Monday, June 25, 2012

Picture Palooza

It's the last day of my vacation. Tomorrow I leave this fantasy I have of being a stay-at-home mom and I go back on the prowl for child pornographers, spouse abusers, and irresponsible texters -- or whatever it is that I do in my work-a-day job.

I like to think that I didn't do much on my vacation, but it's been over a month since I've blogged. (I blogged on mother's day and skipped right over father's day -- or what I like to call "Make Naji Cry Day") The Fourth of July is just around the corner. If I don't get blogging, It will be Ground Hogs day before I know it and time to take down the Christmas Lights.

The following are pictures I've taken since last I blogged. (Stay tuned for Video Palooza -- which should be posting soon.)

1. On Mother's Day we skyped with Elder Runs Through "down ol' South America Way" -- meaning Mexico for those of you who don't watch Arrested Development. Apparently Elder RT felt the video provided by skype left much to be desired, so we took a couple of still shots to show him what he was missing.

As a post script, the kids wanted to line up tallest to shortest. Apparently they think JoJo is taller than me and Judea is the shortest of all.

I've also taken two trips to SLC since Mother's Day (both work related). And each time I toured the pipe organs on temple square. Judea graciously attended an Tabernacle Organ Recital with me (even though she claims that all organ music sounds the same -- except for the pieces I practice over and over and over).

On my second trip, Naji and Ben were my traveling companions. Ben was great. He saved Naji from a shark and held my purse on the Hogle Zoo carousel. He even drove the scariest leg of the trip.

Naji reaffirmed that the river otter is his favorite animal -- and both boys were good about visiting temple square with me. Ben played "SLC Punk" and Naji's temper flared when he realized Joseph Smith was "murdered".

Back in St. George, the city hosted it's first annual Powwow! I got some great shots of the kids in their regalia up at pioneer park. And by "their regalia" I totally mean, Joseph was wearing Elder Runs Through feathers and buckskin shirt, cause what's he gonna do about it "way down South America Way"?

 Phew. That was like 5 blogs rolled into one. I really need to blog more frequently.


  1. Wow, that was a lot of news. Love the pictures!

  2. I see you have been saving up. Love the pictures. Glad things are going so well for you.

  3. It's about time you got back tot he blogosphere! I really like the pictures of you all lined up. I think Judea is taller than Naji. The powwow looks fun! It's nice you got to take the kids to SLC for a visit. Who knew there were so many pipe organs to tour?