Saturday, August 28, 2010


I LOVE Carthage. There is definitely a Spirit here. The kids can all feel it too. I love the Prophet Joseph Smith and have a strong testimony of him as a Prophet and of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that was restored to the Earth through him.

The door to the room. Hyrum was killed through these shots.

This is in the room where the martyr happened. This is not the window that Joseph fell from.

Jacob & Caleb

Caleb had his own tour. We stayed away from the tour group b/c he was a little noisy and we didn't want to take away from any one's experience. I actually loved wandering around alone with Caleb. He enjoyed it too as you can tell!

LOVE this picture. This is out in the hall but the imagery is still powerful.

Jacob, Caleb and Christina outside of the jail.

Group shot in the upstairs cell. It was in here where Willard Richards hid John Taylor, who was shot, which saved his life.

Hailey Grace

Christina and Caleb

Thursday, August 26, 2010

First Day of School

Amber and Danny are out the door before anybody else is up.

Danny starting 8th grade

Amber 7th Grade

Jacob 5th Grade

2nd group of kids off for the day.

Hailey 3rd Grade

Savannah 1st grade

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I don't have any great pictures of all of us together but we tried!

The kids loved the oxen ride. They take you in a circle and then let you pet the oxen.

I love that the Nauvoo Temple is re-built.

I took this picture of Christina with the kids....

and then we switched places ;) Great family shot! But wait, , , where's Jake?

Savannah & Katie w/ Oxen

The girls loved the pioneer village and dressing up!

My boys!

Nanny and Papa joined us on our trip!

We loved having Christina join us on our trip!

and David and Maren's family!

During the pageant they have the actors put on vignettes throughout town. It was so fun to imagine seeing Joseph and Emma walking around town. We just wished they would have no parking in front of the mansion house for the picture.

Danny really loves his brother! I have a lot of pictures with these two.

I was writing a big long explanation of our trip and it was getting too long with too many words. I still might post it later but it was getting long. We had a great trip but I won't lie and say it wasn't hard w/o Dan there. He really is something special and helps sooo much! Thanks for letting us leave you home working. We love you! We missed you and Amber.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I've started working on my profile. I love this new concept!
I'm a Mormon.