We spent some time with most of the McBride family, we missed you Ryan Family, in the La Sal mountains. My husband has six siblings and it is always a lot of fun when we get together. We don't need much to keep us occupied and happy.
Between motor bike races, exploding targets, pedicures, a few crafts, nose waxes, tie dying, panning for gold, eating lots of good food, staying up too late, and a talent show we were pretty busy.
Did you know cacti are only found in the Americas?
I didn't either. In fact I never even thought about it.
When I was a kid we had cacti growing in our yard. An older neighbor kid told me to touch the pokies and I did. Of course it hurt and I ran in crying to my mom. That was the first time I remember hearing the "If they told you to jump off a bridge..." speech. Maybe that's why I've never wanted to jump off a brigde in to water?
My dear friend gave me a gift for driving her kids home after school this year. We have a fabulous nursery here in Draper called Cactus & Tropicals. Don't you love the packaging?
It's lots of fun to walk through their store and see all the different kinds of plants. They have a greater variety of tropical and succulent plants than a lot of other stores. I love succulents. Most of our front flower beds are filled with succulents.
When I had my back turned Tess touched the plant. She learned pretty quickly not to touch the cactus, and I didn't give have to give the the speech.
I may or may not have leaned over the plant and got pokies stuck in my stomach, chest and arm. Let's just say that I know cacti are poky and beautiful at the same time. Ooh, kind of like me!
Our house has been a little out of sorts lately. I'm trying to cook eggos meals, and raise the family with the house looking like this. I am starting to really love my house. So, I was unaware I didn't love my house until we started making some changes.
Do you know the book, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie...?
Well, our home improvements projects have started to snowball. One thing leads to another, and another and another, until you are back where you started.
Mike spent the better part of the three day weekend tiling different parts of our house. The part I am most excited about is our kitchen backsplash. I knew I wanted white subway tiles, but Mike took some convincing. Once the tiles started to go up, Mike was in love. I'm always right. I don't know why he ever worries. ;)
The tiles still need to be grouted, but that will have to wait until next weekend. What can't wait is some kitchen reorganization. Now that the backsplash is looking so pretty, I don't want anything on my counter tops. I didn't have very much up there to begin with, non the less things needed some changing around.
Pots and pans, blender, mixer, rice cooker, mixing bowls plus many more things have a new spot.
Sorry Mike. You will need to relearn your way around the kitchen.