkids and four children and spouses for our BBQ. It is so fun to hear them laugh and tease as they play games. Today I have tried to get caught up with the house and picked up prescriptions. The Smith's store has made a lot of changes. It is very nice, but it's going to take awhile to be able to find things.
Tonight we are going to the Temple because we have other things going on our regular Temple night tomorrow. We will still do the Social at 9:30 pm, and it is always fun to relax and visit. September here I come!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

I've done some last minute grocery shopping to get ready for our family BBQ. After I cleaned the kitchen, I had time to read the paper. However, hubby has really been the "laborer". He has vaccuumed the family room, pulled weeds, cleaned the picnic tables, changed sheets (our new ones are on now), done laundry, and got things prepared to cook hamburgers and hotdogs. Most of it done while I did the groceries. We will have a fun day and a good visit! I hope your Labor Day is delightful too.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saturday already??? YES!!!

I can't believe I haven't posted since Wednesday. Thursday was hair day--best time of the week! Enjoyed solving world problems plus. I did some shopping--we're trying to find some flannel sheets. It's hard to do right now because they say they don't come out until October. Oh well. In the evening we went to the Humanitarian Center and put together school kits for Zambobwe and some other African nations. Lots of fun!
TGIF!! Slept in and had a late breakfast--Frank took the day off. We went to the Zoo and enjoyed the animals and the Bird Show. We went home for lunch and a nap, and then headed up to Snowbird. We were able to get into our room early. We got settled and then walked up to the Snowbird Center to see the sights. It started to rain, so we just watched for awhile and then walked back to our room. We played games and then freshened up for dinner. We ate at the Steak Pit--very nice. We had a cute waiter that seemed to enjoy visiting with us. Frank had sirloin steak and I had scallops--my first time and I liked them. We walked back to our room--the rain had stopped. We sat out on the deck for awhile and then watched some TV. We were in bed by 9:15 pm. I slept until 6, but we laid in bed until after 7 am. We showered and dressed and walked back to the Snowbird Center for breakfast. We ate at the Folklift. We had excellent omelets, hash browns, ninegrain toast, mmmmm, and milk. It was raining again--today is the beginning of Oktober Fest. We decided to skip the Tram ride for now--we'll go back when its sunny. We rode up to Alta and then headed home. We went to JC Penney's and found flannel sheets at 50% off. Frank also got shoes and ties so it was a good shopping trip. Then home at last--it always is good to get home. We enjoyed our little break and the time we had together.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Didn't sleep last night and got a late start to my day. I decided I would "take the day off". I did chores and then read scriptures, watched TV, went through some more keepsakes, and enjoyed the morning. I did grocery shopping this afternoon--not much food after I cleaned out the fridge. Tonight hubby has Church meetings, so I get to have free choice. Ahhhh! What to do???

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Terrific Tuesday

I woke up early enough for a good walk in the bright, fresh morning air. It made such a good start to the day. I enjoyed creamed tuna and peas on toast for breakfast, one of my old favorites. I had my chores done by 10 am. WAHOO!! I made some phone calls and spent some time going through some of the boxes with my mother's things. I found a paper from the City-County building that showed they had paid $10 for the Warranty Deed for their lot and could build a home. The home loan was for $7,350 dollars. It was recorded on September 1st, 1948. That was 61 years ago today. I kind of liked that.
Then I went to lunch with my daughter. We went to Bankok Thai and had a fabulous Pad Thai noodle dish with chicken and shrimp. Mmmm!!! Now I'm enjoying QUIET afternoon. My quilt block is ready to square and then I think I'll read for awhile. Tonight we are going up to Jordan Pines for dinner and games with our camping friends. All in all It's a Terrific Tuesday. Hope yours is too.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Four Days without a Computer

I was amazed at how many times in a day I would think of things I needed the computer for--and no computer. Ours CRASHED big time! Hubby finally decided we needed a new one so he went and purchased one. He asked them if they could salvage our links and pictures. They said they could probably save some of it, but it costs $100. He was able to pick it up Friday night. We were gone all day Saturday on a boating party at Pineview Reservior. That was a lot of fun. It was also our 41st Wedding Anniversary. I got one dozen beautiful red roses, some sewing stuff, and Wolfgang Puck cutlery (awesome).
That meant we didn't have time to work on the computer until after we got home at 8 pm. Frank got the Sunday program done and we called it a day. Sunday evening our son and his family came. He is a computer whiz. He checked it out and helped set up our e-mail accounts, facebook, and other links. But he said they hadn't salvaged our links or pictures. He did it for us! I still struggle a little trying to get the computer to do what I want, but I'm back on the computer. And our son went with Hubby today and showed them that they hadn't given us what we had paid for and they gave us a refund. Hopefully, we can get back in the grove and figure out what to do. Thank goodness for computers. I did not like being without it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Catch Up Day

I loved walking every day.

Beautiful scenery Our camp area--no one else was in the camp except the Camp Hosts
Frank at our campsite. We enjoyed playing games at night with our friends. During the day we played games, rested, walked, and read. I'm a little slow getting these posted, but today's the day. I enjoyed my Visiting Teaching group last night. Today I tended a granddaughter for a few hours and then went to Olive Garden with dear friends. This afternoon I've gone to the store (twice) and did some cooking. I still haven't done today's chores, but there are still a few hours left to get done. Then hopefully I will be caught up---lol

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What makes a good attitude

For a few days last week I really struggled with writing, cleaning, doing. My attitude this week is a big change for the better. I know that one of the reasons is having more to do each day. When I am busy, I seem to get more done and enjoy it more. I also love checking items off of a list, so my planner has more things listed for each day. Some of the things are things I've procrastinated but need to do. Others are new interests that I want to do. I have also tried to better organize my daily chores a little bit better. Anyway, I'm enjoying my days this week.
Last night we went to "The Scarlet Pimpernel" at Hale Theatre. It was delightful! Beautiful production. I also noticed President Uchdorf and some of this family there. He is so good looking, and was gracious and warm to those who talked to him. I just watched from a distance, and enjoyed his sweet spirit.
This morning I attended my first quilting club meeting and had an enjoyable time there too. I have a lot to learn, and it sparked my desire to keep learning. I have my sewing table and materials in the spare bedroom, which I don't think will be used for a guest room in the near future. Who knows?
Tonight is our visiting teaching dinner and we always have fun. Hmm...what shall I serve???
Off to get some things done so I can check them off my list. Have a great Tuesday.

Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School

Richard and Sharon Kesler
Bev and Delia
Sue and Judy--Sue got mad because her eyes were closed so we took another one.

Sandy and LaVon
All of us

All of us taken by the people at the next table.
Sue and Judy--Sue kept her eyes open this time.

I remember past years scurrying around trying to get me and my kids ready for the first day of school. Today I am thankful that I could get up and go for a beautiful walk and not worry about being on time. I also completed some of my Monday chores before going with some of my retired friends for breakfast at IHOP. We had a great time reminicing about school days and laughing like we were playing hookey. It was delightful to catch up on what others were doing now that they can choose how they use their time. When I came home, it was almost fun to get more chores done and decide what to do next. Tonight we are going to Hale Theatre to see "The Scarlett Pimpernel". That includes dinner out, probably at Sizzler's. I hope your day was just as delightful.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Frog????

Mark Twain once said that if the worst thing you did all day was eat a frog then life was good. When I refer to "the frog" it is the worst thing I have to do for the day. Once that is over my day is good. Sometimes my frog is exercise--sometimes it's just writing on my blog. Today There is no frog to eat so it must be a pretty good day!. I have a busy week coming up, so maybe that will help shake out the cobwebs and get me going. I've been sharing my car with my son the past three weeks, but Tuesday he gets his "New" car to drive. Then I will have mine back. Yesterday he bought a used car and they will detail it and put on new tires. That will be good for both of us. I hope you have good things too.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Not much to say

Everything is going well. I tended two grandchildren for a few hours yesterday, and got some things done. Today I attended a funeral for a special man in our neighborhood. There were people there who had probably never attended our Church. He touched so many lives. I, however, feel I'm not accomplishing much at the moment. I guess I need to get rejuvenated. That's my new project. Hmmm...where's that frog? I need to eat a frog. Then everything will be better.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


My good friend picked me up and we got our hair done. That's a free psychiatry session too. We are so blessed to be able to share our thoughts and feelings with someone we can trust. I got my basic work done and enjoyed some of my personal choice time. I decided we need to do that a little more often. I even took a nap, much needed today. We had our personal financial planner come and go over our portfolio. We lost money with the recession, but it is showing some gains. I hope that is good news. These days you can't really tell. Tonight is our Ward Family Night and we have a special presentation. I'm looking forward to a lovely evening. I hope you are too.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another great camping trip

We left early Monday morning and headed up Big Cottonwood canyon again. We stayed in an area with no other campers--just the camp hosts who invited us. It was so beautiful. Frank took Monday off and we went for walks, played games, took naps and really enjoyed the day. We invited the camp hosts to dinner and then played Hand and Foot and Phase 10. So much fun! I took good walks every day and really relaxed. Frank worked Tuesday and Wednesday, but came back in the afternoons. We went to the camp hosts for dinner and Harold and Beth came up. Delightful evening. The only thing I missed was not seeing any deer or moose. Now back to a "regular" schedule. Good to be back.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Is it just me, or is time on fast forward?

Travis and Jared making awesome omelets!!!
Frank making delicious pancakes!!!
Alan and Kari giving Jeff a bad time.

Getting wonderful food. Geogia is in the light pink. She just got home from her mission in Nauvoo.

Bret and Alan enjoying a visit. This is Alan's first Spruces trip in a few years and it was so nice to have he and Kari come.

The days seem to be flying by. This week has disappeared too quickly. Maybe we realize summer isn't sticking around to much longer and we have to cram our days with all that we can. I for one am going to enjoy all I can while summer is still here. Therefore, we are headed back to the canyon and a few quiet days. I am going to post a few more Spruces pictures and then when I get back I can show our next camp. Life is beautiful! By the way, thanks to my little blog angel for sprucing up my page! I LOVE it!! I hope your coming week is beautiful too!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Enjoying good food and each other--Mike, Lori, Alan, Kari
Huddling under the canopy during the rain.

Our niece, Marci Mills Again this isn't the picture I thought it was, but Marci looks great.

This isn't what I thought , but great people. Hal, Linda, and Ken. Amie said she'd help me figure this all out.

Frank cooking corn on the cob.

Bret enjoying breakfast.

Carrie, Alex and Katie getting hotdogs and hamburgers ready to eat.

Standing and visiting while waiting for food.

Mark, Carrie, and Katie

I still need help organizing my pictures.
Amie says I can delete pictures if I want, but I still need to figure it out. More to learn! I really enjoy conquering my failures, so thanks for your patience.

I didn't sleep well last night, so I went through my Spruces pictures. Hopefully I'll be a little more organized. We are getting ready to go camping again next week. Yay! Today I'll post pictures of my children and grandchildren. I know Amie will enjoy that and I hope you do too.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Trying to catch potguts with a trap--actually this isn't the picture I wanted, but Oh Well
The Mills men starting dinner

Michael Mills and his "stilts"

This isn't what I thought it was either. Need to go through pictures again. We did have a lot of fun.

I might not get much time to blog today, but here goes my try. I'm trying to get through Spruces pictures, but its kind of slow. We had lots of activities to keep us entertained. We had about 80 for dinner on Friday night. It was so fun to visit and laugh together in this beautiful place. We liked it so much Frank and I are going back next week for a few days.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Perfect Mousetrap

This chipmunk is inspecting our mousetrap. HE didn't get caught in it!
Our camp host friends had told us that there were a lot of mice in the campsites this year. They told us of the mousetrap they used and how effective it was. The first night of our vacation we could hear critters trying to get in our motorhome. The second night we could hear them rustling paper inside. Even though we turned on all the lights, we couldn't find them. In the morning we found a half eaten granola bar and a hole in the chocolate bar bag. Frank went and borrowed the mousetrap from our friends and we also got traditional mousetraps for inside the motorhome. We had caught two mice in the traditional traps before we went to bed. In the morning we found ten in the other trap. The next day we went to the valley to buy corn on the cob and a few other necessities for our Friday night dinner. Frank stopped at Lowe's and bought supplies to make four more mousetraps. It consists of a bucket with holes drilled near the top. A dowel is placed in the holes with a can on it--holes also drilled in the can so it rotates on the dowel. You put peanut butter on the can. When they climb up a board or towel you place there, they have to jump to the can to get the peanut butter. The can rotates and they fall into the bucket where you have six inches of water. Voila! You can get lots of mice in one trap.We used them for the rest of our trip--only caught a few more so for now that area doesn't have as many mice. Our son took one with him because they have a field across the street from their home and it had just been plowed. They have seen mice in their home and this was a great solution for getting rid of them. It may seem like and odd blog, but it was an interesting experience

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Beautiful Sunrise

I was awake early enough to enjoy the sunrise during my walk. I even added two blocks and finished five minutes later than yesterday. I am enjoying my new schedule.
The challenge is to keep it up. Take it one day at a time, girl. I also am pleased to have more energy and willingness to work in the mornings. I reluctantly washed the little fingerprints off my curio cabinet today. It's been six weeks and I haven't had the heart to clean them off before now. I really overhauled my schedule after my vacation and I feel rejuvinated. That's what a vacation is for, right? Hopefully I will have time to download my camera pictures tonight and add some of them to my blog. Vacation pictures are fun to share--hopefully not to bore you.
Have a terrific Tuesday!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Beautiful, busy Sabbath

We were up early and took a beautiful drive to Payson to hear our sister-in-law report on her mission to Nauvoo. There was a lovely spirit and good lessons to learn. She told of a lady who came into Lands and Records While she was working there. She was positive her ancestors had lived in Nauvoo, but couldn't find any information. Georgia tried to help her get started on a computer. After awhile the lady came back, almost in tears, saying she just couldn't find her. There was an elder at the other computer working on his genealogy. He walked over and asked the name she was looking for. When she said the name his eyes opened wide in surprise. "She is my relative too." He said he had stories, journals, graphs, and history that he would be willing to share with her. He took her name and address so he could get all the info to her. Just coincidence? Georgia called it one of the Nauvoo miracles--and said she saw many while she served there.
We also enjoyed our home ward meetings today. There are some awesome members that we learn from each week. We were reminded that apathy can steal our testimonies if we are not vigilant. I have been reorganizing my plans for the week so that I have my priorities straight. We are also looking forward to some family time tonight. Beautiful, busy, blessed day.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Our Spruces week

Just a quick not to say our week was great. We hated to come home. We will go back in a few weeks to enjoy the beautiful mountains--even though we had some rainy days. Did see a moose and her two little ones. I have lots of pictures that I will share during the week.

Monday, August 3, 2009

early morning pondering

Haven't been able to sleep so I decided to write a few of my thoughts before we leave on vacation. We packed most of the food last night and now we are just trying to get the last minute stuff done. I love the mountains and am looking forward to the squirrels, chipmunks, and hopefully deer and moose. The best part is being with family--visiting, eating, walking, playing games, and RESTING. Hope your week is a good one!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Busy days

Boy time flies when you're having fun. Yesterday I took the day to plan menus and master grocery lists, check to see what we already had, get personal items ready, an hour to post pictures on facebook and my blog, clean, and change the living room decor. Today I started moving pretty well. I was fixing breakfast and was trying to reach something in the back of the fridge. I moved one item and the leftover spaghetti from last night came crashing out of the fridge. The lid came off and I had spaghetti all over ME and the floor. Thank heavens the laundry had just started and Frank put my clothes in so they wouldn't stain. Oh, well. After breakfast I went to the grocery store. How can two people eat so much food? Then I had to go to another store to get items I couldn't get at the first one. I have started packing and will do some of the cooking ahead this afternoon. I also need to make two salads for Break the Fast after Church tomorrow. I also have a viewing for a cousin who died. Then Monday we go to Genola, Utah for a funeral. The Spruces will be a welcome change. It will be all worth the preparation.
I was reminded that we not only had a wedding last year, but a funeral also. I hope this is not becoming a yearly tradition.

Friday, July 31, 2009

My first quilt!

I stayed up late last night so I could finish my quilt. Yay!

The Mills Family swimming Party

Tanner loved the pool
Bret, Jordan,Rachel, and Alex

Katie LOVED jumping off the board

Jim and Anita

Bella and her Daddy

Travis staying cool in the gazebo

Kathleen, Brette, Kelsey, and Marci

Randy, Hal, Kathleen, Brette

Cathy and Paige

Lots of fun

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The promise of change.

It seems as soon as I get something planned, everything changes. I'm working and planning towards our vacation next week. Yesterday my sister-in-law and I planned out meals. I got my menus worked out and went to Sam's Club after I got my hair done this morning. Then hubby and I went over the other items we need. Part of the fun of a vacation is planning it I guess. Last year our vacation was interrupted by a family wedding. It was a delightful day, but took one day of our vacation. This year we begin our vacation with a funeral. Our youngest sister-in-law lost her mother this week. So Monday the men will take the motorhomes up the canyon. I'll go pick up another sister-in-law from a doctor's appointment. Then we'll go pick up the men and go to Genola, Utah for the funeral. Life sometimes throws a curve. We need to be ready to change direction and move forward.
I have my quilt ready to tie. It's not a very large one, so it hopefully won't take very long. I'm taking knitting to the canyon. A change of pace! I hope your changes today are small and delightful!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I slept in AGAIN! I woke up at 7:30 am and thought GREAT! It's a good start. Then an hour later I woke up again. A little later start, but I have got a lot done. We are having a Bishopric Party tonight and I'm doing a vegetable tray and dip. I thought I'd just buy a ready-made one, but it worked out to get each item separately. It actually cost a little less too. I also made the dip--quick and easy. So I'm already for a fun evening. I hope to get a little more done on my quilt this afternoon, especially since I won't make class tonight. I also hope to touch base with a dear friend who is struggling with infection from a wasp sting. She wasn't home earlier, so I hope she's not at the hospital again. Onward with a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Building Memories

We had a delightful evening with the whole Mills family last night. We went to Randy's home in Kaysville and enjoyed his pool and yard. We had yummy Indian Fry Bread Tacos and cookies and ice cream for dessert. We had over 60 in attendance and it was wonderful. Then we had five grandchildren sleepover at Grandma's house. Actually it worked out pretty well. For breakfast we had the new favorite--waffles and ice cream. It was really fun to watch them play and truly enjoy being with each other. My oldest grandson joined me at JoAnn's and picked out material for his quilt. It was kind of fun! Now I just need to find quilt time.
I'm slowly getting packed for the Spruces. I am slowly working on my quilt. I'm definately enjoying my days. (And I slept very well last night.) I hope your days are enjoyable too.

Monday, July 27, 2009

A New Week

Still getting some slow starts--why am I having trouble sleeping Again? Cleaned the kitchen and made brownies for a family party tonight. I'm getting a few things ready for our vacation next week. After lunch I got back to work on my quilt. I'm sure moving slow. Did get the backing ready, so hopefully I'll be on to the next step soon. A dear friend loaned me her quilting frame--I absolutely need to get me some. Hubby is bringing our oldest grandson here and he will go with us to the family party. It will be at Frank's brother's home and we will be swimming, eating, and visiting. Some granchildren are sleeping over, so I might not get very much done tomorrow. Oh, well. This too will soon pass and I won't have grandchildren sleeping over, so I'm going to really enjoy my time with them. Work and quilts will wait a day!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Delightful weekend

Got a slow start again. Did the grocery shopping--just a few items to get us through the weekend. Our son and family brought lunch and we enjoyed a good old-fashioned hot dog roast. (In the oven). We played games and had a great time. Our evening was quiet and we were able to get ready for Sunday. I need to plan for the coming week in many ways. I need to be more diligent in my eating plan--I tend to not count snacks. They are definately creating disaster with my system. I also need to plan for our Spruces vacation. Lots of things to pack and prepare. I look forward to a busy but happy week. I also appreciate the fact that I get my spiritual strength today. That is also a critical need. Happy July 26th!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy July 24th

Great day in the State of Utah! I woke up at 7 am--and 7:20 am--and 8 am. Finally got going, but I'm glad I could sleep in. We are having a Dutch Oven dinner tonight for our Ward. The Bishopric is preparing the meal. We have Dutch ovens in the kitchen and hopefully remembered all of the ingredients. Frank is cooking BBQ chicken, rice, and a Pineapple Upside-Down cake. The others are cooking their specialties, so it should be a wonderful meal. I've been thinking about some of my pioneer ancestors and I'm so thankful for their willingness to come out West with the Saints. Abigail Sprague Bradford came in 1847 and endured that first hard winter here. We are blessed to have such a great heritage. I hope your July 24th is enjoyable and blessed.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

20th Anniversary at the Write Stuff

Balloons--It's a surprise Party at Hubby's work. We had a lot of fun and REALLY surprised him. It's hard to believe its been 20 years there. Here are a few pictures of our happy event!

Beautiful Plaque

Yummy fruit--and cake

Boss and Hubby celebrating 20 years of devoted work.

Working through the Party

Summer Fun

Jordan, Tanner and Grandma ready for a day at the Zoo.
Sitting on Adam Bradford bench

At the Bird Show

Jordan and Tanner enjoying the playground at the Zoo.