Friday, November 7, 2008


October was an amazing month of travel and fun houseguests. We started the month out in Utah, came home to a week long visit from Paige, Tyson, Avery, Megan, Blake and Mere with a hint of Brent (he was only here a couple of days) We had lots of fun discovering all the kid parks in the neighborhood,riding the carousel in Central Park, playing in the playroom, going to the Bronx Zoo,and more! Then we had a couple of days to wash towels and sheets before Randy shared his vacation with us. I believe that Randy and I broke the one day record for distance walking while we took in the sights of the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, Time Square, Rockerfeller Center, but we made time for a hot dog in Madison Square Park. We also had a wonderful morning in the MET and with Randy's help, I have finally found a huge interest in Egyptian Art. With reluctance we sent Randy on his way, but boarded the plane for a trip to Montreal to see Joel and Genean. We were treated to a trip to Quebec City where we participated in Zone Training for the missionaries. This is always so much fun. Then we spent a night in the historic Hotel Frontenac with the only disappointment being that the Beaver Tail was closed for the season. Apparently this is a pastry place worthy of a future visit. We also got a glimpse of the 20 miles of underground shopping in Montreal. A visit with Joel and Genean always makes us appreciate the huge amount of work it takes to serve as a Mission President and Mission President's wife. We came home exhausted and yet Joel and Genean were anxious to get back into their routine of travel, training, speaking, counseling, cooking, cleaning, etc. etc. The fun doesn't stop there. We arrived home with a few hours to spare before Karen, Jana and Dallin arrived for the Halloween weekend. Once again, I donned my walking shoes and showed them the sights of the city. They managed to see a ballet, Hairspray, Mary Poppins, and the MET. That's not to mention a temple session, a visit to a jazz club, the Halloween parade in the Village, walks through Central Park,and of course, the stop at the Shake Shack for the world's best hamburger.
Thanks for the October memories.