Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Buckets and Tap Shoes

We went to Rexburg this weekend for a number of reasons:

#1. So Porter could go on a date with his Grandma. They went to a concert together on the campus of BYU-I called Buckets and Tap Shoes (or Tap Shoes and Buckets). When Porter came through the door at 9:45 that night with his grandma, he had a huge smile on his face. I asked him how he enjoyed the concert, to which he replied, "It was AWESOME!!!!!". I knew it must have really been awesome when he crawled in between both Bill and I the next morning at 6:30 a.m. to give us a play-by-play of the concert. It was 4 guys who, I guess, could really power tap and also used buckets for drums. There was also some magic involved. Porter loved every minute of it....except, he said, the screaming college girl who had a seat right behind him :) Here is a picture of them just as they were leaving for the night:

#2. So we could help Grandma with some much needed chores including: installing a new gas water heater (which the guys did downstairs), and moving her firewood next to the house right outside her back door. I only got pictures of the firewood movers. Sorry men.

#3. So I could attend the President's Club Dinner at BYU-I with my wonderful mother-in-law! It is a tradition that she takes turns taking one of the adults as a guest with her to this event. This year it was my turn. I had such a great time! I had the opportunity to shake Pres. and Sis Clark's hands. Pres. Clark is the president of BYU-I. What a neat man. Then, my mother-in-law and I went into dinner. The food was SO GOOD. We had:
  • lots and lots of delicious appetizers
  • a yummy salad and a roll
  • steamed broccoli
  • a baked potato with sour cream and butter
  • filet mignon (with the best sauce)
  • filet of salmon
  • and a piece of pumpkin pie
But the climax of the evening was getting to take home a box of Florence's Chocolates. There was a box for every guest right at the table. I love Florence's Chocolates. Sometimes when we are in Rexburg, I talk my husband into taking me to Florence's and getting me a small box of the mint meltaways. Sometimes Bill does it on his own to surprise me. Well, let me just tell you, I have been savoring these chocolates over the last couple of days. Evelyn and I just shared the caramel, which I have been saving for last.

Chocolate is good for the soul. Evelyn agrees.


Tiniel said...

It's such a blessing to have family close by to help and make memories. How fun to read about your weekend with the Stanton clan (HI STANTON CLAN!) xo T

Dana Williams said...

Glad to catch up on your life. Your kids are growing up too fast.