Friday, July 3, 2009

Summer Showers

I have had a number of conversations lately that included talking about the rain we have been getting lately. NORMALLY, it doesn't really rain that hard in Utah. You can tell if it rained hard if while you were driving in the rain, it was hard enough to get the back window of the car wet. I have noted a few times in the past year before we moved that that usually was not the case in Utah. Here in New York it definitely rains hard. Karalenn told me about a friend who would shampoo her hair during warm rain of the summer. So we thought that sounded fun and we would try it. Wouldn't you know that the rain would fizzle out just as the girls got going. Well, they had fun anyway. I just ended up pouring warm water from the kitchen over them to get them rinsed off well enough.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Easy Going Laid Back Summer

We have recently taken advantage of our close proximity to LDS church history sites. We had a nice time just taking our time walking around. When we were here in August 2005 it was so hot and humid that my memories of these places are pleasant, but slower and on cool evenings has made for better times. Here are just a few of the pictures we had fun with, and for those of you who have requested pictures of the beautiful scenery. Sorry a couple of the pictures are fuzzy. The camera was on a weird setting for some of them and I didn't realize.

The Hill Cumorah Monument

"Strike a pose, Mom."

Looking out from Cumorah Hill

Serenity loves it here. Can't you tell?

Cadence taking a quiet moment in the Sacred Grove.

The Frame House on the Smith Farm

The Log House on the Smith Farm

The Sacred Grove. One of the most peaceful places I've ever been.

Enjoying our time together.