The weeks go by so fast and the weekends go even faster! We try to cram as much as we can into 2 days that it's ridiculous! I haven't blogged for a week but truthfully I've either been working at the hospital or in our yard between raindrops. We hit 90de this weekend and humidity and passing thunderstorms are part of the weather package here. First we complain that it's too cool and wet and then it's too wet and hot...never happy are we. So what was cooking at the Pines these days? Well, yesterday we had a church social to celebrate Pioneer Day. It's a big deal out in Utah. Out East we usually take a day to acknowledge the sacrifices of our Mormon pioneers who were driven out of many places before settling in Salt Lake. Saturday our friends Greg and Gayle opened their home up to the Ward and put together an amazing event. Greg got their 15 acres of woods all cleared out to reenact the "Trail of Hope". The Mormon Saints were driven out of Nauvoo, Illinois by angry mobs and forced to cross the Mississippi River in horrible conditions in the 1800's. Since Greg and Gayle had just served a mission in Nauvoo they chose to honor those who made that trek. The paths were cleared out for the trail.