Saturday, October 24, 2009
It was pretty interesting to see the gazillions of eggs, barely hatched fish, teeny tiny fish and 2" fish up to about 8" fish. We learned how they stocked the lakes - by air and by truck. We took Doug and Tricia too - they are always good company.
15-20,000 barely hatched fish:The tanks for the teeny tiny fish:
Part of the big spillway-type things holding LOTS of little fish:It didn't take long and The Boy didn't fall in (thank goodness!). It was interesting and totally free. If you're interested, the number to call for an appointment is: (435) 654-0282.
Friday, October 23, 2009
The merry-go-round was also very popular with our crowd.
Austin loved this egg at the playground:Since we were the "fun uncle" and the grandma, we got them an ice cream at McDonald's on the way home - no lunch- Oops!
I had never been to this zoo, Brooke warned me about the smell in the reptile house - she was right! I went in for a couple of minutes, then I left and waited outside - stinky!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I am so excited to have it in my sewing room as a second sewing machine. Yes - it now works after spending $100 at the sewing machine repair shop! It only sews straight, but that's practically all I do anyway in piecing my quilt tops! Life is good...
Thursday, October 15, 2009
(That's Amanda's 'etcha-sketch' art - she is amazing - just like "Elf"!)
Here are Shane and Amanda throwing rocks at a gas station ash tray - we didn't really want to get back into the car.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
1st, this fabulous base for my ironing board cover:
I have had this fab cover for a while, which is great to iron yardage on, but it was sitting on my wobbly, no-storage, regular ironing board. This is a "kitchen shelf" that works perfectly (at least it does now that my handy husband sawed an inch off the top)! All of my current projects are in the clear boxes, with my 'tops to quilt' and 'table toppers' stored on the lower shelf. I had to steal a lamp from upstairs to make it perfect - now, lots of light!
This was a "kitchen island" at IKEA. Now I have plenty of room to cut my fabric (so I can sew it all together again). I can sit and make labels or draft blocks too.
On the other side:
In case you're wondering about scraps, etc. I have two "under bed" storage bins that I store under my big quilting machine - one for scraps and the other for backing fabrics.
Now, the three-day quilt marathon begins with 28 of my closest quilting buddies coming over in the morning to sew!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
We busted out the Legos, so people could be busy (and quiet) during conference, it worked really well, since we haven't had them out for years!
Here is Shane, giving little Natalie some of his yogurt. She loved it (until she barfed all over - but I guess she still loved it!)
I got all of my pictures scrapbooked during conference and at one point this afternoon, one of the speakers said something funny and I laughed and looked around to see why no one else was laughing and I noticed that everyone else was asleep! I guess it's good to be a little busy so you can stay awake.
We missed Jeff and Amanda, but we will be seeing them next week on the California Trip!
We've also been super busy putting together our fabulous IKEA purchases this weekend. I will post pics soon...
Thursday, October 1, 2009
P.S. Don't you just LOVE this fall weather? I am so excited, as I write this, I am baking a pumpkin bundt cake, it smells heavenly! I don't even care if I eat it, I just love to smell it - okay, I am going to eat it!