Saturday, October 27, 2012

Marching Band

Provo High Marching Band 2012

This picture was taken today at the Mt. Timpanogos Competition.

During the month of September the band took 3rd place at the Herriman and BYU Rocky Mountain  Marching Band Competition.

Color Guard took 1st Place at Herriman Competition.

Don't ignore the camera.

Beautiful day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Apple Cider Syrup

Another great recipe from Mike Carson

1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
2 cups apple cider
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 butter

Mix sugar, cornstarch and spice; stir in cider and lemon juice; cook until thickened;
remove from heat, add butter and stir until melted, serve warm.

Delicous on pancakes or waffles, or with walnuts over vanilla icecream!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Moroni, Utah

Did you know Moroni, Utah has an Opera House?  Over the weekend  we were invited to my cousin's daughter's wedding and it was held in this magnificent building.  The Opera House is the oldest public building in Moroni and one of three surviving 19th century opera houses in Utah.

 After it was built in 1891 there was an orchestra pit, a beautiful stage, and the house could seat 1,000 people.  There were also town meetings and political events held there as well.  By 1930 it was converted to a Monson Flour Mill; from the 1940's to 1989 it was used for storage.  Then the town's historical committee got together and was able to raise money to restore the Opera House to it's original features.

I wish had a picture of the stage, it's on the opposite side of this large room.  The curtains are a dark red velvet and the hanging lamps even look old fashioned.  Where ever my extended family meets it's always an exciting time for me.  Funerals are sad but weddings are special.

My cousin Norma married a turkey farmer so after the wedding luncheon we went to see the turkeys.

We saw turkeys that were only three weeks old, and then we got to see the big forty pound Tom Turkeys that are ready to go to the turkey plant for Thanksgiving.  My cousin Stan told me that the big Tom Turkeys usually go to restaurants only.  There were hundreds of them.

The smell would be something I would have to get used to but the country is always my favorite place to be. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Provo High Homecoming

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Three years ago for Halloween I dressed up as Muriel the witch from the book Fablehaven.  It was my first year as a recess guard and the younger grades couldn't figure out why I liked chewing on a big rope with knots. The fun part was some of the older kids actually recognized me.  One young man came up to me with a big smile on his face and asked if I was who he thought I was.  It was great!

That night when the little kiddies came to our house I enjoyed opening the door slowly.  I tried not to chew on the rope in front of the small wee ones. The flavor of the knots were so delicious I couldn't help myself. Plus it kept my nerves calm.  I even had a scary sign on my door that said, "Muriel's Shack"

This year I have a good friend who wants to borrow my favorite costume.  I even let her read the book.  In fact  last week  Jewels and I stood in a long line at the Provo Library so Brandon Mull could sign five of his hard bound books that we proudly own.

The exciting part is a new Fablehaven series will be coming out soon. We can't wait!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Relief Society General Conference 2012

                                                            Spending time with Jen.

For the first time in five years our seats were close to the front, we were excited!

What a great picture!

New General RS Presidency
Their talks were very inspiring.

Jen, me and Melanie Allen
We had a wonderful experience.