|Sidney, Mike and Caroline Christensen--my chauffeurs|
We hadn't planned to go to the baptism, so hadn't brought clothes, so after the auction we made a flying trip to Kohls bargain racks at 9 PM to find something for all 3 of us to wear. So Brendan got an early birthday present.
We had an hour or so, to wind down and let Hinckley take a nap before we began the next Sat. activity at Gardner Village. We met Andrew and Amy's family there and had a great time, as we pursued a gaggle of hags dressed as witches. They were scattered all over the Village, so it was pretty fun and a beautiful day.
Once the kids had identified a dozen or so specific witches, on their scavenger sheet, they got a bargain cookie at the bakery.
There were many, many photo ops during the day and the kids had a lot of fun I think.
We finally got back to Tooele about 6 PM. After getting things put away, some supper and the kids to bed, I watched the General RS Women's conference, which Tammy had set to record. It was really the end to a perfect day.
Sun. -Tues. were pretty calm days. I worked on my brother's project, visited most of the intriquing stores in Tooele, got a pedicure, and we played games each evening. I finally beat the kids on Wii bowling. The kids are very good to settle right down after school and do their homework and reading. We had a good time together.
Both Nathan and Tamara flew home on Wed. after having spent a great week together in Washington DC. Dad also drove up on Wed. Thursday we drove to Kaysville and stayed with the Andrew and Amy. Steve even got to eat hot lunch with Madison and enjoyed it very much. I spent most of the day making a wide variety of peace jams: (orange, jalepeno, raspberry mix) and eating as many of the fresh peaches as I could.
On Friday we did a little shopping for the B-B-que Sat., then went to Autumn's. Steve stayed and played with the kids, while I met my BYU college roomates at the Cheesefactory for a great lunch visit. We roomed together my Senior year. Judy (next to me) just got back from Greece in June and lives in Fruit Heights. Ann lives in Payson, and Marsha lives in So. Jordan -- I think.
I rushed home, and the got ready for our mission reunion which was held at the U of U Institute building.
Jessica and Paul Ziel's family came down from Idaho and stayed with Autumn as well. They went to a reunion of his law school class, and also went to the game. Autumn watched Audrey for them. We had a good time catching up on their lives. Though we were saddened to learn of the sad death of our cousin, Darrell Marley on Sept. 27. He was 51.
Nathan and Tamara and kids came in for the delicious rib BBQue that Steve fixed, Everyone brought something delicious and we had a fun time visiting, and the kids played. Nathan and Steve went to the Priesthood session, and the Ziels headed back to Idaho.
Can't wait to get some of that yummy Cake!!