Monday, February 28, 2011

An Afternoon with Uncle Don

Sunday we took the opportunity of having no classes to go out to Erda, Utah. My Uncle Don lives there. We had a delightful afternoon and evening. 
Laurence, Sidney and Uncle Don

Next door to him live his son Chris, Chris' wife Kim along with their 5 delightful kids. His son Bill, Bill's wife Anne and their two wonderful kids live in Tooele. It is about a 10 minute drive to Tooele.
Chris, Kim, Bill, Anne, Uncle Don, Sidney, Laurence
The gorgeous views on the way out to the little community of Erda, Utah

I'm so grateful for wonderful, loving extended family. They're so great!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

From Bozeman to Salt Lake...

Today we finished the drive from Colstrip to Salt Lake.

We stayed last night in Bozeman and had the opportunity to see Dez (Bill's fiance), for a minute at her work on our way out of town. When we got to Rexburg we went out to lunch with my handsome nephew Kent. I wish I had taken pictures at lunch. ;( This is a picture of the Rexburg temple. Such a beautiful temple to our Lord.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Is This a Pitt "thing" or Just a Laurence "thing"?

Laurence has two favorite breakfasts. This is one of them.
Pancakes -- Check
Butter -- Check
Syrup -- Check
Chili -- WHAT??
Yep, that's his fav!
I have often wondered if he learned that at home growing up or if he acquired it after leaving home???

Today's Visitor

Today I had a new visitor "Mrs. Downy Woodpecker". I see the Mr's occasionally.

I have found that although the downy woodpeckers and the Northern flickers will eat the blocks of suet they seem to much prefer the round tubes in the log. I go through 4 -8 logs in the time I go through one block.
The downy woodpeckers are very similiar to the Hairy Woodpecker; except they are much smaller. The downy woodpeckers are much the same size as my pine siskins and sparrows except for their long tail feathers.

They are fun to watch and listen to. Although they don't "sing", their form of song is to hammer on trees or metal poles. When I watch them pound on metal poles I am reminded of the woody woodpecker cartoons where the beak would soon be in the shape of multiple "w"s.

Maybe someday soon I'll have my camera in hand when the male appears.....

Saturday, February 19, 2011

♥ I Feel So Loved ♥

Last week Laurence and I went to Salt Lake. When I got home I had this wonderful package in the mail!
My sister-in-law Glenda sent me these wonderful teatowels. She is so incredibly talented. She also made the card. I wish I could show you the inside as well.

The teatowels are so beautiful! Glenda does such great work. She retired last September and now has more time to spend on her business. If you want to see more go to her website .

She does all kinds of special orders, and every one of them absolutely beautiful.
Thank you so much Glenda for all you do to make me feel loved!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Winter in Yellowstone

Last week we went to Salt Lake for a RootsTech Conference. A combination of Genealogy and all the incredible technology that goes along with it. That will be a post another day.
On our way home we drove from West Yellowstone to Bozeman, which takes in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone Park. I was disappointed not to see any wild life except for a few crows but the scenery was gorgeous. Sit Back and enjoy.
I love the way the ice gathers around the boulders. It makes them look like stingrays.

Have a great day! Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Newly Painted Kitchen/Dining Room

I am a happy camper!! After years of wood paneling, and white and pink sponge painting and white textured walls. I now have a color and texture I LOVE!! 

The walls were all retextured and painted this gorgous, rich purple/brown color.
I can't afford to redo the counter tops so I wanted something that would tie in with them and the carpeting.

My Clock that Laurence just finished along with my framed cross-stitch. This is truly just those things I love!

We are thinking that we will paint the cabinets white. I am sure open to opinions on this.
Please post them.
I love this cabinet. I got it from my dear friend Cyndie when she moved to Florida.
She put it together and did all of the painting. I included this picture to show it off. :)

Carmen, this qualifies for 2-3 projects on your challenge:)