Sunday, July 13, 2008

Christmas in July

My daughter and son-in-law who live in Phoenix called yesterday and said "Guess what! We're in St. George!" What a wonderful surprize! They had been on a houseboat in Lake Powell with my SIL's family, and the party got moved to the Dayton Condo here in St. George. I was a happy grandma to be able to kiss on my grandsons. We will be meeting up in two weeks at a beach house in Newport, but I didn't expect to see them before then. It felt like Christmas to be with them, and I got to open my present 2 weeks early! Christmas in July!

The first thing Isaak wanted to do was go in "papa's pool". They didn't have his suit, so we let him go in clothes and all. That's what dryers are for any way aren't they?

Noah is now 6 months old. This week his new trick is that he has learned to roll over and over and a little barrel across the floor. He's such a happy little guy. He makes me think so much of his mother at this age.
Kisses from big brother

Picked this up at the store for Noah the other, just kidding!......I think the desert heat
must be getting to me!
For some reason I see cactus' wherever I go. In fact I'm beginning to feel like a cactus! Do I look a little green around the edges to you? I warned my husband when he wanted to move here that I don't do well in the heat. A person's personality could come off a little "prickly" this time of year.
My 16 year old son got in last night from a 4 day trip hiking the Havasupai Trail with our church. Quite a strenuous 10 mile hike that descends 3,000 feet to the town of Supai at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. This little town is the capital of the the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Once they managed to make it through the dust and heat, they were able to jump in the beautiful blue-green Havasu creek surrounded by spectacular waterfalls. Hiking back out was another challenge. Blisters and all, Paul made it. Two others opted to take the helicopter at $85 a person.
The Summer Stash Challenge quilt is done. I think I'm even going to machine quilt it.


Karen said...

Lucky lucky grandma! Your "stach" quilt is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!

SuBee said...

Hi there! I found you on the "Quilting Bloggers" site and followed you home -and what a fun blog to read! I was just in St. George last month, on my way between Marysvale and LV, and it was HOT! Also gorgeous - the desert is so pretty. Your stash challenge quilt is cool!

Nanette Merrill said...

Its stunning. I'm waiting to see how you decide to quilt it. I'm always wondering how to quilt a quilt like that. The pool looks so refreshing - almost worth moving south for!

Kim Walus said...

GREAT Quilt! I love all the colors and it looks so spectacular too!