My daughter, Mary Jo, called this morning to ask if we'd like to go with them for a picnic up Millcreek Canyon. This past year has been spent mostly getting through and recuperating from three major surgeries. We haven't gone many places or done much other than try to get through my medical problems, but the past few weeks we've gone out to dinner twice, resumed working at the temple, and attended two grandchildren's piano recital. I also completed a short story which will appear in a collection of true Christmas stories later this fall. Life is just getting back to normal in time for my last (hopefully) surgery which is scheduled for next month. The idea of a picnic sounded like fun so we joined them and thoroughly enjoyed lunch with our daughter's family. Below I've posted a few pictures from our picnic and one from another daughter's children's piano recital. The girl on the far right and the boy in a blue shirt in the middle are our grandchildren.