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!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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!

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