I forget what it’s like to have little ones.
It seems like a life time since I had two little boys, 6 years apart.
But memories come flooding back of rushing to get one out the door to school, hopefully before the youngest wakes up needing a diaper change, breakfast, dressing and settling into my day.
Monday’s were always my favorite and still are. They set the tone for the whole week ahead.
On the heels of a busy and bustling family weekend, Joy and I used the “down to one child” opportunity to put on our running shoes, put 2 1/2 year old Emory into the stroller (Boy do they make strollers nice now..cup holders and speakers for your iPod and everything!! I was actually jealous!) and we put over 3 1/2 miles on our fitbits as we walked the neighborhood, kept the conversation going, and ended up at the park to let Emmie play a bit before heading back home.
It felt GREAT to be outside, and pretty soon sweatshirts weren’t needed at all.
This is fairly rare for Utah in mid-November, But we’ll take it, this beautiful weather and gorgeous blue skies surrounded by mountains. The cold will come soon enough. It’s as if we’ve been handed a gift of good weather for travel and to enjoy the outdoors before winter arrives on the doorstep here. Today it is supposed to reach 70 degrees. By Thursday it could be snowing!
Slide, Emmie, Slide!
I’m liking this color combo, aren’t you?
Wheels are turning!
Riding in style!
Plans are jelling as we walk along on how to spend this day. On Saturday I picked a boat-load of tomatoes from Joy’s garden. We texted up Mary over in Tooele and let her know that there would be BLTs for lunch – we were bringing everything, and oh, by the way – we were staying for dinner too! We hadn’t seen Mary’s new house yet, and mom and my step dad were staying over there, so off we went.
Photo ops of the Great Salt Lake!
Such rugged country!
Burgers and Hotdogs from the grill!
All the kids’ favorites!
There WILL be a serious diet happening really soon. I have never seen so much food in my life as has been served up with love on this trip. But there is time for that later. There is no way I would NOT share in the desserts my mom has made, especially her pumpkin cobbler. Paper plates were easy to clean up, leaving the table ready for another fun family round of “Burn” this time with 4 decks of cards to make it more exciting.
Life doesn’t have to be anything more than simply happy to keep me content. To be here with my family, to spend time with my two sisters and their children, to watch them grow – and to see all of the quilts I have made them with love displayed proudly at the end of every bed just does my heart good.
Speaking of quilts ---
I’m crashing a guild meeting!
This message came in from Sarah:
"I am writing to let you know that the Utah Valley Quilt Guild has used your Scrappy Trips pattern as their guild challenge this year and will be displaying their creations at their afternoon meeting on Wednesday Nov. 16."
She has invited me to come crash the guild meeting and I am happy to do so!
Her reply upon receiving my YES message cracked me up and made my day:
WoW ! I am so Thrilled!
Do you remember that Brady Bunch episode where Marsha tries to get Davy Jones to sing at her prom? That is how I feel!
I do get the reference! I’m tickled! Maybe no cheek kisses, but hugs all around will do!
Except Davy is actually Singing at My prom, No kiss on the cheek needed…. Sorry if you don’t get the reference….
My sister Joy has never been to a guild meeting, so this will be fun. We’ll be there with bells on, and anyone near by is welcome to come too. I won’t be speaking, I’ll just be in the audience, and I’m looking forward to it.
If you are part of the Utah Valley quilt Guild, or nearby and would like to visit I look forward to meeting you!
There may be a stop at a quilt shop along the way as I feel the need to pet some fabric. I’m slightly going through withdrawals. Mom was stitching hexies when I showed up at Mary’s and I nearly tackled her to the floor, grabbing them to get my fix. Oh boy!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Give love and forget that you gave it, don't keep score! ❤
Vintage quilt seen at Quilt Market in Houston.
Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday, everyone!