Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The Adams family, Maggie and I had to sit in the Little Theater for the broadcast because the kids aren't old enough to sit in the main area where The Spoken Word is recorded live each week. Gotta say, I just love the Mack Wilbert arrangement of "Come, Come Ye Saints". I'm not one to get teary-eyed, but every time I hear this version, I can't help it. It's absolutely beautiful.
Grandma, Grandpa, Corey, Jed, the Roundy kids, and Beckett and Fishy in front of the SL Temple
Checking out the monument on the south end of Temple Square where Shadrach Roundy's name is listed as one of the first pioneers to enter the valley in 1847.
TIME TO EAT!
Ian loved the bacon and the Naked pure fruit drink shots
Jakob's favorite food item...sushi
Maggie also enjoyed the sushi and the chocolate strawberries
Of course, the Idaho mashed spuds were Olivia's favorite
Family outing - Big Cottonwood Canyon
Silver Lake - B & the kids before we hiked up to Solitude Lake
Solitude Lake - Jake contemplating loneliness - the perfect place for it
The kids near a cave - no one was brave enough to enter
Still a lot of snow up in the mountains
We reached Evergreen Peak and the Twin Lakes
B & E at Twin Lakes
Ian coined this rock, "Buttcrack Rock"
Monday, July 25, 2011
At our school's spring Art Auction, my bid won Ian's teacher's Teacher Time, which consisted of an authentic Spanish paella dinner. Mrs. Veronica's husband is the one who makes the paella and he only has the weekends free to make it, especially since it takes a good 2 hours to make. The paella he made consisted of chicken, pork, red peppers, lima beans, and string beans. It was absolutely delicious! This meal is actually one of Olivia's. Of course, she doesn't get it at our house, but when our school's 3rd graders put on Esplanolania every year, she doesn't mind offering to volunteer just so she can get a few bowls of paella.