Follow Friday: This Week’s Favorite Finds

I’m back!  Real life has been crazy lately.  My husband’s year at the Sergeants Major Academy is winding down, which means all kinds of functions, parties, and events. Since about 99% of the people I know will be moving within the next month, I see my calendar opening up considerably this summer.  I also have a vacation to Washington planned in late summer and I’m bring along my Flip-Pal to scan everything I can get my hands on from any relative who is willing to share.:)  We’ll also be making two passes through Salt Lake City, so I’m hoping that I can talk my husband into stopping there.  Not sure how keen he is on waiting in the van with 5 kids on a hot summer day though.  Wish me luck!

On to this week’s (ok, maybe a couple of weeks’) favorite finds ..

And a few pictures to share…

Yes, this is an actual picture of me – I’m usually behind the camera instead of in front of it.  I went to a military ball last weekend – one perk to having a husband in the Army.  How many women can get all dressed up for a formal ball once a year?

Anyway, I was going to slip quietly out of the house without a picture.  My oldest daughter had something to say about that though.  She actually said “Mom, someday you’ll be gone and I won’t have any pictures of you!”  How true!!  I suppose I need to get in front of the camera a bit more, for the sake of my children and descendants.:)

I had the opportunity to take some pictures at  a wonderful local cookie shop this past week.  Here are a couple of my favorites.  They’re almost too beautiful to eat.  Almost.

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  • Judy G. Russell, CG - May 25, 2012 - 5:44 am

    Good for your daughter!! (I’m also the one behind the camera in my family — the last good picture of me was taken when I was about three…)

    And thanks for the mention! The Mason Lee will case is hilarious.ReplyCancel

  • shaz - May 25, 2012 - 7:29 am

    There is plenty to do in SLC with kids. Contact the Visitor Center in the Salt Palace or go on-line. There is a very nice Heritage Center where you can ride a train with a narrator. It’s near the This is the Place monument. Also an arboretum near the University. You will need several hours in the Library…..hope you get to do it.ReplyCancel

  • Sierra Pope - May 25, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    Thanks for the dog photo recommendation. I found it hilarious in a moment when I really needed a laugh.ReplyCancel

    • Jen - May 26, 2012 - 8:13 pm

      You’re welcome Sierra. I enjoyed it too! :)ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Bishop - May 25, 2012 - 9:52 pm

    Your daughter’s absolutely right, and she’s a good photographer, too–you look beautiful! Thanks for the list of favorite finds–I’m honored to be included among such good company.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Shenette - May 27, 2012 - 9:50 am

    Jen – Thanks for the shout out! BEAUTIFUL photo, BTW! So glamorous… :)ReplyCancel

  • Myrt - May 27, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    You’ve got a smart daughter there! Great pic. Thanks for the mention!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Poole - May 27, 2012 - 5:55 pm

    What a nice surprise, while catching up on blog reading, to see my little piece mentioned. Very thoughtful of you, and much appreciated. I hope you had a great time at the ball, sounds so exciting!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Gartz - May 28, 2012 - 9:48 am

    Thanks so much for including me in “Favorite Finds,” and for being such a regular reader of my blog! You’re a big source of traffic to Family Archaeologist!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Casteel - June 6, 2012 - 8:46 am

    A cookie shop would be a very dangerous place for me to hang out at!
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)ReplyCancel

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