July 21, 2011

Get Away

We visited Cedar Breaks National Monument while we were away.  I don't remember ever visitng there before and enjoyed the picturesque beauty that surrounded us there.  In St. George the temperature was close to 100 degrees and when we got to Cedar Breaks it was 65.   
We didn't have time to hike much as we needed to return to Cedar City for the Shakespearian plays that we had tickets for. 
There were wild flowers everywhere and I totally loved seeing them.  I think it's usually like this in early June, but with all of the water we got in Utah this year we were able to see them this far into July! 
I don't know the name of this one, but they were everywhere and so pretty!
Then there were all of the yellow meadows!  I really liked them too!

We weren't able to take pictures of the plays that we saw in Cedar City.   We saw Richard the III on Tuesday night.  On Wednesday we saw A Mid-Summer's Night Dream and Romeo and Juliette.  The actor's did an incredible job in all of the plays.  I think my favorite was A Mid-Summer's Night Dream.  The actor's were totally hilarious and it made for a really fun time!  I had a fabulous time and spent it all with my best friend (my husband)!  We always seem to be able to have a good time together.  Thanks Sweetheart for all that you do for me!  I Love you Dearly!!

July 18, 2011

Friendship and Bookclubs

I'm sneaking a post in before I leave on a short trip.  I hadn't planned on posting until I returned, but I just had to get this one in.  

In our area we have some ladies that have decided to get together once a month and read a book.  It was my turn and we read the Hour Glass Door by Lisa Mangum.  I chose this book because it was one of my daughters favorites and to tell you the truth I really enjoyed it too (enough so that I bought the other 2 books in the series just to see how it ended.)  It is a fun read and we had Italian Ice as a treat to celebrate the nationality of one of the main characters.   

Even more than the books, I'm getting to know these other ladies in the book club and I am having a ball.  They are so thoughtful and sweet.  We can chat and tell why we liked a book or disagree and not like a book, but the friendship is there and that is what it is all about for me.  I love when we can sit and laugh and just visit and deepen these relationships.  I haven't always had  opportunities like this, so while I have this chance I'm grabbing on with both hands and enjoying it for all it is worth.  The books are just the icing on the top of my cake and I'm loving this wonderful, rich cake that I am able to partake of at this moment in my life!

July 13, 2011

Summer is Flyng By!

I can't believe how summer is flying by!  I don't want it to.  I want it to slow down.  I feel like it only just began and I want it to stay longer!  This week has been crazy and I think weeks like this make my summer go faster.  I remember when I was little and we were able to sit and watch the clouds and how summer seemed like it would never end.  Now with being a mom and doing all that I do it is gone in a moment.  We had a wedding this week with 2 receptions for a nephew, a surprise 80th birthday party for my aunt, and then on Monday my mom had a total knee replacement.  It has been a little on the wild side.  But my dear sweet husband is taking me away for a small break and for my birthday.  We are going to enjoy the Shakespearean festival in Cedar City Utah.  It will be our first time doing this and I am excited to go and have some fun.  I really am looking forward to time alone with the handsome man I married and to get re-acquainted.  So I probably won't blog for awhile but when I do, I will try and have some pictures!!

Enjoy your summers!!

July 02, 2011

July 4th!

I've got to tell you that this is my F.A.V.O.R.I.T.E. Holiday ever!! I like it better than Christmas, than my birthday (I don't know if you can count that as a holiday), than Thanksgiving, and even better than Halloween!  I love that it is in the summer I love that the sun is usually shining and that everybody is happy.  I love that you can all get together without worrying about presents or stressing about if the weather will be good enough that everyone can make it.  I love that it's a time to remember those that sacraficed that we could live in this free, wonderful country!  I love the fireworks and bbq's, I love running into old friends at the parks.  For me this is one of the times that I would say "BEST DAY EVER!".   I just love it.

Anywho, I just wanted to get that out there!  I hope that everyone have a fabulous Fourth!!