The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion

The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion
These kids know how to have fun!

Friday, July 8, 2011

July 4th Quilt Show and 5 K

After Daniel's baptism July 2, we drove back to Blanding.  We hauled back 25 of the State quilt frames in our car. I was home just an hour before going to the Wellness Center to prepare ahead of time, so that the setup would go smoothly that night.  I shouldn't have worried so much, as we had about 10 people come to help.  Kathy Hurst was there to help with the decisions and questions we had, as I'd never set the whole thing up before. Picture #1 shows the Quilt of Valor which our guild made for the National Guard and presented at the awards program.
We hung about 100 quilts between 8 PM and 10:00 -- that included hauling down the frames for the 2nd floor and setting them up.  I was so pleased that it went so fast.  Sunday afternoon some of us came back and changed a few things, fixed the labels, and decorated the entrance.  It looked lots better by the time we left.  Steve brought up our wagon which he had repainted for Toni Lacy who did a patriotic display of a children's parade.  He also hauled up flowers on Monday, as well as helped put bring in frames and set them up.  We were there 2 hrs.  He, along with other husbands and sons, was a huge help.  Sun. afternoon Steve helped me put up sandwich boards and signs outside on two corners.

This is what it was looking like by the time we left Sat. night.  We had lots of help, and made lots of progress.
Monday, July 4th, I got up at 5 PM, to get ready for the 5 K walk, and get the last things loaded up for the show.  Danelle and I started our walk at 6:09, and finished up at I was way happy with how we did.
Went home long enough to water, change, and clean the kitchen then I spent the rest of the day until about 5:30 at the show.  Steve saw the parade, and then brought me something to eat.  The show turned out great and we had good traffic; it was cool, so who could complain.  This is what the entrance looked like:

The quilt I made for CJ was actually the top vote getter, but some of the votes went in Patriotic, and others in traditional, so it affected the final count.  But it still took 2nd place in Traditional.

Hailey's Happy Quilt
We had 170 people fill out the Voters choice ballots.  It took us forever to count them.  Gave cash prizes to 1st place and ribbons for 2nd and 3rd.    Hailey's quilt is for her birthday this month.  I made it from T-shirts she had collected, and used fusible pellon to stabalize the shirt, and do iron-on prep work.

Navajo Stairs

Purple Posies Griddle Cake
Here some of the other quilts I completed this year that were in the show
Aztec Sr. Citizen

Thursday, July 7, 2011

C J does First baptism -- Daniel is Divinely Dunked

Daniel was baptized July 2 by his big brother C J.  Both of them did an amazing job!  We were so glad we could be there to see our oldest grandson setting such a good example for all his cousins who will hold the priesthood in the future.

Think of all the good these future leaders can do if they follow the good example of their father and grandfather.
A happy day for all of Chris and Pam's family.
Nathan and Tammy and their children also attended the baptism and social afterwards.

Grandma Tripp, Jessica, and Great Grandma Prevost were also at the baptism.  Afterwards we had a celebration pizza lunch at the pavillion by the Stake Center.  Then Grandpa and I headed on the long road home..and a busy night getting the quilt show set up...but that's another story.

How thankful we are for the good children we have and the good families they are raising.

What the Home Team Does While The Trekkers Are Away

After a couple of weeks down time, and garden catch up, I caught a ride up to SLC with Linda Halliday.  We left Friday June 24.  We had a fun visit, and stopped in Price and had lunch with Rosalie Payne, who donated 2 cases of quilting magazines to our guild.  Linda was kind enough to carry them back home for me and we resold them at the Quilt Show on July 4th.

It was nice to have a couple of days with Autumn's family to learn the routine, prior to them leaving on for Wyoming to help their Stake with a youth trek. We even went to the West Valley Days Parade.  

 The basic routine for the four days was: Up, get dressed, clean room at 7-7:30, eat at 8, walk to school at 8:30.  Two of the days, Hinckley and Peyton went with me to do a little shopping.  We got seeds and plants to put a garden in, as well as some 4th of July decorations, and reward goodies.  Autumn put together a good chart which we used each day, with smiley faces.  That helped things go smoothly.  It was actually a lot of fun.

Tammy and Laurie and Brendan came over on Tuesday and we had a nice visit while the kids played, and then we had supper together before they left.  Peyton picked out a shirt that matched for her and Laurie.   The boys got similar shits too, but they weren't so enamoured by them!

Steve drove up on Wed. so he was there to help part of the time, and a Kirby guy came by and cleaned one of the that was a great bonus surprise!   On Thursday, I did some fabric shopping, and picked up 25 State frames to use in our quilt show.  It took me 3 times scheduling before we got together, but it was a straight shot from Autumn's on 3rd W. and 45th.  While I was meandering, Steve fixed a delicious meal of B-B-Que Ribs, potatoes, and salads.  We also ate a lot of mangos while they were gone, as Autumn had gotten 2 boxes from Bountiful Baskets.

On Friday we drove up to Kaysville to celebrate Gannon's 2nd birthday.  Denny and Connie were there as well, and Autumn's gang stopped in on the way up to Bear Lake for the Jeppson Reunion.

Had gourmet hot dogs, fruit, and chips.  They kids did water slides, jumped in a castle, and hunted in straw for treasures. 

Even grandpa and Leah got in on the hunt.

Of course the main event was blowing out candles multiple times, and opening presents.

Afterwards we headed to Provo for a 2nd set of wonderful Celebrations!