Saturday, August 21, 2010

August 14, 2010: Carl and Jess Knox

Gigi's son, Carl, met Jess online. She was living in Idaho and they started up a relationship. A few months later, they were sealed in the Bountiful Temple. We went up for the sealing and, I was shocked that Jess was the daughter of an old's bosses husband (from his first marriage). Small world for sure!

August 11, 2010: Hangin' with the Clawsons

One of my favorite places to visit when I get to go back to PA is the home of my nephew and his wife. They are wonderful people and have a perfect little house with two fabulous kids. When we visited this time, we were introduced to some of their wildlife: a chicken coop that Joshua tends to. Where my girls were running the opposite direction of the birds when the door was open, Joshua headed in to start feeding them. Even I got close enough to hang out with them, although I was very conscious that I might have been attacked at any time. :-)

Once they were fed, we went inside to enjoy some time in their quaint home. The girls played with the little ones while I visited with Megan and Seth. It's just such a paradise in a world of chaos. Their home and lifestyle to me are a return to a simpler time. I can't wait to visit again.

August 10, 2010: Phillies vs. Dodgers

One of the highlights (OK, THE highlight) of our trip was going to a Phillies game. You see, I've developed this crush on a player named Jayson Werth. On our last trip, we were able to catch a couple of playoff games on the big wall at Chris' house. When the player is the size of a 20-foot ceiling, you can't help but see him up close. It was at that time that we christened him "Werth-ilicious." Truth be told, he's all good looking until he takes off his hat or opens his mouth.

So here we are, at the park (with Chris and Connor), and he's a little speck on the field. But at least we were RIGHT next to the jumbo-tron so I could see home 50-feet tall! It was also great to see the Phanatic. The night was stifling hot and the game was horrible, but all I wanted to see was the bell ring and swing when a Phillie home run was hit. We got that wish x 5 in the last few innings, but still lost the game. To me, it was totally worth the experience. I've never been there before and it was just great to be part of it all.

August 10, 2010: Chuck E Cheese

Just some pictures to share. It wouldn't be a proper trip back to Grandma's without a lunch at Chuck E Cheese!

When Griffin redeemed his tickets, he got a dinosaur that you had to excavate from a block of clay. It was cool, but a couple of the pieces were broken so they didn't form the "complete" dinosaur. We had left it outside on the porch and a while after we left, Mom was sitting in her chair and looked out the window and saw this skeleton sitting there. She was a little freaked out until she remembered what it was.