Thursday, April 29, 2010

Snow Day

Little surprise upon awakening this morning - 6 inches of fresh snow! It was a really wet, heavy snow. Nothing stuck to the roads, but it took a while to clean the car.

I got a couple of quick pictures. First, the apricot tree:

And here's a shot of the poor tulips:

Yesterday and last night the wind blew like crazy. This morning I'm going to have to go out and re-align the satellite dish. The wind blew hard enough to throw it a bit off kilter.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Aprils Fools Activities

I'm rather late getting this one put together. I have compiled a bunch of pictures of the various activities associated with our April First trip to Provo for the first of LaRue's surgeries on her leg.

We got to the doctor in Provo about mid-day. Everything went very well. Then we had a couple of errands to run before going to Andy's house. When we got there we were greeted by little leprechaun Asher. What followed was a green themed party. It was a combination of St. Patrick's Day and April Fools Day complete with Irish trivia and green food.

The next day everyone journeyed to Salt Lake to surprise Robin at the Chuck-A-Rama for a party for his 30th birthday. It was quite fun having everyone together. Robin opened a lot of birthday cards and a couple of presents.

Following the lunch party LaRue and I went to the Salt Lake City library to let the kids run around. They had a lot of fun feeding some bread to the pidgeons and then spent some time exploring the library.

And now to the pictures - April Fools pictures

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Everybody's Fine

Movie review time again! I had wanted to see this movie in the theater but we never had a chance. When I checked NetFlix the other day it was there and I put it at the top of my queue.
It's a really good movie. Here's a little blurb about it from a reviewer on

This is an wonderfully quiet film that follows the lonely Frank Goode (Robert De Niro) who goes on a trip to visit his children (Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell), since they were too busy to visit him. Unbeknown to Frank is that his artist son, who is in Mexico, has run into some problems, but the other children are trying to cover up this fact. We follow Frank, who is a kind, and intelligent man, who has never really been close to his children, and who is making the effort to bridge this gap late in his life. This is a heartfelt exploration about a father trying to connect with his children which inevitably nurtures a feeling of goodwill and love.

We were both pleasantly surprised when the end credits began to roll and a song by Paul McCartney started playing. The song was written specifically for the movie. It's "(I Want to) Come Home". Here's a link to a YouTube version of the song - Come Home on YouTube

We are planning to buy this movie.