Since our family left, we have spent some quality time with dear friends! We did a retreat for some friends from Alabama and Tennessee and took in the breathtaking beauty of a resort near Vail, Colorado in the process. What a terrific bunch of parents just trying to be better:
The sessions took place at this couple’s resort home. They have a great story! Long story short, she had a professor who taught her how to be a stellar career woman. Just when she was at the peak of her career and had decided to forgo having a husband and children, she visited the same professor who told her not to forget that the most important thing she could do in life would be get married and raise a family. Shortly thereafter, she met this great guy and they now have two beautiful girls….the light of their lives.
Vail village was fun!
We met our old friend, Mark Twain….
And enjoyed this beautiful spot on earth!
As soon as we got back we headed up to Bear Lake with some dear friends for 24 hours of great conversation and some good food. We even did a yoga class led by a bone fide yoga teacher! It will be our last week at the lake for the summer and we felt the tingle of fall in the air!
Even some mature adults can be whacky!
How we love these wonderful women and their handsome husbands! What a plethora of good things we learned from them! Each is so gifted in his/her own way and has so much to offer the world (and us).
Dad/Rick is out there insisting on a glamour shot!
Guess who is always thrilled to have a tennis buddy in the group. He is especially happy in this picture because he won, but his opponent deserves that halo around his head. He is truly a saint!
It was a bit sad to pull in all the outdoor furniture and close up for the year, but that was truly a fine finale!
Yesterday we spent 24 hours with other dear friends at a beautiful place on the Weber River called River Song. These are long-time friends who gather once a year to play tennis and catch up. They represent the bedrock of Salt Lake City and this year we had a fascinating time learning about their childhoods in Salt Lake (one tennis pro spent several years in Hollywood so that was fun to hear about too). Sadly, it rained and then snowed so there was no tennis this year but the food, the conversation and the scenery was to die for!
Of course, Dad had to slip in there in all his splendor…
Friends add such richness to our lives and we adore them! Good people have given amazing talents to the world!