Monday, February 01, 2016

I just love late summer and fall

Our ladies get away with the ward was a nice break. Fun food and friends. 
 The yard is at it's best in the fall. The weather is cooler and everything bursts forth with green and blooms. So beautiful. I love to see it in the morning light. 

I have a hard time going inside when everything is pretty and peaceful out in the yard. Bunnies, owls, birds and the gardens make it a bit magical. 

My Neonatal friends come to visit

Karen and Jenny came to visit for a couple of days. They are good friends who travel with us to South America on our Neonatal Resuscitation trips.  We planned the visit for September when the weather would be nice. Well it was not nice at all. So we shopped and ate good food. 

 All girls like to go to Porters. There is something there for everyone. 
 Next stop was LuluBellas. Everyone found something here also. 
 Lunch at Gator Jacks. We stayed all afternoon visiting under the Gator. 
 The highlight of the trip was Jackson Hole. The clouds were so low that they never got to see the Tetons. But we had a lot of fun. Our trip to see the Bar J Wranglers was cancelled because we were afraid of snow on the pass. Jeff made us dinner instead and he did a fabulous job. Big chef salads with Chiz dressing. Then ha had home made brownies with ice cream and hot fudge. What a guy!
 What else would a group of nurses watch but Call the  Midwife?We laughed and visited and had such a nice time. 
Fluffy got to go with us and she had a great time also. Here she is seeing the famous antler arch on the square. Unfortunately it was pouring rain. To hard to even get out for the tourist picture under the arch. Oh well. 
No trip is complete without a trip to Chiz's. Fluffy approved.

 On their way back to Utah we stopped at Bear World. Maybe Jeff and I should become tour guides. 

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Fluffy gets to go to Argentina to help teach NRT

Fluffy comes home with us. She settles right in finding the grand kids toys are just her size. 
We are teaching four NRT courses in Argentina. It will be a two week trip. 

When we arrived in Buenos Aires we had a day to look around. First stop was Tortoni's for Churros and Chocolate. We also had these little quail eggs. 
Doing four courses we traveled all over southern Argentina. Bahia Blanca, Nuequein, Bariloche and Comodora Rivadavia. Each was lovely and fun. It was winter so it was pretty cold in most of the places. On our way to Bariloche we did a 12 hour drive and drove around the 7 lakes area. So beautiful. Another lake around every corner. 
 The Casa Rosada. 

Dr Gary Wold and his wife came with us. He is now the area Doctor. Carolina was so fun showing us all the sights along the way. She is with the Ministry of Health. 

 We saw and did so many things on this trip. We had good courses in each city. The food was excellent. We ate media lunas until we were ready to explode. Maybe one of the best things I have ever eaten. 

 Driving to Bariloche we passed by this sign. It was a Fluffy dream come true. We stopped at the dinosaur park for some fun pictures. Who would have guessed 

 There is no better hot chocolate then in Argentina. 
 The trees had been crocheted around. Bariloche was the place we always wanted to go to. It was amazingly beautiful. It is a ski town on a lake. There were lots of skiers around. It is a place we would love to go back to and relax. 

August days and nights and Fluffy joins the fam

I love summer. I love the weather, I love the days and the nights. I love to go golf, walk and the warm evenings. This full moon was amazing. We rode up on the farms to catch it. 

 Golfing by moon light. 
 We had a cool stormy weekend and decided to take a long ride. We just took off for unknown destinations. The road took us to Virginia City. I had not been there for years. It has not changed much. We took the tour of the city on the Fire Engine. It was an interesting trip around the little town.  Then we drove on to Bozeman Montana. We had a delicious pizza. 

 Charles Place was started as a new development of cottages. I took on the building of one of the first houses. It will be fine. I think. 

 Wandering through CAL Ranch we discovered this little dinosaur following Jeff around the store. That is the beginning of Fluffy. Ana named the critter and decided it is a she. Fluffy is going to have a lot of fun seeing the world I think. 

 The babies are not babies anymore. We see them everyday. Sometimes we just hear them but they are around. 
Did I mention that I love summer? Well I do!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

I just happened to look out the bedroom window and the owl kids were napping in the tree. I was able to get a lot of fun pictures. They slept for a couple of hours before flying away. It was a fun  morning watching them hang out so close to the window.