Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Long Weekend

I wish the entire summer could be like this first long weekend. From the time the boys got out of school on Thursday, all the way through Monday, things were heavenly. We had completely beautiful, amazing, unusually cool weather on Saturday and Sunday, and it was only about 100 on the other days. Here's the rundown on our fun weekend.

Friday I took the boys to visit my grandmother, then to the dinosaur museum. I love having a season pass because we can enjoy our favorite things but not feel like we have to see everything in one visit. Then we stopped at Tia Rosa's for lunch. I don't think the boys had ever been there and I was gratified to see them enjoy it as much as I do. Although they don't appreciate the chips & salsa yet. After a little quiet time when we got home, Alden & Emmett ran off to play with friends and I was able to get things ready for a dinner with guests. My friend, Jeanna, was visiting here with her family from San Fransisco and we were lucky to snag them for a couple of hours. Her two boys are super cute & we always love catching up with Jeanna & Jason. I wish we could see them more often.

Saturday was so gorgeous and Aaron went golfing early, played 18 holes, and then had me drop Alden off for 9 holes of Daddy & Son golf. I work for hours in the backyard, getting it a little more presentable, especially the porch. All three boys went to a birthday party for Alden's buddies, John & Dylan. And then Alden & Emmett went to the park to play slip 'n' slide, sprinklers, and water balloons with Alden's friend, Joshua. We finished off the day with a BBQ at our good friends' house. We love hanging out with the Pearces, and were happy to see them in Mesa since we often get together at their cabin in Pinedale. Alden & Ryland play so well together. We were excited to find out their kids were doing swim team at Skyline this year too! It will be a fun summer.

Sunday was full of church, including attending sacrament meeting in our old ward so we could hear Dot & Boyd Williams speak. They are reporting this week to their family history mission at temple square. They both gave wonderful talks on repentance. The boys were pretty good so we were able to listen & it was fun to see some of our old friends. Sunday evening we had our friends, the Bowens, over to BBQ hamburgers and visit. Even though we see them a lot (they are in our ward), we don't often get the chance to visit for more than 5 minutes at a time so it was great to spent time with them. Their two oldest & our two oldest always play together well, their two girls occupied themselves, and Roland holed up with my iTouch somewhere. So everyone was happy!

Monday morning I took the boys to the weekly summer movie at Harkins. We used the rest of the day to do a few jobs, plan some activities for the rest of the summer, and stock up on groceries for the week. I am hoping for a fun, peaceful summer full of swimming, time up North, and some schoolwork and fieldtrips thrown in too. Wish up luck!

1 comment:

Liz said...

Now all I can think about is Tia Rosa's green salsa. Thanks a lot! :P