Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon
Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should
be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone
else.  Maybe the current conditions in Switzerland
make it simply easier to "be" and therefore "be happy."
from: Geography of Bliss
by: Eric Weiner

[Italian Early Renaissance Painter, active ca.1500]
Oil on panel, 88 x 46 cm
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan

I finished reading The Passion of Artemisia longing to see some of her work. And here it is!!  I'll be searching for more!!

The Pah-Ute (Paiute) Indian group, near Cedar, Utah in a picture from 1872. O’Sullivan was famous for not trying to romanticise the native American plight or way of life in his photographs and instead of asking them to wear tribal dress was happy to photograph them wearing denim jeans.

I've been missing Southern Utah...I have friends that do a great job posting what they've been up to down there...without me...sigh.  Then I stumbled upon this photo...what a harsh life.  Im grateful I wasnt born to be a pioneer; without air conditioning, running water and bug exterminators. 

Its been a LONG time since My Builder and I have been to a movie. We stay home and Netflix...but we went to this one...Men In Black III, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Good choice for us!! Thanks dear.

I bought a bike helmet, for my bike riding adventures. Ben looks way cuter than I under that hat!

Mimi in 1975..with her best friend Judy and her family.  Arent the two of us just as foxy as they came!!?? te he Thanks for sharing Jude

I seek weekly refuge and peace here...and I always find it.

Two of my boys are spending a week at Lake Powell...I am not...

Instead we went to the Cashe County Fair..
and saw pigs...goats..sheep..and cattle.
Lucie got her face painted
Ben got to dip his piggies in the stream
I ate homemade french fries
and held My Builders hand.
The highlight for me was..strangely enough... being introduced to McClintock the 2300 lb bull..whom Im told will probably go to Nationals and win! 
I was impressed!!

All in all, not a bad way to spend a Thursday evening.
One of our many goals for Relief Society and my new calling is to visit every lady in our ward..and since I hate to go anywhere unfamiliar, empty handed...we made up this little card to give each lady..with our name and phone numbers and meeting times.
Silly, but it gets the job done.
Tomorrow (Sat) is our first funeral. We are expected to feed 90 people at the luncheon. Gulp. There's nothing like just jumping right in...



Chelsea said...

Fun post! :) I LOOOVVVE your Relief Society handout you gave to everyone! So cute and clever!! Wish our RS did something like that! :) You are the best!!!

Sharon said...

Wha- Hoo!! Out of the frying pan... although I still think YW pres is harder, but you'll be amazing in your new calling. Lucky ward. I love your fair photos. Makes me sad that fall comes and we still have summer.