Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Miracle in the Ashes

Most of you have probably heard about the fire that has destroyed the historical Provo Tabernacle, but I felt it was something I wanted to post to remember for myself. I, like many others, loved this building for it's amazing architecture as well as for the memories created inside. The loss of this building has caused me to reflect on the emotions that were surely felt by those final pioneers leaving Nauvoo and turning to see that beautiful temple in flames.

I wanted to share this small miracle discovered when firefighters were finally able to enter the tabernacle. Click here to see the video.

I realize that life can be difficult: in moments when I feel like I'm standing alone among the ashes, if I pause and look around I would see that not all is lost. I am not alone. I will always be able to turn to my Savior and find his arms stretched wide offering peace and comfort.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Jeremy and I are planning a trip to Rexburg Idaho at the end of the week and have to cross two mountain passes. We have been hoping to have good weather. Well we woke up yesterday morning to see this:

about 3 inches of snow on the ground.

Well by the end of the tonight there is about 8 inches on the ground!

I sure hope we make it out of here. I guess we'll see.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Be-lated Halloween

Jordan and I decorated cookies on Halloween and I thought I show you how cute they were and yes those scary red demon eyes are heart shaped sprinkles.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Night Lights in Seattle

Jeremy and I met up with some old friends in Seattle the other night. We went on a short walk and I wanted to share the view. Pretty, right?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bucket List #1

Rachel suggested putting together a "bucket list" to complete before we bid adieu to Provo. The first task to check off from the list was to revisit the site where I proposed (to Rachel).

Of course I pitched the idea around 7:00 p.m. and Rachel informed me that she needed to be back before 9:00 a.m. to show some apartments the following morning. Within twenty minutes we packed up our backpacks with just the necessities: sleeping bags, pad, tarp, and tent. Rachel would not go unless she could bring her pillow. I unwillingly allowed it, only because she threatened not to come if she had to rest her head on the ground.

Just about how I remember the skyline three years ago (minus the tent).

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Go Fly a Kite!

Rachel and I went to a family get-together in Murray and on the way home decided to stop by the Intermountain Medical Center to see if Christopher was working. Sure enough, there was his unmistakable Estoril M3. Within minutes he came bounding out of his office, ending his day at work and looking for us (after noticing our car parked adjacent to his own). We decided to go to the point of the mountain to fly our little kite. It was a blast.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Descending into the Bowels of the Earth

Many of you may think we are crazy, but we have recently taken up caving. For the record, we have and do take every safety precaution that we can, and go only in groups mostly consisting of professional cavers (these are the guys that create the cave maps and serve on rescue teams). I don't have many pictures but here are a few.

Yes it is snowing outside and we are wearing t-shirts.

Looking down into the cave...

The cave was about 70 degrees. You can't tell in the picture but it was actually steaming.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I know, I know. You can't believe what you're seeing. Well, let me assure you that you're not dreaming. It's really happened...a new post!

I finally uploaded pictures and decided to share. To clarify, posts to come may not be in order or even of relatively recent events. I am going to throw them out there willy nilly, so I hope you enjoy!