Saturday, August 01, 2015
I am pretty sure that Mabel was the only one who did not absolutely love our long and adventurous days on the lake this week. However, she tolerated it and even cashed in on a couple of tube rides herself.
The boys said that this week should have been called “Ski Camp” or “Lake Camp”. The also broadly hinted that a grandkid camp along those lines would be most welcome!
Truman went from skiing on two skis to skiing on one ski. He even made a run on his mom’s 20 year old ski! which is the best ski that we currently own!!! Elliot was great pulling out of the water, but it took just a couple of suggestions from his mom to turn him into a confident skier. In addition, he just rocked the kneeboard and was undoubted the master of it. Nolan had his doubts about the whole waterski thing, but even Nolan got the thrill of being up. Our skiers are getting younger and younger!
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Over the weekend, President Salerno came to stay with us. He was Doug’s first counsellor in the mission presidency. In addition to being a faithful counselor, he has been a friend. We loved hearing the updates about the wards and branches and our dear friends far away.
Sunday, after church, we drove over to the temple. The grounds were open and we enjoyed our walk and casual conversations there.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
It is restaurant week in Charlotte. That means that you can go to very expensive restaurants and they serve their regular fare, but you don’t pay their regular prices. Love it! We couldn’t seem to remember to take any pictures, but the meals were very memorable.
We ate at the Ritz-Carlton’s Steak House one night,
Thursday, July 23, 2015
In uptown Charlotte, you will find the Bank of America Corporate Center and inside that building, in addition to some beautiful architecture and design, you will find Dan’s office.
We didn’t actually go there in the daytime this trip. We went there at night. It involves planning ahead and all the security that you would imagine for the Bank of America Corporate Center. Conquering my fear of heights, I went and stayed well away from the giant windows, but I still enjoyed the beautiful views. Tricia wanted a companion to help update Dan’s office. We spent a long, but productive day making our plans and when the following night fell, extreme office makeover began in earnest.
The best part of it all, was that Dan was pleased with the result.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Charlotte Knights are a minor league team that feeds the Chicago White Sox. They have a pretty little stadium right in the city center. I can’t remember if it is uptown or downtown, but I think it is uptown. It doesn’t really matter. We watched them win over the Durham Bulls. In a very memorable moment, Jonah caught…not a ball…but a shirt!
Denied the chance to catch a homerun ball. He was sad, but I have to admit, we were celebrating.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
She would not be denied…even with the barracades. She just had to climb those things. Then when she would get to the top and sometimes even before that, she would look back and be scared half to death and start crying for help. Fortunately, she mastered them without incident.