Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Fourteenth of July!

If you thought the celebration was over, think again. This month there was an extended Fourth of July holiday, but today, for example, we have Bastille Day (think French Independence Day), and soon we'll enjoy Pioneer Day (the 24th, a state holiday in Utah).

 (Lisa in pioneer clothing in 2007, a month before a stake pioneer trek)

Also in this summer month (which itself is National Hot Dog, Blueberry, Ice Cream, Baked Bean, and Picnic Month) you can plan on throwing parties for Canada Day (on the'd I miss that?), National Fried Chicken Day (the 6th), National Sugar Cookie Day (the 9th), National French Fries Day (the 13th, and yes, they still are called as such, tho' the French call them Belgian...), National Lasagna Day (the 29th, and we have a recipe just for that occasion), National Cheesecake Day (the 30th...perhaps we'll have to come up with something for this, too)...the list goes on.

Isn't it wonderful to be an American?

Only problem is that it makes our week look uneventful. We've been going on regular walks:

 (a sweet sight on BYU's campus: a bunch of young ducks under a bush with their mom)

We had a few highlights between work and our normal errands, though. This week we went up to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple, which was enjoyable.


We also walked to the Provo Temple, which has been closed the last few weeks for its scheduled maintenance.

 (the early bird gets the worm, but sometimes the late one does too... this was in the afternoon!)

Probably the most labour-intensive were a few cooking projects, such as Pumpkin Pancakes and Tortellini Alfredo with Mozzarella Sticks. Check them out!

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