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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall in Little Cottonwood Canyon

We took Tara and Mandy and company up in the canyon
hoping to snap a few photos of the autumn leaves.
Unfortunately, the leaves had not reached their peak
as we had hoped. In other canyons along the Wasatch Front,
we had see bright reds, oranges and yellows,
but Little Cottonwood was a "little" disappointing.

I did get a picture with each of my granddaughters:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Mya

On Saturday, October 9th, Mya celebrated her third birthday with a birthday party in her backyard. Several friends were invited. Here she is pictured watching her grandfather Scott juggle for all the kids.

We helped the kidlets make a layered sand party favor,
and they all went fishing for a treat bag. Roger played the part
of the pirate who was waiting to attach their bag to the fishing pole.
Wish I had a picture!
Here is Sophie fishing for her bag.

They enjoyed cupcakes and other treats. It was the year of
the Barbie I guess because Mya got five of them for her birthday!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friends Weekend 2010

On the night of September 16th,
our friends
(Bob and Leslie Perry and Dee and Roxanne Williams)
arrived at our home in Kayenta for our annual Friends Weekend.
We have been friends with these two couples since we were
young parents. We determined we met in 1984, so for 26 years!

On Friday, the 17th, we began our day after breakfast
with a hike to Kanarra Creek Trail.
This was a beautiful hike that reminded us of the Narrows.

Once we hit the water, our feet were "dang cold!"
Mine were numb for most of the hike afterwards.
I kept thinking of how cold
Mandy, Roger and Scott's must have been
back in April of 2009
when they went on this hike during
the winter snow run-off.
Were they crazy?
I shudder to think of it!

Later that night, we had dinner at Anazai Steakhouse.
We cooked our entrees on
hot rocks heated to 700 degrees!
It was a fun experience and our group had
never enjoyed a meal like that before!

After dinner, we saw Disney's Tarzan
at Tuacahn outdoor theatre.
The next day was more of a leisurely one.
Tennis, ping pong, BYU football, yummy meals,
pedicures for the gals, and a game of
"The Word on the Street"
occupied our time.

On Sunday morning, we went our separate ways
with yet another
successful friend's weekend behind us.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Trip To Great Basin National Park

Over Labor Day, we drove to
Great Basin National Park in Nevada.
We spent the night on Sunday
and started our Labor Day with
a hike through the Bristlecone Pine Forest,
where some of
the oldest trees in the world are located.

This was one of the nicest ones we saw.
Some of the trees are about 5,000 years old!

Later that morning,
we had a tour of Lehman Caves.
I like caves and have wanted to go
through this one for a while.
Here are pictures of several
formations inside the cave:

This formation is the most famous.
It is called "The Parachute".

On our way home, we made two stops:
We visited the locally famous
Parowan Gap and
saw the petroglyphs,
and we visited Frisco,
a ghost town just west of Milford, UT.
It had a small grave yard
with several graves of children.
These charcoal ovens still stand in the town,
but most of the buildings are off limits and
are gated off with no trespassing signs.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The "Best Of" Summer Pictures Not Already Posted

So, what if I did steal a few of these pictures from my daughter's blogs...
I'm the grandmother and I say it's ok!
Good Grief!
Mya certainly looks older than 2 in this picture.
Those blue eyes are a
reoccurring theme in my blogging.
But that's ok because we all love 'em!
This photo was from the Kearl's visit in July.
Sophie loved the pool!
I don't know what Sophie is so surprised at,
but I love the expression on her face!
This picture reminds me of Tara,
except I think Sophie is
"The Fairest of Them All."
I love this photos of Sophie
giving a love to Savannah-
a cute candid shot!
Savannah is starting to loose some of her baby fat
as she is now crawling all over the place,
but she still looks like a chunk in this cute photo.
I guess I'm prejudiced, but I just can't enough of
all three of my blue-eyed beauties!

I love you Mya, Sophie and Savannah!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Family Day at Thanksgiving Point

On August 24th, we visited Thanksgiving Point on $2 Tuesdays. It was packed.
Our first stop was Noah's Ark which was a play pool for the little ones.
We didn't expect this and of course Sophie and Mya didn't waste any time
getting in the water. You can see Mya in the background, after she pulled off
her jeans. Sophie thoroughly splashed her dress by stomping in the water.
And all of this before we had a chance to take some family pictures.

We made our way to the gardens and took this picture in front of the waterfalls,
just PaPa, Grandmother and our granddaughters.
Mandy is so photogenic with her girls.
Tara and Sophie smile so pretty for the camera.
Now referred to as the Original Lewis 5,
we had this photo taken in front of the waterfalls
by Jared's friend, Nancy.
After the gardens we had lunch and then visited the petting farm.
Jared offered a kiss to an alpaca and afterwards (he or she?) spat on him.
Oh, if I only had that picture!
Because the farm was so packed with people, we waited almost an hour for
Mya to have a pony ride. She loved it.
But, when it was over and she had to get off, she was so upset.
She cried for a long time.
Mandy and Roger, she needs her own pony I guess!