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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Park City, Utah

Every once in a while it's fun to break away from the usual routine
even if
the mundane work and meetings of the week continue on . . .

Kind of like a mini stay - cation
in a condo just 50 miles from home.

This was one of those times . . .

A week in a timeshare condo in Park City!

Close enough to commute for all the usual activities . . .

Sunday meetings, work, school and classes

But far enough away to feel like you're on vacation.

Here's some of my favorite photos from the week . . .

(taken on our ONE day without rain, snow, sleet or hail!)

(shopping on Main Street - getting our exercise walking up and down the hills)

(I loaned her a camera for the day and she really went to town!)

(I can never pass up on these fun shots!)

(just watching us all passing by . . .)

(I think I need to take about 400 more photos of these girls
to sustain me this Fall once they have to move away to far places . . .)


(this was every night in the hot tub - not sure which got us more wet
the hot tub or the rain and snow.
At least the hot tub was hot!)

Other highlights of the week -

Playing games
Watching movies
BBQ'ing with cousins
Sleeping in
Staying up late
Seeing a large herd of Elk grazing off the highway
Ice cream!
Amazing beds!
Watching the guys trying to beat Norm at pool
(he still is the reigning champ!)

Oh - I do so LOVE this family!

Red Corner China Diner - I think we'll be stopping by!

I think chinese take-out is on the menu for this week!

Saw this over at
That's What She Said

and it's looking mighty fine!

Chinese is one of our favorites!

Add a good flick from Red Box and it's a date night :)

Stop by for photos and a link to the grand opening newspaper review.

Red Corner China Diner

It's new in Midvale - right next to the Shane Company
While you're at it . . . check out these handy dandy Chopstick Etiquette tips . . .  You'll be the chinese food pro!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Okay - and now back to our regularly scheduled programming . . . .  :D

Monday, May 16, 2011

So Easily Entertained . . .

I must confess that we are smitten . . .

Truly we are!

We sit around evenings (that is on those FEW evenings that we are all actually present and CAN sit around) and watch Karianne's tummy move.

Karianne's husband started this phenomenon.

He knows just exactly what to do to make the tummy poke back, shift from side to side,
and stretch her tiny (oh yes! it's a girl!) little feet and elbows out sideways!

We're so easily entertained these days.

And did I mention that we're on the final countdown?

Baby is due in 39 days!

And since my life is passing before my eyes at rocket -blast-off speed, I know it will be here before I know it  - :D  (exceptionally big grin!)

(I think this photo is soOooOo darn cute!)

39 days to go
We're in Park City celebrating FAMILY this week!

(Here's one of the Daddy - don't want him to feel left out:)
And NOW I must return to baby watching . . .

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ah perfection . . .

in at least one aspect of life . . .

We have a tradition at our home that
I think
we've perfected!
(it's our only one . . .)



Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Yep, I think we have it down . . .

This is what we use -


and this . . .


There are a few tricks that would be nice to know -

  • Melt the chocolate in a narrow container (like a pyrex 1 cup measuring cup) placed in a sauce pan with about 1-1 1/2 inches of water in the pan, over medium low temperature, stirring until smooth.
  • Be careful not to get any water (NOT a single drop) into the chocolate!
  • Thin the white chocolate with a few teaspoons of oil to a consistency for dipping
  • The strawberries need to be very fresh and DRY!
  • After dipping the first layer, refrigerate until chocolate is set before dipping the second layer.
  • To do easy swirls for decoration - pour a small amount of chocolate into a SNACK size zipper bag, cut the tiniest of tiny corners off the bag with scissors and squeeze swirls onto the strawberries with the melted chocolate.
Then you just eat them!

Watch out for that strawberry juice - it's dripping down your chin  :D

Monday, May 2, 2011

AND in the NEWS today . . .

When it comes to the news of the day
is my

and that's all I'm gonna say about it . . .

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