Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Last First

Cammy and Cosmo

Our youngest started college today.
Those freshman sure are looking younger;)
Or perhaps I'm getting older...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Warwickshire and Oxford


 Warwick Castle


We visited Warwickshire on an unusually sunny day.
In fact, most of our time in England was filled with sunshine.
Many of the locals informed us that this was not the norm.
And this is true, as our former visits included regular rain.



When I was a young girl I was always fascinated my medieval England.
The legends of  King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table.
Being at this awesome location reminded me of that.



 Oxford


(Do you recognize 'Mr. Tumnus' from The Chronicles of Narnia?)

It was fascinating to hear the stories of the brilliant minds who studied here.
Among those students; C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll.



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Will's Place or Shakespeare Lived Here


We visited Stratford Upon Avon on an unusually sunny day.
Having been a student, and teacher of his works,
as well as having acted in some of his plays,
I was delighted to see where The Bard spent some of his life.



 Shakespeare slept here.


 Shakespeare ate here.




 We also visited the King Edward VI School.
It is actually still a working school.



 We passed some sharp-looking school boys along the way.



 If you look closely, you'll see where Prince Charles carved his moniker in the desk.



 We were even taught a lesson in Latin by a stern schoolmaster.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

London Town Take 3

A friend asked me recently why I keep going back to London
when there were so many other places I could visit.
My answer: 
Because I've still never seen it all.
 My two oldest daughters and I flew over to London once again at the end of May.
(Last two visits were 2010 and 2013)
It was an all-around fantastic trip!
Hard to explain but we just have a love-affair with this place.
And  it was amazingly sunshiny the entire time which is quite unusual.
We had only one day and one night of rain.
Thus, the very bright photos...
These are my proof that I was really there:)
And, I'll admit, I took so many photos that I have been overwhelmed at the thought
of downloading them to save and to post for this blog.
So...as time allows I will make an effort to get them on here.
So many beautiful sights to share.
After this shameless post of selfies and poses I will plan to share some gorgeous scenery
that will make you also want to head on over across the pond.

 photo by Coryn

Inside Warwick Castle.


Exploring Oxford


Will Shakespeare's home in Stratford Upon Avon
 Of course!
 Some big rocks in a big field.
 Windsor Castle.
The Queen did not invite us for tea.
(Sneak peek of photos to come.)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fourth and Final

 Forty years after her parents
She walked the walk.
(Is it really our fortieth high school reunion this year?!)
 Cammy is a bright, talented and fun person filled with goodness.
We are so proud of her hard work and accomplishments.
Most especially her service and love for those around her.
She has a tender heart and is so accepting of all.



 It was great to hear from one of Cammy's best friends since kindergarten.
Patricia was the Valedictorian for the graduating class.
She gave an excellent speech.
Fun to hear audible gasps when she shared that she would be attending MIT this fall.
She's always been a smarty pants. But in the best of ways;)


 Busy week of events led up to graduation.
The advanced student Spring Art Salon.
And Senior Honor Night where Cammy was honored along with her classmates.
Cammy graduated from 4 years of LDS Seminary. 
(Religious instruction for the youth in our church.)
This graduation was extra special for us as Cammy's dad got to present her diploma.
 Cammy valued her seminary experiences.
She had some excellent teachers.
(She especially enjoyed serving and assisting in the 'special needs' Seminary class.)
*Thanks to the Chamberlains for letting us take this in front of your gorgeous rose hedge.

And wouldn't you know...
The year she graduates, the school decides to change the gown color!
Thanks for messing with my long-awaited collage Timpview High;)


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Friendship Knows No Age


 Singin' and Dancin' in the rain...
3 generations. Each 20 years apart.
A lot of fun despite the weather.
(I've been friends with Ashley (front) for 9 years and Jan for almost 24)


 The tulips put on quite a show at Thanksgiving Point.


 Sweet Cora


 The Secret Garden

My favorite purples...