Monthly Archives: July 2013

Nauvoo in pictures

Nauvoo in pictures

NAUVOO IN PICTURES PART I “A picture is worth a thousand words……” Here is Part I of “Nauvoo in Pictures”: We started our morning with a carriage ride …

 

City Beautiful

City Beautiful

It was powerful to sing the opening song in sacrament meeting in Nauvoo this morning with 1500 other saints.  The ward meeting packed to capacity …

 

Missouri and Beyond

Missouri and Beyond

It is heartbreaking to read and review the trials and hardships the saints’ endured in Missouri.  This morning we sat at the edge of Fishing …

 

The Olive Branch

The Olive Branch

MISSOURI- “The first temple in Zion, “ one of the groundskeepers proudly told Stephanie as he worked on the sign announcing the Kansas City Temple to …

 

The Sunflower State

The Sunflower State

  Home of Eisenhower and Truman, tornadoes and cyclones, wheat and sunflowers, pizza hut and prairie dogs, Kansas was our agenda for the day. Welcome to the …

 

Road Trip Day 3-Across Colorado

Road Trip Day 3-Across Colorado

Today we drove clear across Colorado.  The stretch from Grand Junction to Denver was picture perfect beautiful.  We marveled at the Colorado River that wound …

 

ROAD TRIP DAY 2-

ROAD TRIP DAY 2-

Fatigued children on the road for hours on end in very intimate quarters without my teenager’s assistance proved to be a disastrous combination.  Man, I …

 

Church History Road Trip-Day 1 St George

Church History Road Trip-Day 1 St George

For nearly a decade I’ve had the desire to have my family participate in one of the great pageants our church puts on.  My cousins …

 

So Cal

So Cal

Highlights of our time in So Cal this summer- 1-Grandparents- Grandma Susie’s cooking, Grandpa John’s adventures and Saturday play at Grandma Dorothy’s 2-Friends and Cousins- …

 

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

45 minutes north of Monterey, through fertile green farmlands sits the city of Santa Cruz, famous for its old Boardwalk and surfing culture.  Supposedly surfing …

 

Monterey

Monterey

The internationally renowned Monterey Aquarium is not only my favorite aquarium, but is a must see on any vacation to Monterey.  The admission cost is …

 

Big Sur

Big Sur

About an hour south of Monterey, in the heart of Big Sur, lies Pfeiffer-Big Sur State Park.  Home to forests of ancient coastal redwoods, it …

 

The Fourth of July

The Fourth of July

I love the Fourth of July.  I love what it stands for, what it symbolizes and what it means to each and every American.  I …

 

Carmel

Carmel

There is something ethereal about Carmel.  I love the way the rocky cliffs meet the powerful undulating ocean waves. There is also something intoxicating about …

 

Painful

Painful

The laundry has been done.  The bags have been unpacked and repacked for a family reunion up the coast of California, the giant pile of …