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Saturday, July 18, 2015

TRIPLE CROWN


I forgot to blog about this amazing sporting event
last month . . . the Triple Crown.
The Triple Crown is a series of 3 horse races
for 3 year old thoroughbreds.
There are 3 races, and a horse has to win all 3
to win the Triple Crown.
In the '70s, there were 3 winners.

Secretariat...1973
Seattle Slew...1977
Affirmed...1978

The races are:
Kentucky Derby 
1 1/4 miles at Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky

Preakness Stakes  
1 3/16 miles at Pimlico Race Course
 Baltimore, Maryland

Belmont Stakes 
1 1/2 miles (longest) at Belmont Park
Nassau County, New York

The Kentucky Derby is the first Saturday in May.
There are 2 weeks between each race.

I've always loved to watch them, because
our family has raced horses since the 1970's.

It's not too hard to win 2 of the races.
In 2004, Smarty Jones won the first 2 races,
and almost won the third.
The reason he was so important was a boy
in my class, Jake Pegram, his grandpa was the owner!!!

Well, it had been 37 years since we had had
a Triple Crown winner.
I was lucky to see 3 in the 70s!

Well, American Pharoah won!





Friday, July 17, 2015

DISNEYLAND IS 60






THE CASTLE WAS ALL DECKED OUT


HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S BEEN 60 YEARS SINCE
DISNEYLAND OPENED! (3 YEARS BEFORE I WAS BORN)
I WENT IN 4TH GRADE FOR THE FIRST TIME
WITH GRANDPA, MOM, AND REID.
GRANDMA STAYED IN CAR WITH JEAN.
WE HAD A 4 HOUR TOUR.

FIRST TRIP WITH CONRAD WAS
SEPTEMBER, 1985.
IT WAS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARK!
WE WENT A TOTAL OF 8 TIMES TO DISNEYLAND,
AND 3 TIMES TO DISNEY WORLD.
WE SPENT 3 NEW YEAR'S EVES THERE!!!

NEXT TRIP, WITH REID, LAUREL, CHRIS,
CAMILLE, ASHLEY, & McKAY.

NEXT, WAS A TRIP WITH JUST ME, 
ASHLEY (8), AND HEIDI (4).

TWO TRIPS WERE NEXT WITH THE CHATFIELDS.
AS A GYMNASTICS CHAPERONE.
(THE SECOND TRIP, CAMILLE (14) AND
KATIE (5) WERE WITH ME.)

THEN, IN 2011, I WENT WITH RENAE,
ROB, LINDA, DAVE, TRUDY, AND THE
AMERICAN FORK HIGH SCHOOL BAND.

WISH I LIVED CLOSER.
WISH I COULD GO MORE.
(LIKE THE 11 DISNEY TRIPS WITH CONRAD
IN 3 YEARS!)

1 YEAR SCRIPTUREVERSARY



I PRINTED OFF THESE PAGES FROM PINTEREST.
IT'S A WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF MY READING.
I CAN READ SCRIPTURES, ENSIGNS, SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS,
AND RELIEF SOCIETY LESSONS...EVEN IF ONLY ONE VERSE.
AS YOU CAN SEE, I WAS BAD THE FIRST HALF OF 2014.
THEN, ON JULY 17, 2014, 
I DECIDED TO REALLY GET ON BALL!
I HAVE NOT MISSED A DAY SINCE THEN!
YUP!  365 DAYS!!!
AND NOW, I CAN LISTEN ON MY PHONE.
ADDED BONUS!

PLUTO



In 1930, the planet Pluto was discovered.

When I was growing up, there were 9 planets in our solar system.

Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn 
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto

Recently, Pluto was declassified, or demoted, as a planet.
Mainly because there were asteroids bigger than Pluto.

 July 14, 2015
Over 3 billion miles
More than 9 years

New photos of Pluto

Doesn't the light marking on Pluto kind of look
like Mickey Mouse's dog, Pluto?



 NASA New Horizon's Team

Hmmmmm.
Wonder what else is out there?

BONA VITA


On Monday, July 13, we had our monthly Alpine Elementary
retired teachers lunch.
We ate at Bona Vita in the Traverse Mountain Outlets.

Those attending were l to r, clockwise
Lynn & Carolyn Hutchings, Heidi Park, Cheryl Dominguez, Jane Boulter,
Ruth Anderson, Don & Paige Beckstrand, Nancy Pope, Connie Page,
Brad & Cathy Tibbitts, Linda & Jim Western, and me.


ADK INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION


On July 7-11, our sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa,
held their International Convention at the
Grand America in Salt Lake City.

Looking down the hall

First timer's meeting


Sue & Colleen were in charge of the convention


Claire Olsen is state president of Utah
In April, I will be the new state president


The "Grand Ballroom"



Choir




Southwest/Northwest Regional lunch
We spent hours making the bird houses!







Invitation to the regional conference next summer in New Mexico


Speaker Susan Bess
Teacher at the school with no name.
Under 6th South Bridge


Waiting to purchase her book and DVD of the
Hallmark movie


The delegates meet





The fun voting device

Around the hotel




Check out this older lady, sitting on the floor.
Jealous.



Regional celebrations


Remembrance for those who had passed away in the last 2 years

Teacher of the Year

With love, the heart leads the brain



We drove around between the last meeting and the banquet




Banquet
What a salad bowl!













And then this table, took extra wine bottles to their table


The new theme and logo for the 2015-2017 Bienium

This was a gift from the Nevada president elect.
Rocks?  Nope.  Chocolate.