Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Thank You and a Road Trip

Thank you all so much for wishing me a speedy recovery from my hideous cold/flu bug. You guys are the best.

Last Tuesday when Mimi started feeling better, the Mister decided we needed a little break from our chores and projects here at Mimi's Cottage so we got in the car and drove to Los Angeles. The Mister had a lovely time at Westec. It's a huge convention/expo with all kinds of manly things like machines, tools, and lots of testosterone. He loved every minute.

While the Mister was at the convention, Mimi had a wonderful time here...



And here...








I was having such a good time at places like Anthropology and cute little shops I forgot to take pictures. But you get the idea...


That evening we went to Santa Monica for dinner.



We walked out on the Santa Monica Pier.


Mimi wanted to go to this school but it was closed. Darn it!





One of the things Mimi misses most about California is the ocean. I lived my entire life until 2002 just a few miles from the beautiful Pacific Ocean.



The next day we visited with some very important people. Our adorable grandgirls! Oh, and their parents. We went to an Open House at the sweetpeas's school and saw this. Move over Vincent Van Gogh!
Such a nice Kindergarten teacher...




We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day watching a tennis lesson...


And a warm Saturday morning watching a soccer game...


This cute girl scored a goal for her Mimi...


Now we're back in chilly Utah. We have carpet for the basement coming today. I have a lot of catching up to do. We had lots of fun in California but it's so good to be home.

9 comments:

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Your sweet peas are so cute...how fun showing grandma at school and play.
I love how you just take off and go to your second home...California. Jealous! glad your feeling much better.

Will have to enjoy it through you.
Enjoy getting carpet.
My countertops are coming in one hour! So I know the excitement.

GRAMS said...

Looks like you had fun. I miss the ocean so much as well. Can't wait to see the carpet all in. When can we play/

Brenda said...

How FUN! Looks like a great trip!
Glad you are feeling better!
Welcome HOME!
Have a great week!
Love, Brenda

Julie Harward said...

I missed you...glad you are well. The trip sounds like so much fun..I need a trip! Now, lets hope spring will get here..it's blowing so hard here today, I swear the house is going to fly away. have a great conference weekend. Come say hi :D

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Maybe you can attend the trapeze school next time; we definitely want photos of THAT!
Have a blessed Easter.

Lisa said...

I'm considering blowing up some of your images and pasting them over my windows, for something happier to gaze upon for the rest of the week. Looks like happiness to me. :)

Diane said...

Mimmi, glad you had fun in Santa Monica, I love road trips. I missed you here in Utah! Darn...Mindy broke her leg and it's my turn to go and help. It's fun being with them no matter what! love the grandkids. I love catching up with you on the blog!
love ya

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hi Mimi Sue, I'm glad your feeling better and I'm so happy you and your sweet man went on that road trip. I wish I could have gone with you to the antique mart. I hope you'll share what you found. And how fun to see your grandgirls. What wonderful weather. Sorry you had to come back to snow.

John and I are leaving Easter Morning for St. George. We'll be there for a week, staying at the Abby Inn. I'm taking my sewing machine and a new kit I bought for a quilt. Plus I will be checking out the antique store.

The next week though, let's meet at Just a bed of Roses again, OK.

Big Hugs
cindy@stitches

Linda said...

Looks like such a fun getaway... sometimes you just need to go and have a little fun! Glad you are feeling better!