Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday Dinner

I may have mentioned a time or two that it's cold here.
And snowy.
I haven't?
Well, it is.

There are a few benefits to living in such a cold wasteland.
We don't have a warm enough growing season to grow big bugs or reptiles.
I think that is very important.

Another reason it's sorta awesome to live here is I have gotten to meet the children of some blog friends who send their children to BYU-I.

Yesterday we had dinner and had DeNae's daughter over.
Vanessa was a delight and didn't run away from the zoo that was our household yesterday.
What a sweet girl.

She also brought a roommate, Kelsey
Kelsey and my daughter-in-law were talking and discovered that one of Kelsey's neighbors from her home town happens to be my daughter-in-laws aunt and uncle.
Small world!

Thanks Vanessa for having dinner with us!
You are a delight!

I have a similar picture from a year ago at the CBC where I met DeNae.

(DeNae is the one with the Diet Coke.)


gigi said...

What darling dinner guests! Lucky you and lucky THEM!

Sorry it is still so cold! I know you are counting the days until you land in Florida!

Lesa said...

I like the part about not warm enough to grow bugs.

I bet it was a fun dinner!

DCHY said...

I think that's cool that you got to meet the offsprings of those you stalk. I mean, befriend. ;) Enjoy your trip to Florida!

Barbaloot said...

What a nice thing for you to do! Sounds fun:)

Anonymous said...

How fun for all of you! You are going to love the sunny, warm South!

Ann Marie said...

Completely agree with the less bugs and devil reptiles.. :)

We had a blog friend ove for the weekend as well.. and our house.. yes was a zoo as well!!

My kids were sitting in front of the living room where our company was sleeping and they would come running in to me saying " Mom.. the Dad moved! " ( he was waking up.. ) haha
I also heard: How long are our cousins staying with us? Cousins? bahahaha!

Doran & Jody said...

So fun to meet blog friends!!!

Kristina P. said...

Vanessa has bangs now! Love them.

Farmer Gal said...

I too am 'SOS', but I also appreciate the lack of reptiles and bugs, just as you do! It's very important to me. Unfortunately, we do seem to be pretty good at growing mosquitos. But I'll take them over alligators or pythons any day!

Lisa Loo said...

Ummm... be careful when you get to Florida--they have those nasty creepy crawly, slithery things in mass production as we speak.

Sounds like yesterday was so much fun indoors it didn't matter what it was like outdoors!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

How cool is that! So fun!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Definitely a perk of living near the "I" and one of the things I miss the most. 40 years of students in our home and traveling with them are some of our most cherished memories.

PS...they loved your zoo. In most cases it feels like home!

Saimi said...

I'll have to look you up when my missionary comes home and heads back to school!!

Here's hoping the snow will be gone by then!

tammy said...

How fun for all of you.

As much as I love our weather, I do wish we could kill of some of these large bugs that grow here.

just call me jo said...

Her grandmother's neice's cousin's uncle is her roommate?? I'm a little confused. ;o) Nice of you to share home life with someone far from...See, there are positives about cold. You don't have scorpions and those pesky iguanas. Yahoo!

M said...

Lucky you! Who doesn't love DeNae's kids?

And you my friend, are looking HAWT!!!!

Heather said...

How fun!! It is always so much fun to meet blog friends! I am glad I have met you!

BTW I love your hair Tauna, darling!

Happy Mom said...

She's as cute as her mom!

I'm sending warm wishes your way ('cuz that might be all the warm you get this year!)

Valerie said...

How fun! Sounds like you had a great time.

Cluttered Brain said...

what a lovely cook you must be!
Oh wish I was there.

And I am enjoying my job somewhat but not really. I had a bad weekend. You should watch my mingle.
Some people should NEVER EVER be in the healthcare field.
I'm sorry, you never say to a patient or a resident, "Stop calling me. You call too much."
I'm frustrated.
Because I care.
And I would never EVER say that.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope there is a CBC next year so I can see you babe!

Julie Harward said...

I am glad about the no reptiles and big bugs too! What a fun day, bet they loved being in your home for the day, very nice of you! :D

blueviolet said...

What an absolute treat! I need to find a reason to head that direction!

Hideaway Girl said...

You are one funny lady. I love the signs/sayings around your house and the mowing in the snow! I swear this winter has been the neverending story. I have been looking for new jobs for my husband on in places with warm climates. A very tempting prospect on Oahu...A girl can dream! :)

lifeinredshoes said...

Guess what? THE SUN CAME OUT TODAY!!!!
P.S. you are awesome to share your dinner table:)

Cherie said...

That is definately a fun perk of living where you do!!
I know I might not have met you as soon as I did if I hadn't been there visiting Brit.
Lucky you!

Connie said...

You are their home away from home. Isn't it interesting how we find we're all connected one way or the other?

Enjoy your bug-free state. :)

wendy said...

That must have been cool.
I bet you were a great hostess.
I never get company.
and I'd be a great hostess

Yvonne said...

I think it would be very fun to have dinner at your house ; ) How nice of you to have these girls over for dinner.

We may not have a very long growing season, but we still get some pretty good bugs during the summer ; (

DeNae said...

You are a treasure, and Vanessa adores you. thank you for "momming" my kid for me!!

Laura Lynn said...

How fun - blogland creates a whole new level of friend.

I went Ricks. My husband laughs when I claim that I went to BYU and then I show him the alumni letters I get addressed from BYU-I. Haha. It's still cold here too and rainy but not cold enough for heaters. At least it saves on the AC $$ for us too.

Kathy said...

Wow, I have read in other Idaho blogger's posts that they just had some snow - we're probably going to be in the mid 80's here today - it was a mild lovely day yesterday!
Our spring started mid-february - I am enjoying viewing other's garden's awaken as mine is reaching out for summer!
Hope you have a great day,

AS Amber said...

As if we needed to be told that DeNae's the one with the Diet Coke. What a cute bunch of girls! You're so great to have them over. Makes me love you!

Thanks for "momming" my niece! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So sweet of you to have her over for dinner. What a sweet blog friend you are.