Friday, May 8, 2009

Time Fly's

I had not realized so much time had past since I had last posted. I've had lots on my plate recently with an unplanned two plus weeks of being really sick, a six day trip out of state, and all of the planning details for a large July wedding.

Being well again makes me realize how thankful I am for my health. The out of state trip yielded a very happy young bride with her finding the wedding dress of her dreams in a bridal shop in Salt Lake City. The details of the large July wedding....still a bit overwhelming.

The trip to Utah also served as a chaperoned trip for my daughter to go visit her fiance in Orem, Utah were he attended school at UVU and plays on their baseball team. I had lots of free time while there while they crammed as many dates into their days together as they could. They had a great week together.

I really enjoyed myself as well. I shopped til I dropped. Ate where and when I wanted to eat. Took in a movie of my choice. Napped whenever I needed a nap. The only thing that got me out of bed a bit earlier that I liked was the pretty yummy and FREE continental breakfast at the hotel!

I had a beautiful view from my hotel room. The mountains in Provo are beautiful and to add to the beauty they were covered with freshly fallen snow! I spent so much of my time looking at the beauty and at the locals zipping by taking care of their business and wondered if they even noticed the beauty around them anymore.

One of my very favorite things were the trees that were in bloom that lined many of the streets. I called them Popcorn trees. I don't know what kind of trees they were but the blooms look just like beautiful white popped popcorn! The trees were just covered in yummy looking white stuff!

One of the Popcorn trees was just outside my 3rd floor window and it was in full bloom. We have a song that the children sing in church that says "I looked out the window and what did I see? Popcorn popping on an Apricot tree. Spring has brought me such a nice surprise, popcorn popping right before my eyes!"

I know it wasn't an Apricot tree but for sure it was a nice surprise and I too saw popcorn popping right before my eyes.

Now it's time for me to look at my natural surroundings. What am I zipping around and taking care of my own business and missing???


  1. I don't know how I found your blog but I love it!!! My 3 children, their spouses, 8 grandchildren, my mother, my husband and I are all going to the beach in June to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. I thought it would be a WONDERFUL time to have a Nana and Poppie Campout and let the other adults go out for the night. I'd rather be with the grandkids..... You've given me several ideas on crafts but I will gear them to the beach and ocean but what do you use in your tin foil dinners that the kids would like??? Maybe you could tell me in your blog.. Thanks for all inspiration!!!! I'm so excited about this trip. 5 of my grandchildren do not live close to me. We all can only get together once or twice a year. Thanks AGAIN!!!!! Gail

  2. I have put different ingredients in the foil dinners. You can do a seasoned ground beef or meatloaf mixture or boneless chicken. I usually have a variety of vegetables and allow the children to choose what they want in their dinner. Potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, squash, pineapple are some ideas. Add a bit of margarine to the packet and salt and pepper. Tightly seal the foil pouch, write the child's name on the smooth side. Wrap again and seal tight.

    I always serve some kind of bread and a fruit cup of some kind with the foil to round off the dinner.

    For dessert s'mores are fun. This last time we used peanut butter cups for the chocolate bar. YUMMY!