I'm grateful for many things but today I am grateful for the outdoors, nature, new growth....We went up Big Cottonwood Canyon and found a nice little trail. As we got further along the trail and the trees became more dense it was as if the trees were glowing at the tips. All of the new growth was beautiful! I am amazed at all of the beauty that surrounds us here. We go up to the mountains quite often but I have never felt as awestruck as I had this time around. When we take our short drive up to any one of the canyons and get up on the trails it feels as if we are the only ones there. And to be surrounded by all of HIS creations and to take it all in is a blessing in its self. Heavenly Father has got some real special talents in keeping everything so beautiful.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Posted by Kim at 8:27 AM
Kameron and Montana. Zachary was a champ on the flights on the way there and on the way home as well. He especially loved the cheetos that Montana was sharing with him on the plane.
Joe was able to get some time away from the restaurant and came with us. He finally got to meet my extended family out there. We spent the majority of the trip helping prepare for the wedding and then just relaxing and hanging out with family. We stayed with my cousin, Janette, and her family. They live in a little town with one stoplight and a volunteer fire department. In fact, my aunt and uncle live just a few buildings away from the fire department so we got to see everyone coming into town a couple of times to jump into the fire truck and take off.
Posted by Kim at 7:55 AM
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thanks to Tiffany for recommending this new blog called Safely Gathered In. We all know that it is a commandment to be prepared. In fact that seems to be a theme in our Stake this year. I'm always trying to find ways to improve our food storage and emergency preparedness and this website is awesome! Check it out I know that you will agree!
Posted by Kim at 8:51 AM
If you live in the Salt Lake area I totally recommend that you check out Friday Night Flicks. Joe actually had Friday night off and we went to see Goonies! For anyone that knows me they know that Goonies is by far my favorite movie. I remember my parents had taped it off of HBO when my sister and I were younger. We watched that movie so much that the sound went out right on the part where the Fertelli's are putting Chunk's hand in the blender and would come back on about 5 min later. Anyhow, Salt Lake City is showing a different free movie in a different park every Friday night. I think that it is a great idea that is lots of fun!
Posted by Kim at 6:15 AM
Thursday, June 12, 2008
"After about an hour we finally got the fire to where we wanted it (way too big). Impaling a hot dog on a stick, we wrapped the dough around it and held it over the flames. It ignited immediately, charring the outside and leaving the wiener cold. We ate it anyway. The second attempts were about as successful.
"Then we noticed my dad and the other leader eating a feast: homemade beef stew, French bread baked in a cast-iron frying pan and peach cobbler. I don't know if it was then or after we had eaten their leftovers and were washing their dishes for payment that I decided I was going to learn how to cook and cook well.
"The next trip was a well-thought out and executed meal. Within a year my troop was feeding our leftovers to other boys and getting our dishes done as payment.
"My dad's voice is still in my head: 'Don't sleep where the worms sleep and never, never eat what the worms eat.' His passion for good food and a perfect French omelet definitely headed me in to a culinary career. Cooking for him was one of my greatest joys." — Joseph Davis, executive chef, Baxter's American Restaurant
Posted by Kim at 7:54 AM
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Posted by Kim at 1:39 PM