Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Four Wheelin' !!!

Although it is difficult to tell, that is ME in the
driver's seat! This is the first time that I have
ever driven a go-cart or anything similar!
I didn't drive one of the quads, but I had a BLAST!
My BIL owns some property that's a bit hilly, so the day
before Thanksgiving, we met up with them,
as well as the BIL we were staying with,
and drove quads & go-carts all over, had a cookout
- roasted marshmallows, hot dogs & had hot chocolate!
The temperature was in the 40's that day - for a high!
It was chilly driving up and down and around!
We didn't get to have any snow, but we did have lots of fun!

We left for UT the Friday before Thanksgiving,
stayed overnight in Kanab, then drove the rest of the way
on Saturday to Bluffdale, to Marcy's house.
We visited with her and played with the kids,
John & Annie, who are growing up fast!
Sunday night I droveMark to the airport,
so he could be back for work on Monday for meetings.

Monday morning the kids and I headed to WYOMING!!
I went to High School in Evanston,
and my best friend, Tami, lives in Lyman, about 30 miles away.
I get to see her only once a year - when we head north.
She fixed us lunch and we had a nice visit!

I wish I had some pics of us from HS -
we were trying to remember when we became friends!
We knew each other in band,and we shared
a locker my senior year (she is a year younger!)
She is an awesome friend - always sending me
cute cards and letters when I was away from home,
on my mission and at school! Thanks Tami!!
(my dad called her mom "the mother of my other daughter.- it was awesome to have her as a friend!)

After leaving Tami's we headed back to Ogden,
to pick up some HoneyBaked Ham,
and then up to Hyrum!
We arrived at Fon & Sally's early evening,
and the kids commenced playing with their cousins -
on the Wii, and the Guitar Hero.
At one point on Tuesday,I had to prohibit Brennan
from playing Guitar Hero - he had bloodshot eyes!!
(they play on a big projection TV in the basement!

Miss Kris was my 2nd grade teacher - My class was the first one that she ever taught - she doesn't teach anymore, but is involved in education and training with the State of Utah. I suppose that she is my oldest friend, not in age, but in length of time I have known her! She live only about 5 miles from Fon & Sally, so we try to visit her whenever we go to UT.

We had a great Thanksgiving dinner,
and I think we got tired of dinner rolls,
after teaching Josh how to make them! (I think he'll be a pro!)
We made Mark's yummy creamy mushroom gravy
to go with the Turkey (leaving the plain stuff for the kids!)
On Friday, Annika and her hubby Bret came over
(fun for me, Bret lived in Vernal,
as I did for some of my growing up years -
got to talk about some of the old places!)
and also her brother Casey came
and we played games, and ate, of course!
Our trip home was pretty anti-climactic -
driving, driving, driving.
We were sad that the Three Bears Creamery
was not open in Kanab -
we were looking forward to getting Ice Cream Cones there!
We were happy to get home to our dog, Milo,
and were VERY thankful to the Estrada's for keeping
the Rent-A-Dog while we were gone!
(Really, really thankful!)
So, that was our vacation for the year -
it was nice to get out of town, even though
we didn't get to go play in the lake, or in the snow!
Many thanks to Fon and Sally
for putting up with us each time we visit!
They are awesome!


Cygnus said...

Sounds like you had fun!

Next time, take a left at SLC and come visit us!

Kaja said...

Sounds like fun. Annika told me they were gonna go see you guys. We'll have to coordinate vacations next year! haha...

Lasann said...

I'm in AZ. I will be here another week. I sent you an e-mail at yahoo.

Harris Family said...

I love to visit Utah in the winter. Glad you guys had a great time and made it home safe.

Thank you so much for the bread!! I was a treasured treat around here. I think half of it got eaten in one sitting. Thank you again.

Sassy said...

I'm so glad you had a nice visit with all of your loved ones.

the frosting is easy for the houses...6 egg whites, 2 pounds of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of cream of tarter..just mix it up...I made 4 different batches for my family on Monday evening...

Kristy said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time! I love getting to go and visit family and friends, but I hate the driving (I guess I just really hate driving with kids!). But we'll have to try out that Creamery some time in Kanab!

Lori Taylor said...

Sounds like a fun trip. I'm glad you were able to visit with friends and family. Happy Holiday Season to you and your family!!!

Kristine said...

Look; I finally made it over to your blog! I just love this new way to share good times with more people and will let you know when I can put one together for myself. Thanks so much for taking the time to come and visit. It is very fun to share memories of my teaching days since you offer a whole different perspective. XO to you all. -"Miss Kris"