Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Style

For $3 you can get your hair styled at the beauty college. I think this is the best deal in town!
Adrie chose this for our weekly activity and invited her two favorite neighborhood friends. 
Not a guy thing, Cannon opted out of this activity and played with a friend.

 After the stylin' we went outside and took LOTS of glamorous photos.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Feelin' Groovy

Brandon went to a conference in Logan this week. Adrie went with a friend to Snowbird Resort. That left four of us to relax at home...and have a little fun too.
For our Wednesday activity, Kate chose to visit the local hot springs. For as much as we like to play tourist and for as few touristy things there are locally it's a wonder we haven't been here before?!  I guess there is a right time for everything and boy did we get lucky. As we later found out it was HIPPIE CONVENTION 2014 with the Rainbow Family Gathering.


 Also on the premises was a pond full of colorful goldfish or Koi. Looks as though they are swimming in the clouds.

 If we were feeling really groovy we could have rented one of these to camp in. No kidding.
  As we were leaving relaxed from a hot soak, more hippies started trickling in. They were all very friendly. One dude with a pile of dredlocks on his head and a big yellow-stained toothy smile asked me where I was from. When I told him I was a local and that this was my first time he said, "You picked a great day because it is the Rainbow Family Gathering." He explained that it was all about peace and love, man.
The gathering I learned later from Wiki started in the 60's and 70's, is anti-commercial, all about being one with the earth, and yes full of peace and love, man.  Up to 10,000 gather at a time annually in a different national park. For all the peace there are always plenty of arrests for anything from urinating in public to nudity to drugs. What a cultural experience for us and in the middle of nowhere!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Family Time

About half of Brandon's family came into town to watch Brandon and Adrie in their patriotic production of Field of Stars. While they were at the show I stayed home to cook sloppy joes for 40 people. I overcalculated just a bit because with all I made I could have actually fed 80. I think this will be known as the summer we ate sloppy joes!
Anyway, it was awesome that so many made the trip to come and see us. We are always grateful when people do! This was the last time we'll be seeing one of the brothers and his family for a long while, as they relocate to Iowa. It was also a rare chance to see one of the sisters and her family from New Jersey. We enjoyed it all and used the opportunity to have fun and take some pictures!

 Father and Sons: Doran, Trent, Howard, Brandon, Jordan  (missing 3 brothers and 3 in-laws)
 Tanya, Erin, Diana, Laura, Angela, Michelle, Bonnie  (missing 1 sister and 3 in-laws)
 Adam, Cody, Cannon, Sam, Chase, Claire

Ava, Adrie, William, Kylie, Olivia
 Anika, Bailey, Kate
Brynn, Bennett, Isabelle

 In between the eating and picture taking there was pool time and ultimate frisbee

A Field of Stars

Brandon and Adrie performed in our annual production of "Field of Stars."   Brandon did a great job as the schoolmaster/narrator and Adrie was a very cute little Bostonian. The show takes place in Colonial Boston and with some humor and emotion tells the story of how America gained its independence and became a free country.   The production is writte by an amazing local lady. It has become a tradition--one that's unique and special to our community.

Proud of our thespians!