A portrait of my children (and puppy), once a week, every week, in 2015.
Kiana: Went with her papa on her first official college road trip this past week to sunny Southern California. She has already toured UVU, and SUU here in Utah. In Southern Cali she toured UCI, Chapman University, and USD. She’s taken the ACT’s once and is waiting for her results – such an exciting time in her life! I can’t wait to see what she chooses to do. We tour the UofU this week!
Myla: A glimpse of Myla after she went to the Lotus temple color fest in Spanish Fork this past weekend. Myla taught me something this past week – She taught me what it means to “DTR” with a guy. Do you know? It’s when you have the “Define The Relationship” chat. It’s important to stay current in teenage lingo and acronyms, friends.
KJ: “Jeter practice” at baseball practice.
Sela: I helped her make a bowl of oatmeal this weekend, and then I left the room to do something else. I walked back in a few minutes later and she was making a new bowl of oatmeal. My response, “Did you finish your oatmeal and want more?” Sela: “NO. I burnt my mouth on the first one! I thought I put cinnamon in my oatmeal, but it was CHILI POWDER!!!”
Wellesley Baloo: Had her first official haircut and grooming appointment this last week! She came home with pastel green and pink bows around her neck as our little easter pup! She’s so soft and sweet, and smells so good.
All photos by me, Jane Rhodes
52 project/ Australian Labradoodle/ kiana/ KJ/ myla/ sela
I did it! I took L I T T L E R E T R E A T S on the road, and it was a success! And by “I” I mean an entire team of WE! Especially this last weekend. In fact, I’ve been overcome with gratitude for my family, and friends who support and help me in big ways to make these retreats possible.
This time around we rented a trailer, loaded up our tables, kitchen supplies, and more. Kitchen Eighty-eight went on the road with us, Amanda who owns Recycled Consign & Design was the most gracious host — everyone was so much help! Even my daughter’s boyfriend was hauling stuff around all weekend for me – my kids each helped with set up and clean up. And yet, they all do this each time I have a project or idea – without complaining – just thinking, “this is what mom does…” So, before I indulge any details of how awesome the retreat was, how amazing the company was and how crazy it was to figure out connections with each of the guests – THANK YOU, THANK YOU with the tightest hugs to all of you who help me make these retreats possible. I LOVE bringing people together and I LOVE you for all helping me do it.
This time, like before – Kitchen Eighty-eight prepared delicious, fresh food. It’s always as pretty as it is delicious. Something new this time – we had GUYS as guests!!! And it was so fun to have mixed company – they were a little competitive trying to finish their driftwood mobiles first, it was hilarious! People were creative and put their own twist on the mobiles – I just loved the entire evening. And Amanda’s shop: Recycled Consign & Design – a darling backdrop for our night!
I absolutely cherish the time to connect with friends at the retreats – but especially this time – it was a crazy round of “six degrees of separation” with almost everyone who came! It really is a small world after all.
Tickets for the next retreat will be posted soon – this week! It’s going to be good – we’ll be making floral crowns with Liz Bowden, and a delicious Easter themed menu on Wednesday, April 1st! I can’t wait to tell you more. xoxo
All photos by me, Jane Rhodes