So I finally got a photo of my new niece. Her name is Sparrow Cortez Arntzen Wagner. It’s a mouthful but I like it! She is so cute. I hope I get to see her sometime soon.
Over the last few years my friend Julia and I have been exchanging visits. It is truly the most lovely thing. I go to Vegas to see her, she comes to SLC to visit me. These trips have ranged from a weekend to a full week and have been at all different times of the year. Honestly, is there anything better than a visit from a friend? I don’t think there is and our visits are no exception. We usually pack in a lot of activities and experiences but more than that, we just in enjoy being together. (I’m still trying to convince her to move her…Someday!).
So it is with this history that made me especially delighted when last Sunday Julia called me and said she’d like to make a visit this week. She asked if it was ok and if she could stay with me! I was thrilled! Julia arrived on Thursday and left on Monday, so it was a nice sized trip that was a lot of fun.
I am including some highlight photos below with descriptions. Saturday was my Halloween party, which was a great success. There was practically too many people! We had fun playing wii karaoke, wii sports, Halloween charades and watching It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. We also had a costume contest with entries as diverse as the Norton salt girl, a ladybug and a football player. I think everyone who came had a good time. I certainly did. It was one of the best parties I have ever hosted alone, which was great because I have had a few duds lately. I needed a win! Thanks to all who came and made it fun. The only funny thing about the party is that nobody ate any food/candy. It was like a dieters party. Strange hah? So now I have bags and bags of candy that I suppose I will save and give to the sweet stand at Festival of Trees. Still, it is taunting me until then. Candy, candy, candy…
Does it make all you far away friends want to come out for a visit? I hope so! I am always thrilled to have visitors. Please come!