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. 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...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Prince of Peace

I believe that the most important invitation
that has ever been extended to our world
is the invitation to
come unto Christ.
We need to accept that invitation
now more than ever.

(My photo this week of Provo City Center Temple.)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tulips and Thanks

 Spent a relaxing day with my youngest daughter
celebrating spring, the end of a straight "A" term,
and giving thanks for the blessings in our lives.
We decided that Thanksgiving Point was just the ticket!
Strolling the beautiful Ashton Gardens was stress-free and lovely.
We highly recommend!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Cammy and Cosmo

The fourth and final daughter will begin college at BYU this fall.
Congrats to you dear girl!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Old Man Winter Keeps on Giving

We got about another foot at our house the last few days.
I realize we need it.
Truly I do.
The older I get, however, the more I don't care for it.
Winter weary.