August 19, 2010

Past Couple of Months...

I have had quite a fun summer and I haven't blogged in the past month, so here is what has been happening!
Went to the rodeo with a bunch of just isn't a summer unless we attend a rodeo!  Yay for Strawberry Days!

My roommates and I went to the Manti Pageant.  I really enjoyed it...except for the really loud youth group that was sitting behind us...

I spent the Fourth of July down in Southern California with Lisa's family.  It was kinda bitter sweet since they moved up to Northern California last weekend.  I've had some great memories house and I'm going to miss all the friends and good times down there.  :( 
So, Sher and I were chillin with her dad when this branch fell off of our tree!  What the heck?  So, we decided that we would go put it in the doorway of our  neighbors...they decided to give it back!  We had a few more transfers before HOA finally took it away!

Totally needed some sun and water so we got a few people together and headed out Deer Creek!  Oh, it was so lovely to just lay out in the sun and eat!  I'm really sad that summer is coming to an end. 

My amazing roommate, Sherstin, surprised me with a frame for my diploma!  Doesn't it look amazing now?

The rest of the pictures are from the family reunion we had in Nauvoo with the Murrays.  It was a blast getting together and seeing all the cousins!  Plus, I had never been to any of these church history sites.  The above picture is at Carthage.  What a somber experience to be at the same place where the Prophet and his brother were for their last few days on earth.

The Jerrys with Aunt LaVora and Uncle Neil

We were able to do a session in the Nauvoo temple.  It was gorgeous and it was wonderful to have so many members of our family together in the temple.

Final resting spot for Joseph, Hyrum and Emma.  This is owned by the Community of Christ.

My feet in the Mississippi!

The gun shop in Old Nauvoo...probably one of my most favorite spots!  Dad and I were all but drooling!

Not sure why this picture decided to go in that direction, but oh well.  We spent a while trying to find Haun's Mill and here it was!  It was a really cool drive, even if we thought we were going to get stuck in the mud and had the wrong coordinates at first!

Adam-Ondi-Ahmen.  Need I say more?

This is where Joseph Smith said there used to be a Nephite alter.
Far West.  Crazy how there is nothing around this area!  Loved seeing each cornerstone.

Community of Christ's Temple(RLDS).  We were able to go on a tour around the temple.  Very interesting.
LOVED that Liberty Jail was inside a building.  It made it a lot easier to feel the spirit in an air conditioned building while hearing about the trials these amazing men went through.

Here we are at the Winter Quarters Visitor's center.  A cute little missionary took us on a tour and Kyra got to pull a hardcart!

Winter Quarters Temple...too bad we weren't able to do a session there!

This is where Brigham Young was ordained the second Prophet. 

We had a great time with family and seeing all these places that I've heard about for my entire life.  The pioneers were is probably a good thing I was born in the Last Days!