music and biKes in Park City

Val, Merilee, Scott and I spent a wonderful evening at the Deer Valley Diana Krall concert.

It was the Utah Symphony outdoors series. We were so excited to hear singing Diana Krall. Somewhere in this crowd is also Doug and Kimberly. Doug has been a fan for years. 

Our seats had to be low, but we were glad we weren't in the blanket area. We had a picnic dinner too!

That's Diana Krall at the piano. She played and sang from the piano bench the whole concert.

And then it got dark - but it was warm and the music filled the night and it was magical!

The next morning we went for a bike ride.

Park City has lots of paths that are perfect for old people on cruiser bikes. 

Just to prove she isn't old, Merilee did tricks.

Not to be outdone, Val did a few of his own.

The scenery changed from Park City neighborhoods to a stream flowing through golden fields with the mountains in the distance. 


ToNy Grove LaKe

A patient said to Scott, "The wildflowers at Tony Grove Lake are spectacular right now." The sun was shining when Scott told me so I said, "Let's go! Right now!" And we did. And they were. 


Eye CaNdy

This is a lovely book, and I also drop in on Jane's blog once in a while. Her blog photography is beautiful and she has great suggestions for books that I don't see anywhere else, She also knits, cooks and travels on her blog. What I like most about her is that she makes quilts that are mostly just squares. She loves vibrant colors and gorgeous fabrics, and she combines them beautifully into square-block quilts. Her pink and green quilt below, and also here on her Yarnstorm Press blog, is sweet eye candy to me because I love and have always loved a pink and green combination. And I love the way she photographed it with a hollyhock in front. I'm not sure if it's OK to grab and post a photo of her quilt, but here it is...be sure to look at her blog and buy one of her books to thank her lol! Isn't it just perfect for summer?!



SiNging in the RaIn

What's more fun than an umbrella and a downpour? You'd have thought the circus was in the front yard of grammy's house to see these Las Vegas girls enjoying a beautiful summer rain!

The little one couldn't get enough of splashing in the puddles...she was soaked by the time the rainbow appeared. And Suzie danced her heart out, just like Fred Astaire in the movie...singing and dancing in the rain. 

Like mother, like daughter! And thanks to grandpa grabbing the camera, we have these priceless pictures. 

You can't see in the photo, but it was actually a TRIPLE rainbow - seriously, we could see three rainbows. This one was distinct and easy to see, the second was just above it and really quite visible, and the third rainbow was faint...we had to squint to see it, but it was there. And all were magical.



 There's so much to do on the Fourth of July in Cache Valley. In addition to the fireworks and parades, there is the annual Cache Valley Cruise-In - a show and parade of classic cars. 
Suzie, Lizzie, and Winston arrived just in time to watch to car parade. We were so thrilled to have them come!

Carter was very interested in the cars and carefully took hundreds of photos. Later Grandpa loaded them onto a CD for him to take home. He's going to make a book of his favorite old cars. 

I was thrilled that my mom could come with us. She really enjoyed it and knew and had memories of many of the cars - especially the old Studebaker that was like the one she and dad had when they went on their honeymoon. 
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JuLy FouRth

  Independence Day, 2015!

The Fourth of July always starts with the delightful breakfast at Scott's cousin Craig and Dorothy's house. It's one of our family's favorite traditions. 
Craig cooks the pancakes, eggs and bacon. With a smile...all morning. 

We love it when Scott's Aunt Carma arrives - with her sister and Scott's cousin Marilyn and Al.

Sierra and Bailee - our girls with twin birthdays on Jan. 19. 

We always have to take pictures of the kids in the playhouse. It's a favorite. 

This year, Craig and his family set up their wiffle-ball golf game.

Being with family and friends is the best.