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Friday, March 27, 2009
I have never been and was very excited to visit. My expectations were definitely exceeded. I only wish that we had been able to see it in the full spring beauty. I suppose that will just give our family an excuse to go back there soon.
We really tried to gear our tour more around the fun things for kids in Nauvoo IE. the brickyard, blacksmith, family living center, visitor center, ox cart ride, and carriage ride to inspiration point. However Our children were the most touched by the Trail of Hope. As we walked down the street towards the Mississippi and read the plaques with thoughts of the saints as they left their homes, we were all very touched by the spirit. The sacrifice that the Saints endured, providing for the Lords work to continue and grow to what it is now is truly humbling. Our family will forever be changed in the way we view our gratitude for the gospel in each of our lives.
Perhaps there are a few things that were special to me in Nauvoo, really there are so many its hard to type just a few. It was very moving to have Grandpa give us a tour of liberty Jail, and Last but certainly not least, Attending the Nauvoo Temple was breath-taking. There is such a yearning to return.
We are so greatful to have had the opportunity to visit our beloved grandparents and see such an amazing part of our spiritual hertiage.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
As some of you may not be aware my computer has died since my last post. Actually, it was on the fritz when I started my first couple entries, but I was hoping that it was an easily remedied fix. But for any of you that know me, nothing is ever really simple in my life, that's just not "how I roll". Basically the power supply went out and the hard drive was full to the maximum. (Thank you high quality digital prints!) So after learning what the problem actually was, there was the issue of getting the dang thing fixed. We bought the computer in Utah from a place that has incredible service warranties, but there's one problem. ITS IN UTAH!! So basically, I need to ship it there to get fixed. Not that big of a deal you say. Well I have been worried that when I send it out there they will tell me that my computer is a dinosaur and I need to just buy a new one. Since I don't have money for a new one I have been holding onto this broken computer like its an old pair of expensive size 6 jeans that I wore in High School in hopes that someday they will fit again. Only I am pretty sure that someday the computer is NOT going to lose the old power supply and get a new one along with extra space on my hard drive.
SO I will after 2+ months just have to break down, face my fears, and ship the darn thing to Utah.
By the way it never occurred to me until tonight that I could still blog with Tait's laptop and just not include pics. DUH!!!
Friday, August 29, 2008
So after he explained that the first picture was his COOL Face. "It's just not cool to smile in pictures mom." I attempted in vain to get one last picture with a smile just for me. Obviously this put him over the edge.
In the end when he came home from a very exciting first day, he asked if I would take one last picture the way he wanted it to look. So here it is folks. Drum Roll Please!
This is the cool, laid back, and shirtless look of my sweet Snuggle Bunny. I suppose everyone will just have to take my word for it that he really was VERY happy and excited about his first day of school in Mrs. Hamilton's class.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
While trying to get a good school pictureOf her first day, Savannah decides that she needs to figure out what POSE she should have when she walks into class for her first time. The choices were as follows:
Pose #1 ?????
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Okay, Okay, I know what you are all thinking she's just like me only a teensy bit more dramatic. Actually, I was thinking about Savannah's questions regarding what pose she should walk into class with on her first day, (soon I will post a picture of the options) when I remembered things I did as a little girl. One of my favorite things to do outside in the summertime was running and dancing in my front yard while singing songs and acting out songs. One song I remember quite vividly singing my heart out to, complete with choreography, was the theme song to Fame. I also loved roller skating in my backyard on the patio while listening to Casey Casem's top 40's. Not only did I prented I was at my own roller rink, but I would pretend I was on of the dancers from Solid Gold perfoming to the songs. ON ROLLER SKATES!!! So the next time I wonder where on earth Savannah gets her sassy attitude just remind me of these sweet activities I once lived for.