Monday, June 23, 2008
Last week we all went to Manti, UT to see the Mormon Miracle Pageant. It was fantastic!
I went to it when I was 13, but Jim and the kids had never seen it. I had great memories of the pageant from when I had gone before and I wanted my kids to have those same memories.
The Manti Temple is a beautiful granite temple and it sits up on a beautiful grassy hill overlooking the Sanpete Valley. It is surrounded by lush green lawn below the hill. The pageant takes place on the hill with seating on the grassy area below.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
What is interesting about this visitor, though, is that it's about an inch long! It's just a honey bee, but it's bigger and fatter than any bumble bee I've ever seen.
He's now safely enclosed in a jar on the counter so we can show it off.
I know that by keeping it captive we're probably contributing to the honeybee shortage and driving up the cost of honey. But there is nobody here that I would wish a sting upon from this particular bee. But as scary as it is, it's not nearly as bad as the scorpion that my boys found in the kitchen last summer in San Antonio, or the tarantula that we trapped in the kitchen window there.
Yes, I think I'm liking summer here in Utah!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
This is actually exactly what I was wanting to say today, but didn't know how.
To be able to spend some of my time like this has been HEAVENLY!
Of course, there has still been laundry to do and meals to make and clean up after, but nothing is hurried right now. Since the kids are home and I've cut my job down to two days a week, I've been much more relaxed and, my kids would probably say, a lot more fun!