Friday, August 4, 2017
I really love Michelle's annual fiddle concert. I love the music they play and love seeing her continue to progress. It's my favorite. This summer we were out of town A LOT, and so she honestly wasn't able to practice as much as she usually does. But she still did such a great job and memorized more songs than I expected. (Most of them were songs she has learned in previous years, but still I am proud of her effort and the progress she makes each year. I love hearing her play!!)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Brenda, Aelora, the girls and I went to This is the Place on Pioneer Day. It felt like a perfect day to visit and remember the pioneers, our heritage and history. I thought it was really neat...we had never been before. Some of us liked it more than others. Gabby wants to go back soon (which probably won't happen..it's a bit pricy). I wish we could have seen more than we did. But I loved what we saw.
After the bank robbery, we got some ice cream. Then Gabby and Michelle tried a bit of leather crafting.
|Joseph Smith and Brigham Young...they had seen the Salt Lake Valley in vision before the Saints came here. Brigham Young is my great, great, great uncle. Or his brother, Lorenzo Dow Young, is my great, great, great grandfather.|
|A reminder of the great sacrifices of those who crossed the plains pulling handcarts.|
|We got to ride on a little trolley to get around the park.|
|We were able to tour Brigham Young's home. It used to be in Sugarhouse but they moved the home to the park. This wasn't the home he resided or spent most of his time in. I loved seeing the period clothing.|
|Trunks from the 1800's|
|I thought this china was beautiful!|
|Brigham Young's home|
|Ella gets a shave...but they offer to also pull a few teeth or amputate any limbs, if she wants. Apparently, barbers used to do a bit of dentistry and surgery. (Yikes! So thankful I live now!)|
|Cool bank notes...many signed by apostles of the church|
|Do you see Gabby and Aelora holding signs about the telegraph?|
|That's my girl!|
|I sure loved having this week to spend time with Brenda. I'm so grateful for her friendship!!|
Gabby's favorite part was definitely the Indian village. It was pretty cool. I would have liked to stay and see the dancing that was about to happen, but some of our children were tired and cranky so we decided to call it a day. Except Brenda did want to do a little souvenir shopping so I went outside and read the plaques around the monument.