NEIL DIAMOND CONCERT
At the end of July, Tyson and I did something we have never done before. We went to a REAL concert. If you consider a show by a septuagenarian rock star a real concert. Yes, it was Neil Diamond. We had a good time and old Neil sounded a lot better than I thought he was going to, and put on a great show!
LAVA HOT SPRINGS
We made our annual pilgrimage to Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, for the Burke and Carolyn Heaton Family Reunion. Lava is crazy! With over a hundred Heaton family members running around, having marshmallow-shooter wars and throwing people in pools and rivers and such, I have to keep hands and eyes on my kids at all times. This doesn't afford me much chance to take pictures. These are a couple I snapped before everyone else arrived. The property owner was draining and refilling the small pool for our visit. My kids played in the pool while the water disappeared, and then Beck became quite sad when he realized the pool would soon be empty.
When our Logan condo was looking pristine and ready-to-sell inside, this is what it looked like in the garage. I never thought I would be one of "those" people, but for the whole year we lived in this house (the second time), we could never park a vehicle in the garage. First it was full of remodeling and project stuff, then it was full of "extra" stuff. We sooooo much wanted a garage for those Logan winters, then we never were able to use it!
We were able to go to the Logan LDS temple (http://www.lds.org/church/temples/why-we-build-temples?lang=eng) with Tyson's brother Andrew when he went through before leaving on his mission to Brazil. It was a special visit for everyone, in different ways. I won't write more here, but just wanted to remember it. We also had a fun lunch with lots of family and friends in the temple cafeteria. That was actually my first time eating in a temple cafeteria, so I enjoyed that novel experience.
A short time later we got to tour the new Brigham City temple during its open house. We were lucky enough to go with Missy when she got tickets for the special vendors/friends/family tour. Missy runs and is part owner of The Old Grist Mill in Brigham City, and they were a provider of cookies throughout the weeks of the open house. We even got a little luncheon and gift after our tour. VIP all the way! The Brigham City temple seemed extra special and beautiful. I highly recommend attending a temple open house if you ever get the chance. I hope to visit the Philadelphia LDS Temple when it is completed.
That's all for now. With any luck I'll be posting about Easter by next Christmas :-) .