Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Wilkes Week

Clark Update:
Clark has finished up at Cambridge and has taken off to add a few more countries to his list. He spent Saturday in Paris. He went to mass at Notre Dame, to the Louvre and then to Moulin Rouge to see a show.

I got a one line instant message from him this morning saying that he had arrived in Barcelona safely. He is also going to Madrid, Seville and a few other cities before returning to Cambridge next week.

Logan Update:

Logan spent part of the week up in Jackson Hole visiting friends. They went camping one night and white water rafting. They also went to dinner and to see the show that several of his friends were performing in - they were doing Grease. He had a great time and has decided he needs to own a home in Jackson one day!

Here at home we had a busy week. I seemed to do a lot of cooking!

I cooked dinner for two other families on Tuesday night - a family whose daughter had been in a very bad ATV accident and my friend whose husband was coming home from the hospital from his emergency surgery last week.

Thursday I baked two different kinds of cookies for a bake sale a scout in our ward was having to raise money for his Eagle Project and then I had a team BBQ at the house on Thursday night for my CM team which was fun.

Friday night the girls went to Flicks on the Bricks downtown - another thing for Cali to cross off her list. Jim and I stayed home to watch a Flick - 17 again which I wasn't terribly thrilled with.

Saturday started with a trip to a Barn House sale with a friend. Jim got a lot of work done in the yard.

The girls crossed another thing off the list when they went to the drive in movie - they saw G Force and Harry Potter. They took a friend's truck and all piled in the back to watch the movie.

Jim and I went with our friends the Jensens to a free symphony concert in Laurelhurst Park. We stopped by Chen Yen and picked up some chinese and went over to the park.

The weather was beautiful and it was a fun evening eating good food, spending time with good friends and listening to nice music.

After the concert we drove them by our old house and took them on a tour of our old church building - the Colonial Heights building and then stopped by Staccato Gelato - yum!

The girls got home at 2:30 a.m. from the drive in so getting up to be ready for church by 9 a.m. was a little rough.

For Sunday dinner we had the missionaries over. One of the missionaries is Elder Stanley. His father was a member of the bishopric in Cali's BYU ward and he would attend the ward with his dad so he and Cali knew each other.

I had facebooked his mom to ask what his favorite foods were so we served turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade rolls, roasted asparagus, corn and blueberry salad (this wasn't a favorite but I had fresh corn and blueberries) For dessert we had homemade vanilla ice cream and tollhouse cookie bars. They ate lots so I think they liked it!

Jim is packing up to head to Mobile for the week. Cali and Kat are planning a campout in the backyard tonight to cross one of the few remaining things on the list off!


Tamara said...

What a fun productive week. And this week will be HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JIM ON THE 19TH. . . .Well do I remember that eventful day a few years ago. Yes, I cried when he wasn't a baby sister--but have since said lots of prayers of THANKS for the amazing man he is. Love you!

Michelle Wilkes said...

Isn't it still August? Why is everyone wearing jackets?

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...


We had a bit of a cold spell last week - in the 60's and cold at night. The hot temperatures are back though and it is suppose to be in the 90's this week - just in time for Jim to leave town and leave me with all the watering to do!!

Emily said...

Outdoor concerts are a must in the summer, I'm glad you enjoyed yours!