Thursday, August 30, 2012
My sister Lisa and I decided we wanted to go down to Utah to the Brigham City temple open house. Since my dad's 60th birthday was that weekend we thought why not we can do it all! So after work on Thursday I drove up to Lisa's house to stay overnight so we could leave early Friday. We packed the car that night and we were all set to leave first thing. We woke up and we were on the road by 4:20! It was going to be a long day and we wanted a good start. It was a pretty good drive lots of junk food and music and talking. I think my favorite was playing this game where we asked questions about different subjects. We were going strong till we only had 2 hours left then we just wanted to be there. Lisa's car has a feature on it that tells you how many miles you can go before you need gas. We were going to get gas in Snowville but the problem was it was 48 more miles and the range said we only 53! Since this was the first big trip for Lisa's car we decided we better not risk it. The problem was we were in the middle of no where and there was only 1 gas station. We pulled in and they were selling gas for a ridiculous amount. We were both so mad I told her I was only going to put 20 dollars in so we could make it to Snowville. I was only able to get 4 1/2 gallons with that money isn't that crazy! Anyway we finally pulled into our parent's house around 5:45pm. We were so tired we went to bed at 9. We got up early and went down to the open house at the temple. It was such a beautiful temple they really did a great job on the details. After that we decided we wanted to can peaches so we went and bought a 1/2 bushel. My mom had to give a lesson in church the next day so Lisa and I decided to do them. It was fun and brought back lots of memories growing up helping. We had planned to go to the box elder campground for a dutch oven dinner but, it rained really good instead. So I decided to make the dutch oven in the regular oven. We had Mark and his family come and we had a little party for my dad. We made peach cobbler and it was really good! The rest of the weekend went fast and the next thing we knew we were back in the car. It was a lot longer trip home because the traffic was awful. We were so glad to get out of the car! I stayed overnight and went home the next day it was a fun but very fast trip! I have more pictures of the temple but they are all on Lisa's phone so I will have to wait for her to email me. hint hint if you are reading Lee!
Monday, August 27, 2012
Its been a busy summer with work and my family all came to visit!We rented a beach house in Lincoln city and it was pretty nice. Sometimes the pictures they put online do not match the real thing. We had a few issues with the fact they said it would sleep 14 but it really only slept 11. Besides that we had a good time playing games, doing a craft, eating way too much good food! We went to the Aquarium that I got tickets for at half price! We saw a few lighthouses and then of course ate at Mo's my dad's all time favorite place for Clam chowder. The grand kids just wanted to play in the water everywhere we went. Any of you who are familiar with the Oregon coast its not a warm place to be! They didn't care till they were frozen then it wasn't as fun. I planned a party for my parents. They both turned 60 this year so I wanted to do something special.I made up a poster of the number 60 in pictures of their life I thought it turned out cute and some of the pictures they had never seen! I got a few from their siblings so that was fun for them. Then I had made up a trivia game of things about them with multiple choice answers.I had everyone try and guess the favorites. I was surprised by a few of the answers that I thought for sure I would get right. We also were there for my birthday and my mom surprised me with a quilt that she whipped up a week before they got there. It was a lot of work and I can't wait for it to be cold so I can use it! We had a great time and I look forward to the next adventure.There are lots of pictures thanks to my sister in law Stacie for sharing. Some of them didn't stay in order so I hope they all make sense.