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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Utah Hikes (Cecret Lake, Mary's Lake, Bell Canyon Reservoir)

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We had fun hiking to Secret Lake, Dog Lake, Mary's Lake and Bell Canyon Reservoir the last 2 weeks.  Here's some of the cool stuff we saw there. Utah is so beautiful in the fall with all the trees changing colors.

  We are looking for the perfect spot for a whole family picture. I hope I find it soon! When I do I'm going to get everyone together, take pictures and have a fun picnic. Then I'll blow it up, make a cool frame for it, and put it on the wall at the cabin.

 Now if I can only choose between beautiful and more beautiful!

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Girls

I've got sunshine
On a cloudy day.
When it's cold outside,
I've got the month of May.

Well, I guess you'll say
What can make me feel this way?
My girls (My girls, my girls)
Talkin' 'bout my little girls. (My girls)





We met the girls at Costa Vida for burritos...yummy! 

They sure love their grandpa....



It must have been polka dot day at preschool.....snicker.....

We had fun hanging out together......

Our girls........Love my girls....

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hiking Dog Lake and Mary's Lake at Brighton Resort



We are busy scouting out places for a whole family picture. We want to have some of the red maples, yellow aspen and green evergreen trees, rocky mountains and maybe some small lake in the background. I don't ask for much do I?

So we've been out on hikes in our gorgeous Utah mountains surrounding the ski areas of Alta, Snowbird and Brighton Resorts. Here are a few great pics I got.





Here is the beginning of the trail...just to the right up is the ski lift at Brighton Ski Resort Hike....


It is weird that the hiking trail is all through a ski resort! So nice of them to let us do this! 

the first real landing we came to... it was hard hiking straight up for  most of it! 



Almost to the pasture area of  Dog Lake...This would be a perfect shot if there were more wildflowers or more color....

We saw a family of 4 moose on the  Dog Lake Hike...

On a rock at Dog Lake....that's the first lake you come to...it's tiny but picturesque 


PHOTO OP!  This is getting blown up to an 8 x 10 for sure! Beautiful Dog Lake Hiking.... 

You can see several of the moose we saw...a buck in the background.....they didn't seem to mind us at all.....

The hubs and I...

A close up of the baby moose....so cute! 


There were a few wildflowers here and there....October would probably be  even prettier! 

We got close and took a shot of the mama right, and baby, left.  Then we got outta there!  We don't want a charging moose mama marring our hike! Yeah...getting impaled by a moose? Not so fun....



Now if I could only get my whole family on top of this hill...what a great shot this would be! 

When I turned around to see how high we were I almost fell off the rock!  Scared of heights EEK! 

Can you see the waterfall just to the left of us....it was so loud! 


We saw 6 moose in all ...this was a mom with a baby nearby we saw on the way back.....They were bedding down for the night under a tree....so sweet! 


We set up the tripod again at Mary's Lake.... another good shot! 

Lots of granite rock everywhere....at Mary's Lake in Utah....

Mary's Lake....peaceful and rocky....

Last part of the trail down....it was sunset almost....everything was so cool.....

Some of the wildflowers we saw.....


We enjoyed hiking up Brighton's Lake Mary trail. It was really beautiful. Hard on the knees coming down, but worth it. 
Brighton Ski Resort hiking in the summer...super fun half day trip!  Very easy too.....I think 5 year olds could do it....
It took us about 2 1/2 hours start to finish and we sat around the lake a half hour just enjoying it all.....Try it!
 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mickey Mouse Pancakes & Grandkids Bedroom

My grand kids stayed overnight this past weekend and we sure had a lot of fun. They loved the new grand kid's bedroom we made up with red iron bunk beds and lots of fun toys everywhere.


Notice the bear at the breakfast table for Mickey Mouse Pancakes


Bruce searching for the tennis ball....
Now you are probably asking yourself, "Why did she decorate the grandkid's room like a construction zone when she has all girls?"  And I would answer you... I don't freakin know...I thought they'd all be boys. Go figure.  I had 3 boys..... (plus I loved this rug from Tarjay). snicker...
I'm almost finished with this floor to ceiling green chalkboard for them....another half done summer project....Arg! .
Looks like Bruce found the tennis ball and won't give it back....
We made some pancakes in the morning with blueberry eyes and chocolate chip smiles. They weren't BEAR pancakes like my husband thought. They are supposed to be Mickey! Jeesh!


Blueberry eyes and nose, chocolate chip smile on Mickey Mouse Pancakes....
They were hilarious in the jacuzzi.  "Let's dive!" my granddaughter says.....as I'm saying to the hubs, "I really don't want to get my hair wet".  SPLASH!  The hubs.... "awww, that's too bad!" as he is trying to suffocate a laugh. Oh well. It was sure fun. They are such cute little munchkins.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Halloween Decorating.....

Do you know how much I love Halloween? No, you probably can't imagine. It's my favorite holiday I can't help myself when I start decorating the first week in September. It's an illness....I know....

And I'm still lovin this Skeleton Bundt Cake I made....it was YUM! 

I got this basket last year with 2 cloth inserts, One is for Halloween,
the other one is for Thanksgiving....me likeee!



Here's my spooky Halloween Decorating Dining room....

Tiffany got me the ball tree one year for my birthday...does my daughter KNOW ME? Oh yeah...she gets me! 

These spider salt and peppers were my latest and fav find! So cute! 

My crazy Halloween Decorating placemats....and this year I got BLACK PLATES!   Love them! 

I got this thick, felt, spiderweb runner from Pier 1 Imports...only  $10 bucks!  

My other favorite find from Pier 1 was these glass glittery  kabobs you spread all over the table...there were ghosts, black glass bats, orange pumpkins.. Pirate GOLD.....so cute! 

And my Skeletor runner from Kohls....snicker.....


You can never have too many ghosts or spiderwebs....can you? 

Poor John had to replace all the batteries in all my pumpkins.....I have a gazillion!  And I never turn them off!  
I changed out my summer flowers to October Halloweeny stuff...Love my witchy woman.....

The table looks cute all lit up with candles....


Frankie and his pals....

Witch Helga's tin cousin....


I made John and I some caramel apples. This kit is THE BOMB! One minute in the microwave! So easy and yummy! 

Door hanger...It does get annoying hearing that jingle every time you go out....but it's so cute! 

Close up of Skeletor....Halloween Decorating is so much FUN! 


I loved how this little corner turned out.....Helga the Witch...she's ready with her bucket of treats.... 

My front entry table...full of my Halloween Stuff.


End tables....I got the glittery spider candle holders from Hobby Lobby for half off!  


Halloween Decor

I still have to go find some candy corn for my skeleton bowl....

Later I filled the spiderweb bowl with purple and orange mercury glass balls I got at Rodworks for 25 cents each!
I couldn't believe the deals they had at the 50 % off blowout. Luckily 2 of my girls were with me! 

I'm not done with this table....it still needs some work....I've eaten half the candy pumpkins! Oh NO! 

I've got to get some fall flowers or something....

Stuff hanging here and there....

Need some fall flowers here too....I'll have to go shopping.....snicker.....


Gotta find some more fun candies...well...I still have like 7 weeks.....maybe  I'll wait.....

My cute Marisa....I bet I can find a cute Halloween frame for her cute mug! 

I have 2 more little plates somewhere  that go on this little rack....but I can't find them yet....
I'll have to work on that...In the meantime.....Have fun decorating for fall! 

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