Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Best Buddies...

Bobo ~ my best friend ever!

Lacey ~ my Moms adorable friend!

Everyone loves their dog and I am no exception! I thought I would share a few cute pics with you of my two favorite furry friends. Bobo, the little black rascal at the top, is my best friend (well, other than hubby!). He came with me from Canada and I have had him since he was a puppy. He is now 15.5 years old and still going strong! He sleeps a little bit more now during the day and is a little more grumpy at times than he used to be, but he is still the best companion ever. Don't even want to think about a future without him! The other adorable white maltipoo is Lacey and she lives with my Mom in Canada. She always brings her along when she comes to visit and she is just a really sweet little dog. Bobo isn't too impressed with her. He practically ignores her when she is around, but I guess he's earned being the "top dog" in our house! I think he is too! Until next time, ~Stacy~ xo

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Witches Were Out!

One of my all time favorite places to visit in Salt Lake City is charming Gardner Village in the suburb of South Jordan. Gardner Village contains the outlines of the once bustling early Utah mill industry and history. What remains today is a cluster of retail specialty shops located in restored cabins, houses and buildings nestled adjacent to the Gardner Mill. Now listed on the National Historic Register, the old flour mill is home to Archibald's Restaurant and Country Furniture & Gifts. Vintage pioneer architecture, antique fixtures, red brick paths and bridges over a pond, create a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere for shopping, dining and discovering some of Utah's most colorful history.

During each season at Gardner Village, the specialty decorations are brought out for everyone to enjoy. These decorations are exceptionally handcrafted and I love going down to the Village (about 10 minutes from my house!) when things are changing over for a new celebration. While my Mom was here this fall, we had a chance to go down and see the witches that are on display. These witches are incredible!, and very large and are seen everywhere from fishing in a rowboat on the creek to playing baseball. It was hard to capture them this time as there were so many people milling about. I had to take several photographs with people in them, but the pictures are worth it. I hope you enjoy these little snaps. The witches are down now and the elves are coming out! Can't wait! Until next time, ~Stacy~ xo