Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Deer Valley Getaway

 Hayden's birthday present this year from his parents was a two night stay at The Chateaux - Silver Lake in Deer Valley.  We will definitely remember this place for future reference!  It was quiet, mountainous, with our own balcony to sit and listen to the breeze blow through the aspen trees.  Our favorite parts were breakfast at Stein Erickson lodge and riding the ski lift to the top of the ridge and being able to take in such amazing spectacular views without all the effort of a big hike.

Wade and Aspen were able to come with us.  Pretty sure Wade is getting spoiled with all of his get-aways this summer.

Definitely a DO OVER place.
We totally loved it.
Thanks Frank & Debra!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Two Times the "FUN"

Remember back in July when my cat went missing?   
  When I paid $95 to get her out of the animal shelter...  
Then paid $70 at the vet when she was so sick and not eating...

She had been acting strange since she got home from the shelter.  
She hid in the tub and under Aspen's dresser.  
She wouldn't come downstairs, where she usually LOVED to hang out and hide.  
She wouldn't use her litter box.  
She slept with Aspen and not on my head, which was uncommon.
We fully expected her to not make it through the night after bringing her home from the vet, but she recovered and grew stronger.  
She kept attempting to sneak out of the house.

One night we are lying on bed and there she was... outside our bedroom window, begging to get in.
I let her in.

Fast forward two days.
We are sitting downstairs with the cat on our lap, when Aspen comes down and says "The cat is upstairs".
Yeah... we figured it was our all black cat, Mazda, who lives outside.
Aspen insisted it was the new cat, so I made her bring it down.
we saved a cat...
NOT our cat.
They look EXACTLY EXACTLY the same, except for one little piece of white on the our original cat's nose.
Now we have twin cats, the latter appropriately named.
Mica (the original) and POSER, the impostor cat.
Poser... with the black nose.
Mica... with a piece of white on her nose.
This is why Aspen loves the new cat.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Aspen's 4th Birthday Party

Aspen's 4th Birthday
When it comes to throwing parties... I am an EPIC FAIL.
Thank heavens for Monkey Island in Lehi. 
Invitations + cake + friends = SUCCESS!!

Aspen was able to see her friends from daycare that she had missed since summer began, and I was able to relax (if that is possible with 10 kids under the age of 5), take pictures, and check my email via wireless internet.

Monkey Island... thanks for redeeming my party-throwing reputation!

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