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 …

 

Windmills and Canals in the Country

Windmills and Canals in the Country

I had dreamed of us riding our bikes through green countryside’s dotted with windmills and along canals and waterways decorated with flowers and picturesque houseboats. …

 

Conference Sunday in Ghent

Conference Sunday in Ghent

Conference Sunday is always one of my favorites and it was unusual to not enjoy our traditional conference rituals as conference wouldn’t …

 

From Flanders Fields to Dunkirk

From Flanders Fields to Dunkirk

As early as we could manage to drag ourselves out of our amazing beds and pull ourselves away from the free lounge breakfast we set …

 

Country or City?

Country or City?

The beautiful countryside of the Netherlands called to us as did the art and history of the capitol city of Amsterdam.  Torn, we aggressively divided …

 

City Day

City Day

Today we slept in to try to compensate for yesterday and then drove into Amsterdam and wandered all through the beautiful canals and bridges.  What …

 

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

An airline debacle of epic proportions in July (Norwegian Air has become “he who shall not be named” at our house) ended with us having …

 

Missions

Missions

President Wilford Woodruff had a vision one night in which the Spirits of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, appeared to him in the …

 

Enjoy the Climb

Enjoy the Climb

We have “cannon-balled” into the river of academic and extracurricular life with gusto and have found the current to be powerful. So powerful that this …

 

Hole in My Heart

Hole in My Heart

August 29, 2018 Sixteen years ago, while living in our tiny little poolhouse, we had a “missionary” family home evening for Taylor.  Dressed in a suit …

 

Arizona Adventures

Arizona Adventures

“I know he lives.  I know he lives. I know HE LIVES,” we sang out with our heart and soul alongside 500 of our new …

 

Travel School

Travel School

We were asked multiple times on our trip why the kids were out of school and what we were doing for their education. There were no formal …

 

A Sad Farewell

A Sad Farewell

Oh how we don’t want to leave!!! Darts on the patio- Airplane bag for Lily- We squeezed in one last kayak at the lake house. Then we fit in …

 

Hot Springs

Hot Springs

After a relaxed morning where we worked out, enjoyed our Kiwi granola and caught up on a little work (the reality that we are coming …

 

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

The boys woke up with the sun to get one last Raglan surf session in before we had to leave our beach house. I have …

 

Endless Summer

Endless Summer

Raglan is a surf town with a relaxed and friendly vibe.  Even though the surf conditions were sub par during our short stay we still …

 

Raglan

Raglan

Everyone is a little tired (we have been moving fast) and a little depressed that our trip is fading so quickly. 6 weeks sounded like …

 

Rainy Day Caving

Rainy Day Caving

One bummer about this trip is that continue to leave areas before we fully explore them!  We need to find a way to slow down our pace!  Today …