Surf and Turf


Happy Halloween

Just random pictures of some of my Halloween decorations.  Some.

 This is new to my collection:  a Halloween ornament tree.  And for the tree skirt:  an orange and black boa.   Of course.

 ...and a cinnamon broom

And what house doesn't have princess and leopard pumpkins?  (and a leopard spider to boot) I mean, hello.


Conference Weekend

To start off our Conference Weekend we stopped off in Angle, Utah to spend some time with our friends at their place.  The first thing we did was get on the ATV's and head up to Pole Canyon.  The leaves were stunningly beautiful.  Living in Southern California, I forget that we have an "Autumn." 

On the ATV

 Our friends -- Steve and Robyn Brown.  Thank you for a fun time!

 We stopped and picked grass to feed to "Junior" and his harem.  If Junior only knew that a flimsy piece of plywood and an equally flimsy piece of fence was all that was keeping him from freedom, he would simply tap it with his head and he would be outta there!
 Friday morning we left for Provo and then that night we went to the BYU/Utah State game at LaVell Edwards Stadium.  Adam came down from Rexburg to spend the weekend with us and Michael and Benjamin joined us too.  (He had some use-it-or-lose-it points with Southwest)  So 15 month old Benjamin got to tag along. 
We sat pretty close to the rabid Utah State fans.  I'm just glad we won.  It was an ugly game, but it was still a win.  And it's always fun to sing "Rise and Shout."
  Being from Florida, Benjamin didn't know what "cold" was.   The game didn't start until 8 pm (10:00 to their east coast bodies), and because they had flown all day, they were pretty tired.  I held a sleeping Benjamin for at least an hour before they left the game early to go back to the hotel.  That was okay -- no more scoring happened.  Like I said, ugly game.

 Saturday morning we all drove to Salt Lake and checked into our hotel before going to the afternoon session of Conference.  And then I kept Benjamin while all the boys went to Priesthood Meeting.  We went to the City Creek Mall and found a toy store.  He was in heaven!  And then I let him play by the fountains.  Again, HEAVEN.  He walked around enjoying all the water displays.  If it was in the middle of the day, I would have let him walk through the squirting water.  But seeing as he was wearing a sweatshirt because it was cold, I had to be the bad guy.  He was a good sport though.  But I did have to change his clothes anyway before we went to J.B.'s for dinner.  (an after Priesthood tradition)  
Michael and Benjamin left for the airport Sunday morning.  The rest of us went to the afternoon session of Conference (Was this the best Conference ever??) and then said good-bye to Adam.  We drove to Vegas and then home on Monday morning.  What a fun trip.