Good Times, Old Times, Fun Times!

Birthdays, sports, and good times galore!  This past couple of weeks have been chock full of great events that will no doubt be great memories.  Lexie’s birthday was July 3, and so for a celebration, my whole family within a fifty mile radius came to Pizza Factory.  My family and I didn’t go to the Fourth of July Parade that day, but it was so fun to see some of my cousins and my grandparents all together having a good time.  Whenever we all get together, something crazy happens- and this time was no exception.  We couldn’t for the life of us get the matches to light Lexie’s cake!  We tried everything: the table, shoes, zippers, you name it.  This video shows the whole dilemma.  (Video courtesy of the Admissions Office!  PS… love the Flip camera!)  And sorry the font is funky… I don’t know what happened or how to fix it!!

This past week, Lexie’s team played in the District tournament for softball.  It was a blast helping my dad coach and to get to hang out with all my girls again.  They played great, but unfortunately lost in the finals to Taylor, a town about forty five minutes away.  The tournament was in Winslow though, and even though I’d been there a million times for all sorts of sports games and such, I got to explore the culture and history a little more this time.  My family and I explored the famous La Posada Hotel.  It was built in the 1930’s, and it’s gorgeous!  There’s an art gallery in one of the main sections, a restaurant, a gift shop full of brightly colored things from all over the world, AND a hotel part where famous people (Jimmy Stewart, for one) stayed in.  I loved it.  It was so rich in culture, and just dripping with history.



That’s the restaurant, called The Turqoise Room.  Below is the fabulous gift shop.  Amazing, right?


So that was my adventure in Winslow.  Who knew that Arizona’s oldest towns could be so cool?  I’ll have to snoop around Prescott a little more to see if I can find somewhere cool like the La Posada!

Speaking of Prescott, I’m going down there with my little sis this weekend to go to the Embry-Riddle Take Flight Volleyball Camp.  Lexie will be participating, and I’ll be helping to coach the girls who come.   And after that, LAKE POWELL!! WOOOO HOOOO!  Wish us luck!!

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”

-Pearl Buck

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