Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Mr. Cactus

We are in Salt Lake this weekend for some family events and Mr. Cactus is very happy.
I looked out the window this morning and he was riding one of these with a big smile on his face. We are staying with our good friends the Steeds, who have a lot of acreage. Mr. Cactus volunteered to (play) help mow their lawn.
What is that old saying? Something like the only difference between men and boys is the size of their toys.
Happy Mr. Cactus.

Another reason Mr. Cactus is happy is this weekend we are connecting with a lot of family we haven't seen for a while. We are in town to help celebrate my Father-In-Laws 90th birthday. My husband comes from a large family. There are 9 children, 40 grandchildren and lots of great grand children. People have come in from all over the U.S. for this celebration.
My mother in law is gone now, but years ago she wrote and produced a musical. One of the grand daughters got family members together to perform a reenactment of the musical. We attended the performance last night, and it was wonderful to relive memories.

Grandpa got caught up with all the family that had come from out of town. He asked Paul all about his schooling and activities going on in his life right now.

Paul and his Grandpa Lynn.

While we are at Ruth's I have been watching her put a quilt together for her son who just graduated from High school and is getting ready to go away to college.

She gathered many of his tee shirts from High school events and put them into a quilt.

The placement was her own design.

I think she did a great job.

This quilt will keep him warm when he starts his first semester up at BYU/Idaho where it's very cold during the winter.
Today we are off to more family parties. That grandpa. He's a party animal even at age 90.


Jodi Nelson said...

I would love to be where Mr. Cactus is too! ;o) LOL I always tell everyone it's like vacuuming. I love both. ;o) That t-shirt quilt is fabulous too.

Unknown said...

Looks like you all are having a wonderful time doing the things that you love most!

Janet said...

What a fabulous reunion for the family. The T shirt quilt looks great.

Latane Barton said...

How special, a musical written by grandma that will live on and on.

Lurline said...

Lots of lovely family harmony and fun - so nice to see!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Kim Walus said...

I'm glad you were able to come up and join in the celebrations! It looks like you've been having a lot of fun with family. That's great!!!

dotti white said...

So much fun for all of you! I love that and love that fact that your family is so close! Enjoy the moments!!!

Mel said...

How fun to gather as a family!!
Beautiful grounds Mr. Cactus is playing on!

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

I know what you mean about boys and their toys!!! What a fabulous time you are having, a great family reunion! I love the t-shirt quilt, what a great idea xo

Carrie said...

uSeeing Mr. Cactus having fun put a smile on my face too. I love that men never lose the playful boy they once were!

Looks like a weekend to remember!