I am by NO MEANS a fine foods connoisseur. I am picky and a vegetarian and cheep and very under exposed to fine foods. That all said I have to talk about my 2 FAVORITE restaurants on the planet. PIZZERIA 712 and COMMUNAL our friend and neighbor Joseph McRae owns both these awesome places.

PIZZERIA 712 is wonderful and has been my favorite for the almost 2 years it has been open. The food is wonderful. Awesome, authentic style pizza, with a variety of classy, yummy toppings, REAL panini sandwiches and mouth watering deserts just to start the list. Everything is made from scratch, lots of local products (fruits, veggies, dairy, etc), and all cooked in a wood fired oven. PIZZERIA 712 is THE place I want to go to eat for any and every special occasion, even the occasions I create :-) I love the up scale but NOT stuck up feel of the place and ALL the people are so wonderful.

NOW these same awesome, talented, visionary people have opened a second place
Mom, Julie and I were SOOOO excited to go there after the women's broadcast on sat. We LOVED it!!!!!!!!!! It is all "family style" dinning (that means you order things to share). The food was all WONDERFUL! I loved that I could order just what I wanted and not have to say "could you make that with out____" or "please do not add ___" :-) The food options are familiar, comfortable things but done in a delicious and classy way. We all loved every item we ordered! The feel of COMMUNAL is great to. Very comfortable and nice. Oh and as someone who ALWAYS is FREEZING in restaurants and hates that ~ It was so nice to feel comfortable climate wise.
These are THE BEST restaurants ANYPLACE!! Ok I know I am totally biased but I really do LOVE eating at both of them.


I think I have blogged the "big" things that happened over the summer so I am going to round it out with a general hodgepodge.

Fun in the SPRINKLER!!

Foot Family Reunion

Kevin's FIRST temple trip!
Kevin turned 12 and immediately got his temple recommend so he could go do baptisms for the dead in the Provo temple. He got to go on a morning that his Grandpa Jensen was working in the baptistery and that was really special.

24th of JULY ~ Pioneer Day

Every year we go the pioneer celebration in the park that is run by the Provo missionaries. There are tons of games, food, booths, an old pioneer village and the museum. We all look forward to it.

Nate's Sleepover

Our good friends David and Rachel welcomed a beautiful baby girl to their family this summer. On the day of her birth we got to have her big brother Nate come over. He was SO good and we had lots of fun.

Jason and Anne decided to make a movie this summer. We got to be extras and had lots of fun playing in the park while they worked :-)

Father Son Camp out
We drove home from Veges Friday morning, unloaded quickly and Kevin and Kevin headed up into the hills for a camp out with the men in our ward.

Las Veges

My parents own RIVER WALK MEDIA. We record conventions, edit, duplicate and sell the recordings. Our biggest convention every year is Nature Sunshine Products. Over the 25 years that our family has been recording these conventions we have been able to travel a lot! There is no denying that these are WORKING vacations but I have to admit they have been a highlight in my year for a VERY long time. I have had the chance to go to Washington D.C. (twice) ~ Nashville, TN (twice) ~ Philadelphia, PA ~ Acapulco, Mex ~ Hawaii ~ New Orleans, LA ~ Florida (several cities) ~ California (several cities) ~ San Antonio, TX ~ and more! Going to these conventions at times seems like going to a family reunion. I get to see and visit with people who I have known since I was 12yrs old. They have watched me grow up, get married, and now see my children growing. This convention has had a HUGE impact on my life. My families involvement with natural health, my first "real" job, moving to Indiana (where I met Kevin), the choices I have made about child birth and my childrens health, etc. Convention week is also a time when I get to step into a different roll then my everyday life. I get to be a working professional. I get to dress up (& it stays nice), interact with adults, be the "expert" and over all feel very grown up :-)
This year NSP convention was in Las Veges, NV. The combination of a driveable location and our new schooling lead us to take they whole family. We got to stay in the Paris hotel (thanks Daddy). It was a bit of an adventure to have 6 people in one hotel room but really we had so much fun! This year also marked a milestone for Kevin Lee. Grandpa asked Kevin to help do some of the recording this year. He did SO GREAT! He was super responsible and very reliable. It was a little surreal to see him at 12 doing the same thing I remember doing at that age and that has been such a huge part of my life. Sarah also helped at the sales booth and was huge in helping with the littler kids!!

When I was working Kevin took the kids exploring.
They also went swimming everyday!
In the evenings when I was free we set out again and got to see a little of "the strip" in full swing.

The water show at the Bilagio. The Paris is right across the street and we could hear the water crashing down during the shows.

We went to Cesar's Palace. Kevin enjoyed all the statues of Greek and Roman gods, he loves that mythology. This is us standing in front of The David. Kevin thought it was very funny and Sarah was disgusted :-)
Clark is a BIG fan of motorcycles!!! He saw some every time we went out and always wanted pics. of them.

We had a great week!
We had lots of fun times, and it was good on the business end of things!!