Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our FIrst Day on Vacation!

On our first day in Utah, it was a bit chilly. The weatherman had predicted rain for the entire week. The highs were supposed to be around 70 but some days we were lucky to get 60. It was a nice refreshing cool considering the blistering heat the South was getting. We got to sleep with our window open, which never happens in the South. My oldest sister (I have four sisters) and I had planned to go dress shopping on my first day there. So, while we waited for her phone call, to let us know she was ready, the Cowpokes and I went for a walk. Little Cowpoke was so excited about the sidewalks. When we went outside he said, "WOW! Mom, look they have sidewalks!!" He insisted on walking on the sidewalk for the first part of our walk. But then with the hills and such, he got a bit tired. So, he opted to ride. When we got home the kids and I explored the backyard. Grandma and Grandpa have a fun fish pond in their back yard. Little Cowpoke was really excited to see the BIG fish in the pond. There are only three fish left from a horrible raccoon attack. Cowpokette was a bit moody the first day. She was out of her element. But she had fun looking at fish too. Grandma and Grandpa have a really neat backyard. It's a bit different from ours. Well, our back yard is a horse pasture, so I guess theirs is a lot different from ours. The Cowpokes soon found the best spot to watch the fish. Cowpokette finally spotted one. There was one super big fish and two medium sized ones. They were acting like they were starving. It was neat to see the fish swim right up to the deck. They weren't too scared of the kids. We hung out on the deck for a while. It was a really nice morning. Not too hot and not too cold. Then Little Cowpoke wanted to take some pictures. He didn't do too shabby. Then we found out that the fish did get fed and so the Cowpokes were able to toss some fish food into the pond. They were really excited about feeding the fish. That is one animal we do not have at our house. There is the big guy. He was a bit camera shy. I tried to get a good picture of him, but he was a fast one. After feeding the fish, the Cowpokes and I went inside to see if my oldest sister called. She had! It was time to go Mardi Gras Dress Shopping!! We went to a store and tried on lots of dresses. This is the one that we decided looked the best. What do you all think?It's for the Formal Mardi Gras ball. The belt ribbon thingy is actually a chocolate brown color. I didn't buy it from that store because the service there was horrible. So, I found another store where I can order it made to fit me. And for cheaper!! So, now all I have to do is not gain any weight from now until January!! Wish me luck with that!! But it was a successful first day of the Cowpokes' and my vacation. Oh, and we only had one down pour of rain that day. Not too bad.

10 comments:

Paint Girl said...

Sounds like you are having a great time! That dress is beautiful.
I just love little cowpokette's facial expressions! Such a cutie!

Karen said...

Love the fish - kids find them so fascinating. Looks like a great time was had by all.

Stephanie said...

Cool dress!! How exciting!

You kidlets are looking so darn cute. Great pictures as always.

Janette said...

you made mom and dad's back yard look exotic and interesting in your pictures! We are missing all the fun you brought! Alan and I don't have a full band any more now that everyone has gone home! It's still raining here, we had one day of 88 degree heat yesterday, and today, more rain!

The Caple Crew said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress! That color is beautiful! And the style is Gorgeous! What a BABE you are in it too!
Ryanne was asking for....uhhhh.....cowpokette (I think that's what you call her on here) this morning. I told her we would play with her soon! So, don't make a liar out of me, when things settle down at your house give us a call so the kids can play and I can have an adult to chat with!

Julene said...

You did take all the fun home. And Janette there are still band members where you live. Sheesh, what are we....chopped liver? My kids miss you all the most and talk about you guys all the time. It was a fun visit.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh! It's so great to hear from you. Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for the update. That koi is huge! Wow! Looks like a fun backyard. Funny about the sidewalks, coming from a country boy. hehe!
I remember those hot humid South Carolina nights always with the A/C blasting. Here we always sleep with our windows open at night to let the cool breezes come in.
We haven't had to turn on our swamp cooler (evaporative cooler) yet either. It's been in the 70-80's during the day...but we sure could use more rain!

~Lisa

The Wife said...

Sounds like the vacation started off great! Love the color of the dress!

The Wades said...

I love the dress. What a beauty you are! :)

Kids are precious in those gorgeous pictures.

Carroll Farm said...

Wow, how beautiful - I know that I thought it but can't remember if I asked - where in Utah were you?