May 2017

The Rest of May!
-magpie nest in our tree this spring -adventures in meal planning -peony glory -peony destruction -adorable visitors -handsome birthday boy -stupendous salvia -goofy glasses -new spectacles -newsletter fame

Evan's Third Grade Program


May Scouts

We do a lot of scouting around here these days.  Evan is a Bear in the Cub Scouts.  I am the Cub Scout Committee Chair.  Ryan is in the 11 year old Scouting program.  And Colin helps out with the scouts in the Deacon group.  So... yeah, a lot of scouting.   Here are some of the things we did in May. 

This extremely talented woman presented some traditional music on authentic Japanese instruments for our May pack meeting. 

Eagle presentation at a Court of Honor 

Ryan earned his first three merit badges. 

Ensign Peak

Our friends came into town so we used the excuse to take a hike to Ensign Peak.  This short, steep hike has incredible views of our beautiful city. 

"July 26, 1847 two days after the Mormon pioneers entered this valley Brigham Young and party climbed to this point and with the aid of field glasses made a careful survey of the mountains, canyons, and streams.  In the group were Heber C. Kimball, Wilford Woodruff, George A. Smith, Ezra T. Benson, Willard Richards, Albert Carrington and William Clayton.  Wilford Woodruf, first to ascend the peak, suggested it was a fitting place "to set up an ensign" (Isaiah 11:12) .  It was then named Ensign Peak, subsequently the stars and stripes were raised here. "

Ryan's Spring Concert


April, 2017

Here's the rest of the month of April, 2017

One day we were leaving our house and the boys opened the garage.  In walked two Mallard Ducks!  This time of year is so fun.  

Just taking a photo of Evan's cute freckles. :) 

On our way down to California, we stayed in Las Vegas.   Ben & Jerry's was giving away free ice cream!  

We stayed at the Planet Hollywood and the boys wanted their photo with the Star Trek costume. 

Tulips in my yard.  

I did a course in child empowerment and saftey/ self defense education for kids.  I'm certified to teach it at Evan's school next year. 
I love that Evan's scout leader texts me photos of their activities.   Here he is working on his science belt loop. 

The boys finally got hair cuts. They were long overdue (always are) and Ryan has started caring about his hair for basically the first time ever. He even gets out the hair dryer some mornings!  

This month for pack meeting we did a flight simulation and had a pilot and hob…

Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point

I've always wanted to go to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point.  My friend Constance, from Singapore, moved here not too long ago and I know she likes to take photos so I asked her if she'd come along with me.  It just so happened that our friend Teena, also from Singapore, was passing through Utah and had another friend from Singapore as well... so, we made a lunch date out of it and went to see the tulips.  Grandma Veva and Aunt Jean were also here for the week and so they came along too!  It was a really lovely day at the Tulip Festival.  The weather this spring has been really cold and rainy.  I was glad we were able to beat the bad weather that day.

The tulips were amazing and I couldn't believe how they transformed the entire property of gardens into a beautiful Spring display!