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Monday, July 28, 2014

Pioneer Day/Birthday Weekend

This was another busy weekend for us. We are actually looking forward to having a quiet home weekend coming up.

First, Thursday was a holiday, so I had the day off. Daniel worked part of the day. I watched some favorite movies and then made meatloaf for Daniel's birthday. His birthday was Friday and we went out to eat with his parents, some of his siblings, and his two grandmas. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of any of that. Except my dessert.
We went to Maddox. Daniel go the Prime Rib and I had the Petite Filet Mignon. 
Then for dessert he had raspberry cream pie and I had Snickers ice cream pie. It was delicious.

For his birthday present I gave Daniel tickets to the Alton Brown Food and Science show in February. It is a long time to wait, but I'm excited for it and so is he. We love Alton Brown cooking. You can find episodes on YouTube. He's done late night TV with food experiments. We are both excited.

Then Saturday we went 4 wheeling again. This time with his Dad and brother. His dad drove the truck, Daniel rode the motorcycle, and Eric and I drove the 4 wheelers. It was fun. We went up to the top of Willard Basin, north of us. You can hike to the peak, but it was noon and we were hot and tired. We did go looking for the mountain goats though. We spotted about 13 of them. Kind of cool. The view was spectacular.

 The view of the Basin on our way up.

 The view of Ogden at the top. My father-in-law is pointing out mountain goats on the far left.

 If you look closely, you can see three white spots in the shadow of that first outcropping of rock. That's three mountain goats.
 Me driving on our way up.
 Daniel rocking it on the Honda Trail 90. The coolest "not-cool" motorcycle around.

 At the top. Apparently at this point Daniel had lost his glasses. Good thing we have back ups!

 The wildflowers were wonderful. They were in full bloom with lots of color. I love wildflowers and I think I will plant some when we move to a new house.

Such a pleasant day.

Then, Saturday evening we headed south to have dinner and games with some good friends of ours.  We ate at Red Iguana in Salt Lake. It was yummy. Then we went back to their place and played Ticket to Ride. That was a fun game. We may need to buy our own version!

Then Sunday I napped. Daniel has meetings and home teaching. For dinner we went up to my mom's to celebrate Daniel and Caitlin's (my sister) birthdays. We had lasagna and then our family's famous cinnamon cake for dessert. Such a weekend. We are exhausted!

Do you do fun things over the summer? What's your favorite activity for those hot dog days of summer?
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