Monthly Archives: July 2019

Badlands-24/61

Badlands-24/61

We went to church in the tiniest little branch in Chamberlain, South Dakota and then drove to the Badlands stopping at the Minute Man Missile …

 

Winter Quarters

Winter Quarters

We had one more perfectly perfect day in Nauvoo. Truly. I basked in the temple. The kids journaled at the temple. We went to vignettes …

 

Old Nauvoo

Old Nauvoo

Old Nauvoo-I had one of those moments today where everything just felt right in my world. As if I was exactly where God wanted me …

 

Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day

As a child I remember celebrating Pioneer Day by making graham cracker wagons and wearing long braids. My kids remember pioneer days in Utah with …

 

The Ultimate Sacrifice

The Ultimate Sacrifice

We awoke in Springfield still thinking on and honoring the devotion “Father Abraham” had to unifying this covenant land. What a different world we would …

 

Lincoln

Lincoln

We our big Lincoln fans. We love his simple background and his love of books and God and family. We love his ability to forgive …

 

Indiana Dunes-23/61

Indiana Dunes-23/61

We had expected Cuyahoga to be a disappointment and were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed it! We had expected the newest Nationals …

 

Ohio with the Buells

Ohio with the Buells

Devastated is to put it mildly. It was rough for us to have the Buells move to Ohio- they have been a staple in our …

 

Cuyahoga-22/61

Cuyahoga-22/61

Honestly, we had heard that Cuyahoga was not worthy of being a national park. Our expectations were low. So when we pulled up late at …

 

Kirtland

Kirtland

We loved Kirtland. We loved the peaceful feeling in the visitor center. We loved the magical feeling when walking the streets of historic Kirtland at …

 

The Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes

Our backyard Our two days in the Finger Lakes were relaxing and mellow compared to our fast pace adventuring. It was so nice to have a …

 

Up, up and Away!

Up, up and Away!

Today was one of another one of those magical days. Due to weather conditions, we had rescheduled Drews hot air balloon ride for this morning. …

 

Singing in the Streets

Singing in the Streets

We were so thrilled to have Mike join us on Friday! We had such a relaxing day for New York City: Old Swedish marionette …

 

Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty

I have always wanted to go to the top of the Statue of Liberty. Thankfully, I have a sister in law that is an incredible …

 

New York, New York

New York, New York

The view from the Westin Grand CentralBiking the Brooklyn BridgeMidtown from BrooklynPlaying with the localsFederal Hallthe Bible Washington was sworn in withWe ran into the …

 

Valley Forge

Valley Forge

Washington’s QuartersWe couldn’t get enough of the raspberries that grew throughout the parkThe field where they drilledThe Beautiful Chapel dedicated to the founders and their …

 

Gettysburg

Gettysburg

The Powerful CycloramaLearning How to Fire a CannonRunning Through the BattlefieldsReciting the Gettysburg AddressThe Peaceful CemeteryLuke’s Favorite Statue of Robert E LeePickett’s charge Our plan was …

 

Philly

Philly

We loved the Valley Forge Ward and we especially loved that the Fergusons joining us there for church.  We loved free Sundays at the Philadelphia Art …

 

Priesthood Restoration Site

Priesthood Restoration Site

One of my favorite places to visit is the Priesthood Restoration Site in Harmony, Pennsylvania.  In this humble location 2/3 of the Book of Mormon was …

 

Palmyra

Palmyra

Sacred GroveLily ready with her nature journal!The Smith FarmThe Frame HouseAdmiring the gardenDrew and Lily found a bird’s nest in the rafters of the barnThe …