This is the first picture of the first family gathering in our new basement. We opened up our big table and had a pizza party to mark my mom and dad's 57th wedding anniversary AND to mark the auspicious occasion of having James and his girlfriend Michelle here from Chicago. They came to visit in Salt Lake for a few days before heading off to Vegas. It was so fun to have them stay with us for a night. We sure do love James, and meeting Michelle was great- such a sweet girl.
I think these two look pretty great, even after 57 years together. Maybe we should start planning something a little more grand than a pizza party for the 60th anniversary in 2017.
On Saturday we headed out to show James and Michelle our little corner of Utah. We went out to Antelope Island in search of buffalo and salt water taffy, and we were not disappointed. It was a beautiful day, and even slightly warm.
That is not a buffalo they are standing by, it's a mule deer.
James on top of the world.
Duncan opted out of this trip. This is the crew that we had with us. I keep threatening to get the entire family out here someday for some awesome family pictures. In the meantime, we work with what (and who) we have.
These two were great sports about hiking all over the place out in the middle of nowhere.
Like father like son.
Like Audrey like mermaid.
And, as promised, a buffalo. They really are quite awe-inspiring to see up close.