Thursday, October 1, 2015

Picking Out All the Stars That We Like

August. This August brought soccer, school shopping, school starting, and my sister dropping off her daughter (my niece) at college.  They made a family trip out of it because they live in another state, so I got to hang with them a little bit.
We went to the Spiral Jetty at sunset, so we could look at the stars.  It was amazing.  I took a bunch of pictures. Maybe too many pictures.  I think I will have to break their visit into more than one post...

 The first thing I saw when I got out of my car was this little guy.
He should be famous.

 This is the Spiral Jetty!

 All the kids immediately started heading for the Great Salt Lake.

 Ben and Jayden walked the spiral.

 That's Kurtis on the left and a bunch of the kids on the left.

 My sister and my niece.

 My nephew.

 Footprints in the salty sand.

 A dead bird!

 Kaleb and my nephew.

 Zach and Kurtis.

 Two more of my nephews and their neighbor who also needed to be dropped off at college.

 Riley and Emily (my other sister).

 It's beautiful.

 And the water looked pink.

I tried to take a photo of the stars, but it didn't really work. But if you click on this picture an make it larger, you will see something.
I love looking at the sky, the stars, the moon, the clouds.  It's beautiful.  It's never the same.  You can't just say, "I'll watch the sunset tomorrow.  It's always the same."  Because it isn't.  And it's amazing every time.

And now for your listening pleasure:
One of my favorites.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My Pals Who Live In the Oceans and the Seas

I have been wanting to visit the Living Planet Aquarium for a very long time now.  It has moved from its smaller building to a new and much larger building (a long time ago), and I have been wanting to see the new place!  So my bestest friend Nicole and I decided we should take our kid together.  That will be fun! Her oldest son ended up staying home, but she brought her three daughters.
My kids were all like, I don't want to go! And Kaleb complained because he had already been there twice on school field trips.  Well, boo hoo!  I didn't care and took them anyway. Because summer was almost over and it was on my bucket list.  Seriously, I believe I got to do one thing on my bucket list this summer.  And I only had three things on it!

 If you look closely at this photo, you will see just how thrilled they are to be there.

 He had fun.  He just has to be cool.  You know, because he's a teenager now.  Don't call him a kid.  He doesn't like it.  Neither did I when I was his age.

 The frogs are my favorite.  I love frogs.

 I took a selfie, so you would know I was actually there. ;)

 Riley got a fun lecture about letting me take his picture when we go places.  Because when we go places (and we rarely go places), I am going to want to take his picture and he is going to let me and he is going to be nice about it because I am him mom.

 We ended our trip with some Panda Express and went home.  I love everything about that place though.  Except the price of admission. ;)  I had fun.  I think they did, too.  Even if they don't want to admit it.

And now, for your listening enjoyment: