Friday, February 25, 2011

Signs of Spring

Last year I planted one of my favorite plants, calla lilies, in this shady spot despite everyone telling me it was not a good idea. Sure enough, they grew well but did not flower much and were taking over. So I dug them out and we have now planted azaleas and gold dust. They are blooming beautifully right now. Lesson learned!
Hyacinths are one of my very favorite flowers and these are perfuming my whole courtyard right now. It brings to mind a favorite poem. Forgive the indulgence...

If of thy mortal good thou art bereft,
and from thy slender store
Two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.

Libby is so cute and smiles all the time unless you point a camera at her. Caught a little one!

She is sitting at the dinner table in my little highchair and loves to drink from her very own cup!

She is not quite 6 months old and sitting up like a champ!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ellies Baptism

Beautiful Ellie on her baptism day
The Foster gang (only missing Jason)

After a wonderful luncheon Amy made for after the baptism Bec, Brad, Porter, Zane and Summer went to Sundance to board and ski. The rest of us went to the new Provo Beach Club and went miniature croqueting! It was interesting and fun with this crazy group.

The kids wanted to do all the fun things there - bowling, ropes course, wave pool, arcade, etc. but the budget said sorry!
Jen drove the 10 hours from Sedona and we were gone from our house a total of 50 hours (21 of which were in the car!!!!). We did learn one thing... if you ever want to drive home through Vegas on a Sunday without traffic let it be Super Bowl Sunday! The road were quite empty!