"We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence."
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
It is a fact that BYU and Utah fans are not the best of friends. Now, I am a PAC-10 girl. So for me the BYU-Utah rivalry doens't mean much but having married into a family of BYU and Utah fans, I am somehow caught in the middle. (but now that Utah has become part of the PAC-12 things are just a little different!) This weekend Hotstuff and I took the kids, along with Granny and Great Grandpa C to the Utah Musuem of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. We loaded into Great Grandpa C's van and headed towards the musuem. Now, Hotstuff's grandpa (Great Grandpa C) taught at BYU for 23 years and while driving toward the U, Hotstuff noticed the great big Y parking sticker on the windshield. "Um, guys do you think we are going to be okay with this sticker on the windshield?" Hotstuff asked. We all agreed the we should be okay but to be on the look out for trouble. We attended the musuem (which was great by the way! it's a must go and see!!! plus it's free!) and afterwards went into Salt Lake and had dinner. On our way out of town, the best way to get to the freeway is to head back through the campus and hit the freeway from there. As we are passing through campus, Bubba Jones from his back seat starts chanting (and very loudly I might add!):
"BYU! BYU! BYU! "
We quickly hushed him up and nearly made it out with out lives!
(For all of my BYU friends and family- I ask for you forgiveness in wandering into enemy territory.)
(For all of my Utah friends and family- I ask for your forgiveness in that my son used such fowl language on your beloved campus. GO UTES!)
My Father in-law loves baseball!! My son loves just about any sport!! and both have birthdays in September. So I treated the two birthday boys to a Salt Lake Bee's Baseball game with seats for the 10th row directly behind home plate. You could hear the ball smack against the catcher's mitt! One player hit the ball and split his bat. They played the Reno Ace's and SLAUGHTERED THEM! 11-4
It's not a real Baseball game with out a hot dog!
Bubba Jones with Grandma J and Papa
Papa got out his scorecard and Bubba Jones did too!
Novelty ice cream bowl that doubles as a really small helmet!
Back in July, Miss May and I took a 10 Day Mother Daughter Great Northwest High Flyin Grand Adventure! We flew to Oregon and spent a few days there. I attended my 10 year High School reunion (GO REBS!), we went to the Portland Zoo with my brother, we spent time with good family friends and went to the coast. We then drove to Seattle and spent time with my family there. Out of the almost 400 pictures I took, here are a few of my favorites.
Snoqulamie Falls, Wa.
Me and my brudder, Z.
My "MOM", "DAD" and Little Brudders, Z, L, D and H.
Point Wilson Lighthouse near Port Towsend, Wa.
Seattle Washington LDS Temple
Sculpture by Dennis Smith at the Seattle Temple
Pike Place Market, Seattle, Wa.
Space Needle, Seattle
Inside Pike Place Market (one of my most favorite places in the world!)
My Mary and Me!
(This is what happens when you let your 6 year old play with the camera!)
Portland Oregon LDS Temple
Miss May and I at the Portland Temple
Miss May and Handsome J- waiting to be seated at MO's
Me and my sisters best friend C-JO
Washington Park, Portland, Or.
Miss May and My brother Uncle T- riding the train at the Portland Zoo.