Sunday, November 13, 2005

SUnset Farmers Market

About 2 times a month, on Saturday, I try to make it over to the Sunset Farmers Market. At the farmers' market I buy mangoes, star fruit, green onions, tomatoes, small yellow onions, oranges, grapefruit, jabong(a cross between a grapefruit and an orange, but is the size of a volleball), and chinese parsley(a lot like cilantro). The produce at the farmers' market is much cheaper than the grocery store. All the booths are homemade or homegrown reminds me of the cute farmers' market in Wenatchee, Washington. I have thought about having my own stand and selling jewelry and cards...but that would take away from my yardsaling time. In the pictures below, you can see George and Henry trying the local grapefruit. George loved it and Henry immediately spit his out. So Henry is showing his reaction to the fruit.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Heaven on Earth!!!

Last weekend I was able to enjoy my two favorite pasttimes...Enjoying the sights and Enjoying the sales. We took our family over to Sunset beach to watch the big waves. The waves have really started to pick up this season and the north shore is alive with surfers, photographers and tourists. George and Henry love spotting the surfers on the waves...and they like looking for a few of my students (that happen to be in the pro-surfing circuit). After we watched the waves I was fortunate to find a "Children's Place" in the Waikele shopping outlet. Unfortunately, they had few boys items. But feeling prompted to keep looking, I perused the racks of sale clothing. While I was shopping mark quickly shot this picture of me. Although there was not much to look at, I was pleased to find one pair of pants that cost .99!!! Can you believe that? It was a miricle! I snatched it up and If you will be in Utah for Christmas, you will have the opportunity to see Henry in his 99 cent pants.

Monday, November 07, 2005


This year, George and Henry had a spread of costumes to choose from. Because I was able to find costumes at a good price at yard sales, Henry and George had two outfits each this year. For the ward part, the boys were the monster's inc characters. But for the night of trick or treating, george was a ninja and henry was tigger. The boys got lots of candy and the night was a success! hahaha

Hanging out with President Monson

Meeting President Monson

I am sorry that I haven't posted in awhile. With school, Halloween and other ventures, we have gotten really busy. A few weeks ago we were able to attend our stake conference during the BYUH Jubilee. We were excited when we heard that we would be hearing from President Monson and Elder Hales. They both gave really great talks and we enjoyed the conference. That night we decided to go to the temple to take pictures. While we were there, President Monson stopped in to see how the missionaries were doing. He stopped at the visitors center and spoke to all of us there. He told george that he would be a future missionary and he gave Henry...and Mark a HI-Five! What a great experience!