Amid all other influences

Amid all other influences
"reaching for the light"

Monday, April 23, 2007

When You Come To Utah?

Visiting Utah in spring can be a bit of a chance with the weather. For a couple of days, the weather was in the upper 70's and looking really good. Then came a series of small storms that put some snow on the mountains and rained enough to water the lawns and gardens.

However, when Teddy and Erin came for a visit, the weather turned cold, cloudy, and rainey, with a sprinkling of snow flakes. there wasn't a whole lot of outdoor visiting or travelling. But, Erin did get to do some important things. She started to quilt, quilt, and more quilting. That in itself is demanding especially when she'd want a quilting lesson from Jo at 11PM in the evening. However, its all good. As you can see by the pictures in this posting, Erin did a very good job quilting.

In the mean time, Teddy liked was fun to play with. He seemed very good natured and put up with my babbling and cooed and drooled. We had a good time. Theodore became my instant photo subject and didn't mide the flashes of the camera or me prompting him to pose.

We did make it to Papa's Southern Smoked BBQ and had a nice dinner. See the plate of pulled chicken, pulled pork, and ribs. It was delicious and the price was right. So tell your friends about the place.

Erin is Erin, and not without such a busy agenda or schedule. She is always on the go. I guess, that's the way she's always been. The quilting bug really got to her. And besides that, she baked some cookies last evening for cousin Elder Jarom Auna who is in the MTC. She also made dinner for Jo and I Sunday which was really good.

When we had the chance, Teddy seemed very easy to play with. He hasn't figure out the Po doggie yet.

The picture of the quilt shows had work that Erin put in. Jo helped by giving her instructions at all stages of the project. Then there was her friend Ella who also encouraged her and gave her ideas on the project. Besides that, Erin had her support group, old friends from their old ward here in PG. In all, it was never a dull moment.

At least now, the home is quiet again but the silence is deafening except for the neighbor's dog (Brodie's dog, and the other dog from the home adjacent my garden plot.) They all have to go, eventually.

We've been keeping busy keeping up with Erin. I've been pruning our fruit trees and getting the yard and garden back in shape. However, with the rain, things will have to dry out first. There is so much outdoor work to be done.

Well, we've enjoyed Erin & Teddy's visit plus we miss all our children and their families. It's good to checkout your blog postings and catch up with all the happenings. You are all so talented.


Nikki said...

Wow! Erin made that quilt?! Good job! And Teddy is super cute. And I really, really, really want some of that pulled pork! YUM!

jase said...

wowzers what a cutie pie, and that quilt looks really great!! Maybe when I come I can do a quilt, that would be fun!!

Leslie said...

I can't believe she made a whole quilt while she was there! I still have tons of half finished projects around here. Well, it looks like you all had a super fun visit with Erin & Teddy. Cute photos!

piglet26 said...

I AM THE WINNER!!! I am the best so now I am the Winner!!! I had lots of fun mom and dad, thanks for helping me to make the quilt. Mark and the boys love it and Henry already cuddled up in it to watch a movie...ugh, I don't want any acids or oils to taint my quilt. We arrived safely and Mark brought us leis and treats. We miss you and will see you in August.