A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel


Sunday, August 13, 2017

G & G's Birthday Bash

Since Dad's (Grandpa) and Grant's birthday's are only a day apart... we always throw a joint party after Sunday dinner. I know that Dad enjoys this because then not all of the attention is on him... but I think that Grant digs it too. I mean, he is an easy going kid anyway... but he is pretty found of Grandpa... not a bad person to share a birthday party with.

So Reanne & Sierra made them both birthday chairs and a sign (don't mess with tradition) and they opened presents together.

Then Grandpa lets Grant blow out the candles not he birthday cake.

Super happy I have both of these guys in my life.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Westover Watson Campout

Every Summer the Watson's go camping and invite us Mills folks. I typically go up for the night and then go home when everyone heads to bed... as does the rest of the family. Well... this year I told them I was camping. Well.. kinda. I was going to be sleeping in my car since I now have it set up to do that. Not a bad time for that either since it rained on and off all night. So I was comfy and warm and dry in my car... but still got woken up by my Uncle Dale for a yummy breakfast and a morning walk around Payson Lakes. It was awesome. If I am in town next year when they do this... I am definitely doing this again.

Friday, August 4, 2017

World Folk Fest - Take 2

Went to the World Folk Fest in Springville for the Second time. First time was 4 years ago. It was pretty much the same except for this time I went with my mom and Aunt Joanne. I think it is way overpriced and some of the dances go on for WAY too long... but some of the dances are really fun to watch.

This was the same night as the Payson Salmon Supper... and I was actually pretty sad that I didn't go to that. Oh well. This was a fun little outing with my mom and Aunt.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

We Love You Sally Carmichael

I had never heard of this movie (maybe because it was filmed in Utah) but Heather new the lead actor from back home and had bought tickets and asked me if I would go with her... and like everything she invites me to, I said yes.

I had pretty low expectations for this movie because of it being low budget with actors I didn't know and filmed mostly in Provo. However... it was kind of cute and not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I am also pretty easily entertained and my expectation were PRETTY low. Ha ha. Turns out my friend Stacey was in it as well for a couple of scenes. I had no idea... probably because Stacey and I don't really talk or hang out anymore.

Anyway, it as a fun little movie and always fun to hang out with Heather.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Wild Flowers in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Rachel had never gone up Little Cottonwood Canyon to see the wildflowers in the Summer... so I HAD to take her there... even though everyone else and their dog was there too.

We drove all the way up and pulled over to take pictures as we went. It was so beautiful and colorful. It definitely felt like the sound of music.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Spiral Jetty

Another Questival adventure that Candice and I had (after all the drama... we were the only 2 left by the end) was going to the Spiral Jetty. We chose to go there because both of us had never been. Like the Sun Tunnels, the Spiral Jetty is another art project that an artist put out in the middle of nowhere in Utah.

Spiral Jetty is an earthwork sculpture constructed in April 1970 that is considered to be the central work of American sculptor Robert Smithson. Smithson documented the construction of the sculpture in a 32-minute color film also titled Spiral Jetty.
Built on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel Point in Utah entirely of mud, salt crystals, and basaltrocks, Spiral Jetty forms a 1,500-foot-long (460 m), 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) counterclockwise coil jutting from the shore of the lake.

We were crunched for time... so we were not there for very long. I would actually like to go again and be there for sunset. Get some more pictures. Until then... I can still cross it off my list. I have now been there, done that.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ensign Peak

My co-worker, Candice, wanted to sign up and compete in Questival. So we did with her twin brothers and a couple of her friends. There is a lot of drama that happened with all of that... and maybe I will get into that later. However, Questival is all about getting out and trying new things and new experiences that you have never done before. It didn't end up being the experience that I wanted or hoped for, but I did get to do some new things. One of those things was hiking to Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City. It is a short hike with some awesome views. I will have to go back some day for sunset. Would be the perfect place to watch the sunset.