A taste of Russia

A taste of Russia

I’ve always wanted to visit Russia and Mike decided that the easiest way to navigate the convoluted visa process was to take a cruise to …

 

Our Newest 17 Year Old

Our Newest 17 Year Old

Jake’s birthday dawned cold and clear! We enjoyed a city walk all through the downtown area with our favorites being the white Lutheran Church, the markets …

 

Welcome to Finland

Welcome to Finland

Luke’s book club right before we left on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”- We would celebrate Jake’s 17th birthday in Russia- THIS is why Mike did not …

 

Baja 1000

Baja 1000

A Bucket List item for Mike has been the BAJA 1000.  Through a string of events an opportunity presented itself and Mike fulfilled a lifetime …

 

Garden Tomb

Garden Tomb

How blessed we were that the cheapest flights were a day after everyone’s so we had time to ponder and reflect and return to the …

 

The Old City

The Old City

Today was our day to really experience the Old City. Mindi and I took Drew and Bella along the ramparts of the walls, in and …

 

Full

Full

I was giddy to go to church in the Jerusalem Center. Not only does that building have a temple like spirit but it held special …

 

Gethsemane

Gethsemane

Drew and I awoke listening to Gethsemane on repeat knowing that this was the day that we would walk through those sacred olive trees and …

 

Healing

Healing

We have had perfect weather. What a gift! I love the energy of the Temple Mount and I was excited to start our day here. Renee, …

 

I Am Your Brother

I Am Your Brother

After an early departure and an inspiring scripture study on the bus (Drew, Bella, Mindi and I) we made our way to Natanya Academic College …

 

Elder Dalton in Haifa

Elder Dalton in Haifa

What joy to wake up with a call from Taylor!!!!! Elder Dalton was full of life, energy and enthusiasm and couldn’t have been more on …

 

The Dews of Carmel

The Dews of Carmel

“As the dews of Carmel, so shall the knowledge of God descend upon them!” D&C 128:19 I sat upon Mount Carmel waiting for the dews of knowledge …

 

Surfing in the Sea of Galilee??

Surfing in the Sea of Galilee??

Drew and Brother Andre decided they needed to be “baptized” in the Sea of Galilee before we left this beautiful area.  The wind was up …

 

“To Be Happy”

“To Be Happy”

Drew went out running early with Soren and Mindi and I went out walking which provided all of us with the most gorgeous sunrise over …

 

Oh Galilee!

Oh Galilee!

After a night of rain, the great city of Jerusalem felt fresh and renewed as we bid farewell and headed down to Galilee. As we …

 

Christmas in October

Christmas in October

Christmas music filled our little hotel room when Drew and I returned from our morning run. Today we were celebrating the birth of our Savior …

 

The Eternal City

The Eternal City

Book club the weekend before we left……”Black Beauty”. I just had to snap a shot of Lily adoring Luke at Drew’s volleyball tournament. Someday I will …

 

We love the Fishes!

We love the Fishes!

Within hours of Mike returning home on Monday we finally got word from the Fishes of the devastation in Panama City Beach Florida.  As stake …

 

Houston We Have a Problem

Houston We Have a Problem

Thursday-In order to save money on our whirlwind tour we had purchased the Houston Pass and we were in a conundrum as to how we …

 

Houston

Houston

After an endless day of flying and delays we arrived in Houston where Mike had board meetings and a conference for UCAOA.  Our 1a arrival …