Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Break in Utah

For Aisling's spring break, we went on vacation while she stayed at college. We went down to Utah and with her help started on the new Queen Bee Gardens website using Adobe Dreamweaver. It's new to me. Thankfully she has taken a dreamweaver class in college!! So, we're progressing! While we were there we also did some visiting. What fun!! Sunday we went out to Tracy & Steve's in Grantsville. Tracy has some great food storage/budgeting ideas that I wanted to see. (I'm incredibly visual!) She also shared with us her cool water pump from Macy's for draining those 55 gallon drums of water. They are only about $8.00!! We ended up buying two. One for us and one for a friend.
That afternoon we went to visit my Uncle Don. He lives about 6-8 miles from Tracy in Erda. What a great time to get to visit him.
We spent the first part of the week with Karen, an old friend of mine. Unfortunately I didn't take many pictures there, and those I did take didn't turn out.
From there we went to Provo and stayed with Laurence's cousins Bonnie and Rylene. Laurence's grandfather Laurence and their father Howard were brothers. They have their nephew Duke living with them. He is their brother's son.
Duke and Laurence
Rylene and Bonnie
Bonnie is a real family history buff, so she and Laurence had a great time!! They were able to find a link in one of their genealogy lines that took them back several hundred years.
While we were there I kept trying to get a picture of Aisling, she wasn't very cooperative:)

The last evening we were there we went to dinner with my cousins Roy and Karen. Once again I forgot to take pictures. We sure did have a great time.


Aisling had the opportunity to travel to San Diego this week with Weber State for the NIT basketball game. Although Weber got killed by SDSU, the supporters are having a great time. Here are two of the pictures she sent me on her phone.
The top picture is of the San Diego temple and I don't know where the bottom one was taken. Hmmmm..... I wonder if San Diego will now be her choice of a temple to be married in. It sure is beautiful!!
I am so glad that she is able to have these opportunities while at college!! Good thing she has a job and works hard so she can!!

St. Patrick's Day in Colstrip

As many of you know, I was whining about the lack of corned beef in Colstrip. But actually our meal turned out even better!! All the time I was in Ireland I actually NEVER had corned beef. I remember one time tracting and the man said he was cooking corned beef. That was my only contact with it in the 1 1/2 years. With corned beef being out of the question, I actually cooked something that we ate a lot of.
Fish, chips, cooked cabbage and trifle. I made Sharon's tartar sauce instead of having malt vinegar (this is Colstrip you know). It was wonderful.