Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scott was mentioned on the "Tonight Show"

Jay Leno mentioned Scott on his Monday night show. He was featuring funny or odd newspaper clippings. Jay really chuckled at this one. (We think it came from a newspaper in southern Utah)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Our last "supper" at the capitol

On the last night of the session; families were invited to have dinner with their "senator"
Here we are in Scott's office.

Dinner was very good. Roast Beef and potatoes.

Griffin was so sharp in his best clothes! Looks like he could be a future Senator.

Devin's grandfather was a Senator in the early 1960's. Here he is showing Brianne his Grandpa's
picture. All the past Senators line the walls inside the capitol.

Sorry about the wrong angle; but Erik and Kelli got their picture taken
by the Salt Lake Tribune stating they were feeling the late hour of the final night.
I don't know how to turn the picture around once I posted it on this blog. Oh well, still learning.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Volunteering at the Utah Food Bank

The last week of the session a few of
us volunteered at the Utah
Food Bank

An employee shows us how to sort the food

After the boxes are full; they need to be weighed
and labeled.

We worked for about 2 hours. It was really an enjoyable service project.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A fun night at Discovery Gateway

A couple of weeks ago; we went as a family to Discovery Gateway in Salt Lake City. Irene already blogged some pictures of our night there; but here are some that she didn't get. My older grandchildren thought it was great fun to try their hand at the climbing wall. Here is Kenidee showing us her skills.

Griffin takes a try.

And of course Kaden couldn't let it go by without a try.

But nothing is too scary for Brianne. At three years old; she wanted to climb too.

We did have one injury however. Kenidee tried to "jump" off the wall, and twisted her ankle. After limping around for awhile; she really was just fine.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Great Find!

My scrapbooking buddy; Carolyn Hales and myself have found the perfect spot to do our scrapbooking on Thursdays. It is a store in Brigham City on Main Street called "Just Be Scrap'n. We go and spend the day, eat lunch and have a great time getting caught up on our scrapbook pages. The ladies there ( Donna and Leslie) are full of ideas to help you and all your supplies are there at your fingertips. (to purchase of course). It really is an enjoyable pasttime activity. I counted my scrapbooks the other day and I have 26 full ones and now working on my 2009 book.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Husband Tag

Bridgette; this is for you. I did find out however that my answers have probably changed over the years. I probably wouldn't have answered some of these questions like this when we first got married.

1. Where did we meet? 1972 Young Adults (back then it was called M-men and Gleanors) I visited Scott's stake to see how an active program was working so I could bring it to my stake.

2. How long did we date before we got married? Our first date was on Sept. 17 and we were married on March 21 of 1973. So 6 months. My mom probably was freaking out.

3. How long have we been married? 36 years this March 21

4. My favorite feature about him? Now; is that he still has his hair

5. My favorite quality about him? His integrity. He's not afraid to stand up for what he believes

6. His nickname for me. Babe

7. His favorite color. I'm not sure he has one. He wears alot of browns

8. His favorite food: Anything that he concocks together. He loves to experiment in the kitchen with food.

9. His favorite sport: golf and hunting

10. Who said the L word first? I did; I wrote it on a Halloween card I gave him.

11. Where was our first kiss? on the lawn at Ben Lomond High School

12. Favorite couple thing to do? It used to be skiing; now it is going to Bear Lake for the weekend

13. How many kids do we have? 5; all of which are married now and we have 13 grandchildren.

14. His talent? speaking to a group of people in church or political settings without notes.

15. His age? 59 this April

16. Favorite Music; Scott doesn't listen to music very much. He is in his car ALOT, but always listens to KSL news or Doug Wright. Sundays he will put in a CD of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

17. What I admire most about him? His drive for life; always trying to improve himself

18. Favorite pastime? golf

19. Will he read this? no; too busy

20. Where did he say the L word? I don't really remember; but the L word was extremely special to Scott and it wasn't something you just threw out there just because. So when he did say it; I knew he meant it. I likewise knew I better mean it when I said it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A fun evening at Clark Planitarium

Kenidee is being a weather girl and showing us clear skies over Utah.
All the grandkids had a great time viewing the different stations at the Planitarium.
We received free popcorn and our 3-d glasses to view the BEST 3-d movie playing in all of Utah at this time. It is even tempting to try and "touch" all the fish and plants that seem to be so close to you.

Here we have James and Reagan (Jennifer's kids) Griffin (Jolene's) and Hannah (Erik's)
getting ready to see the movie. Movie nights seem to be very popular with us.