May 13, 2016 at 10:45 pm ·

Cookout at 1st Dam

Cookout at 1st Dam

We were so excited about our first cookout of the season. There was a little drizzle, but we weren’t complaining, especially since there was an 85% chance of rain! The morning was beautiful, and although not completely warm and sunny, warm enough to enjoy all the beauties of nature! Of course, there were a lot of ducks and geese to feed, and we had a good time feeding them healthy fruits and veggies. It was a great day to kick off the warm weather season. We went with our friends from Common Ground that make it possible to transport and accommodate all of our Grandfriends no matter what their abilities. It’s going to be a great Summer, and we can’t wait for all the picnics, parades, canoeing, and day trips! 

  • If you have never been to 1st Dam, it is at the mouth of Logan Canyon and it is beautiful. There is also, a 2nd & 3rd Dam further up the canyon, each has its own areas for picnicking, fishing, camping, and hiking! We are so blessed to live in an amazing area. Like we always say: “Logan Canyon is our playground!”
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Anita enjoying the spring sunshine.

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The ladies feeding the ducks some fresh lettuce. (because bread is bad!)

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Having fun and eating some yummy hamburgers!

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Lilian loves EVERYTHING in nature. She’s a little disappointed it’s too cold to go swimming.

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Lots of ducks and geese!

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Betty enjoying the walking trails.

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Eva enjoying some lunch.

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Happy for some sunshine.

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Rescue Duck

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Polly & one of our friends from Common Ground.

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Char is happy to be outside!

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Little beggars!

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“I wouldn’t mind a bite of your cookie Ma’am”

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Grandfriends & Common Ground Friends!

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Geese

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Don’t burn those!

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Lunch is almost ready!

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Lunch is served! Delicious grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, homemade potato salad, cookies, chips, and all the fixings! Our tummies are super happy!

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May 12, 2016 at 12:26 am ·

“And They’re Off!” Kentucky Derby

We had such an awesome week celebrating everything Kentucky Derby! 

This week we enjoyed a beautiful ride throughout the valley, where we saw lots of beautiful horses, including some racing horses! There are a few places that even do chariot racing. We also had a fun activity and talked about the Kentucky Derby and it’s traditions. Each Grandfriend decided what color of horse they would like, and named one for our very own Williamsburg Derby. We had an amazing turnout, and we are excited about racing each week. We even have our own “Winner’s Circle”. We finished up the week with Derby Cake for Happy Hour! If you have never had “Derby Cake” you’re missing out! Our version was a chocolate cake with cherry for the fruit! Another favorite of ours is “White Derby Cake”. White cake, cream, and strawberries! Yummy!

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20160506_112343 We’re off on the bus to see some horses and horse ranches.

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Our beautiful valley!

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These beauties came running over to say “hi” to us!

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These horses run chariot races, and some have competed in the Kentucky Derby!

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These horses run chariot races, and some have competed in the Kentucky Derby!

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Making Derby Cake!!!

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Excited about Derby Cake!

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Chocolate Cherry Derby Cupcakes!

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Williamsburg Derby Horses! Each Grandfriend has their own horse they named and picked out the colors for!

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Williamsburg Derby!

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It’s been an awesome week full of fun! Everyone loved the Williamsburg Derby, so we will now have weekly races on Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Come join us anytime! We have horses you can adopt!

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May 9, 2016 at 11:15 pm ·

Happy Hour Treat Recipe: Mini Fruit Cobbler

Happy Hour: Mini Fruit Cobblers

This week’s recipe is another hot fruit & cold ice cream recipe! We LOVE it! They are simple to make, and OH SO GOOD! Grandfriends love them, but kids love them too! The best part is that you can customize with the type of fruit you like best! Our favorites are apple and peach. You may need seconds…….

You’ll need:

Your Choice of Pie Filling (or you can use canned/fresh fruit)

Vanilla Ice Cream

1c Sugar 

1/2 c Brown Sugar

Spices: Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Cloves (Use amounts and types to suit your own taste)

Muffin Tin/Liners or Stand Alone Baking Cups (that’s what we use!) 

Follow our easy instructions below!

Check back for more easy, yummy, Grandfriend approved “Happy Hour” Treats!

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugars and spices and set aside to be used as topping.

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Fill your choice of baking cups 3/4 full of your favorite pie filling or canned fruit. Here we are using apple pie filling. We are using adorable baking cups from Pick Your Plum. *If you have not visited PYP you are missing out!

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Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on the type of fruit you chose. Here they are HOT out of the oven!

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After they cool off just a little, scoop vanilla ice cream and top with a sprinkle of the sugar-spice mix and ENJOY! One of our favorites! So easy, and fun anytime!

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March 9, 2016 at 1:08 am ·

Wonderful Women of Williamsburg

Wonderful Women of Williamsburg

Did you know we have our own “Ladies Club”? The Wonderful Women of Williamsburg meet on the last Thursday of the month at 2:30pm. It’s a fun time to get together and celebrate the lives of all the wonderful women that live here. We had a great time at our party! Enjoying some yummy key lime cupcakes with fresh cream and pineapple. We also made adorable lacy doily sheep. They looked beautiful on everyone’s door for Easter! 

Did you know?

 Women’s clubs, also known as woman’s clubs, first arose in the United States during the post-Civil War period of the late 1860s, in both the Northern and Southern United States. As a result of increased leisure time due to modern household advances, middle-class women had more time to engage in intellectual pursuits. They established numerous women’s clubs, many with a primary function of “study clubs and reading circles”. They also frequently supported social welfare goals, such as building of schools, public libraries and hospitals.

Women’s clubs founded 75-80 percent of the libraries in communities across the nation. These clubs were an integral part of a cultural building of institutions that occurred around the years 1870-1930 throughout the United States. It led to the formation of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs

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Here are a few pics from our Spring Tea Party. Unfortunately, the camera battery died. Check back for more fun! We will keep you updated! 

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Spring Dessert

 

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Getting Ready for Fun!

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Happy Spring

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Easter Tree

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Yum!

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