Sep 20, 2019

My Sweetie's Major Award

Last weekend, my sweetie was given a major award for his work in a certain company located here in the Salt Lake Valley. They treated us to a really nice evening and dinner at the Grand America Hotel.

Everything was so fancy, even the desserts.
He also received a large and amazing trophy, a backpack to carry it home in, and a couple of nice monogrammed notebooks. He even played a role in a 2-minute video made about their project.

Visiting in the hallway outside the ballroom.
I'm sorry to be so vague on this one, because I really am so proud of how well he takes care of us. And just in case you have never been in the Grand America, I took a picture of the bathroom for you. That pretty much says it all!

Each of these little doors is a separate bathroom stall.
Like this!
Congratulations, Sweetie! It took them long enough to discover what I already knew... You're the best!!

Sep 18, 2019

Reflect on Reflections - Dance 2011 by Sport

It's almost time for Reflections entries to be turned in! Curly and Baby Doll only have until October 4th and they have been so preoccupied (we all have!) that so far they have not done anything. Drama Queen was over here last night teaching them a new way to put together a photography collage so at least they are excited about that.

So hopefully to get them motivated, I am sharing one of my favorite dances with you. Sport doesn't like to dance much now, but when he was little, he had such joy in nearly everything he did. I hope you like this one.

Sep 17, 2019

Hocus Pocus, Safe Food Focus!!

That is the name of Crafty's brand new website she (with lots of help from Drama Queen) created for her Girl Scout Gold Award. I'm so glad she is finally finished!

My favorite part are the videos because they are full of a bunch of my favorite people, but the games and recipes are great too. Please take a few minutes and scroll through so you can see all of her hard work.

Sep 16, 2019

Leader/Daughter Retreat

It's been a very eventful week! I got a new computer and I've been slow coming up to speed, but then I've also been out of town... I just have so many things to tell you!! But I will start with one.

On Friday night, six of my eight daughters and I spent the night at Trefoil Ranch as part of our Leader/Daughter Retreat. Drama Queen and Bossy got all the girls up there in 2 vehicles and then my sweetie ran me up later, but I will tell you about that tomorrow. 

Anyway, I arrived about 11:00 pm and while most of the camp was already sleeping, my girls were all awake and playing a silly survival game. Since Teach's baby is due in only 3 short weeks, we were given a common area with its own bathroom where we could spread out and be by ourselves. We were literally wall-to-wall mattresses as you can see in the pictures, but it was so fun being together and sharing stories, laughter, and some treats.

Most of the girls went to bed about 12:30, but Scout and I stayed up playing cards for another 45 minutes. It's arguable that she is quicker at SPEED than I am...

We all woke up about 6:00 am and we talked and laughed a little more until it was time to go for breakfast around 8:15. After cereal, fruit, and muffins, we had fun with the activities. Baby Doll and I painted a Mom & Me scene together right before she took off with Teach and Bossy. Baby Doll had an audition for the Sleeping Beauty ballet and then a birthday party she didn't want to miss.

Drama Queen, Crafty, Scout, and I also painted our own little scene of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. I'm not much of an artist, so this was not at all relaxing for me, but I did have fun at target practice with Scout. We were shooting pieces of dog food at tin pans with slingshots. She was much better at it than I was. When the lady running things asked her if she could hit the target in the tree, not only did she hit it, but she brought it down!!

We finally cleaned our areas and said our goodbyes. We picked up some peaches at the fruit stand for my sweetie on our way home and we got here just in time to pick up Baby doll from the birthday party.